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Art for the animals

"Dreamsicle" by Cheryl Wilson

Animal House’s seventh annual juried fine art exhibition of animal-themed artworks — “It’s a ZOO out there!” — will take place Feb. 21 to March 10 at the  Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The events is co-sponsored by Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael Recreation and Park District, Sacramento SPCA and Sacramento Audubon Society. An Animal Rescue and Artists […]

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

FLC alumni show their art at school’s gallery

Three Stages at Folsom Lake College hosts an invitational exhibition of Folsom Lake College alumni artists in the Bank of America Gallery, Feb. 3 through March 18, with a special artists’ reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. It is a question every art student has to grapple with: “What will I […]

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

Fall in love with ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Maleficent (Cassie King, 14), center, makes an unwelcome appearance at the royal celebration presenting the daughter of Queen Summer (Magen Fregoso, 17) and King August (Sean Kauffmann, 15). Fortunately the good fairies Fauna (Hailee Bernard, 15) and Flora (Amber Otwell, 14) are able to diminish the evil witch's curse on the baby girl. Village Life photo by Noel Stack

Good fairies and an accidental hero make sure Prince Charming and Princess Aurora live happily ever after in Oak Ridge High School’s student-directed production of “Sleeping Beauty,” opening next week. Junior Courtney Wrba, 16, sits in the director’s chair for this children’s show based on the classic fairy tale. But don’t expect this version to […]

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

Classic love story at the community center

"West Side Story," a modern version of Romeo and Juliet, plays at the Sacramento Community Center Theater through Jan. 29. Courtesy photo

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of “West Side Story” will play at the Sacramento Community Center Theater through Jan. 29. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction will be recreated for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey […]

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

EDH artist’s work graces café walls

"Self Portrait" by Paul Ferrin

El Dorado Hills artist Paul Ferrin has his  original oil paintings on display at the Olympus Caffé through March 10. Ferrin is a member of the El Dorado Hills Arts Association and a graduate of Humboldt State University with a degree in art. The oil on canvas portrait and figure paintings on display were all created […]

No Comment / January 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony, Maestro Neumann renew contract

Maestro Michael Neumann

The Folsom Symphony’s Board of Directors announced that Michael Neumann will continue as conductor and music director at least through 2015. The symphony and Neumann agreed to a four-year contract in December that includes an option to renew for three additional years. “We have been so fortunate to have a conductor of Michael’s caliber since […]

No Comment / January 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to perform Bach, Dvorak

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has performed more than 1400 concerts — nearly 600 in Moscow, the rest on tours in 24 countries of Europe, North and South America and the Far East. Courtesy photo

The first of three Russian companies to perform this season Born in the aftermath of Moscow’s momentous events of August 1991, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin has earned national and international recognition as one of Russia’s leading classical ensembles. Founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, “the sound is rich, the playing impassioned, the unanimity impressive; … a […]

No Comment / January 19, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »