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Soar above Northern California with a ‘Bird’s Eye View’

“Delta Reflections” by Elaine Bowers, watercolor

Soaring high above the Sacramento Valley, the fields and farms below appear as a massive patchwork quilt. It’s quite magical … and filled with surprises. Clouds reflect their majesty in the rivers, streams and rice paddies below. The beauty is stunning. But only for a rare few: those who fly by nature – birds – […]

Comments Off / October 12, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Classic fable roars on Harris Center stage

FOLSOM — Chortle at a refreshing treatment of popular Aesop’s fable “Androcles and the Lion,” written in the style of Italian Commedia dell’Arte by the award-winning playwright and author Aurand Harris, as the nationally recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for the first of its four performances this season. This zany comedy with its […]

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Old Sac observes Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead procession moves through Old Sacramento. Photo courtesy of the Sacramento History Museum

OLD SACRAMENTO — In honor of the 40th anniversary of Day of the Dead celebrations in Sacramento, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of Souls of the City Dia De Los Muertos events and activities that take place throughout October and culminate on Nov. 1. The annual tradition […]

Comments Off / October 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cast gets its feet wet

A WISH IS GRANTED as an elderly couple (Ian Gilzean and Beth Turnbull) are symbolically wrapped by the bark of a tree. This is one of nine stories told in Union Mine's production of "Metamorphoses." Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

What: “Metamorphoses” Who: Union Mine High School drama department Where: Union Mine High School, Theatre at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado When: Oct. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 18. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the curtain rising at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $10 general and $8 for students Information: 530-621-4003 They asked of the gods […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Royal Ballet of Cambodia makes Folsom debut

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia makes its Folsom debut at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Renowned for its exquisite hand gestures and sumptuous costumes, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia almost ceased to exist under repressive rule of the Khmer Rouge, who eliminated the majority of master dancers and musicians. Fortunately, those dedicated to this cultural ritual worked tirelessly to bring it back to its former splendor. Harris Center for […]

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Cap Stage presents ‘Anna Karenina’

Actress Lenne Klingaman plays the titular role in Capital Stage's production of "Anna Karenina." Courtesy photo

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season, Moving Between Worlds, with the Sacramento premiere of Helen Edmundson’s award-winning adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina.” William Faulkner called Tolstoy’s enduring work “the best novel ever written” and the Times called Edmundon’s play “an exemplary adaptation.” Capital Stage’s production will be directed by founding Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte and will feature Lenne […]

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Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives perform tail-shakin’, foot-stompin’ music

Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives will perform at Harris Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Photo by James Minchin

FOLSOM — Years from now when they’re talking about the great personalities in country music — Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe — they’ll mention Marty Stuart. He’ll be among those personalities because he’s never been afraid to follow his vision: to stretch the boundaries of country music and to make big statements about music […]

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