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Eastern, Western aesthetics come together in porcelains show

“Lotus Series #15” by Shimo

Born in Shanghai in 1962, Shimo is a respected Chinese artist who immigrated to the United States in 2003 and now divides his time between Sacramento and Shanghai. Approximately 25 porcelain objects cre- ated by Shimo, including exquisite pieces previously exhibited by major museums in China, will be on view this summer at the Crocker […]

Comments Off / June 13, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘My Fair Lady’ kicks off Music Circus season

"My Fair Lady" presented by Sacramento Music Circus returns to the Wells Fargo Pavilion this week. Photo by Charr Crail

The musical theater masterpiece “My Fair Lady,” with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, comes to Music Circus this week with performances through Sunday, June 14. The stellar cast includes a number of Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, Lerner and Loewe’s witty and wonderful […]

Comments Off / June 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

California Stage’s fourth SacSoloSeries presents two world premieres

SACRAMENTO — This summer, California Stage will feature two witty, revealing world premiere one-man plays in repertory as part of its returning SacSoloSeries4. Elly Award-winning actor Richard Winters returns with his own solo show, “Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed,” while local performer and musician Gary Weinberg brings Robert Lautz’ “The Third Date” to […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Can you solve the case?

Paige Harman stars as Nancy Drew in "Nancy Drew Girl Detective," opening at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

The world’s most famous girl detective comes to Sutter Street Theatre this week. Another River Heights mystery has developed at the old Van Pelt Estate, home of the Footlighter’s Barn Theater. Leander Van Pelt has died, and rumors abound of hidden cache of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires that have been left somewhere on his […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street ‘hates Hamlet’

Chelsea Ciechanowski, Blake Flores, Vanessa Voetsch and Erin Horne, left to right, star in I Hate Hamlet," opening June 6 at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz.

An actor finds more than he bargained for in Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “I Hate Hamlet.” A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Raise a glass; help the community

Steve and Bea Grace, left, owners of Grace Patriot Wines in Placerville, share their top wines with Ginny and Chris Bayuk of Placerville during last year’s Wine at Town Center event. Grace Patriot and many other wineries will be back this year for the 20th annual Wine at Town Center fundraiser sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills. Photo by Laurie Edwards

Giving back to the community takes many forms. Some volunteer at a soup kitchen or senior center; some help their child’s teacher at school or host a bake sale to buy library books; and some raise a glass. Over the past 20 years, El Dorado County residents and other guests have raised their glasses and hundreds of […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Dance with Elmo and friends

Elmo and friends come to Sacramento this weekend to dance and have fun. Sesame Street Live photo

SACRAMENTO — Elmo’s got the moves. Have you got the moves? Get up and get moving with Elmo, Abby Cadabby and everyone’s favorite “Sesame Street” friends when Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” visits Sleep Train Arena June 6 & 7. Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience like you’ve never […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »