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The boys are back in “Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings”

“Forever Plaid:Plaid Tidings” offers the best of “Forever Plaid” tied up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top! Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized” Sutter Street Theater’s boys are back to do their Christmas special. At first they aren’t sure why they’ve returned, but a phone call from […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dynamic dancers put their best feet forward in ‘The Nutcracker’

Ready to dance —€” Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet students Sarah Beth Kosterman, Kristoffer Reyes and Allyn Ginns are ready to dazzle audiences in the upcoming performances of "The Nutcracker." Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet has a lot to be proud of with its upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” The holiday ballet’s three principal dancers — Kristoffer Reyes (The Prince), Allyn Ginns (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Sarah Beth Kosterman (Clara) — are products of the acclaimed El Dorado Hills ballet studio. “In two years at Pamela […]

Comments Off / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Living her life in the light: A tribute to Kathy Carlisle

A few weeks ago, I wrote about fate, joy and sadness as they relate to the arts. “All mortal life is ‘fated’ to have a beginning and an end,” I wrote in Village Life on Nov. 28. “(But) between those fixed points in time are all the things that go into life: good and evil, […]

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Esteemed Moscow Ballet presents classic Nutcracker

With its simple tale of a young girl who gets a gift of a nutcracker (a prince), audiences all over the world, year after year, have been transported through the girl’s dreams about The Nutcracker/Prince, falling in love with and the beautiful land of Sugar Plums. Audiences who missed Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet’s performances of […]

Comments Off / December 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Red Hawk Casino unveils new stage, lounge and bar

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce the opening of its all-new stage, lounge, bar and dance floor. Live at Red Hawk Weekend, Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 16, celebrates the opening with performances by three popular tribute bands. Journey Unauthorized, a tribute to the chart-topping band Journey, performs at the […]

Comments Off / December 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Capital Stage presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ — radio style

Inspired by the classic American film of the same title, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters and create a wide range of the radio play’s sound effects. Don’t miss this fun take […]

Comments Off / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Peter Pan’ soars into Community Center Theater

Captain Hook and his crew take on Peter Pan in the upcoming musical at the Community Center Theatre. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production: Cathy Rigby is “Peter Pan.” A perfect holiday experience for the entire family, this magical show comes to Community Center Theater Dec. 26-30 as part of the Broadway Sacramento season. “Peter Pan” is a unique, […]

Comments Off / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »