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Belle (Hilary Maiberger) and the Beast (Darick Pead) share a tender moment in "Beauty and the Beast." The traveling musical comes to Sacramenot March 6-19. Photo by Joan Marcus

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, comes to Sacramento as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage March 6-17 at the Community Center Theater, 13th & L street in downtown Sacramento. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast features” […]

No Comment / February 12, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

NASA astronaut offers backstage view of space program

FOLSOM — In his tiny office at UC Davis, Professor Steve Robinson holds up two letters. One is a letter rejecting his application to come to UC Davis as an undergraduate. The other, dated nearly 40 years later, is an invitation from UC Davis for Robinson to join the engineering faculty as a tenured professor. “A […]

No Comment / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »

Five-time ‘Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year’ appears for one night only

FOLSOM — Beginning their current tour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Paco Peña and his sextet will bring the true spirit of flamenco to audiences all over the world. As guitarist, composer, dramatist and mentor, Peña’s imagination, dedication and skill constantly renew this archetypal Spanish art form. As the leader of an […]

No Comment / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

This Delta Nu tries something new

Elle gets a lift from her friends when she applies to Harvard in "Legally Blonde." Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Lounging by the pool in a glittering pink bikini … that is so last summer. After her boyfriend dumps her, Elle Woods puts down her credit cards and picks up the books, ready to prove she’s the serious woman her ex needs by getting into Harvard Law School. Watch her transformation in El Dorado Musical […]

No Comment / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom History Museum features the Fab ’50s

For a blast from the past or a walk down Memory Lane, the Folsom Museum is always a fun venue. This month, however, is especially noteworthy. Former students from Folsom High School in the 1950s collaborated to create “Folsom in the 1950s.” There are a number of things that make this exhibit worth your time. […]

No Comment / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

SACRAMENTO — On Monday, Feb. 18, the Crocker Art Museum invites families to celebrate Black History Month with a spectacular showcase of the art, culture, history and traditions of the African Diaspora. Inspired by the Black Family Reunion Celebration that occurs annually in Washington, D.C., the Crocker’s Family Festival brings to life African and African-American […]

No Comment / February 05, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

On stage for one night only: Engelbert Humperdink

With four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Engelbert Humperdinck might rest easy on his laurels. Not likely. With More than 150 million records sold and new collaborations in the works with artists like Sir Elton […]

No Comment / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »