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Power and Passion abounds with hidden meanings at orchestra concert

The Sacramento Philharmonic will present its fourth concert of the 2010-11 season on April 9. The concert features two iconic works of the early 20th century: Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No. 5 and Edward Elgar’s most well known work, the passionate Cello Concerto in e minor. Both compositions, written at the height of earth shattering world events, lay […]

No Comment / March 16, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art for a cause: Collaboration to benefit art, charity and real estate

Realtor Susanne Wolter with partner Jeff Kaut of RE/MAX Gold has joined with United Way’s Women In Philanthropy Group and renowned artist Gayle Rappaport-Weiland to host a free public event April 16 & 17, turning an upscale property for sale into an art gallery for two days where guests are welcome to view and purchase more than 50 pieces of Rappaport-Weiland’s fine art […]

No Comment / March 15, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Irish Dancers ready for St. Patrick’s Day

IRISH DANCERS Amanda Sweeney, 9, of Folsom and Ashley Anderson, 12, of Folsom wear dresses embroidered in Ireland and practice the 2-Hand Dance at Hawkins School of performing Arts in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Claddagh Folsom dancers will perform at 11:45 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day at 621 Capitol Mall in Sacramento. The Claddagh school is proud to include more than North American championship Irish dancers in solo and team events as well as overseas champions. Its eight dance studios are located all over California, including Folsom. The […]

No Comment / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Less is more’ at Kondos exhibit

NEGRO BAR, oil by Gregory Kondos, depicts one of the region’s early gold mining sites. Photo courtesy of the Gallery at 48 Natoma

Sometimes, less is more. That is certainly true with the art of master artist Gregory Kondos, whose landscape paintings will be on display at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom March 18 through May 11. There is a “quietude” and contemplative quality to his work. “The Landscape by Gregory Kondos” will feature original oils, […]

No Comment / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Pioneer women bear their souls in ‘Quilters’

THE ALL FEMALE CAST MEMBERS of "Quilters" portray more than 100 characters in the Imagination Theater production. The play tells the stories of pioneer women who ventured west. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

“Bits and pieces of life from the community”— that’s how “Quilters” director Chrissy Addison describes the play. Those “bits and pieces” include the ensemble cast of actresses, the community involvement in the production and the melding of talent and energy from theater communities and volunteer artists from around the region that have contributed to Imagination […]

No Comment / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Maria Callas exposed in ‘Master Class’

MUSIC MASTER —€” Janis Stevens plays Maria Callas in Capital Stage's production of "Master Class." Here, she's working with Callas' student Tony, played by Ian Cullity. The play aboard the Delta King runs through April 10. Photo by Charr Crail

Opera diva Maria Callas comes to life in Capital Stage’s production of “Master Class.” The Terrence McNally play introduces Callas as a larger than life and drop-dead funny teacher. As she leads three aspiring voice students, Callas offers an intimate look into her life — her tumultuous affairs, her ugly duckling start, her fierce hatred of […]

No Comment / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Packed house greets Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinum

The energy in the audience was palpable as Gloria Steinem walked across the stage to the podium on Monday night, March 7, on Stage One of Folsom Lake College’s Three Stages. The women, young and old, and a sprinkling of men, could not stay in their seats and rose to greet Steinem with a standing […]

No Comment / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »