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‘Flashdance’ dances into Sacramento

Jillian Mueller performs as aspiring dancer Alex Owens in "Flashdance — The Musical," coming to the Community Center Theatre on Feb. 4. Photo by Jeremy Daniel

“Flashdance – The Musical,” the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will run at the Community Center Theater Feb. 4-9 as part of California Musical Theatre’s Broadway Sacramento series. With electrifying dance at its core, “Flashdance – The Musical” tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill […]

No Comment / January 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

History museum explores ‘Slaves to Fashion’

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“Slaves to Fashion,” a provocative new exhibit at Folsom History Museum, showcases the beautiful and extreme elements of style during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Of special interest are the physically constraining corsets, hoops and bustles that contorted the female figure to a fetishized form. The lavish display includes elaborate, exquisitely hand-worked dresses, undergarments, hats, fans […]

No Comment / January 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jazz piano virtuoso brings musical history to Harris Center

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition. He comes to Folsom this month. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Jon Weber, a spectacular solo pianist whose brilliantly crafted spontaneous orchestrations easily place him in the rarefied company of today’s elite jazz musicians, has been praised by All About Jazz as “ a virtuoso — pure and simple.” Harris Center for the Arts will serve as the venue for Weber as he presents […]

No Comment / January 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The ‘New Voice of Fado’ exudes plenty of soul, heart and drama

Antonio Zambujo seduces audiences everywhere with his soulful fado music. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — A leading voice in the revival of male fado singers, António Zambujo brings his distinctive style to Harris Center for the Arts for just one performance on Jan. 27. With his earthy songs, honeyed tones and sensitive interpretation, Zambujo has emerged as one of the best modern fado artists. According to Le Figero, […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Romance!’ is in the air at The Folsom Symphony

Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks. Wondering what to do to celebrate the biggest day in the Month of Love? If you fancy something a little less materialistic for your loved one, and wish to be a little more focused on matters of the heart, The Folsom Symphony may be just […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Oak Ridge students weave a time-traveling tale

"The King's New Threads" writer/director Ashely England works with her characters King Alfonzo (Jack Breedlove) and Queen Atara (Corina Spicer). The play opens Jan. 17. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When a  king obsessed with fashion meets three mischievous weavers … trouble quickly follows. Watch the colorful and exposing mayhem unfold at Oak Ridge High School Drama’s student-written play, “The King’s New Threads.” Playwrights Ashley England and Celeste Carle, both ORHS juniors, wrote the play based on “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. They also direct the play […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

20 best to worst family movies of 2013

If you’re thinking of renting a family DVD, check out this list of best to worst movie choices to watch with your kids. “Frozen” is the best movie of 2013 because every age will enjoy it equally. The cinematography is breathtaking and the full musical soundtrack is on par with “The Lion King.” There are several twists […]

No Comment / January 12, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »