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Holiday favorite dances onto Harris Center stage

The Moscow Classical Ballet, brought to the Harris Center by Robert Friedman presents, will perform “The Nutcracker,” a holiday favorite, in early December.  Courtesy photo

Tchaikovsky’s timeless tale of family and the magic of Christmas will bring people together at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, Dec. 9 -12, to enjoy the merriment of the holidays, especially in this staging by the esteemed Moscow Classical Ballet. In talking about the Moscow Classical Ballet, Robert Friedman, president of Robert Friedman […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sac museums get into the holiday spirit

Check out unique and beautiful gingerbread houses at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Dec. 5-21. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Imagine. Explore. Discover. In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long.  In December, many of the 30 members of Sacramento […]

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Great Irish celebration returns

Don't miss An Irish Christmas, a performance filled with dazzling songs and dances from the Emerald Isle, coming to Harris Center for the Arts Nov. 28-30. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — It just wouldn’t seem like the holidays at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom without the wildly successful An Irish Christmas making another welcome return. This popular show is a great Irish celebration, bringing joy, hope, laughter, friendship, celebration of life through storytelling, music, song, and dance in a night that sparkles […]

Comments Off / November 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Oliver!’ transcends time

Oliver (Jayce Kaldunski) is an orphan trying to survive in London but he doesn't let his undertaker boss Noah Claypole (Casey Ellis) bully him about his dead mother. He goes on the attack as Charlotte (Mikayla Waldron) tries to break the two apart. The show opens Nov. 28 at Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The works of Charles Dickens are often associated with the Christmas holidays, but that’s not why Imagination Theater veteran Director Lanny Langston chose “Oliver!” for its winter performance. “I directed this show 16 years ago for Theatre El Dorado and I’ve wanted to do it again ever since,” said Langston, who then turned to call […]

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Old Sac’s holiday traditions continue

Santa Claus and other holiday characters will appear at upcoming Festival of Lights shows in Old Sacramento. Photo courtesy of Charr Crail.

OLD SACRAMENTO — Known as a magical, electrifying and family friendly holiday tradition in Old Sacramento, the ever-popular and free Theatre of Lights performances return on Wednesday evening, Nov. 26, following an official tree lighting ceremony that begins at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Theatre of Lights artfully mixes the historic charm of Old Sacramento […]

Comments Off / November 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Beauty and the Beast’ brings magic to Harris Center

Bell and Beast find love in the Disney classic. The Broadway version of the story comes to Folsom on Nov. 21.

FOLSOM — A North American national touring production Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning, worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom as a special part of the 2014-15 season. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage from Nov. 21- 26 […]

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Homes for the Holidays dazzles

Theresa Seebode decorates one of several holiday trees in her home that will be featured on the Homes for the Holidays tour. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

Get into the Christmas spirit with the fifth annual Assistance League of Sierra Foothills Homes for the Holidays tour, Dec. 6 & 7. Homeowners have pulled out all the stops — decking the halls, decorating trees and setting holiday tables — and invite everyone to tour their beautiful homes and soak up great ideas for their […]

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