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Sing, dance with Sacramento Music Circus

SACRAMENTO — Music Circus auditions are just around the corner for the 2015 summer season at Music Circus. The theater looking for adult actors and dancers, including local non-union, EMCs and members of Actors’ Equity, to attend auditions the evenings of Thursday, Feb. 26, and Friday, Feb. 27, as well as a dance call on Saturday, […]

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

Calling all citrus lovers

By Phyllis Lee UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County Do you love the smell of citrus? Citrus can be grown in our county’s lower elevations or in microclimates where there aren’t cold air basins. Before you buy this decorative, fruiting tree there are several things to take into consideration. There are many varieties of […]

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Laughs, love make ‘Mamma Mia!’ a can’t-miss musical

The laughter and love of "Mamma Mia!" come to Harris Center for the Arts Feb. 9-11. Photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia.

FOLSOM — A mother … a daughter … three possible dads … and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! More than 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make “Mamma Mia!” the ultimate feel-good show, and Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is pleased to be part […]

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

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, […]

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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 »