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Janitor-turned-sculptor cranks out political satire

A COLLECTION of sculptures depicting political figures including Newt Gingrich, Ross Perot, Willie Brown and George Bush are among the many satirical, political sculptures created by Laura Harling. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Retired state worker Laura Harling is a trim 64-year-old with an engaging smile and a humble demeanor. Whatever stereotypes exist for political satirists, she certainly doesn’t fit them. But that’s what the former casino dealer, state file clerk and janitor has become. In a series of delightful interviews over the last couple weeks, Village Life […]

No Comment / August 08, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Get In The Mood at Three Stages

Featuring a company of 19 on stage — singers, dancers and a top-notch big band — In the Mood brings to life the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other greats of the 1940s. Their performance marks the first of the 2011-12 season of performing arts […]

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

Big Idea Theatre presents a modern-day Alice

CASS, played by Shannon Mahoney, heads off for adventure in "Wonder of the World." Photo by Lixxim Photography

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 season continues Aug. 11 with the opening of “Wonder of the World” by David Lindsay-Abaire. After making a shocking discovery, a modern-day Alice through the looking-glass goes on a madcap adventure to Niagara Falls. Join us for a wild, laugh-filled journey with a zany cast of characters. Directed by Jessica Berkey, […]

No Comment / August 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Two plays entertain on one stage

TWO PLAYS ONE SHOW — Karene S. Vocque and Matthew Udall star as Wife and Husband in the absurd comedy "The Problem." J. Lee Vocque is Jerry to Arlon Carlson's Peter in the shockingly dramatic "The Zoo Story." Photo by Kris Hunt

Shocking revelations, ironic comedy and pure human needs fill two brilliant one-act plays in August with Bob and Ro Productions in the Studio Theatre. First, in A.R. Gurney’s “The Problem,” a woman has an announcement, surprising her husband and leading to a series of revelations in this absurd comedy about keeping the passion alive. Then, […]

No Comment / August 02, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Enjoy an evening out and help support local foster children

Garibaldiflyer

Foster Family Service, is hosting a charity event “David Garabaldi Live” on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Cameron Park Community Center, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Garibaldi is a 27-year-old artist that creates 6-foot portraits of pop icons in minutes to music. His dynamic show, “Rhythm and Hue,” has taken him around the world performing for […]

No Comment / August 02, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Three Stages opens full, exciting season

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON will perform at Three Stages.

The first full season of Three Stages at Folsom Lake College builds on the success of the regional performing arts center’s spring productions. The $50 million arts venue opened on Feb. 11, 2011, with “A Chorus Line” and continued with a wide variety of performances that attracted 40,000 patrons shelling out more than than $1 […]

No Comment / July 27, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Region’s artists on display

2011 BEST OF SHOW: "€œMan With Reflectors" by Kit Austin

“Magnum Opus XXII,” Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s annual open show, runs Aug. 9 through Sept. 3 at the center,  5330 B Gibbons Drive in Carmichael. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturday. “Magnum Opus XXII” is an art show of the regions finest artists showing their finest original […]

No Comment / July 26, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »