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Moscow Classical Ballet to perform ‘The Nutcracker’

The Moscow Classical Ballet will perform "€œThe Nutcrackerâ€" at Three Stages. Three performances are scheduled in early December. Courtesy photo

Winner of more than 15 Gold Medals and three prizes from the Paris Academy of Dance, Moscow Classical Ballet has toured “The Nutcracker” in the United States every year for the past 19 years and has performed in more than 30 countries around the world. Moscow Classical Ballet’s “The Nutcracker,” offered by Robert Friedman Presents […]

No Comment / November 17, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cartoonist coming to Democrat office

Rubes cartoonist Leigh Rubin will appear at the Mountain Democrat 6:30p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. This is Rubin’s second appearance at the Mountain Democrat, who proved a popular and entertaining speaker last year for more than an audience of more than 100. Rubin began his cartooning career in 1978 by establishing his own greeting card company, […]

No Comment / November 15, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »

Sac Opera, Sac Philharmonic double-bill with ‘Pagliacci’

Enrico Caruso, the great tenor of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, recorded one of the most famous arias in all of opera: "Vesti la giubba" from Ruggero Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci." Here he is, portraying the character of Canio, the clown. Sacramento Opera will perform this classic, popular opera on Nov. 19 and 20.

“All the world’s a stage,” said William Shakespeare in “As You Like It.” “And all the men and women merely players/They have their exits and their entrances…” This is certainly true of Sacramento Opera’s production of “Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Audiences witness a “play within a play” where the stage and life collide. It is […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Fall art show at gov’t center

"Athabaskan Slippers" by Pat Stoddard Aragon

Gold Country artist Robert Sandidge will judge the upcoming Placerville Arts Association Fall Membership Show which opens Monday, Nov. 14, and closes Friday, Nov. 18. The fall collection is showing at the El Dorado County Government Center, building B, 360 Fair Lane in Placerville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sandidge is a well-known artist, […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pastel show features top artists

"Sudden Storm" by Evelyn Delgado

The Sierra Pastel Society’s second biennial Signature Membership Show will be on display at the El Dorado Arts Council’s ArtSpace Gallery, 459 Main St. in Placerville, from Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Dec. 3, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A reception and awards presentation is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, at […]

No Comment / November 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get the blues; have a brew this Saturday

John Lee Hooker, Jr. headlines the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills' Blues and Brews event benefitting the planned veterans memorial in El Dorado Hills. Frank Vigil Photography

The Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills presents Blues and Brews, a fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 12, benefitting the El Dorado Hills Veterans Memorial. John Lee Hooker Jr. and The Used Blues Band headline this world-class blues event to be held at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District gym, 1021 Harvard Way, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. […]

No Comment / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Ballet invites you to ‘The Nutcracker’

It’s that time of the year again when another generation of Sacramentans will be introduced to the beauty and magic that others have come to love and treasure in the holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker.” Sacramento Ballet Artistic Director Ron Cunningham’s well-known production of the world’s most beloved ballet — with its fanciful characters, growing […]

No Comment / November 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »