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Dramatic finale for Oak Ridge actors

Jurors take a vote in "Twelve Angry Jurors," opening at Oak Ridge on April 30. The drama is a social commentary on prejudice and politics. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Prejudice, personal relationships and bias could end a young man’s life. Oak Ridge Drama actors tackle tough emotions and conflict in “Twelve Angry Jurors,” the final show for the 2014-15 school year. “I love drama and more serious plays,” said drama instructor Tanya Mirell, who chose this play as the season finale. “I wanted to […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Church youth go ‘Back to the Cross’

Kids of the Kingdom Choir of Lakehills Church travel through time, making a stop in the Wild, Wild West where Carly Violette and Ella Putnam kick it up, during "Back to the Cross." Courtesy photo

By Rashelle Snead Lakehills Covenant Church Kids of the Kingdom Choir of Lakehills Church will travel through time during a special show. Like, it’s totally tubular! Hop aboard the “H/O-2000” Temporal Displacement Modulator and travel through time to discover how going “Back to the Cross” changes everything. While attending a summer VBS event, Norman tries […]

Comments Off / April 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sample, savor first Old Sacramento Chocolate Week

Everything chocolate will be celebrated during Old Sacramento Chocolate Week. Courtesy photo

OLD SACRAMENTO — Sweet, satisfying and sinfully smooth. Get ready to enjoy chocolate in oh-so-many ways – drizzled on fresh and warm mini donuts, made into spicy cayenne cocoa bites or even dripping in dark chocolate balsamic vinegar paired with blood orange olive oil — during the first Old Sacramento Chocolate Week, May 4-10. Coordinated by the Old […]

Comments Off / April 23, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cap Stage names new artistic director

Michael Stevenson

Capital Stage has named Michael Stevenson as its next artistic director of Capital Stage. After 15 years of growth and success in building a strong arts organization in Northern California, founding Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte stepped down as Capital Stage’s leader in 2013. Co-founder and husband Jonathan Williams then was chosen by the board to take the […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fairytale Town summer events, summer camps keep kids busy

Fairytale Town has gone to the animals with two special events next month. On Saturday and  Sunday, May 2 & 3, the Puppet Art Theater Company presents “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. In this zany version of the classic tale, a boy is bored watching his lamb and decides to make things […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘First family of fiddling’ brings world-class music to Harris Center

FOLSOM — Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have created a new show to bring their fans the next chapter in their musical and personal journey. See it live at Harris Center for the Arts on May 4 & 5. For the first time on stage, they’ll feature their children alongside dancers and singers from the traditions […]

Comments Off / April 19, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Morals explored in ‘Homecoming’

Harold Pinter

SACRAMENTO — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its London Premiere, Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season with “The Homecoming” by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. Winner of the 1967 Tony Award for Best Play, “The Homecoming” exposes issues of sex and power and challenges the place of morals in family life. Capital Stage Associate […]

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