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Glitz and glamour at theater gala

The Broadway Gala, California Musical Theatre’s annual fund raising dinner, takes place on Saturday, May 2, starting at 6 p.m. at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St. in Sacramento. The black-tie-optional evening is filled with the glitz and glamour of Broadway, including dinner and hosted bar, musical entertainment and dancing, and a live auction. Memorial Auditorium […]

Comments Off / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Japanese drums, digital electronica fill the stage with world rhythms

San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz present Ji: A Common Pulse at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz is a collaboration born on the streets of downtown San Jose’s South First Area (SoFA) District in 2010 as part of the SubZero Festival. The combination of the DJ’s powerful digital electronica with the heart-pounding organic pulse of taiko (a Japanese form of percussion using large drums) explore […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Superheroes’ fly into Harris Center

Strange things have been happening in Capital City. The news reports on Channel 1 Television say that there have been highly unusual sunspot activities. Electrical devices have been behaving wildly and suddenly reality TV shows appear to make sense. In the middle of all this, the Junior League of Superheroes (Invisigirl, Stupendous Boy, ElectroZap, Zip […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Rapture …’ offers unflinching look at gender politics

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season with the Sacramento Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” marks the Capital Stage directorial debut of frequent Capital Stage collaborator Shannon Mahoney. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” will run March 11 through April 12. After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite […]

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Irish dancers electrify the stage

Trinity Irish Dance Company will perform at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.  Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Trinity Irish Dance Company quickly dispels whatever notions you may have about Irish dance. The dancers bring their innovative and award-winning dance style to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom for two March 13 performances. Founded in 1981 by Artistic Director Mark Howard, this innovative dance group is constantly searching for […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Irish Hooley is a raucous good time

An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Courtesy photo

It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of being Irish. With rip-roaring music, song and dance, Harris Center for the Arts presents An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole. The musicians of Slugger O’Toole, one of the best loved Irish bands, make a welcome return to the Harris […]

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Enjoy the ultimate Beatles experience

THE NEW FAB FOUR — Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli and Steve Landes perform in the Broadway Sacramento presentation of Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, March 17-22. Photo by Cyllavon Tiedemann

SACRAMENTO — Experience an all-new show when the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, returns to the Sacramento Community Center Theater for a limited engagement, eight shows only, March 17-22. As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most […]

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