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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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / 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 […]

No Comment / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Visions will hypnotize

"Tree Top"by Kevin Krupitzer, 2013 Best of Show

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents Visions, the 15th annual open juried photography show, Oct. 28 through Nov. 15. The show will be judged by O. Truman Holtzclaw and William Miller. An artists’ reception is planned from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. The event will include refreshments and live music. The Sacramento […]

No Comment / October 16, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Soar above Northern California with a ‘Bird’s Eye View’

“Delta Reflections” by Elaine Bowers, watercolor

Soaring high above the Sacramento Valley, the fields and farms below appear as a massive patchwork quilt. It’s quite magical … and filled with surprises. Clouds reflect their majesty in the rivers, streams and rice paddies below. The beauty is stunning. But only for a rare few: those who fly by nature – birds – […]

No Comment / October 12, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Classic fable roars on Harris Center stage

FOLSOM — Chortle at a refreshing treatment of popular Aesop’s fable “Androcles and the Lion,” written in the style of Italian Commedia dell’Arte by the award-winning playwright and author Aurand Harris, as the nationally recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for the first of its four performances this season. This zany comedy with its […]

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

Old Sac observes Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead procession moves through Old Sacramento. Photo courtesy of the Sacramento History Museum

OLD SACRAMENTO — In honor of the 40th anniversary of Day of the Dead celebrations in Sacramento, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of Souls of the City Dia De Los Muertos events and activities that take place throughout October and culminate on Nov. 1. The annual tradition […]

No Comment / October 10, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »