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Trains through the lens

Las Vegas photographer Ken Kuehne's photo of a train moving through Cima earned a nod from the 2014 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards judges. Photo courtesy of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art

SACRAMENTO — In a new exhibit that debuts on Friday, March 20, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum showcase the impressive award-winning photographs from the prestigious Center for Railroad Photography & Art’s 2014 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program. With a “Lasting Impressions” theme this year, nearly 400 modern day railroading photographs were […]

Comments Off / March 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Designer to the stars comes home to breathe

Local jewelry artist Geoff Thomas wears pieces he designed as he sits in his workshop and talks about his career path. He'll unveil a new jewelry line at Talisman Collection in El Dorado Hills later this month. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

When jewelry designer Geoff Thomas graduated from El Dorado High School in 1991 to attend Cuesta College, he planned to become a financier, not an artist. He’d grown up with two artist parents and, in typical teenage rebellion, decided to follow the linear path of business. Fate in the guise of a black and white photography […]

Comments Off / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Glitz and glamour at theater gala

The Broadway Gala, California Musical Theatre’s annual fund raising dinner, takes place on Saturday, May 2, starting at 6 p.m. at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J St. in Sacramento. The black-tie-optional evening is filled with the glitz and glamour of Broadway, including dinner and hosted bar, musical entertainment and dancing, and a live auction. Memorial Auditorium […]

Comments Off / March 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Japanese drums, digital electronica fill the stage with world rhythms

San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz present Ji: A Common Pulse at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — San Jose Taiko x The Bangerz is a collaboration born on the streets of downtown San Jose’s South First Area (SoFA) District in 2010 as part of the SubZero Festival. The combination of the DJ’s powerful digital electronica with the heart-pounding organic pulse of taiko (a Japanese form of percussion using large drums) explore […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Superheroes’ fly into Harris Center

Strange things have been happening in Capital City. The news reports on Channel 1 Television say that there have been highly unusual sunspot activities. Electrical devices have been behaving wildly and suddenly reality TV shows appear to make sense. In the middle of all this, the Junior League of Superheroes (Invisigirl, Stupendous Boy, ElectroZap, Zip […]

Comments Off / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Rapture …’ offers unflinching look at gender politics

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season with the Sacramento Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” marks the Capital Stage directorial debut of frequent Capital Stage collaborator Shannon Mahoney. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” will run March 11 through April 12. After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite […]

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Irish dancers electrify the stage

Trinity Irish Dance Company will perform at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.  Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Trinity Irish Dance Company quickly dispels whatever notions you may have about Irish dance. The dancers bring their innovative and award-winning dance style to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom for two March 13 performances. Founded in 1981 by Artistic Director Mark Howard, this innovative dance group is constantly searching for […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »