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‘Daisy’ brings unlikely friends together

Miss Daisy (Janice Reade Hoberg) and Hoke (James Wheatley) develop a lasting friendship in "Driving Miss Daisy," opening at Chautauqua Playhouse on Jan. 18. Courtesy photo

Chautauqua Playhouse, in association with Celebration Arts, announces its production of “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry, opening Jan. 18. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, “Driving Miss Daisy” tells the post-World War II story of a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow who meets her new black chauffeur. Over a series of absorbing scenes spanning 25 […]

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

‘New Jerusalem’ explores moral dilemma

Patrick Murphy, Gina Williams, Brian Harrower and Blair Leatherwood star in "New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656" at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre opens its much-anticipated 2013 Season, Face the Tyrant, with “New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656″ written by David Ives and directed by Big Idea’s Shannon Mahoney. The play explores one philosopher’s progressive theories of divinity that threaten to destroy an entire community. […]

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

Crocker Art Museum has exciting spring schedule

“Approaching Infinity: The Richard Green Collection of Meticulous Abstraction” Through May 5, 2013 By focusing on artists who have taken a meticulous approach to abstraction—many of whom explore notions of complexity, iteration, and time-based creation—local collector Richard Green has composed a history of and an introduction to art of the 21st century. Drawing from Green’s […]

No Comment / January 07, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Best to the worst kids’ movies of 2012

It’s hard to compare movies aimed toward older kids to ones that are for the younger than 7 crowd. Still, in 2012 there were a few movies that had such strong stories they’re sure to be remembered as classics suited for the whole family. Only G, PG and PG-13 movies were considered. Movies were ranked […]

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

Wagging tails, wet noses take the stage

Sacramento Theatre Company presents the Northern California premiere of “BARK! The Musical,” a howlingly funny, fast-paced and poignant tribute to man’s best friend. Performed by a six member cast and told and sung from the dog’s point of view — from the little puppy who yearns to bark like a real dog, to an opera […]

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

Sacramento Philharmonic features acclaimed violinist

Rachel Barton Pine

SACRAMENTO — Rachel Barton Pine returns to the Sacramento Region for the third time since her debut with the Philharmonic in May 2010. At that time she played Prokofiev’s Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D Major. In February 2012 she appeared at the Mondavi Center with the Chamber Soloists Orchestra of New York and proceeded to play […]

No Comment / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cindy Williams leads cast of “nuns” seeking stardom in heavenly sequel

Cindy Williams, center, and her castmates have fun under the habit in "Nunset Boulevard." The national tour makes a stop at Three Stages next week. Courtesy photo

Cindy Williams, starring as Sister Mary Regina, the Mother Superior, in the latest adventure of the wonderfully wacky and talented Little Sisters of Hoboken in “Nunset Boulevard: the Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show,” invites everyone to see the show at Three Stages in Folsom, Jan. 14-16. “It’s interactive. It’s a fun show, and the audience will […]

No Comment / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »