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The Best of Doo Wop brings unique sound to Three Stages

Born in the ’40s, Doo Wop — tightly harmonized rhythm and blues — characterized the golden age of rock and roll. Gathered for one performance, The Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”), Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters, Remember When (Platters Tribute) and Dodie Stevens (“Pink Shoelaces”) continue in The Best of Doo Wop tradition — now in its twelfth season on […]

No Comment / August 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The ancient ‘Show of a Hundred Tricks’

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The National Circus of The People’s Republic of China to perform at Three Stages FOLSOM — The incredible things the human body can do! Direct from Beijing, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China — one of  the longest  running and most distinguished circus troupes in China — brings its exquisite cast of acrobats, […]

No Comment / August 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Butterfly Concert grounded

By Peter Tyner Who knew a butterfly could create its own headwinds? Or, that uplifting community music could become so burdened that it simply stops playing? Ah well, despite singer Elton John’s assertion that “Butterflies are Free” the local and beloved Butterfly Concerts have been grounded, at least until a new flight support system can […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom performing arts facility gets new name

Three stages at Folsom Lake College will be renamed the Harris Center for the Arts in honor of retiring chancellor Brice W. Harris. Courtesy photo

The Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees has named the regional fine and performing arts facility at Folsom Lake College the Harris Center for the Arts in honor of retiring chancellor Brice W. Harris. The honor was formally announced Wednesday night at a retirement reception for Dr. Harris attended by more than 400 […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Béla Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio come to Three Stages

Béla Fleck has played the banjo for nearly 40 years. His music has earned him numerous awards. Courtesy photo

Béla Fleck, as the world’s preeminent banjo player, has garnered a reputation for genre bending as a result of his collaborations with a tabla player, an African thumb pianist and a traditional bluegrass band. The Marcus Roberts Trio, led by Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums and Rodney Jordan on bass, are keen torch-holders of the […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Crazy for You’ loaded with unforgettable Gershwin songs

Combine more than 20 unforgettable Gershwin songs like “I Got Rhythm” and “Someone to Watch Over Me” with lots of fabulous dancing and a comical boy-meets-girl love story and you get “Crazy for You,” the rousing, Tony Award-winning musical that closes the 2012 Music Circus Season, at Wells Fargo Pavilion Aug, 28 through Sept. 2. […]

No Comment / August 17, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Plan ahead for your best autumn ever

Crazy as this sounds, we are just a few short weeks from the first day of fall. Yes, this feels like the wrong bio-rhythm, I know. But now that the kids are back in school, and the “Back to School” season is concluding, it’s time to turn yet another corner. Even if the weather is […]

No Comment / August 17, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »