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Encore film festival hosted at Crocker

The Crocker Art Museum will present an encore screening of the 2011 “Place Called Sacramento” film festival at the museum on Thursday, Feb. 4. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Friends of Access Sacramento, PCS filmmakers and fans are invited to celebrate, again, the 10 short films first premiered last October at the Crest Theatre. […]

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

‘The King Stag’ auditions scheduled

The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College calls for actors from the community to audition Monday, Feb. 13, for its spring production of “The King Stag.” Carlo Gozzi’s hilarious comic fable comes to life in the forest with King Deramo and the faithful Angela who loves him. In this magical fantasy, men become creatures […]

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

Lost in Suburbia finds its musical niche

Lost In Suburbia bandmates Eddie Otero, 40, of El Dorado Hills; John Amarilllo, 45, of Sacramento; Chris Gartner, 45, of Sacramento; and Alan Boucher, 52, of El Dorado Hills play great alternative rock from the 1980s and '90s. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“Oh, yeah! I love that song!” Lost In Suburbia bandmates Eddie Otero, Chris Gartner, John Amarillo and Alan Boucher never get tired of those words. Considering their specialty — 1980s and ’90s rock — they hear them often. What usually follows is a crowded dance floor rockin’ out to Billy Idol, Radiohead and U2. Since […]

No Comment / January 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Party like it’s 1985 with ‘The Wedding Singer’

"The Wedding Singer" performs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m., through Feb. 5 at Runaway Stage. Courtesy photo

SACRAMENTO — It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Heart, who still lives in his grandmother’s basement, is new Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiancée Linda leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie […]

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

Cal Stage explores corporate greed

California Stage celebrates its 20th production year with an award-winning play that nails the greedy acts of large corporations to their front doors. Kevin King’s “The Idea Man,” received its world premiere with the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood, immediately winning the best playwriting award at the Los Angeles Ovation Awards. Following California Stage’s production, […]

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

Preservation Hall Jazz Band helps Three Stages celebrate anniversary

FOLSOM — They are a beloved American institution. Just off their 50th anniversary, Preservation Hall Jazz Band — whose high-energy shows are dedicated to perpetuating traditional New Orleans jazz — celebrated their fifth decade in Carnegie Hall on Jan. 7. On Feb. 3 the band comes to Three Stages to celebrate the one-year anniversary of […]

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

Chautauqua presents ‘golden’ play

Photo by Kent Miller

Chautauqua Children’s Theatre will present “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg” starring Don Myers, Linda Arnold, Michael Bianchi-Rossi, Linda Small and Richard Fehlman, beginning Jan. 21 and playing every Saturday through Feb. 11. “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg,” the fable of a fabulous goose, is adapted and directed by Marie Raymond, who has specialized in […]

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