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‘Les Misérables’ reimagined

Cameron Mackintosh’s new 25th anniversary production of “Les Misérables” comes to Sacramento for a limited engagement at the Community Center Theater, May 29 through June 9.  The production features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by Victor Hugo’s paintings. “I’m delighted that 25 years after ‘Les Miz’ originally opened in London the audience for this marvelous […]

No Comment / May 12, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Terrorist or eccentric? Ovation play explores America’s insecurities

Georgann Wallace as Luella and Brandon Lancaster as Zamir

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento premiere of “Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them” by the American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy, Christopher Durang, will open June 15 at the Three Penny Theatre; Penny Kline will direct. Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s […]

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

Paper has never been so beautiful

Daniel Kwan, Six Interlocking Pentagonal Prisms, 2010. 90 rectangles of paper. Photo by Shue-Yu Kwan.

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum announces “Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami,” an engaging, thought-provoking and interdisciplinary look at the modern advances of origami through contemporary artworks, inventions and videos. On view from June 30 through Sept. 29, 2013, this is the first major exhibition to explore the rich tradition of paper folding both in […]

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

Negro Bar painting wins award

"Negro Bar", acrylic, by David Lobenberg

David Lobenberg won Best of Show for his submission into the Sacramento Fine Arts Center’s “Painting Where the Wild Things Are” exhibition. The award presentation will occur at a May 11 reception, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and the center, 5330B Gibbons Drive in Carmichael. The reception will also include live piano music performed by Larry and refreshments. […]

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Crocker offers an intimate look at the history of French drawings

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum to presents “The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection.” On view June 30 through Sept. 29, 2013, this exhibition from the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame brings together 60 works illustrating the history of French drawing from before […]

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Art show displays diversity of fiber

Fiber art by Sharon Mansfield

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center hosts the second annual Focus on Fiber, a fiber arts show, May 28 through June 22. Fiber is a common material that many artists use in exceptional ways. The exhibit will showcase artwork using all types of fiber medium — basketry, beading, crochet, dyeing fabric, felting, hooking, knitting, knotting, lace […]

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

Eat, drink, celebrate locally grown at the Grape Escape

SACRAMENTO — Get your taste buds ready! The 11th annual Save Mart Grape Escape is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento. This annual culinary celebration is the region’s premier food and wine event that showcases varietals from 60 regional wineries and […]

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