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‘My Name is Asher Lev’ opens B3 Series

The B Street Theatre proudly opens its 2013-14 B3 Series season with Aaron Posner’s stirring new play “My Name is Asher Lev,” based on Chaim Potok’s beloved novel. Like “Other Desert Cities,” which opened on the B Street Mainstage Aug. 18, “My Name is Asher Lev” recently earned the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding […]

No Comment / August 13, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A delicious reason to to wake up early

THE BACON BLOODY MARY has a crispy strip of bacon to decorate the cocktail which is made from Early Toast's own, super delicious and not too salty, bloody mary mix. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

It started with a dream. “We wanted to present breakfast in an upscale fashion,” said Mario Astorga, part owner of Early Toast Mimosa House. “There was this breakfast place in Folsom called Grandma’s Kitchen that never really exploded. We took over and changed it completely — created a breakfast menu complete with mimosas and drinks. It […]

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

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 »