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‘Be the Voice’ for Habitat

El Dorado County Habitat for Humanity will hold its first singing competition with a $1,000 prize going to the winner. “Be The Voice” is a singing competition that begins on Facebook where anyone older than 13 can submit an audition video before July 25. Contestants then help to promote their video by getting their Facebook […]

No Comment / June 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Bodice-ripping show aboard the Delta King

'OR' ACTORS Jessica Bates, Stephanie Gularte and Jonathan Rhys Williams electrify the stage. Photo by Charr Crail

Capital Stage presents “OR,” by Liz Duffy Adams and directed by Peter Mohrmann. This sexy and irreverent comedy follows Aphra Behn as she gets out of the spy trade and into show biz, if she can only write her play without interruptions from her love life — celebrity Nell Gwynne, King Charles II, and double-agent William Scott, […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Venture into the unknown in ‘King of Shadows’

REAL OR IMAGINED? Gina Williams and Brian Harrower navigate through the shadows to find the truth in "King of Shadows" now playing at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Terri Brindisi

Big Idea Theatre’s 2011 season continues with the Sacramento premiere of “King of Shadows” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. When a runaway living on the streets of San Francisco meets a well-intentioned graduate student who is researching the homeless, he tells her there is a mythical world beneath our world, ruled by the King of Shadows. He […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage presents prize-winning drama

In tiny Zion, Ind., young Buddy Layman is the town idiot. What remains of Buddy after his mother saved him from drowning is the ability to sense water coupled with an intense fear of it. In the Depression era story “The Diviners” by James Leonard Jr. town folk meander through their mundane chores and bemoan […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Summer is alive and swingin’ at Folsom’s Thursday Night Market

The warm — hot — days of summer are here, at long last. And Old Town Folsom’s Sutter Street renovation project is also complete (at long last). So there’s only one thing to do: check out all the improvements and new shops during the summer Thursday Night Market. The Folsom Thursday Night Market goes back […]

No Comment / June 20, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Symphony featured on ‘Bloodline’ soundtrack

Thriller premier scheduled June 24 at Three Stages The Folsom Symphony has gone Hollywood. Members of the symphony have recorded the music for the sound track of the new movie “Bloodline.” Billed as a “hero’s journey,” “Bloodline is a full-length thriller produced and directed by industry veterans (and Roseville residents) Matt Thompson and Michael Reinero. […]

No Comment / June 17, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Characters try to find ‘Social Security’

ACTORS Kellie Raines, left, and Margaret Morneau perform in "Social Security," opening June 24. Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Playhouse announces the opening of “Social Security” by Andrew Bergman, starting June 24. The play follows the story of married couple, art dealers who have their domestic tranquility shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s goody goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband and her Archetypal Jewish mother. The comic sparks really […]

No Comment / June 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »