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Disney characters to hit the ice

Great Disney characters hit the ice in a new show coming to Sleep Train Arena. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Feld Entertainment invites families to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one at its new ice extravaganza, Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! The show, which comes to Sleep Train Arena Feb. 11-16, is presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and features more than 50 classic and contemporary Disney characters in a captivating compilation of […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Paris comes to Sacramento with Toulouse-Lautrec and friends

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "Marcelle Lender," 1895, color lithograph. Private collection, Amsterdam

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum is pleased to announce its new exhibit — Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 — on view through April 26, 2015. This special exhibition is a journey into Paris in its most dynamic years, when the city was a breeding ground for artistic and literary movements. Henri Toulouse-Lautrec himself fits no category, […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Catch the laughs in ‘Red, White and Tuna’

AMBER (Jeff Lathrop) and Star (Rick Gaylord) take a road trip out west in "Red, White and Tuna" at Imagination Theater. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Brilliant writing, sterling actors and an effervescent director — along with an absolutely hilarious plot line — guarantee you’ll forget your troubles for awhile as you dive into the lives of the characters of Tuna, Texas, in Imagination Theater’s latest presentation, “Red, White and Tuna.” The play will run through Feb. 15 at Imagination Theater on the […]

Comments Off / January 30, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists share Art from the Heart

FROM THE HEART — Artists Ramona Beckwith, Judy Arrigotti, Sally Chamberlain and Jimmie Claire Grann, left to right, pose with their art in Judy's Artshop in El Dorado Hills. All four, plus many more, will have their art on display and for sale at the first Art fro the Heart event, Feb. 6 & 7. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The ice-blue eyes in a painting of a beautiful cat stop you short as you enter Judy Arrigotti’s art studio in El Dorado Hills. It’s as if the cat, one of Arrigotti’s long-passed pets, knows a secret that it can’t wait to tell. That secret would be that Arrigotti and 10 other local artists are […]

Comments Off / January 28, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Explore Sacramento’s diverse museums

SACRAMENTO — Imagine. Explore. Discover. To the delight of the greater Sacramento area community, nearly 25 local museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, during the 17th annual Sacramento Museum Day. Coordinated by the Sacramento Association of Museums and the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sacramento Museum […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cap Stage’s apprentice actors tackle sexual politics

SACRAMENTO — Capital Stage continues its commitment to training the next generation of professional artists with the presentation of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” by David Mamet. The Third Annual Apprentice Showcase features the work of the 2014-15 Capital Stage Apprentice Corps, and all aspects of the production-acting, directing, design and administration-will be done by the […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Quilt Show to mark 30 years of excellence

It takes talent and a lot of effort to put on a quilt show. It takes even more to produce a show that draws visitors from all over the western United States. Now, keep that up for three decades … and you have the remarkable members of the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild. On the […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »