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Apassionato celebrates the arts

El Dorado Arts Council Apassionato — the term signifies how a musical piece should be played: passionately and with great emotion. El Dorado Arts Council’s signature event is designed to raise funds for community arts projects including arts in education, and members of the council hope this event will likewise stir guests to passionately invest […]

No Comment / October 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre’s Connie Mockenhaupt honored

Connie Mockenhaupt, co-founder with her husband Mike Jimena and artistic director of Sutter Street Theatre, was honored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Elly Awards Ceremony. Mockenhaupt holds multiple degrees in music, dance and drama. She has directed, performed in, choreographed or musically directed more than […]

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Big Idea Theatre announces new artistic director, 2014 season

Big Idea Theatre recently announced that  Artistic Director Brian Harrower will step down from his position at the end of the 2013. Big Idea’s current Marketing Director Benjamin T Ismail will succeed Harrower as A.D. “I am beyond thrilled to be the new artistic director for Big Idea Theatre,” Ismail said. “This upcoming season is […]

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Folsom Symphony begins season with Wagner, Borodin, Mahler

By Linda Holderness The Folsom Symphony opens its 10th season, “Around the World and Beyond,” on Oct. 12 with “Titans,” featuring three works from German, Russian and Bohemian (now Czech Republic) composers. The evening starts with Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi” overture, continues with Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances” from the opera “Prince Igor” and closes with Gustav […]

No Comment / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ring of Fire reignites Johnny Cash’s legend

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FOLSOM — Stories of faith, family, passion, redemption and humor will set the Harris Center for the Arts ablaze in the new national tour of Ring of Fire — The Music of Johnny Cash, opening Oct. 18 Touching on the life and times of one of the world’s most legendary musical artists, the musical revue […]

No Comment / October 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Evil Dead the Musical’ back at Sutter Street

“It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a weeklong vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends, respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to […]

No Comment / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Harris Center gets the Aloha spirit

Hula master Moanalani Beamer, Hawaiian slack key master Keola Beamer and Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, left to right, come to the Harris Center on Oct. 9. Joining them is jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer  (not pictured). Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Following in the success of the 2012 PBS TV special “Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (“Keep Your Love”)” and Grammy-nominated CD, the key elements of that performance are being brought to the live stage at the Harris Center/Three Stages. Hawaiian slack key master Keola Beamer, Native American flutist/nine time Grammy-nominee R. Carlos Nakai, jazz […]

No Comment / September 29, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »