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‘Little Mermaid’ makes a splash

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Sutter Street Theatre […]

No Comment / May 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Unlikely friendship explored at Sutter Street Theatre

Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who […]

No Comment / May 19, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘A Night in History’ dedicated to preserving our region’s history

We live in a part of the world that is rich in natural wonders. Men and women came here for nature’s bounty, beginning with the ancient Maidu Indians. Pioneers followed in the 1800s, establishing ranchos and eventually gold mines. Aerojet, Intel, DST and other companies followed in the modern era, leading to a new kind […]

No Comment / May 14, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘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. […]

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