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Fall in love with the arts

Fall, like spring, is a season for new beginnings. Students are beginning a new year. Live entertainment organizations begin the 2012-2013 season. And it’s a great time to take a look at what our local arts associations have in store. We are fortunate to have several arts and artists associations in the vicinity. I’ve met […]

No Comment / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Avatar’ choreographer dances to Three Stages

Company dancers perform "Global Village," a piece choreographed by Lula Washington. The company comes to Three Stages on Oct. 5. Photo by Eric Mesiyah McGinnis

Founded in 1980 in the inner city area of South Los Angeles, Lula Washington Dance Theatre is composed of athletic, young dancers in the tradition of Alvin Ailey and African-rooted dance. “As a choreographer and company director, Lula Washington is doing something more than right” (Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times). “In inviting three dance companies to […]

No Comment / September 14, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

An intimate evening with Helen Reddy

Helen Reddy has come out of retirement. She will perform at Three Stages on Oct. 1. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Best known as a recording artist, Helen Reddy had more than a dozen Top 40 hits in the United States. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award and to have three No. 1 hits in the same year. She’s been on hiatus from performing publicly for over a decade; as of […]

No Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

On the way to Monterey

John Abercrombie's Organ Trio performa at Three Stages. Courtesy photo

Jazz guitar master John Abercrombie comes to Three Stages FOLSOM — John Abercrombie continues pushing the envelope of jazz guitar music into the 21st century. His vast experience as a jazz guitarist includes collaborative efforts with many of the all time greats in modern music including Chico Hamilton, Gato Barbieri, Billy Cobham, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie […]

No Comment / September 13, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Weight of the Nation’ screening scheduled

Leaner Healthier Teen Revolution proudly hosts a screening of the HBO documentary, “The Weight of The Nation,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Three Stages in Folsom. In the United States, two-thirds of adults and one out of every three children are overweight or obese. The annual cost of treating obesity related disease and […]

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

American River Music Festival: a great weekend on the river

Ethnocentric moniker notwithstanding, the mixed bag of genres under the “Americana music” umbrella is a transnational mélange that shares a common element: they all connect with the listener at an emotional level, creating a shared experience, especially in a live environment. And what better environment than Henningsen Lotus Park? A large grassy lawn, a cloudless […]

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

Discover ‘The Secret Garden’

By bringing "The Secret Garden" to life, Mary Lennox helps her family mend their broken hearts. The musical is now playing at Imagination Theater. Courtesy photo

Imagination Theater’s production of  “The Secret Garden: runs through Sunday, Sept 30. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnet, “The Secret Garden tells” the story of Mary Lennox, a lonely little girl who is sent to live with her uncle Archibald in Yorkshire, England, after being orphaned by a cholera epidemic in India. Still grieving over the loss […]

No Comment / September 05, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment,Uncategorized | Read More »