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Kathy Kosins salutes great singers

Kathy Kosins

FOLSOM — Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter and record producer who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. In a multimedia concert salute The Ladies of Cool, Kosins brings to life the extraordinary artistry of the great […]

No Comment / February 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cassandra Wilson celebrates the great Billie Holiday

Cassandra Wilson

FOLSOM — Join Cassandra Wilson as she celebrates Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday with a preview of her upcoming album, “Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday.” Harris Center for the Arts is one of her stops on a worldwide promotion tour of this homage dedicated to the beauty, power and genius of Billie Holiday. […]

No Comment / February 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Reluctant Dragon breathes fire at Sutter Street

FOLSOM — The Reluctant Dragon is a peaceful fellow who likes tea, poetry and an afternoon snooze. Mischievous children stir the villagers to call in the famous dragon slayer, Saint George. A young lad befriends both of the “adversaries” and arranges a meeting between them. The comic battle that ensues provides an entertaining climax and a happy ending. […]

No Comment / February 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cal Stage welcomes new artistic director

Frank Condon, former artistic director of River Stage, will join California Stage Theater Company as an associate director for its 2015 season. California Stage begins its work with Condon by mounting two staged readings of his newest play “Axis Sally and Her Boys.” The play tells the harrowing story of Mildred Gillars, known to American troops during […]

No Comment / February 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crocker’s Parisian art show is excellent, but poorly named

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "Marcelle Lender," 1895, color lithograph. Private collection, Amsterdam

Words mean things. And sometimes, one should be able to judge a book by its cover. Such is the case with the Crocker Art Museum’s most recent exhibit: “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910.” From that title, one expects to see a show with many, many works by the title artist. Maybe a few […]

No Comment / February 15, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Audience will sing along in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

EDMT cast members rehearse the "Singin' in the Rain" finale Silva Valley Elementary School. The show, complete with a shower on stage, opens Feb. 20.  Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A rain storm will dampen the actors on stage but the audience will do nothing but smile (and likely sing along) during El Dorado Musical Theatre’s production of “Singin’ in the Rain,” opening Feb. 20 at Harris Center for the Arts. Director Debbie Wilson, her crew and cast pull out all the stops for this […]

No Comment / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art pottery highlighted in Crocker exhibit

Chauncey Thomas for The Tile Shop, Landscape Tile, ca. 1913–14. Earthenware, 5 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. Private Collection

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce Of Cottages and Castles: The Art of California Faience, on view Feb. 22 through May 17, 2015. Consisting of more than 120 of California Faience’s most beautiful vases, tiles, lamps, and figural works, this exhibition is an exploration of the best-known art pottery in Northern California. Asian, […]

No Comment / February 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »