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Cutting-edge multi media opera utilizes live music and dance

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Utilizing animation with a live mariachi quartet, three modern folklórico dancers, and the music of hip hop, bossa nova and blues, “Imperial Silence: Una Ópera Muerta / A Dead Opera in Four Acts” is a bilingual new media opera and  a contemporary interpretation of the Chicana/o tradition of the Days of the Dead. The project coming to […]

No Comment / October 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Choral society fills cathedral with music

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Conductor Donald Kendrick and the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra Chorus, soloists and organist Dr. Ryan Enright invite the public to the Portals of Heaven matinee performance at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the recently renovated Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in downtown Sacramento. This SCSO Stained Glass concert will feature the inspiring Requiem by 19th century French composer Gabriel Fauré […]

No Comment / October 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Four actors play 150 characters Hitchcock’s ‘The 39 Steps’

Four actors take on multiple roles in Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps," showing at Three Stages on Oct. 23 & 24. Courtesy photo

Alfred Hitchcock’s award-winning “The 39 Steps” is Broadway’s longest-running comedy thriller. Winner of two Tony and Drama Desk Awards and London’s Oliver Award for Best New Comedy, “The 39 Steps” is packed with laughs, thrills and more than 150 unique characters — performed by four actors — and it will take the stage at Three […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Thriller ‘Rehearsal for Murder’ at Chautauqua

A murderous bunch — Clockwise from center, actors Alan Price, Aerin Morneau, Gloria Jones, Teresa Ahnin, Drew Stuck, Monique McKisson and Paul Fearn star in "Rehearsal for Murder" at Chautauqua Playhouse. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse opened the thriller “Rehearsal for Murder” by D. D. Brooke, adapted from the teleplay by Richard Levinson and William Link. At its opening night, exactly a year ago and in this same theatre, the beautiful leading lady, who was also the playwright’s fiancée, was murdered! As these people start with the new play, […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Time to get out and make memories

Flames of fall color are appearing along Highway 50. In El Dorado County a lot of that color is Western Redbud. Whenever I see that along the roadside, I smile. It means that autumn is finally here. Time to make memories! There’s just something extra special about an apple fritter and a steaming cup of […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Elaine Elias lures the audience

Brazilian musician Elaine Elias has a sensuous, alluring voice and impressive compositional and piano skills. She comes to Three Stages on Oct. 18. Photo by Bob Wolfenson

With a musical style that blends Brazilian roots, a sensuous, alluring voice and impressive compositional and piano skills, “There is really nobody like Elaine Elias.” (New York Observer) She has recorded duets with Herbie Hancock and classical music with opera sensation Denyce Graves; she has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards and all of her recordings […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Mossy’ author comes to El Dorado Hills

Author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills Thursday to promote "Mossy," her newest book.

Successful children’s book author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills this Thursday to promote her newest book, “Mossy.” Brett has written more than 30 books, including “The Mitten.” Aboard her artwork-wrapped rockstar bus, Brett is on a 23-city national tour to promote “Mossy” and will stop at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmoore Lane in El Dorado Hills, from 5 […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »