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Clarice Assad: composer, arranger, producer, pianist and vocalist

Clarice Assad

Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as a “serious triple threat,” and “an arranger and orchestrator of great imagination” (SF Classical Voice), Grammy Award nominee Clarice Assad is making her mark in the music world as a pianist, arranger, vocalist and a composer. Assad will make her Harris Center debut this Thursday on the heels […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Secret Garden’ blooms at Sutter Street Theatre

After Mary Lennox is orphaned, she becomes the ward of an uncle in England she has never met. As she adjusts to her new life at secluded Misselthwaite Manor, Mary discovers a secret garden. If she can uncover the mysterious circumstances behind the garden, she might be able to save her sickly young cousin and […]

No Comment / March 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cal Stage nabs world premiere

Cast of "The Vanishing Point" by Nedra Pezold Roberts will perform at California Stage in Midtown Sacramento.  The world premiere opening is March 29. Photo by Lauren Sullivan

California Stage premieres Nedra Pezold Roberts’ powerful, national award-winning new play “The Vanishing Point,” starting March 29 as part of the American Association of Community Theatre’s first AACTNewPlayFest. “The Vanishing Point” is one of six winning plays chosen from more than 250 entries and presented by California Stage and other participating theatres during the national AACTNewPlayFest. Modeling its […]

No Comment / March 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Pink Floyd’s greatest hits and rarities

The Pink Floyd Experience! is a full-on sensory assault. This is the show for the ultimate Floyd Fan, and it gets closer to the true Pink Floyd concert experience every year. Courtesy photo

Two years ago the music of Pink Floyd filled the Harris Center for the Arts to capacity audiences. This year’s The Pink Floyd Experience! is complete with a dazzling new light show, giant screen HD Video, full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians dedicated to bringing you the most authentic Floyd experience possible. The music […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ flies into Harris Center

"Peter and the Starcatcher" comes to Harris Center for three performances, March 25 & 26. Courtesy photo

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” the multi Tony Award-winning musical play written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony Award winner Roger Rees and Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers, will bring its magic to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom as a stop on its first national tour. “Peter and the Starcatcher,” […]

No Comment / March 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Soroptimists to host LUNAFEST film to benefit local community

Words mean things. As a writer, they fascinate me. Take, for example, the word “patron.” It’s an Old English word, borrowed from the Latin “patronus,” which itself comes from the Latin word “pater,” meaning “father.” In ancient times, men were the ones who held positions of leadership in the community. (Although, I’ve often wondered about […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Top Indian percussionists join preeminent classical tabla virtuoso

Zakir Hussain is today appreciated both in the field of percussion and the music world as both an international phenomenon and one of the greatest musicians of our time. Courtesy photo

Indian music is one of the jewels of the world’s cultural heritage, and there is nothing like a Masters of Percussion tour to bring that point home. Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion bring their special talents to Harris Center for the Arts for one performance only on March 22. Hussain is today appreciated […]

No Comment / March 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »