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Mexican Marionette show reimagines “Sleeping Beauty”

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(Once upon a time, there was a puppet company in Mexico that wanted to tell the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty in a new way. No witches … no spinning wheels … but with the same king and queen who simply wanted to keep their daughter safe from danger. See what happens when an adventurous […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Fabulous Thunderbirds fly into Folsom

The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds has been the quintessential American band.  The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up.” Co-founder Kim Wilson, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest […]

No Comment / May 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ballet choreographers use ‘Apollo’ as their muse

Sacramento Ballet dancers will perform three original pieces on May 15. Courtesy photo

Apollo descends on Folsom’s Three Stages — three muses, three choreographers, three pieces. Opening Thursday, May 15, and running through Saturday, May 17, The Sacramento Ballet presents its 2014 Modern Masters program, including three original choreographed pieces, at Harris Center for the Arts’ Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. The Thursday and Friday performances will […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ugly Duckling waddles into Harris Center

"The Ugly Duckling" turns into a beautiful swan at the Harris Center. Courtesy photo

In an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, an Ugly Duckling discovers that as he passes through the awkwardness of youth to the grace of maturity he becomes a handsome swan. The nationally recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for its fourth and final performances of beloved children’s tales this season. […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow For It! Fragrant flowering plants

By Kit Smith UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Fragrant flowers add so much to the garden. Before planting any plant, consider the plant’s needs in terms of irrigation, soil nutrients, sun, air and space. Find that spot in the yard and the plant will most likely thrive. A summertime favorite is the gardenia; it likes […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Mad Hatter party supports Fairytale Town

Fairytale Town mixes the zaniness of the Mad Hatter with the elementary logic of Sherlock Holmes in its second annual offsite fundraising event: Mad Hatter Meets Sherlock Holmes on Thursday, May 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Held at the  Masonic Temple in Downtown Sacramento, the party will feature chocolate delicacies and desserts, wine and […]

No Comment / May 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Blind Tiger’ fundraiser brings back the Roaring ’20s

OLD SACRAMENTO — The rip-roaring 1920s will soon be back in style in Old Sacramento! The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is proud to present a glamorous underground speakeasy gala titled “The Blind Tiger” that will take place on Thursday evening, May 15, at Fat’s Catering & Banquet House in Old Sacramento. To help recreate the look […]

No Comment / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »