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Crocker presents creative summer family fun

SACRAMENTO — This summer, families can beat the heat and keep children  creatively engaged with new and exciting programs at the Crocker. The museum’s programs offer families more ways than ever to enjoy summertime together. Two new programs for the whole family are free with museum admission and center on art and music. June 15 kicks […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Gin Game’ explores age with humor

Weller Martin (Stephen Kauffman) and Fonsia Dorsey (Hazel Johnson) bond over cards in "The Gin Game," coming soon to Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Sutter Street Theatre in Historic Folsom will be opening “The Gin Game” by D.J. Colburn and directed by Janelle Kauffman at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. The winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, “The Gin Game” uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Comedy is murder in ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

Eileen Beaver and Susan Madden star in "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Chautauqua Playhouse. Photo by Ron Edington

Chautauqua Playhouse announces their summer show, the classic comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring, opening on June 22 at the playhouse. The show will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 22. All performances will be held at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Dance Academy hosts summer workshop

Young dancers perform at the El Dorado Dance Academy. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Dance Academy presents Summer Dance Experience 2012, Monday through Thursday, July 9-12. The class is open to all dancers ages 5 to 11 years old. Dancers will participate in hip-hop/jazz, lyrical/ballet and musical theater classes. Sample schedule:  8:45 a.m. — Arrival and Check-In 9 a.m. — Hip-hop/jazz 10 a.m. — Lyrical/ballet 11 a.m. — Musical […]

Comments Off / June 05, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Philharmonic music director promises outstanding season

SACRAMENTO — After a cliff-hanging spring, the Sacramento Philharmonic successfully reached its phase one $150,000 fundraising goal and has raised 30 percent of its phase two $150,000 goal. Encouraged by these promising signs, the board of directors authorized moving forward with a 2012-13 season. “We know the struggle is not over,” said board fundraising chair Sandy […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Scott Hardie’s film taking off

FIlmmaker Scott Hardie poses with his star, the M-400 Volantor Skycar created by Paul Moller of Davis. Hardie’s documentary “Volantor” follows Moller’s efforts to create a commercially viable “flying car.”  Courtesy photo

It’s not likely anyone’s heard of 2002 Oak Ridge alum Scott Hardie’s first film — “The Fat and the Ferocious” — unless you were in his high school English class. The parody project of the 2001 hit “The Fast and the Furious” didn’t become a breakout hit but it did leave a lasting impression on […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Nathan Snyder’s film takes audiences on dangerous journey

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Nathan Snyder is trying his hand at cinematography, from scratch. Inspired by works such as the “Paranormal Activity” series, “Lost,” “the Blair Witch Project” and “Harry Potter,” the Oak Ridge High School alum and producing partner Brandon Cano-Errecart created their first chilling full-length feature film, “The Sigil.” The movie documents the journey of Devan, a confused […]

Comments Off / May 30, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »