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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘King and I’ comes to Sacramento

“The King and I,” one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most treasured musicals, is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, Aug. 6-11. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, the show features the classic songs “Shall We Dance?,” “Getting to Know You” […]

No Comment / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Equestrian Excellence’ raises the bar at The Gallery at 48 Natoma

"The Mountain Man" is a bronze statue by Northern California artist Keith Christie. Many of his bronzes and oil paintings, as well as the watercolor paintings of Kara Castro, are on exhibit at The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. Photo by Susan Laird

Folsom is always full of little surprises. In many ways, it’s a microcosm of the Sac Metro area but with a fiercely pioneering and independent flavor. Let me show you the ways: Sacramento has a zoo. Folsom has a zoo. Sacramento has museums. Folsom has museums. Sacramento has branch libraries. Folsom purchased and built its […]

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Young and old bond in ‘Harold & Maude’

Maude (Hazel Johnson) teaches Harold (Chris Celestin) how to appreciate everything life has to offer in "Harold & Maude," opening Aug. 3 at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Sutter Street Theatre presets a stage adaptation of the very popular movie “Harold & Maude” about a suicidal 19-year-old boy, Harold, who finally learns how to truly live when he meets that delightfully wacky octogenarian, Maude. In this Colin Higgins story Harold is the proverbial poor little rich kid. His alienation has caused him to […]

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A little mouse has big adventures

Lauren Rafter stars as Stuart Little in the Sutter Street Theatre production opening Aug. 3. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Sutter Street Theatre brings to life the many adventures — both big and small — of “Stuart Little.” This is the endearing classic about a mouse named Stuart Little who is born into an ordinary New York family. All the charm, wisdom and joy of the E.B. White original are captured in this adaptation by […]

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Sac museums take to the streets

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and destinations that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year. In August, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are taking to […]

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Bob Kolbrener photos featured in new state library exhibit

SACRAMENTO — The California State Library presents a new exhibit, Living by the Sun – The Western Landscape Photographs of Bob Kolbrener.  The exhibit currently on display in the State Library Rotunda at 900 N St. is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of August. Kolbrener’s […]

No Comment / July 24, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Feline mischief results in bloodshed in ‘Lieutenant’

Don't mess with the cat. Big Idea Theatre presents "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" by Martin McDonagh, opening Aug. 2. Photo by Joelle Robertson

SACRAMENTO — Big Idea Theatre’s 2013 Face the Tyrant season continues Aug. 2 with the opening of the hilariously bloody and delightfully macabre offering of “The Lieutenant of Inishmore” by Martin McDonagh. On the island of Inishmore, an accident has happened involving Wee Thomas, a cat belonging to Padriac, an Irish freedom fighter with anger management […]

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