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Prague Philharmonic Choir showcases the best of Czech music

The Prague Philharmonic Choir has a wide repertoire that is focused primarily on a cappella, cantata and oratorio works from classicism to the present.  See the choir perform at the Harris Center on Nov. 10. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Since its inception Harris Center for the Arts has prided itself on bringing some of the world’s best talent to Folsom. The Prague Philharmonic Choir, led by principal conductor Lukáš Vasilek, is a professional choral ensemble of almost 70 members which has been performing and recording all over the world for 79 years. […]

Comments Off / October 26, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Falcon’s Eye takes audiences on an odyssey

"Anon(ymous)" produced by Falcon's Eye Theatre will open on Nov. 7. Courtesy photo

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College opens its eighth season with Naomi Iizuka’s “Anon(ymous).” This gorgeous, brilliant and totally modern adaptation of the adventure tale “The Odyssey” by Homer will dazzle with spectacle while exploring the uniquely American journey to find one’s true home. Homer’s classic adventure is brought vividly into the present […]

Comments Off / October 24, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Diego El Cigala to perform award-winning music at Harris Center

Latin Grammy winner Diego El Cigala blends musical genres to create a unique sound. See him at Harris Center for the Arts on Nov. 5. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Appearing for the first time at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, three-time Grammy-winner Diego El Cigala is often credited as being the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. El Cigala has captivated audiences all over the world with his gravelly voice and passionate interpretations of flamenco and […]

Comments Off / October 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Pinocchio’ comes to life

Gepetto (Paul Greisen) gets more than he bargained for when he carves Pinocchio (Joshua Matta). See the show at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Pinocchio tangles with tricksters, Fox and Cat, and Lampwick and his no-good buddies in the Land of Toys. Will he save Geppetto from the belly of the whale? Will he ever prove that he is good enough to become a real boy? The story really comes alive, as Lorenzo invites you to see his show at Sutter […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Mary Black on the road one final time

Irish singer Mary Black will stop in Folsom on Nov. 3 during her final world tour. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “one of the best interpretative singers around,” Mary Black brings the best works from both new composers and the treasure troves of traditional Irish material to the Harris Center for the Arts stage on Nov. 3. For more than a quarter-century, singer Black has been a dominant presence […]

Comments Off / October 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Rebellion’ combines forbidden love, class warfare and more

“Rebellion” The Tankborn Trilogy, by Karen Sandler, published May 2014 by Lee and Low/TU Books, Hardcover, ebook versions, 400 pages. “Rebellion,” the final book in Karen Sandler’s Tankborn Trilogy, doesn’t disappoint. In the first two books. “Tankborn” and “Awakening,” the reader is brought into the world of genetically engineered nonhumans (GENs), trueborns and lowborns. It’s […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Runaway stage presents uplifting favorites

Ruth Phillips stars as "Mame," opening Oct. 24. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Runaway Stage Productions presents the perfect musical to ring in the holiday: “Mame,” playing Oct. 24 through Nov. 16 at the Sierra 2 Center 24th Street Theatre in downtown Sacramento. Concluding the 2014 Mainstage RSP season, “Mame” journeys back in time to the fabulous 1920s with the eccentric woman who appeared on Broadway and […]

Comments Off / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »