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California Stage premieres new play by Leslie Lewinter-Suskind

Marion Jeffery plays Susan in California Stage's premiere of Leslie Lewinter-Suskind's "A Revolutionary Mind," opening June 17. Photo by Barry Wisdom

From acclaimed author of last season’s smash hit “Italian Opera” Leslie Lewinter-Suskind comes something completely different. Running June 17 through July 17, California Stage Theatre Company will premiere her new play, “A Revolutionary Mind” under the direction of Ray Tatar, producing artistic director. “A Revolutionary Mind” follows rabid activist turned housewife Susan down the rabbit hole when her daughter, […]

Comments Off / May 28, 2016 | Posted in Business Columns,Entertainment | Read More »

Discover intriguing clues about the city’s past at CSI: Old Sacramento

Learn about archaeology and Old Sacramento with Professor Amanda Paskey and Dr. Anastasia Panagakos of the Cosumnes River College Archaeology Lab beneath  the Hall, Luhrs & Company building June 1. Photo courtesy Sacramento History Museum

In partnership with Cosumnes River Archaeological Working Laboratory the Sacramento History Museum is pleased to present a special evening event, CSI: Old Sacramento on Wednesday, June 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Event participants will have the unique opportunity to see and learn about artifacts excavated from the Hall, Luhrs & Company building’s underground site three decades […]

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Young musician wins back-to-back best jazz soloist

Delaney Odell, 13, who just graduated with Marina Village's eighth grade class, recently won best overall jazz soloist for the second straight year at the Music in the Parks festival in Vallejo. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

Incoming Oak Ridge freshman Delaney Odell already knows what she wants to do with her life. “I want to major in music and then be a middle school music director,” she told Village Life. Since fifth grade Delaney has been recognized as a gifted clarinet and saxophone player. Recently the 13-year-old won best overall jazz […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Warhol: Portraits speaks to the creative mind in Crocker exhibit

Andy Warhol, "Self-Portrait," 1986. 
Photo courtesy of the Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. © 2016 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

It seems like only yesterday that I was walking through the “bones” of the new expansion to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Wearing a hard hat and with a photographer in tow, we heard promises of amazing exhibits to come. There would be expansive galleries and appropriate archival lighting. Six years later, the promise […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Railroad Museum jazzed up for Memorial Day weekend

Coinciding with the 43rd annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage diesel locomotive. In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

El Dorado Arts Council receives major grant from National Endowment for the Arts

 The El Dorado Arts Council has received an Art Works award to support a Cultural Master Planning process for El Dorado County from the National Endowment for the Arts. National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Palladio heats up with summer concert series

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Gloria Wright Palladio at Broadstone The Palladio at Broadstone in Folsom will be rockin’ out Wednesday nights this summer with a lineup of the region’s best cover bands (and a DJ) to play their Summer Concert Series. Love Taylor Swift? Then don’t miss Swift Country on July 6. If you were a teenager in the 90s […]

Comments Off / May 23, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »