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Go back to the Gold Rush

"Folsom's Gold" takes the audience back to the Gold Rush. Courtesy photo

“Folsom’s Gold,” a fun musical romp through Folsom and the Gold Country from 1848 through 1885, returns to Sutter Street Theatre. The production celebrates America, California and the heritage of the Gold Country through song, dance and storytelling. This original production by Sutter Street Theatre, conceived byMike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt, was initially developed through a grant […]

No Comment / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Joni Morris celebrates Patsy Cline

Joni Morris

Take a step back in time to the late 1950s and early ’60s when the airwaves were filled with country western legend Patsy Cline’s songs like “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams” and “I Fall to Pieces” as Joni Morris offers her Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline at Harris Center for the Arts. Full of music […]

No Comment / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists offer a peek inside their creative spaces

Artist Lori Anderson stands in her studio holding a ceramic tile imprinted with her painting of a pelican. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Painter Lori Anderson loves scenic vistas. As a phone company splicer, she enjoyed views from atop a telephone pole but these days the pole-climber-turned-artist opts to capture the moment using her camera and from those pictures she creates vivd paintings in her own “impressionistic realism” style. “I never thought I’d paint,” said Anderson, president of […]

No Comment / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Untangle’ offers unflinching portrayal of absue

“Untangle: You Can’t Save Others Until You Save Yourself,” by Shirlee Scribner, published November 2013 by Scribner Media Inc., 258 pages, softcover and ebook versions. When  El Dorado Hills resident Shirlee Scribner was 10 she witnessed a traumatic event between her parents, an event that precipitated the birth of her youngest brother, Dallas, and the […]

No Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony transitions with ‘Out of this World’

Music reflects historical change on various levels. In less than two weeks, Peter Jaffe will guest conduct the Folsom Symphony and give us a foretaste of what to expect in the fall season when he officially takes over the baton of Michael Neumann, emeritus musical director. According to my sources at the symphony, rehearsals are […]

No Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Museums ready for summer nights

SACRAMENTO —  California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum are proud to offer extended summer hours on Thursday evenings as part of a special “Thursday Night at the Museums” program, May 29 through Aug. 28. Both museums located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park will stay open until 8 p.m. […]

No Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Forbidden love, electrifying music come to Harris Center

Huey and Felicia defy tradition and expectations in "Memphis." Courtesy photo

Critically acclaimed “Memphis” won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo). Now this multi-award winning production is making a […]

No Comment / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »