Incredible songs define love in ‘Once’

“Once”, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement through April 19. The musical love story, which was also named Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

Band stops home on tour Way before rock band The Ramblin’ Years’ was lighting up Seattle’s popular club circuit, lead singer Sean Clavere attended Oak Ridge High School, at which time he played in the marching band and led his first band, The Late Chaps. Now Clavere and The Ramblin’ Years are coming back to […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Save the dates for local garden tours

Gardening, for the enthusiast, is a lifelong adventure. There are books covering every topic: landscaping, hardscaping, garden design styles, annuals, perennials … you name it. Then there are the tomes on the plant varieties within those categories. Drought-tolerant gardening is of special interest these days. Water restrictions in our community and in the surrounding area […]

April 15, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

FLC student artists showcase their works

The Harris Center for the Arts hosts an exhibition of Folsom Lake College student artists in the Bank of America Gallery through May 10, with a special Artists’ Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10. The exhibition features a diverse range of media — painting, printmaking, sculpture and drawing. It is representative of the wide […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Menagerie’ brings a new twist to the healing arts

The arts are many things. Creative outlets, certainly. Expressions of the individual within. They can make us cry. And laugh. With the world as crazy as it is, it is especially important to find good things to lift the spirit. A genuine smile is a balm for the soul faced with daily worries. The Gallery […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Ponderosa Drama goes ‘crazy’ for Gershwin

Shhh … the librarian is hard at work … helping the kids to make some noise! Former drama teacher and now librarian at Ponderosa High School, Jennifer Zimny has been spending several of her lunch hours helping teach the students in the upcoming production “Crazy for You” how to tap dance, a talent essential to […]

April 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ rocks

FOLSOM — The Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” is inspired by the electrifying true story of the one night Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley were brought together for what is now known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history. The national tour of this Tony […]

April 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,