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Portuguese singer Ana Moura embraces folk, pop music

Ana Moura

FOLSOM — International songstress Ana Moura has emerged as one of Portugal’s leading voices of traditional Fado (which means “fate”; fado is her country’s soulful answer to the blues). She embarks on an extensive national tour, including a performance at Three Stages on March 7 that will embrace both the emotional folk music of her country and her […]

Comments Off / February 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac Opera, Sac Philharmonic Boards vote to merge

ast month the boards of the Sacramento Opera and Sacramento Philharmonic made a unanimous decision to merge as a new corporate entity — The Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance — producing Sacramento Opera and Sacramento Philharmonic performances and programs. Effective date for the new corporation is July 1, 2013. Informal discussion between executive staff and the boards have […]

Comments Off / February 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

True beauty lies within

Belle (Hilary Maiberger) and the Beast (Darick Pead) share a tender moment in "Beauty and the Beast." The traveling musical comes to Sacramenot March 6-19. Photo by Joan Marcus

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, comes to Sacramento as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage March 6-17 at the Community Center Theater, 13th & L street in downtown Sacramento. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast features” […]

Comments Off / February 12, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

NASA astronaut offers backstage view of space program

FOLSOM — In his tiny office at UC Davis, Professor Steve Robinson holds up two letters. One is a letter rejecting his application to come to UC Davis as an undergraduate. The other, dated nearly 40 years later, is an invitation from UC Davis for Robinson to join the engineering faculty as a tenured professor. “A […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »

Five-time ‘Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year’ appears for one night only

FOLSOM — Beginning their current tour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Paco Peña and his sextet will bring the true spirit of flamenco to audiences all over the world. As guitarist, composer, dramatist and mentor, Peña’s imagination, dedication and skill constantly renew this archetypal Spanish art form. As the leader of an […]

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This Delta Nu tries something new

Elle gets a lift from her friends when she applies to Harvard in "Legally Blonde." Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Lounging by the pool in a glittering pink bikini … that is so last summer. After her boyfriend dumps her, Elle Woods puts down her credit cards and picks up the books, ready to prove she’s the serious woman her ex needs by getting into Harvard Law School. Watch her transformation in El Dorado Musical […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom History Museum features the Fab ’50s

For a blast from the past or a walk down Memory Lane, the Folsom Museum is always a fun venue. This month, however, is especially noteworthy. Former students from Folsom High School in the 1950s collaborated to create “Folsom in the 1950s.” There are a number of things that make this exhibit worth your time. […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »