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Unforgettable music lives on at ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’

"Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller" plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.  3, at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters featured  FOLSOM — The 20th anniversary national tour of Broadway’s longest running musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café,” rocks its way to Harris Center for the Arts, opening Jan. 2. This toe-tapping musical features some 38 Billboard hits from the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street brings music, adventure to stage

Sutter Street Theatre has announced the 2015 shows that will make up its ninth season on Sutter Street in Folsom. Off Broadway season “I Love You You’re Perfect, Now Change,” Jan. 17 through Feb. 15 “Noises Off,” Feb. 21 through April 4 “Sex Please We’re Sixty,” April 11 through May 3 “The Bad Seed,” May 9-31 “I Hate Hamlet,” June […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ring in the New Year with glamour and glitz

We can’t all travel to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City. Not all of us would want to deal with the hassle anyway. Fortunately, there is an elegant option that is just a few miles from El Dorado Hills. The Rotary Club of Folsom is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration in that […]

Comments Off / December 21, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Dirty Dancing dazzles

Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller star as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman in the North American tour of "Dirty Dancing," coming to Sacramento on Dec. 26. Photo by Matthew Murphy

“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage,” an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing, will play at Sacramento Community Center Theater, opening on Dec. 26. Based on the tremendously popular classic 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, “Dirty Dancing” is part of the Broadway Sacramento series presented by California […]

Comments Off / December 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Old Sac tour guides needed

Looking for an interactive, engaging and fun part-time job in 2015? The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is currently accepting applications for paid tour guide positions for its popular Old Sacramento Underground tour program that will resume on April 4, 2015. The foundation is looking to fill a minimum of four paid tour guide positions to staff […]

Comments Off / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Visit Governor’s Mansion before renovations begin

SACRAMENTO — The California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation, in partnership with California State Parks, encourages the community to visit the historic Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park in December before it temporarily closes to the public on Jan. 1 for extensive renovations and rehabilitation efforts. Throughout the month of December, the Governor’s Mansion SHP is open […]

Comments Off / December 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Marble Valley artists get creative

Natalia Andrus shows the piano chair she painted for the fourth-grade class. Each chair was auctioned off. A long time pianist, Natalia said she picked the theme for the piano chair. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. — Albert Einstein Marble Valley students brought to life castles, elves, fairies, frogs and more at the academy’s recent art show and competition. The “Once Upon a Time” theme echoed Einstein’s wise words and was the only inscription on the “Walk in the Woods” all-class […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »