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Playwright’s Revolution reveals three promising plays

Capital Stage continues its annual new work festival, Playwrights Revolution 2013, with staged readings of three new plays Aug. 15-17. As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created this series of staged readings to identify and develop exciting new plays and playwrights. Each year, several new plays are selected to participate in the […]

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Rhythmic Circus show combines tap, comedy and rock & roll

Rhythmic Circus - Feet Don't Fail Me Now

FOLSOM —  Perhaps the most popular tap show since Tap Dogs, and the winner of the Spirit of the Fringe Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s top theatrical award), Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now continues its rise from an underground percussive dance phenomenon into an international sensation that’s been performed in more than 90 cities worldwide. Feet Don’t Fail Me […]

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Jeffrey Siegel offers an inside look at beloved piano classics

Jeffrey Siegel

FOLSOM — Jeffrey Siegel’s unique “concerts with commentary” are a joy for both the piano aficionado and novice alike with exciting explorations of some of the best-loved works in the classical canon. He returns for the 2013-14 season — his fourth such engagement with Harris Center —  with four programs of Keyboard Conversations, beginning with Bach […]

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Railroad Museum hosts Transcontinental Railroad photography exhibit

SACRAMENTO — California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum debut a powerful new exhibit titled “Double Exposure: Photography and the Transcontinental Railroad” on Sept. 14. The exhibition examines the emergence of photography and the ways in which the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads used the new medium during the construction of America’s First […]

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Grammy winning orchestra comes to Harris Center

Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

FOLSOM — The Grammy award-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, led by pianist, composer and director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together the drama of big band jazz, the culture of Latin music and the virtuosity of 18 of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. Don’t miss Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra’s performance on Sunday, Aug. 11, […]

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Soil for gardeners, gardeners for the soil

Only 10 percent of the Earth’s surface is soil. It feeds all of us who grow and move around on the land and air. No soil, no food. Good soil for plant life — including gardening — is about 45 percent minerals (broken down rock) and 4 percent organic material (decomposed plant and animal matter). […]

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Rock on for New Morning

Remember the ‘60s? OK, trick question — but chances are if you lived in that crazy, colorful decade you at least recall the vivid, psychedelic record album covers that you studied for hours as the Grateful Dead, the Doors and countless other legends filled your days with glorious rock ‘n’ roll. Now you can own […]

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