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Blues workshop for students

Tommy Castro credits the venerable Taj Mahal for initiating a tradition of educational workshops as part of each Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. By Castro’s memory, the elder statesman of the blues first delivered a primer on blues history during a 2005 cruise. Appreciative fans loved the chance to hear the blues man talk about […]

No Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Drawn to the Rhythm & Blues

Tommy Castor and friends bring their own blues styles to Three Stages on Oct. 21. Courtesy graphic

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, now eight months old, quickly became a target performing arts destination for dance, music and theater productions. The intimate 800-seat theater with state-of-the-art lighting, huge stage area and stellar acoustics has proven to be an ideal venue for high-brow productions of every ilk. On Oct. 21 Three Stages lowers […]

1 Comment / October 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye play emphasizes goodness

FOLSOM — The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its fall 2011 performance of Bertolt Brecht’s timeless parable “The Good Person of Szechwan,” the first production of the Falcon’s Eye’s fifth full season. The play tells the story of a young woman, who is forced into prostitution by poverty, is rewarded handsomely after opening […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Demonic fun takes over Sutter Street Theatre

Amanda Yount, Elio Gutierrez and Katherine Folsom face terrifying creatures in "Evil Dead: The Musical," coming to Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a week-long vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian Demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Chautauqua production will keep you on the edge of your seat

Paul Fearn, Sherry Walck and Simon Hunt, left to right, perform in the Chautauqua Playhouse's thrilling production of "Gaslight," opening Oct. 14. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse announces the second show of its 35rd season, the dramatic thriller “Gaslight (Angel Street) by Patrick Hamilton, opening on Oct 14. Set in fog-bound London in 1880, “Gaslight” is an edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that tells the story of the Manninghams of Angel Street. Under the guise of kindliness, the handsome Mr. Manningham is torturing […]

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

Folsom Symphony presents a ‘Light Out of the Darkness’

As the days grow shorter the Folsom Symphony opens its eighth season with an evening of unusual works by three masters, dedicated to bringing “Light Out of the Darkness.” Under the baton of Maestro Michael Neumann, the members of the symphony will present an evening of music that isn’t heard every day by classical masters […]

No Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Artist shares her colorful work

Point Arena by Marjorie Dodrill

During October El Dorado County artist Marjorie Dodrill will display her oil and acrylic landscapes, seascapes and large detailed flowers and several local galleries. Her work will be on view at the International Art Show “Bold Expressions” through Oct. 29 at the Sacramento Fine Art Center, 5330-B Gibbons Drive in Carmichael. She had two paintings juried […]

1 Comment / September 30, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »