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Railroad Museum to debut a new crop of fruit crate art

“Pick Me!” Exhibit Opens April 10 SACRAMENTO —Due to popular demand, the California State Railroad Museum will debut phase two of a visually-powerful exhibit titled “Pick Me! Fruit Crate Art & the California Dream” on Tuesday, April 10. A whole new crop of more than 100 fruit crate art labels from the 1880s through the […]

Comments Off / March 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Savion Glover has the sound

Three Stages presents a prodigy whose “artistry, no matter the musical accompaniment, begins below the knees” (New York Times). After making his Broadway debut at age 12, Savion Glover became one of the youngest males to be nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor. At 18 he was given the Martin Luther King Jr. […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Things get complicated at the Round Table

KING ARTHUR (Jeremy Carlson) suspects betrayal by his wife Guenevere with nemesis Lancelot in the musical 'Camelot' set to run at Imagination Theater in Placerville playing March 23 to April 15. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Performing on stage and behind the scenes is all in the family for Tamalisa Carlson. The Shingle Springs resident starred in many Christmas plays starting when she was 6 years old. She continued acting by taking drama classes in high school while growing up in the Napa area. Carlson met her future husband, Jeremy, at […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony opens up Beethoven rehearsal

The Folsom Symphony is proud to report its “Glorious Beethoven!” concert, featuring the fabulous Ninth Symphony, has sold out two weeks early — for both performances March 24 and 25. For people who missed getting tickets, the symphony is opening its final rehearsal at a discounted price. The symphony has never before offered tickets to a rehearsal, […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ballet teams up with T-shirt biz

El Dorado Hills’ Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet has joined 17 nonprofits, mostly local, that are raising awareness and funds through high-end custom T-shirts created and sold by Fibers.com, a custom t-shirt company based in Sacramento. Fibers.com creates the designs and hosts online stores for each nonprofit, with 25 percent of proceeds donated to the nonprofit. “When T-shirts look […]

Comments Off / March 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A whole lotta ‘Nunsense II’

“Nunsense II: The Second Coming” could easily be subtitled “the rest of the story.” The sequel to the international hit musical Nunsense takes place approximately six weeks after the first “benefit performance.” The same five nuns are back on stage at Mt. Saint Helen’s School for what is billed as a “Thank You Program” for […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Beethoven’s ‘Ninth Symphony’ continues to resonate, 188 years later

The world of 1824 was an uncertain place. The Napoleonic Wars that tore the European continent apart had ended nine years earlier at the Congress of Vienna. The crowned heads of Europe were focused on maintaining their hold on power, while a rebel thread of independence yearned to break free. It was the age of […]

Comments Off / March 09, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »