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100 years of Broadway … all in one night

Neil's Bergs "100 Years of Broadway" brings all the hits to one stage. Courtesy photo

Take five dazzling Broadway stars — including the woman who has performed the female lead for “The Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway longer than any other actress in the show’s 23 year history — and add an all-star Broadway band performing favorite songs from the best-loved musicals in history, and there you have it: Neil […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Santa coming to David Girard

Santa will make a special visit to David Girard Vineyards on Dec. 10. Courtesy photo

David Girard Vineyards will host a Christmas Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 10. Bring the little ones because Santa and his elves arrive at 1:30. All are invited to enjoy hot holiday soups and treats from local bakery Sierra Rizing. Don’t miss wine specials and holiday gift ideas. Finish off the day […]

No Comment / November 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom High School Jazz Choir is No. 1 with sights set on Europe

No. 1 in the nation —€” The Folsom Jazz Choir hopes to represent the region and the nation in Europe this summer. To pay their own way, the students are offering to perform at private parties and corporate events this holiday season. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills and Folsom region are home to some impressive talent. Fortunately, this talent is not hidden under a bushel basket. It is held aloft for all to see, whether it is a performance by EDMT, a local high school play … or a jazz choir. I have had the good fortune to […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Nutty knights take the stage in ‘Spamalot’

And now for something completely different — "Spamalot" puts an entertaining twist on the classic King Arthut legend. The audience won't beleive the adventures these knights have while on a quest for the Holy Grail. Courtesy photo

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python’s “Spamalot” makes its capital region debut in the intimacy of Stage One at Three Stages. The performances on Nov. 17-19 mark the first visit to the Sacramento region by the national tour of Spamalot. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A dynamic evening of flamenco

Things get hot on Three Stages’ dance floor From his days as first dancer in Compañía Española de Antonio Márquez to his sensational U.S. tour in 2008, José Porcel has been an electric presence in the world of flamenco. From Madrid, Spain, Porcel’s own company of eight dancers, two singers and four musicians will bring […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Win big at art lottery

Ticket holders at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center's art lottery could take home beautiful pieces like this.

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents Ars Gratia Artis, an annual fundraising art lottery. This provocative art event is a special occasion that offers each ticket purchaser the opportunity to own an original piece of art work donated by regional artists. There will be more than 100 art works from which to make your selection. […]

No Comment / November 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Agatha Christie thriller on stage

Stephen Kauffman, Cameron Johnson and Kevin Toole, left to right, try to untangle a murder mystery in "Witness for the Prosecution." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“Witness for the Prosecution” transforms Sutter Street Theatre into a tangled courtroom drama. Only Agatha Christie could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it with an uncanny triple flip ending. A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is […]

No Comment / November 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »