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Muscle cars take center stage


The California Automobile Museum opens its newest rotating exhibit, American Muscle, on April 9. American Muscle celebrates Detroit’s 1960s glory days of speed, sound and style, when lightweight, mid-sized cars with big engines tore up American roads. The exhibit captures the colorful history of the muscle car, from its origins (whether you believe that was in […]

No Comment / March 22, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get in the habit: Sutter Street Theatre’s ‘Nunsense’ is a Lenten delight

Reverend Mother Sister Mary Regina (Connie Mockenhaupt), Sister Marionette and Sister Mary Amnesia (Monica Wright), left to right, chat during a scene from "Nunsense," playing at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

At a Catholic school crab feed fundraiser some years ago a friend of mine reached for another bowl of pasta, turned to me and said, “You know, it ain’t cheap being Catholic.” How true, I thought. How deliciously true. The entertainment can vary widely (“Bingo!”), from great to so-so … but it’s always for such […]

No Comment / March 21, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye presents the ‘amazing philosophy’ of Wilder

SURVIVORS —” Mrs. and Mr. Antrobus (Adrienne Sher and Steve Minow), along with their children Gladys (Holly Wilson) and Henry (Jacob Vuksinich) survive some harrowing experiences but never lose their humanity in Thorton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" presented by Falcon's Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College's Three Stages. The pal opens March 25. Courtesy photo

Travel through trying times in “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Falcon’s Eye Theatre’s first production at the new Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. How trying? The Thorton Wilder play takes the Antrobus family through the Ice Age, a great flood and the apocalypse in this Pulitzer Prize winning play. But don’t despair, director David […]

No Comment / March 18, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Power and Passion abounds with hidden meanings at orchestra concert

The Sacramento Philharmonic will present its fourth concert of the 2010-11 season on April 9. The concert features two iconic works of the early 20th century: Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Symphony No. 5 and Edward Elgar’s most well known work, the passionate Cello Concerto in e minor. Both compositions, written at the height of earth shattering world events, lay […]

No Comment / March 16, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art for a cause: Collaboration to benefit art, charity and real estate

Realtor Susanne Wolter with partner Jeff Kaut of RE/MAX Gold has joined with United Way’s Women In Philanthropy Group and renowned artist Gayle Rappaport-Weiland to host a free public event April 16 & 17, turning an upscale property for sale into an art gallery for two days where guests are welcome to view and purchase more than 50 pieces of Rappaport-Weiland’s fine art […]

No Comment / March 15, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Irish Dancers ready for St. Patrick’s Day

IRISH DANCERS Amanda Sweeney, 9, of Folsom and Ashley Anderson, 12, of Folsom wear dresses embroidered in Ireland and practice the 2-Hand Dance at Hawkins School of performing Arts in preparation for St. Patrick's Day. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Claddagh Folsom dancers will perform at 11:45 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day at 621 Capitol Mall in Sacramento. The Claddagh school is proud to include more than North American championship Irish dancers in solo and team events as well as overseas champions. Its eight dance studios are located all over California, including Folsom. The […]

No Comment / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

‘Less is more’ at Kondos exhibit

NEGRO BAR, oil by Gregory Kondos, depicts one of the region’s early gold mining sites. Photo courtesy of the Gallery at 48 Natoma

Sometimes, less is more. That is certainly true with the art of master artist Gregory Kondos, whose landscape paintings will be on display at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom March 18 through May 11. There is a “quietude” and contemplative quality to his work. “The Landscape by Gregory Kondos” will feature original oils, […]

No Comment / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »