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Meet Van Gogh at Big Idea Theatre

Kristine David and Brennan Villados perform in "Inventing Van Gogh," now playing at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T Ismail

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” — Oscar Wilde. Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season unearths art and intrigue with its production of “Inventing Van Gogh” by Steven Dietz and directed by Benjamin T Ismail. In September 2013, the art world reeled when a painting, which had languished for years in a Norwegian […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Delightful mystery comes to Sutter Street Theatre

Anthony Raddigan, John Haine and Heather Warren star in Sutter Street's "The Game's Afoot," opening this weekend. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Join the fun in River City

Harold Hill (Andrew Wilson) captures the crowd's attention during one of his charming performances in "The Music Man," opening this week. This El Dorado Musical Theatre production features two casts. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Seventy-six cast members and 76 trombones — all a part of El Dorado Musical Theater’s spring production “The Music Man,” will take the stage at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom April 25 through May 11. The award-winning Broadway show takes place in River City, Iowa, where con man Harold Hill breezes into […]

No Comment / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

An evening of profound mystery, amazing musical techniques

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As they began touring in the West seventeen years ago, Huun Huur Tu almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part to their superior musicianship. Audiences at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom will be introduced to what The Tucson Weekly calls “a strange, beautiful […]

No Comment / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Broadway Sacramento 2014-15 season features premieres, classics

California Musical Theatre recently announced the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, a varied lineup featuring the Sacramento premiere of three hit musicals, two blockbusters brought back due to popular demand and a classic musical that has been produced at Music Circus but never before part of the Broadway Sacramento season. From the […]

No Comment / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town Hosts Spring Eggstravaganza

Celebrate spring with egg hunts, puppet shows, hands-on activities and more at Fairytale Town’s annual Spring Eggstravaganza. The fun-filled family celebration is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April. 19 & 20 Egg hunts will be held promptly at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. each day. Arrive early and bring a […]

No Comment / April 12, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jewish role in Gold Rush revealed

Artifacts on display at the Folsom History Museum tell the story of Jewish settlers.

FOLSOM — Little known Jewish communities of the Gold Rush era are the focus of a new exhibit at Folsom History Museum. As far north as Arcata on the coast, Shasta inland and down to the southern mines in Mariposa, Jewish immigrants established homes and businesses. The Wells Fargo building gallery show highlights their settlements […]

No Comment / April 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »