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Elaine Elias lures the audience

Brazilian musician Elaine Elias has a sensuous, alluring voice and impressive compositional and piano skills. She comes to Three Stages on Oct. 18. Photo by Bob Wolfenson

With a musical style that blends Brazilian roots, a sensuous, alluring voice and impressive compositional and piano skills, “There is really nobody like Elaine Elias.” (New York Observer) She has recorded duets with Herbie Hancock and classical music with opera sensation Denyce Graves; she has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards and all of her recordings […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Mossy’ author comes to El Dorado Hills

Author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills Thursday to promote "Mossy," her newest book.

Successful children’s book author Jan Brett comes to El Dorado Hills this Thursday to promote her newest book, “Mossy.” Brett has written more than 30 books, including “The Mitten.” Aboard her artwork-wrapped rockstar bus, Brett is on a 23-city national tour to promote “Mossy” and will stop at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmoore Lane in El Dorado Hills, from 5 […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Oak Ridge High School gets ‘All Shook Up’

Lace up your Blue Suede Shoes and dance to the Jailhouse Rock … Elvis Presley’s music has arrived at Oak Ridge High School in the musical “All Shook Up,” opening Thursday, Oct. 18. “It’s a lot of fun,” said lead actor/singer/dancer Ryan Van Overeem. “It really brings back that Elvis Presley music. If you love […]

No Comment / October 12, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘This … is my boom stick!’

Amanda Yount, Elio Guiterrez and Katherine Folsom battle Candarian demons in "Evil Dead The Musical, " opening Oct. 12 at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“It’s an old tale. You’ve probably heard it a hundred times. Boy and his friends go on a weeklong vacation in the woods. Three friends turn into Candarian demons. One friend is killed by a forest of evil trees. Two demons are killed by their boyfriends respectively, while one stays in the cellar trying to […]

No Comment / October 04, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre announces 2013 season

Sutter Street Theatre has announced its 2013 season — a variety of shows that will please theatrer goers. Each weekend, shows from The Off Broadway Series and The Family Series will fill the stage of Sutter Street Theatre at 717 Sutter St. in Historic Folsom. The following shows are scheduled for the season. Off Broadway […]

No Comment / October 02, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony opens season with ‘A Heart’s Jewel & Triumph’

Attending a live concert, as most know, is a multi-dimensional experience. A rock concert is a far larger experience than simply listening to a recording. This is equally true of classical music. Much as I love my musical collection of LPs, CDs and mp3s … there is nothing like experiencing the real deal. I commented […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Gallery 2110 looks at ‘Stages’

"Jackie," oil on canvas by GayLynn Ribeira

In October Gallery 2110 presents the exhibition “Stages,” works by GayLynn Ribeira and Anne Bradley. Ribeira explains her project for this show best, saying, “Inspiration for this show came as I pondered the many different stages of a woman’s life from the innocence of childhood, to the wisdom of maturity,” she said. “I started to […]

No Comment / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »