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‘Superheroes’ fly into Harris Center

Strange things have been happening in Capital City. The news reports on Channel 1 Television say that there have been highly unusual sunspot activities. Electrical devices have been behaving wildly and suddenly reality TV shows appear to make sense. In the middle of all this, the Junior League of Superheroes (Invisigirl, Stupendous Boy, ElectroZap, Zip […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Rapture …’ offers unflinching look at gender politics

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season with the Sacramento Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” marks the Capital Stage directorial debut of frequent Capital Stage collaborator Shannon Mahoney. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” will run March 11 through April 12. After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite […]

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Irish dancers electrify the stage

Trinity Irish Dance Company will perform at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.  Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Trinity Irish Dance Company quickly dispels whatever notions you may have about Irish dance. The dancers bring their innovative and award-winning dance style to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom for two March 13 performances. Founded in 1981 by Artistic Director Mark Howard, this innovative dance group is constantly searching for […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Irish Hooley is a raucous good time

An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Courtesy photo

It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of being Irish. With rip-roaring music, song and dance, Harris Center for the Arts presents An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole. The musicians of Slugger O’Toole, one of the best loved Irish bands, make a welcome return to the Harris […]

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Enjoy the ultimate Beatles experience

THE NEW FAB FOUR — Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli and Steve Landes perform in the Broadway Sacramento presentation of Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Sacramento Community Center Theater, March 17-22. Photo by Cyllavon Tiedemann

SACRAMENTO — Experience an all-new show when the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, returns to the Sacramento Community Center Theater for a limited engagement, eight shows only, March 17-22. As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most […]

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March is Museum Membership Month

On the heels of another successful Sacramento Museum Day, the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) has identified March 2015 as Museum Membership Month. The benefits of museum membership often extend well beyond a financial savings and include exclusive experiences only available to members. There’s something for everyone as the thriving Sacramento museum community offers memberships […]

Comments Off / March 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Park that rototiller … permanently

By Paula Bertram UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County  Digging and tilling — although traditional ways of preparing soil for planting — have fallen into disrepute. The churning up and mixing of soil layers can have several deleterious results, including: Bringing up weed seeds from dormancy — so you get more weeds, not less! Disturbing the invaluable top layer of soil […]

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