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Jazz piano virtuoso brings musical history to Harris Center

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous honors for performance and composition. He comes to Folsom this month. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Jon Weber, a spectacular solo pianist whose brilliantly crafted spontaneous orchestrations easily place him in the rarefied company of today’s elite jazz musicians, has been praised by All About Jazz as “ a virtuoso — pure and simple.” Harris Center for the Arts will serve as the venue for Weber as he presents […]

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

The ‘New Voice of Fado’ exudes plenty of soul, heart and drama

Antonio Zambujo seduces audiences everywhere with his soulful fado music. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — A leading voice in the revival of male fado singers, António Zambujo brings his distinctive style to Harris Center for the Arts for just one performance on Jan. 27. With his earthy songs, honeyed tones and sensitive interpretation, Zambujo has emerged as one of the best modern fado artists. According to Le Figero, […]

No Comment / January 19, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Romance!’ is in the air at The Folsom Symphony

Valentine’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks. Wondering what to do to celebrate the biggest day in the Month of Love? If you fancy something a little less materialistic for your loved one, and wish to be a little more focused on matters of the heart, The Folsom Symphony may be just […]

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

Oak Ridge students weave a time-traveling tale

"The King's New Threads" writer/director Ashely England works with her characters King Alfonzo (Jack Breedlove) and Queen Atara (Corina Spicer). The play opens Jan. 17. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

When a  king obsessed with fashion meets three mischievous weavers … trouble quickly follows. Watch the colorful and exposing mayhem unfold at Oak Ridge High School Drama’s student-written play, “The King’s New Threads.” Playwrights Ashley England and Celeste Carle, both ORHS juniors, wrote the play based on “The Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. They also direct the play […]

No Comment / January 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

20 best to worst family movies of 2013

If you’re thinking of renting a family DVD, check out this list of best to worst movie choices to watch with your kids. “Frozen” is the best movie of 2013 because every age will enjoy it equally. The cinematography is breathtaking and the full musical soundtrack is on par with “The Lion King.” There are several twists […]

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

Music Circus 2014 features audience favorites

California Musical Theatre announced a varied lineup of musicals for the 2014 season of Sacramento Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for what has become a Northern California summer tradition. The five-show season will include the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic “Mary Poppins,” as well as other Tony […]

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

Chita Rivera coming to the Harris Center

Chita Rivera invites everyone to her 80th birthday celebration at the Harris Center next month. Photo by Laura Marie Duncan

FOLSOM — Celebrate the one and only Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event celebrating her 80th birthday next month at Harris Center for the Arts. Direct from her sold-out smash concert in New York, the multiple Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from “West […]

No Comment / January 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »