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Book signing with Melissa Cistaro

Melissa Cistaro, author of the poignant memoir “Pieces of My Mother,” will visit Face in a Book on Saturday, March 19. “Pieces of My Mother” chronicles Cistaro’s quest to discover why her mother abandoned her and her brothers when they were children. It explores how our parents’ choices impact our own and how we can survive those […]

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Fun, transformational workshop in Cameron Park

Everyone is in relationships of all kinds though many are not given any relationship training except for what they learn from parents, peers and the media. Relationship experts Sonika Tinker, MSW, and Christian Pedersen, CLC, are offering a presentation “I Love You, You Drive Me Crazy” on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the […]

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Tour Europe with Ponderosa’s choir

The Ponderosa High School Choir’s Cabaret 2016 Passport to Europe Show & Auction is going to take the audience on a trip through Europe showcasing the unique aspects of the cultures involved. There are performances representing France, Italy, England and more. With each performance, the theme of the location is depicted through songs, dances and […]

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Tickets for ‘The Book of Mormon’ available through lottery

Tickets for the acclaimed musical “The Book of Mormon” will be sold through a lottery before each performance.  Courtesy photo

 The Book of Mormon” may be sold out but limited tickets will be available through a lottery for those who just can’t live without seeing this Tony Award-winning-musical. The Sacramento engagement on the national tour of “The Book of Mormon” begins March 9 at the Sacramento Community Center Theater and plays a limited two-week run through […]

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Explore the history of California’s iconic grizzly

“California’s Jubilee, Semi-Centennial Celebration,” by Calthea Campbell Vivian, 1896. Photo courtesy The Bancroft Library

Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly, a traveling exhibition chronicling the complex history of the state’s most iconic symbol, the grizzly bear, has arrived at the California Museum. Once common across the state, the huge and powerful grizzly is one of California’s best-known symbols. Through artifacts and ephemera on loan from institutions including […]

Comments Off / February 14, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

American Watercolor Society exhibits at Sacramento Fine Arts Center

"Moonlight Nocturne IV" by Denise Athanas

The American Watercolor Society, founded in New York by 11 painters, initiated their renowned traveling exhibits in 1905. Today, the tour is considered one of the premiere watercolor shows in the world. More than 1,200 artists from the United States and 12 foreign countries submitted their art to a panel of jurors (who were chosen […]

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‘Pippi Longstocking’ brings her shenanigans to the Sutter Street stage

Adele Trapp plays the unforgettable Pippi Longstocking in the Sutter Street production that runs through March 20.
Photo by Allen Schmeltz

On the outskirts of town stands a ramshackle house. It may not seem like much until you peek through the railings. Then, there’s a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and a freckle-faced, red-pigtailed, whirlwind of a girl in mismatched stockings presiding over it all. This is the domain of Pippilotta Delicatessa […]

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