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Fresh air inspires artist Bill Monaghan

"Anywhere, California" by Bill Monaghan.

By Mike Bush On the lower right hand side of an old drafting table Bill Monaghan that sits in his home studio is an age-old Chinese saying, “First you see the hills in the painting, then you see the painting in the hills.” This holds true for a recent Monaghan oil painting done in his […]

Comments Off / September 19, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom LIVE! features double-platinum artist, grammy winners

Eddie Money headlines this year's Folsom LIVE!

FOLSOM — Eddie Money, who catapulted to double-platinum status for Top 40 hits like “Baby Hold On,” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” will rock the crowds as Friday’s headliner at the eighth annual Folsom LIVE! Music Festival Sept. 23-24. Pat Benatar, previously scheduled to appear on Friday, was forced to cancel […]

Comments Off / September 16, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Staff Benda Bilili tour canceled

The American debut of Staff Benda Bilili — scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College — has fallen prey to the difficulties inherent in international travel. The entire North American tour, 16 cities in all, including New York and Los Angeles, has been canceled due to “bureaucratic red tape and […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Chill out with ‘The Water Coolers’

Off-Broadway sensation “The Water Coolers” will offer their hilarious look into the world of adulthood at Three Stages at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. “The Water Coolers” debuted in New York in 2000 and opened Off-Broadway in the fall of 2002. Originally created as a comedy act for corporate meetings, the move to theatre was inevitable. The […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Historic Folsom hosts Antique Peddlers’ Fair

HISTORIC FOLSOM's 44th annual Antique Peddlers' Fair will have something for everyone. Browse through from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 18. Courtesy photo

Antiques enthusiasts from throughout California, Nevada and Oregon look forward to Historic Folsom’s 44th annual Antique Peddlers’ Fair, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 18, rain or shine. “After a year-and-a-half of major revitalization, Historic Sutter Street is open for business!” says Carole Berry, antique event coordinator for the Folsom Historic District Association. “Each of the […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The battle between good and evil now playing at Sutter Street Theatre

THE WHITE WITCH (Gina Hillmer) talks with Dwarf (Paige Harman) in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

 Join Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund as they journey through an old wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia and meet a delightful cast of characters: the majestic Lion, the evil White Witch, Fenrin Ulf the scary wolf, charming Mr. & Mrs. Beaver, Tumus the Faun and more. Sutter Street Theatre presents “The Lion, The […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

STOMP brings infectious rhythm to Three Stages

THE MUSICIANS of STOMP use unconventional instruments to entertain the audience. The group will perform at Three Stages in early October. Courtesy photo

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Three Stages premiere Oct. 7-9. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international phenomenon over the past 13 years, having performed in more than 350 cities in 36 countries worldwide. The young performers “make a rhythm out of anything (they) […]

Comments Off / September 13, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »