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‘Merry Wives’ have a merry time during the Gold Rush

Adriana Marmo, Yuri Tajiri and Laura Kaya. left to right, appear in "The Merry Wives," a Gold Rush take on the classic Shakespeare play, at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season strikes gold with “The Merry Wives” by William Shakespeare, as adapted by Laura Kaya. Step back in time to the wild, wild West … where anything goes. It’s the Gold Rush, and tens of thousands of immigrants from around the world have flocked to California in search of their fortune. […]

No Comment / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Got competition? ‘Bring It On’

FOLSOM — Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, “Bring It On: The Musical,” inspired by the “Bring It On” film, takes the audiences at Harris Center for the Arts on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness while telling the story of these challenges and unexpected bonds formed through […]

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Soloists perform orchestral classics

The Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra and Conductor Donald Kendrick continue their tradition of showcasing rarely performed large choral orchestral works to our region with the upcoming March 8 European Masterworks performance at the Sacramento Community Center Theater. During a time when many arts groups are cutting back on their productions, the SCSO is charging […]

No Comment / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Blue Man Group takes audience on visual journey

Blue Man Group comes to Sacramento March 11-16. Photo by Paul Kolnik

Blue Man Group’s theatrical tour featuring brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites will visit Sacramento, March 11-16. The new sound, set and video design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen create an entirely new, high-impact visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation. The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy […]

No Comment / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Grow for it! Planting for fall color

Master Gardener Susan Corey-McAlpine

By Susan Corey-McAlpine UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County “Fall has always been my favorite season — the time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” — Lauren DeStefano, “Wither” It’s very true that our Western Slope fall color can rival the East […]

No Comment / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Fairytale Town celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so …g et on your way!” Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at Fairytale Town on Sunday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a read-aloud of his beloved books and Seuss-themed hands-on activities. “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Fox in Sox,” “Hop […]

No Comment / February 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Voices of Afghanistan share songs of hope

FOLOSM — Despite enduring great personal risk in their homeland when music was controlled, censored and finally banned altogether, Ustad Farida Mahwash and Homayoun Sakhi persevered in developing their musical talent independently. Now working together as Voices of Afghanistan, these remarkable artists bring together and perform a blend of ghazals, Afghan folk songs imbued with […]

No Comment / February 23, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »