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Tropical breezes bring Hawaiian views to Folsom

"Land of Aloha" by artist Wade Koniakowsky. Painted surfboard 7'x10', oil on linen. Photo by Tatyana Fogarty

The Gallery at 48 Natoma knocks another one out of the ballpark this summer with the opening of “Hawaiian Summer” this Friday. This is sure to be a fun event, and a very enjoyable exhibit over the summer. More on the party in a moment. Let’s talk about the art first. From painted surfboards to […]

No Comment / July 06, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Arts Center celebrates Old Masters

“My Perugino” by Melanie Marchant Meschery

Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents “In the Style of The Old Masters,” the first juried fine art exhibition of work inspired by the Old Masters — Gothic, Baroque, Abstract, Realism, Drawing, Sculpture, Daguerreotype, Impressionism, Carte-de-visite, Romanticism, Rayographs, André Kertész and Camera obscuras. The show, judged by Melanie Marchant Meschery, runs July 15-26. Marchant Meschery is also showing […]

No Comment / July 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

EDMT goes wild with ‘The Jungle Book’

Mowgli (Hunter Clary), center, falls under Kaa's "Trust in Me" spell (handled by Zoe Harding , left and Kori Tosta) during a rehearsal for EDMT's production of "The Jungle Book," opening July 11 at Harris Center for the Arts. The show is appropriate for all ages. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Nothing gets you through a dangerous jungle full of creatures trying to make a meal out of you like friends. That’s what Mowgli, the man cub raised by wolves, learns in Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” presented by El Dorado Musical Theatre’s Rising Stars, actors ages 6 to 14, July 11-20. “There’s a song called ‘That’s […]

No Comment / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

California State Fair just around the corner

The summer’s main event, the California State Fair, recently kicked off in style with its annual gala featuring gourmet food, a live auction, entertainment and awards. It was also a night for making dreams come true as the Friends of the California State Fair awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships ranging from $250 to $5,000 […]

No Comment / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Mary Poppins’ comes to Sac

Noa Solorio (Jane Banks), Kelly McCormick (Mary Poppins) and Ben Ainley-Zoll (Michael Banks) star in "Mary Poppins," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion July 8-13 Photo by Charr Crail

Using a little bit of discipline, a spoonful of sugar and a whole lot of magic, Mary Poppins reacquaints the Banks family with the things that really matter in life. The musical features classics like “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step In Time” and is fun for all ages. This Disney classic presented by Sacramento Music […]

No Comment / July 03, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Younger dancers invited to train with Oak Ridge’s best

Oak Ridge Dance Team members will teach routines to younger dancers during dance camp. Courtesy photo

The Oak Ridge Dance Team will host its fourth annual junior dance camp July 21-23 for 5- to 11-year-old girls. Participants will learn jazz and hip hop routines and perform a showcase for parents on the camp’s last day. Oak Ridge Dance Team head coach Erin Vasconcellos said both the younger girls and the high […]

No Comment / July 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cuban musician extraordinaire performs in Folsom

Omar Sosa

FOLSOM — A musician extraordinaire — composer, arranger, pianist, percussionist, improvisator and communicator — Omar Sosa has performed numerous concerts all around the world. He’s winner of the 10th annual Independent Music Awards in the Jazz Album category and the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C., for contribution to the development […]

No Comment / July 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »