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“Liberace Presents” an evening of fabulous entertainment

Connie Mockenhaupt stars as Carol Burnett and John Wilder takes on Liberace in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Liberace Presents." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Spend an evening with one of the most flamboyant entertainers of all time. Liberace hosts his own special — along with guests Carol Burnett, Rodney Dangerfield, Judy Garland, Vicki Lawrence, young Judy Garland, Dinah Shore and Ann Miller — in Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “Liberace Presents,” now playing. Liberace is portrayed by John Wilder, […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Meditation master coming to Cameron Park

Davidji, best-selling author, meditation master, and dean at the (Deepak) Chopra Center, will “Awaken the Divine Within” in a Meditation and Mindfulness Workshop on Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Spiritual Center for Positive Living  in Cameron Park. This workshop will help people to discover how to practically apply ancient wisdom […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Harris Center suffers from hot flashes

Four women bond over hot flashes and night sweats in "Menopause – The Musical." Courtesy photo

Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra and memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and … much more. Don’t miss “Menopause The Musical” at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, Jan. 15-17. This hilarious musical parody — which has been […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Big Idea takes on ‘When the Rain Stops Falling?’

Bert Andersson stars in "When the Rain Stops Falling," opening at Big Idea Theatre this week. Photo by Benjamin T Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season kicks off Friday, Jan. 10, with the opening of “When the Rain Stops Falling” by Andrew Bovell. This production is directed by Kirk Blackinton. It’s raining. Gabriel York is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the son he abandoned decades ago. “I know what he wants. He wants what all young men […]

No Comment / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘It’s Alive!’ at Runaway Stage

Have a monstrously good time at "Young Frankenstein," playing at the 24th Street Theatre. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Runaway Stage Productions invites you to “put on the Ritz” with Dr. Frankenstein, his dancing monster and a host of memorable characters at a premiere production of Mel Brook’s musical “Young Frankenstein,” playing through Jan. 26 at the 24th Street Theatre. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation “The Producers” comes this new monster musical […]

No Comment / January 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Prepared youthful artists can meet opportunity in Young at ART

Success, we are told, is where “preparedness meets opportunity.” Or, as one wit put it, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Those in the arts world often work behind the scenes. They work hard. And it is only after much work that the final creation comes forth at an art gallery. If the […]

1 Comment / December 30, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Winter wine adventures are a perfect getaway

Snow covers the grapevines at one of El Dorado County's wineries. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Heading to the slopes this winter? Although a glass of California wine by the fire is blissful after a day of skiing or snowboarding, why not also experience the places where that wine is made? Many winter resort enthusiasts in California add to their adventures by pairing a wine country day trip with their getaway. […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »