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The arts are alive at Sac State

Sacramento State’s Arts Experience is ready for spring with a dynamic Festival of the Arts that features vertical choreography and a new street faire-type celebration. That’s in addition to all the other diverse exhibits, theater and dance performances and music concerts, which include a Tony Award-winning musical, an exhibit of artworks from Nevada, a musical […]

No Comment / February 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Exhibit celebrates signs of spring

"Western Bluebirds" by Katie Caulk

SHINGLE SPRINGS — From bluebirds returning to the backyard bird bath to Persephone rising from Pluto’s realm, artist Katie Caulk brings Signs of Spring — a collection of contemporary hand-printed linocuts — to Morse’s Antique Depot in Shingle Springs beginning Feb. 16. Linocut is a relief printmaking technique similar to woodcut except the artist carves into a […]

No Comment / February 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Meadow artists mimic the masters

Oak Meadow fourth-grader Trent Silva making a Paul Klee-inspired clay house for the school's annual Art Walk on Feb. 19. Photo by Michelle Silva

Oak Meadow Elementary will host its sixth annual Art Walk next week in the school’s multi-purpose room and the public is welcome to attend. Every student in the school, from transitional kindergarten to fifth grade, will have a three-dimensional piece of artwork on display. While it promises to be a night of inspiration, the Art […]

No Comment / February 09, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cal Stage premieres side-splitting operetta

California Stage Theater Company will launch the West Coast premiere of local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind’s zany send-up “Italian Opera.” Opening Feb. 20, the production will feature Actors’ Equity performer and Sacramento News & Review’s 2014 Best Local Actor Michael RJ Campbell. Lewinter-Suskind’s hysterical lampoon “Italian Opera” roasts the art, the business and everything in-between. Like […]

No Comment / February 08, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance names interim director

Alice Sauro

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance, which operates the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, has named Alice Sauro as interim executive director. She was introduced to the Alliance’s Jan. 30 Board of Directors’ winter retreat, which had 100 percent attendance for the seven-hour conclave. Sauro has a 29-year career of successful service as a musician and […]

No Comment / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Adventures in a wacky, wonderful world

Alice finds herself in a very strange world filled with zany characters and hilarious tea parties in Oak Ridge High School Drama's production of "Alice in Wonderland." Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Imagine a tea party where the hosts pull the chair out from under you, make random jokes in strange voices and can’t seem to sit still. Now, imagine staying in character when all this chaos happens right before your eyes. Actress Ashley Adams, who plays Alice in Oak Ridge High School’s production of “Alice in Wonderland,” says […]

No Comment / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad Museum announces Tuesday train rides

SACRAMENTO —  As an expansion of the well-established weekday train ride program for local school groups, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are once again offering excursion train rides to the general public on pre-determined Tuesdays in spring 2015. Tuesday train rides are available on the following dates: Feb. 10, 17 & 24; March 3, […]

No Comment / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »