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‘Mamma Mia!’ walks down the aisle on the Community Center Theater

SACRAMENTO — Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ “Mamma Mia!,” the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Sacramento. Performances are scheduled March 13-18 at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento. Seen by more than 50 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit […]

No Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Linda Purl, Lee Lessack take Stage Two in ‘Stepping Out With My Baby’

Linda Purl

“Stepping Out With My Baby” takes the beloved repertoire of Irving Berlin — perhaps the greatest songwriter in American history — and captures it at its most intimate: two singers on stage, singing songs that have stood the test of time, the come-and-go of fashion, and countless performances. Brought to the stage by TV actress and singer […]

No Comment / March 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Murder, mystery on stage with ‘And Then There Were None’

Captain Lombard (Spencer Paquin), left, and Vera (Kimberly Weinberger) discuss who the mysterious murderer might be. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Kimberly Weinberger has been acting since she was 6 years old. It started with improv performances in front of family and friends at home. “I was a huge pretender as a kid,” Weinberger said, laughing. “Huge, elaborate stories I would make up in my living room.” Over the years Weinberger has performed in plays in […]

No Comment / March 05, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad Museum debuts new photo exhibit

SACRAMENTO — The California State Railroad Museum, in collaboration with the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, has debuted a visually-enticing new photo exhibit titled Steam: An Enduring Legacy, the Railroad Photographs of Joel Jensen. Showcasing 50 dramatic black-and-white images, the exhibit features a selection of railroad photographs taken and published in a new book of the […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Mostly true’ story comes to Chautauqua stage

Actors Julie Bock and Vincent Keene try to capture the spirit of "Gone with the Wind" in "Don't Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell," playing at the Chautauqua Palayhouse. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse announces its next show, the West Coast premiere of the new comedy “Dont’ Cry for Me Margaret Mitchell” by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate, opening on March 9 at the playhouse. Hilarious, irreverent and mostly true! It is 1939 and David O. Selznick has begun filming “Gone with the Wind” but he needs […]

No Comment / March 02, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Playing for Change brings musicians together

The subject of a PBS documentary and stunning video Stand By Me — Playing For Change Band is an extraordinary assembly of street musicians — the kind that stop you in the street because you can’t help but listen. Originally gathered together by Producer Mark Johnson as a project for world peace, it is now a traveling ensemble […]

No Comment / February 27, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Gong Yuebin to exhibit at Crocker in March

The Crocker Art Museum will present the first major American museum exhibition for artist Gong Yuebin in spring 2012 in “Gong Yuebin: Site 2801.” On display from March 10 through April 29, Yuebin’s massive conceptual installation of 210 terracotta warriors invites viewers to become archaeologists of the future by confronting humanity’s past and present. In […]

No Comment / February 25, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »