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Ethical lines blurred in ‘Ideation’

SACRAMENTO — Capital Stage continues it’s 10th anniversary season with the 2014 Glickman Award Winner for Best New Play, “Ideation” by San Francisco playwright Aaron Loeb. A psychological suspense thriller in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project —  written with Aaron Loeb’s darkly comic edge — the […]

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A little magic and a giant peach come to Sutter Street

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! The amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” as dramatized by Richard R. George, hilariously comes to life in Sutter Street Theatre’s delightful production that reveals the wickedness of […]

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ARTful Women celebrates fiber artists’ talents

Its not just a scrap of fabric. Artists that work in contemporary textiles frequently go much farther than typical of other art forms. Where drawing and painting are often the finished product in other media, that is just where a fiber artist begins. Using original designs the artists are frequently manipulating the material, dyeing, printing, […]

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Concert is all about love

Love is a many-splendored thing — and you’ll experience the joys and heartbreaks of six of its variations at the Folsom Symphony’s traditional February concert this Valentine’s Day. A playboy finds true love on a dude ranch, an unmasked lover evokes an unexpected transformation, unrequited adoration leads to tragic consequences, a future romance affects the entire […]

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Folsom Symphony is a ‘Tale of Love’ for all ages

Violinist Linda Wang is the soloist at the Folsom Symphony’s Tales of Love concert on Feb. 14. She joins the orchestra for the second selection, “The Butterfly Lovers” violin concerto. It is the first Chinese composition the Folsom Symphony has performed. Written for a western-style orchestra, the flowery, melodious piece is played using some Chinese techniques.

Classical music is for every age. It stirs the passions of the young. It revives the memories of the old. And it’s certainly not boring. Some 15 years ago, I attempted to get this concept across to my third-grade daughter. For her very first concert, I took her to a matinee at the San Francisco […]

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‘Eclectic’ mixes two unforgettable styles into one potent package

Mike Stern, left, and Eric Johnson will combine their talents to the delight of music lovers during a live performance at Harris Center for the Arts later this month. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Two bona fide guitar heroes in their respective fields — Eric Johnson in the rock realm and Mike Stern in the jazz world — go toe-to-toe on “Eclectic,” a scintillating musical showcase that brings together their disparate influences in one potent package. See them perform live at Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 30. […]

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Cal Stage presents a season of premieres

SACRAMENTO — California Stage Theater Company will mount five professional and world premiere productions throughout 2015 as part of its 24th season. This Year of Premieres will begin with the professional premiere of local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind’s “Italian Opera,” followed by a summer of new and local voices as featured in the SacSoloSeries, Comics Come Alive! and “Angel in […]

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