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Cal Stage premieres side-splitting operetta

California Stage Theater Company will launch the West Coast premiere of local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind’s zany send-up “Italian Opera.” Opening Feb. 20, the production will feature Actors’ Equity performer and Sacramento News & Review’s 2014 Best Local Actor Michael RJ Campbell. Lewinter-Suskind’s hysterical lampoon “Italian Opera” roasts the art, the business and everything in-between. Like […]

Comments Off / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance names interim director

Alice Sauro

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance, which operates the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, has named Alice Sauro as interim executive director. She was introduced to the Alliance’s Jan. 30 Board of Directors’ winter retreat, which had 100 percent attendance for the seven-hour conclave. Sauro has a 29-year career of successful service as a musician and […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Adventures in a wacky, wonderful world

Alice finds herself in a very strange world filled with zany characters and hilarious tea parties in Oak Ridge High School Drama's production of "Alice in Wonderland." Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Imagine a tea party where the hosts pull the chair out from under you, make random jokes in strange voices and can’t seem to sit still. Now, imagine staying in character when all this chaos happens right before your eyes. Actress Ashley Adams, who plays Alice in Oak Ridge High School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland,” says […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad Museum announces Tuesday train rides

SACRAMENTO —  As an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once again offering excursion train rides to the general public on pre-determined Tuesdays in spring 2015. Tuesday train rides are available on the following dates: Feb. 10, 17 & 24; March 3, […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

It’s a zoo at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center

“Ahi”, by Sandy Lindblad, 2015 judge.

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center hosts Animal House, the 10th annual juried fine art exhibition of animal-themed artworks, Feb. 18 through March 8.  The exhibit is co-sponsored by the center, Carmichael Recreation and Park District and Sacramento SPCA. Our regions original animal themed art exhibit. A special ticketed event, “Poetry Art Jazz Concert” featuring Animal […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sing, dance with Sacramento Music Circus

SACRAMENTO — Music Circus auditions are just around the corner for the 2015 summer season at Music Circus. The theater looking for adult actors and dancers, including local non-union, EMCs and members of Actors’ Equity, to attend auditions the evenings of Thursday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27, as well as a dance call on Saturday, […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Calling all citrus lovers

By Phyllis Lee UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Do you love the smell of citrus? Citrus can be grown in our county’s lower elevations or in microclimates where there aren’t cold air basins. Before you buy this decorative, fruiting tree there are several things to take into consideration. There are many varieties of […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »