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Black is back — Country favorite Clint Black returns to Folsom

Chart-topping country music star Clint Black will play three concerts in Folsom Oct. 13, 14 and 15. Courtesy photo

Dave Pier Harris Center for the Arts Clint Black’s continued success can be attributed to his deep sense of country music history and his humble gratitude in being an important part of it. Black’s critically acclaimed “Killin’ Time” boasted five No. 1 hits, unprecedented from a debut in any genre — and he has gone on […]

Comments Off / October 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fall fun offered at the Crocker Art Museum

October brings with it the colors of fall and many new exhibits and events at Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture opens Oct. 2 — Falkenstein (1908–1997) was one of America’s most experimental and productive 20th century artists. Relentlessly exploring media, techniques and processes with uncommon daring and intellectual rigor, she moved from […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Abundant autumn activities in our own backyard

Getting outside the four walls of daily assaults on our sensibilities is not only healthy, it adds meaning and zest to life. Now that fall is officially here, it’s time to get outside and away from the chaos. Charge the batteries. Embrace the good things in life. Big Crush This weekend, Oct. 1–2, is the […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

There’s no business like show business at B Street Theatre

Dave Pierini, Stephanie Altholz and Kurt Johnson star in "Speed the Plow," now playing at B Street Theatre. Photo by Rudy Meyers

The incendiary contemporary classic “Speed-The-Plow” hits the B Street Theatre in an explosive production that takes a blisteringly funny look at the movie business and the battle for one studio executive’s soul. First produced at the Royale Theatre in 1988, “Speed-the-Plow” is a satirical gem of the Mamet canon. Since its premiere, Mamet’s play, which […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

For artist Linda Heath Clark, it’s all in the details

Linda Heath Clark holds a scratchboard painting titled, "Shadows and Hues," in her home studio in Shingle Springs. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The poet said only God can make a tree, but that’s because Joyce Kilmer hadn’t seen Shingle Springs artist Linda Heath Clark go to work on a scratchboard. Watching as Clark, 62, showed the various stages of one of her forest creations, taking the dark background and transforming it into an autumn forest of exploding […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fame is fickle, even if you’re a chimp

Big Idea Theatre nears the end of its 9th season, Unspeakable, with the Northern California premiere and hilariously dark comedy “Trevor” by Nick Jones. The show opens Sept. 30. Directed by Big Idea Theatre Marketing Director Joelle Robertson and inspired by true events, “Trevor” is a subversive comedy about fame, success and the lies we tell in […]

Comments Off / September 25, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Frozen’ author headlining Fairytale Town festival

Children's author Barbara Jean Hicks will share some of her fun stories at the 16th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival at Fairytale Town, Sept. 24 & 25. Courtesy photo, barbarajeanhicks.com

Fairytale Town presents the 16th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on Sept. 24 & 25. Barbara Jean Hicks, the author of “Frozen: A Sister More Like Me,” will headline the two-day festival. Admission to the festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event’s sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan. Hicks is […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »