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Charlie Brown and friends have a good time at Ponderosa

Lucy (Hannah Christiansen), left, requests a 5 cent payment after a psychiatric session with Charlie Brown (Matt Howlett.) Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Matt Howlett watched all of the Peanuts holiday specials as a child. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” is one of his favorites with good reason — one of his ancestors, John Holland, is mentioned. “He (Holland) fell off the Mayflower and they mention him in ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’” Howlett said. “That’s how […]

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

Sutter Street Theatre hosts summer camps

The award-winning Sutter Street Theatre will again present summer camps in the visual and performing arts. To register or for information about tuition, class times or any other questions call (916) 353-1001. Camps will take place at Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St. in Folsom. Performing Arts Camps for ages 8 to 12 (June 11-15 […]

No Comment / March 22, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘The Color Purple’ triumphs

"The Color Purple" comes to Three Stages next month. Courtesy photo

 It was 30 years ago this year that “The Color Purple,” Alice Walker’s powerful novel, was originally published. It won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for fiction; it went on to be adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg. As a Broadway production — originally produced by Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones — the […]

No Comment / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Students’ plays hit the road

This week The B Street Theatre School Tour production of Fantasy Festival XXVI hits the road. This is the 26th year that elementary and middle schools students throughout northern California have submitted original plays to B Street’s annual playwriting contest for young people. Out of more than 150 plays submitted this year, five have been selected […]

No Comment / March 21, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake College students exhibit works

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College hosts an exhibition of Folsom Lake College student artists in the Bank of America Gallery through May 13, with a special Artists’ Reception on Friday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition features a diverse range of works such as paintings, printmaking, three-dimensional sculptures, and two-dimensional drawings. […]

No Comment / March 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Railroad Museum to debut a new crop of fruit crate art

“Pick Me!” Exhibit Opens April 10 SACRAMENTO —Due to popular demand, the California State Railroad Museum will debut phase two of a visually-powerful exhibit titled “Pick Me! Fruit Crate Art & the California Dream” on Tuesday, April 10. A whole new crop of more than 100 fruit crate art labels from the 1880s through the […]

No Comment / March 20, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Savion Glover has the sound

Three Stages presents a prodigy whose “artistry, no matter the musical accompaniment, begins below the knees” (New York Times). After making his Broadway debut at age 12, Savion Glover became one of the youngest males to be nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor. At 18 he was given the Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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