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Dynamic dancers put their best feet forward in ‘The Nutcracker’

Ready to dance —€” Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet students Sarah Beth Kosterman, Kristoffer Reyes and Allyn Ginns are ready to dazzle audiences in the upcoming performances of "The Nutcracker." Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet has a lot to be proud of with its upcoming production of “The Nutcracker.” The holiday ballet’s three principal dancers — Kristoffer Reyes (The Prince), Allyn Ginns (Sugar Plum Fairy) and Sarah Beth Kosterman (Clara) — are products of the acclaimed El Dorado Hills ballet studio. “In two years at Pamela […]

No Comment / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Living her life in the light: A tribute to Kathy Carlisle

A few weeks ago, I wrote about fate, joy and sadness as they relate to the arts. “All mortal life is ‘fated’ to have a beginning and an end,” I wrote in Village Life on Nov. 28. “(But) between those fixed points in time are all the things that go into life: good and evil, […]

No Comment / December 16, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Esteemed Moscow Ballet presents classic Nutcracker

With its simple tale of a young girl who gets a gift of a nutcracker (a prince), audiences all over the world, year after year, have been transported through the girl’s dreams about The Nutcracker/Prince, falling in love with and the beautiful land of Sugar Plums. Audiences who missed Pamela Hayes Classical Ballet’s performances of […]

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

Red Hawk Casino unveils new stage, lounge and bar

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce the opening of its all-new stage, lounge, bar and dance floor. Live at Red Hawk Weekend, Friday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 16, celebrates the opening with performances by three popular tribute bands. Journey Unauthorized, a tribute to the chart-topping band Journey, performs at the […]

No Comment / December 10, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Capital Stage presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ — radio style

Inspired by the classic American film of the same title, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. Five actors perform the dozens of characters and create a wide range of the radio play’s sound effects. Don’t miss this fun take […]

No Comment / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Peter Pan’ soars into Community Center Theater

Captain Hook and his crew take on Peter Pan in the upcoming musical at the Community Center Theatre. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production: Cathy Rigby is “Peter Pan.” A perfect holiday experience for the entire family, this magical show comes to Community Center Theater Dec. 26-30 as part of the Broadway Sacramento season. “Peter Pan” is a unique, […]

No Comment / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge singers spread holiday cheer

Led by nominated student conductor, senior Sumner Caesar, are Oak Ridge Chamber Singers Jon Skrbina, Justin Damron, Fred Seymour, Nicki Anudokem, Rachel Travis, Sara Mohr, Noelle Biyo, Megan Sinclair and Jasmine Bowerman, left to right. See them in Town Center Dec. 14 & 15 and Dec. 21 & 22. Photo by Julie Samrick

Members of the Oak Ridge Chamber Singer group spent Saturday afternoon warming passersby with classic Christmas songs at Steven Young Amphitheater in Town Center. The chamber group, one of seven Oak Ridge choirs (there are 240 students in the whole program), has 17 caroling performances scheduled in December alone. The singers will mostly be at […]

No Comment / December 09, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »