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Golf comedy tees off at Chautauqua

Julie Bock, left, and Walt Thompson get a little close in "The Fox on the Fairway," opening on Aug. 17 at Chautauqua Playhouse. Photo by Warren Harrison

Chautauqua Playhouse announces the first show of its 36th season. The new comedy “The Fox on the Fairway” opens on Aug. 17 and will run at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays through Sept. 23. Ken Ludwig’s newest farce is a charming, screwball comedy about love, life and man’s eternal love […]

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

More than a concert

Jeffrey Siegel mixes music and education during his Keyboard Conversation performances.

Jeffrey Siegel offers an evening of beloved piano classics FOLSOM — On the heels of his well-received series of lecture performances last season, the Aug. 24 Keyboard Conversation with distinguished pianist Jeffrey Siegel at Three Stages at Folsom Lake College promises an exciting exploration of some of the best-loved works in the classical canon. The program […]

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

Top of Folsom debuts under the stars

Karen Holmes of Karen's Bakery Café will show off her salad-tossing skills at the Top of Folsom fundraiser next month. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — The Folsom Historic District presents Top of Folsom, featuring food, wine, fine art and performances served up on a scenic rooftop in the heart of Historic Folsom, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The evening includes live music and performance art. The stars of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Network’s “Yardcore” licensed contractors Jake and […]

No Comment / August 07, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Producers’ antics generate laughs

Mel Brooks’ hit Broadway musical “The Producers”opens this week at Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom. “The Producers” sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly “boffo” hit, winning a record 12 Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The plot is simple: A down-on-his luck Broadway producer and his […]

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

Music Circus features ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Tradition is the theme as the 2012 Music Circus season continues with the all-time classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at Wells Fargo Pavilion, Aug. 14–19. Like the iconic rooftop musician, playful yet reverent Tevye teeters between his respect for tradition and his love for his daughters, each anxious to follow her heart after a […]

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

Legend of American Art Norman Rockwell Comes to the Crocker

“American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” opens Nov. 10 SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum is proud to present a collection by one of America’s most iconic and beloved artists, Norman Rockwell, from Nov. 10, through Feb. 3, 2013. “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” offers a rare look at nostalgic and historic […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Enigmatic Madeleine Peyroux to perform in Folsom

“The first thing to be noticed is her voice. Madeleine Peyroux was quickly crowned with the neo-Billie Holiday label, but her earliest influence was Bessie Smith. Neither a show-off stylist nor a laid back crooner, “She sings as elegantly as Peggy Lee and writes with the downbeat clarity of Leonard Cohen.” (Mojo).  Madeleine Peyroux takes the […]

No Comment / July 30, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »