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California Stage concludes 20th production year with ‘The Year of Magical Thinking;

One woman’s tragedy comes to California Stage next month. “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Sacramento born novelist Joan Didion is a stage adaptation of her distinguished memoir on the untimely deaths of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, and their daughter, Quintana Dunne Michael. Her book won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. “I […]

No Comment / September 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’ delights audiences

The very popular children’s book “If You Give A Mouse A Cookie” comes to life on the Sutter Street stage. Directed by Elly Award winning director Allen Schmeltz and starring Monique Lonergan as the Mouse and Kenny Gagni as the Boy this production will delight children and adults alike. It all began so simply … […]

No Comment / September 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Diversity takes center stage SacWorldFest

SACRAMENTO — Sacramento gets its musical groove on for the fifth annual SacWorldFest in Old Sacramento, Oct. 6-7, with an impressive line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village and much, much more. The annual SacWorldFest extravaganza is designed to celebrate and share the region’s rich and remarkable cultural diversity.  In fact, since […]

No Comment / September 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fall in love with the arts

Fall, like spring, is a season for new beginnings. Students are beginning a new year. Live entertainment organizations begin the 2012-2013 season. And it’s a great time to take a look at what our local arts associations have in store. We are fortunate to have several arts and artists associations in the vicinity. I’ve met […]

No Comment / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Avatar’ choreographer dances to Three Stages

Company dancers perform "Global Village," a piece choreographed by Lula Washington. The company comes to Three Stages on Oct. 5. Photo by Eric Mesiyah McGinnis

Founded in 1980 in the inner city area of South Los Angeles, Lula Washington Dance Theatre is composed of athletic, young dancers in the tradition of Alvin Ailey and African-rooted dance. “As a choreographer and company director, Lula Washington is doing something more than right” (Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times). “In inviting three dance companies to […]

No Comment / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

An intimate evening with Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy has come out of retirement. She will perform at Three Stages on Oct. 1. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Best known as a recording artist, Helen Reddy had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the United States. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three No. 1 hits in the same year. She’s been on hiatus from performing publicly for over a decade; as of […]

No Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

On the way to Monterey

John Abercrombie's Organ Trio performa at Three Stages. Courtesy photo

Jazz guitar master John Abercrombie comes to Three Stages FOLSOM — John Abercrombie continues pushing the envelope of jazz guitar music into the 21st century. His vast experience as a jazz guitarist includes collaborative efforts with many of the all time greats in modern music including Chico Hamilton, Gato Barbieri, Billy Cobham, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie […]

No Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »