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And now for something completely different … Folding Paper at the Crocker

Paper is a part of the human experience. Whether you hold it in your hands as you enjoy your coffee or employ it in your tablet’s printer, this “consumer staple” is an ancient companion. The First Dynasty Egyptians used the fibers of the papyrus plant to jot down their accomplishments some 6,000 years ago. It […]

No Comment / August 11, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Sizzling hit ‘Chicago’ caps Music Circus season

Its first time ever at Music Circus, the sizzling, sexy Kander and Ebb smash hit “Chicago” is the final show of the 2013 Music Circus season, with an extended run at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, Aug. 20-29. The 1996 revival of this hit musical, one of the cornerstones of the choreographic Broadway legacy of Bob […]

No Comment / August 08, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Uncover the mystery of ‘Sherlock’s Last Case’

Kelley Ogden as Liza Moriarty and Kevin Kirtlan as Sherlock Holmes in "Sherlock's Last Case." Photo by Barry Wisdom

JACKSON — Main Street Theatre Works continues to celebrate its 10th summer season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre with “Sherlock’s Last Case” by Charles Marowitz. Marowitz was artistic director of London’s Open Space Theatre when, three weeks before beginning rehearsal on a new British play they thought they had the rights for, they found themselves with a […]

No Comment / August 08, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Time Stands Still’ at the Three Penny Theatre

“Time Stands Still” focuses on a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. Don’t miss this rare play that encompasses universal issues and personal problems with equal compassionate insight, opening at Ovation Stage at Three Penny Theatre on Aug. 24. “Time Stands Still” is […]

No Comment / August 07, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Playwright’s Revolution reveals three promising plays

Capital Stage continues its annual new work festival, Playwrights Revolution 2013, with staged readings of three new plays Aug. 15-17. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created this series of staged readings to identify and develop exciting new plays and playwrights. Each year, several new plays are selected to participate in the […]

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

Rhythmic Circus show combines tap, comedy and rock & roll

Rhythmic Circus - Feet Don't Fail Me Now

FOLSOM —  Perhaps the most popular tap show since Tap Dogs, and the winner of the Spirit of the Fringe Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s top theatrical award), Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now continues its rise from an underground percussive dance phenomenon into an international sensation that’s been performed in more than 90 cities worldwide. Feet Don’t Fail Me […]

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

Jeffrey Siegel offers an inside look at beloved piano classics

Jeffrey Siegel

FOLSOM — Jeffrey Siegel’s unique “concerts with commentary” are a joy for both the piano aficionado and novice alike with exciting explorations of some of the best-loved works in the classical canon. He returns for the 2013-14 season — his fourth such engagement with Harris Center —  with four programs of Keyboard Conversations, beginning with Bach […]

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