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Concert celebrates the ‘Great Encourager’

Sara, Karen and Ryan Ladd remember Rich, who  dies unexpectedly last year. Rich's  family and church are paying tribute to him in an upcoming concert. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Karen Ladd and her children Ryan and Sara often recite a Bob Marley quote because it reminds them of Rich Ladd, the father and husband they lost too soon when he unexpectedly died last September at age 56. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity […]

No Comment / July 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Two cops, three crooks, eight doors. Go!

Alison Lewis, Jana Holm and Therese Sorrentino, left to right, star in Sutter Street Theatre's production of "Unnecessary Farce." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

In a cheap motel room an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant while, in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man and […]

No Comment / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

These broads got the blues

Dorothy Morrison is one of four Blues Broads coming to Folsom this Saturday. Photo by Bob Hakins

FOLSOM — Dorothy Morrison, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Annie Sampson join forces as The Blues Broads, a roots-music supergroup of the first order. Together, these exceptional vocalists and songwriters enjoy more than two centuries in blues, country, gospel and rock. Carrera Productions brings these talented ladies to Harris Center for the Arts on Saturday, July 26. The […]

No Comment / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artist explains ‘Why I Died …’

SACRAMENTO — Katie Rubin returns to Capital Stage with her hit comedy show “Why I Died, A Comedy!” on Aug. 8 & 9. Capital Stage will host this Sacramento premiere of popular actress/comedienne Katie Rubin performing her one-woman show following sold-out performances of the show at the Hollywood Fringe Festival earlier this summer. Audience favorite, and […]

No Comment / July 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Hiding Place’ returns to Harris Center

Actors Jim Shuler and Talia Vlaovich rehearse a scene in "The Hiding Place," a One Way Productions show that came to Harris Center last year and returns for one night only this August. The play shares the story of Corrie ten Boom and her family, who helped Jewish people during World War II. Village Life fire photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

Back by popular demand, award winning theater company One Way Productions will present an encore  performance of “The Hiding Place,” a play based on the true story of the life of Corrie ten Boom. This production will perform for one night only on Friday, Aug. 8, at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake […]

No Comment / July 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rodgers and Hammerstein love story at Music Circus

Lt. Joseph Cable (Eric Kunze) and Liat (Briahna Yee) fall in love in "South Pacific," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion July 22-27. Photo by Charr Crail

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific,” a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22-27. A love story for the ages, “South Pacific” features some of the most beautiful music […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Play not at a loss for words

Can Mary (Jessica Berkey), George (Eason Donner) and Emma (Elizabeth Holzman), left to right, find the right words to make everything work in "The Language Archive?" Chaeck it out at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Nic Candito

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season re-emerges on Friday, July 25, with the opening of “The Language Archive” by Julia Cho. George has spent his life documenting languages, but words fail him when Mary, his wife, tells George that she is leaving him. That same day, the last two speakers of a vanishing tongue arrive […]

No Comment / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »