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Monster sings, dances on Sutter Street stage

Actors Anthony Raddigan, Christianne Klein and Mark Cornfield, left to right, laugh it up in the monsterous comedy "Young Frankenstein," opening at Sutter Street Theatre on Aug. 24. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

It’s alive! Sutter Street Theatre presents a monster musical comedy — “Young Frankenstein.” With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” “Young Frankenstein” is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo ever made. Sutter Street’s […]

No Comment / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

In The Mood for dazzling entertainment?

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FOLSOM — As part of its 20th anniversary tour, the upbeat, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of swing jazz returns to the Harris Center/Three Stages next week. Much more than a concert, In The Mood presents a retro 1940s big band revue featuring the In The Mood Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. In the 1940s, the […]

No Comment / August 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Lightning storm inspires romantic suspense novel

While writing postcards in her rented castle in the Dordogne region of France, the turret tower where Sherry Joyce sat was struck by lightning. Terrified and unable to sleep that night, a romantic suspense was born — “The Dordogne Deception.” Meet the El Dorado Hills author at her book launch from 6 to 8 p.m. on […]

No Comment / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘My Name is Asher Lev’ opens B3 Series

The B Street Theatre proudly opens its 2013-14 B3 Series season with Aaron Posner’s stirring new play “My Name is Asher Lev,” based on Chaim Potok’s beloved novel. Like “Other Desert Cities,” which opened on the B Street Mainstage Aug. 18, “My Name is Asher Lev” recently earned the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding […]

No Comment / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A delicious reason to to wake up early

THE BACON BLOODY MARY has a crispy strip of bacon to decorate the cocktail which is made from Early Toast's own, super delicious and not too salty, bloody mary mix. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

It started with a dream. “We wanted to present breakfast in an upscale fashion,” said Mario Astorga, part owner of Early Toast Mimosa House. “There was this breakfast place in Folsom called Grandma’s Kitchen that never really exploded. We took over and changed it completely — created a breakfast menu complete with mimosas and drinks. It […]

No Comment / August 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

And now for something completely different … Folding Paper at the Crocker

Paper is a part of the human experience. Whether you hold it in your hands as you enjoy your coffee or employ it in your tablet’s printer, this “consumer staple” is an ancient companion. The First Dynasty Egyptians used the fibers of the papyrus plant to jot down their accomplishments some 6,000 years ago. It […]

No Comment / August 11, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sizzling hit ‘Chicago’ caps Music Circus season

Its first time ever at Music Circus, the sizzling, sexy Kander and Ebb smash hit “Chicago” is the final show of the 2013 Music Circus season, with an extended run at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, Aug. 20-29. The 1996 revival of this hit musical, one of the cornerstones of the choreographic Broadway legacy of Bob […]

No Comment / August 08, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »