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‘Nunsense II’ keeps Sutter Street Theatre in the habit of great entertainment

"Nunsense II" marks the return of the "€œLittle Sisters of Hoboken" to Folsom's Sutter Street Theatre. It'€™s a wacky, humorous musical … with surprisingly reverent moments sprinkled in. Left to right, Connie Mockenhaupt, Sister Marionette and Sarah Kalsey Null. Photo courtesy of Sutter Street Theatre

You can’t keep the good “Little Sisters of Hoboken” down. In fact, their first “fundraiser” at Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre (“Nunsense”) last year was so successful they are back at it with “Nunsense II: The Second Coming.” Now, there really are no “Sisters of Hoboken.” The characters are entirely fictitious, brought to life by Connie […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Placerville artists celebrate spring

"PANSY PARADE" by Sonja Hamilton

What better way to celebrate spring than to go the Placerville Arts Association Spring Membership Show? The PAA has 180 members who are active in El Dorado County in various art projects, shows and local galleries. The show runs from Monday through Friday, April 9 to 13, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ celebrates music legends

The original Braodway cast of "Million Dollar Quartet" jams on stage. Photo by Joan Marcus

The national tour of “Million Dollar Quartet,” the Tony Award-winning new musical inspired by the true story of four rock ‘n’ roll icons, will make its Sacramento premiere April 17-22 at Community Center Theater as part of the Broadway Sacramento series. On Dec. 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, […]

No Comment / April 06, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Killer Joe’ hits the funny bone

The "Killer Joe" cast will keep you laughing. Rear, left to right: Wade Lucas and Shannon Mahoney; front, left to right: Kat Wolinski, Justin Muñoz and Rick Eldredge. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre goes full throttle with its 2012 season on Friday, April 13, with the opening of “Killer Joe ”by Tracy Letts. This hard-hitting show is the first play written by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “August: Osage County” and the well-loved “Superior Donuts.” The Smith family gets more than it bargained for […]

No Comment / March 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento museums go earthy

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures all year long. In April many of the 28 members of Sacramento Association of Museums […]

No Comment / March 27, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Spring is in the air — time to plan a day trip

Despite the rainy days of late, as I sit at my notebook computer to write this morning, robins and goldfinches are chirping in the garden. The sun is shining through a break in the clouds and all seems right with the world. Once again, I’m away from the noise of the TV/radio/Internet. I can ignore […]

1 Comment / March 26, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Folsom Arts Association hosts watercolorist

"Times Square, New York" by Alvaro Castagnet won first place at the Signature Watercolor Exhibition in New York.

Internationally acclaimed watercolor artist and instructor Alvaro Castagnet from Uruguay, South America, will be presenting a workshop sponsored by the Folsom Arts Association. The workshop will be at the Folsom Hampton Inn, 155 Placerville Road in Folsom, March 26 to 30. The public is invited to a reception for Castagnet on Thursday, March 29, from […]

No Comment / March 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »