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The show must go on

DIRECTOR RYAN ADAME and choreographer Christie Axelson give instructions to the cast Wednesday night. Mother Lode News photo by Shelly Thorene

Sutter Street opens doors to shut-down production Mike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt from Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre were looking forward to taking a week off for Thanksgiving, finding themselves with a rare break between main stage productions before the start of the theater’s annual run of “Holiday in the Hills.” But when the husband and […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Stunning FLC arts center now open

SEATING up to 850 people, the largest of Folsom Lake College's Three Stages features state of the art acoustics and technology. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

FOLSOM — The arts have a new home and it is spectacular. The stunning visual and performing arts center at Folsom Lake College is a reality thanks to a multi-tiered effort.The new facility — Three Stages at Folsom Lake College — is a $50 million project built with a combination of state, regional, local and […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Can-tastic’ kickoff Thursday in Folsom

Civic leaders and costumed characters will take to the ice at Folsom’s Historic Sutter Street Ice Rink at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, for a “Can-tastic Holiday Kickoff,” collecting canned goods for the Twin Lakes Food Bank. Sutter Street merchants are encouraging early donations to the food bank by offering special discounts to those who […]

No Comment / November 16, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Blues and Brews fundraiser a blast

JAMMIN' — Sean McGroarty with The Used Blues Band jams with 11-year-old harmonica player Vinnie Flores of Vallejo and the Blues & Brews concert Saturday night. Village Life photo by Noel Stack.

Rotarians and supporters gathered Saturday night at the Community Services District Gymnasium for the first ever Blues & Brews concert featuring renown musicians and a talented artist. The evening featured music from the Used Blues Band and blues legend Darrell Mansfield, among other special guest musicians. Performance painter Neal Barbosa was on scene, creating works […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Come in from the cold in Folsom this season

WINTER LANDSCAPE by artist Mary Russell. The Gallery at 48 Natoma's latest exhibit, "In from the Cold," features Russell's plein aire landscapes and sculptures by artist Andy Byrne.

Leave it to neighboring Folsom to continue to come up with interesting things to do and see. The place is simply wild with activity. ‘In from the Cold’ This month’s offering at the Gallery at 48 Natoma is “In from the Cold,” a showcase of pastels by artist Mary H. Russell and steel works by […]

No Comment / November 15, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

EDMT sings Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

SURROUNDED BY GHOSTS — From left to right - Ghost of Christmas Future (Anjie Rose Wilson), Ghost of Christmas Present (Braiden Wells), Scrooge (Alex Levy), Jacob Marley (Jordan Peck), and Ghost of Christmas Past (Kaileen Teter).

El Dorado Musical Theater will perform the company’s first holiday production this month, complete with chain-rattling ghosts and fantastic flying effects. Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol,” premiers Friday, Nov. 19, at the Jill Solberg Theatre in Folsom. The musical adaptation, which ran for 10 years at Madison Square Garden, bears the names of Broadway writers […]

No Comment / November 11, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Grease’ coming to IT

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Imagination Theater is once again presenting the popular musical, “Grease,” running Dec. 3 through 26. A whole new generation of local young talent will perform this wildly energetic and entertaining show. “Grease” is being co-directed by theater founders, Peter Wolfe and Lanny Langston.  Jeremy Carlson, the Beast in IT’s 2009 production of “Beauty and the Beast,” is […]

No Comment / November 09, 2010 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »