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India Jazz Suites fuses Kathak, tap

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A joyous, thrilling collaboration  between Pandit Chitresh Das — one of the world’s foremost masters of the of the barefoot, bell-bedecked North Indian dance called Kathak — and Emmy award-winning Jason Samuels Smith — one of the world’s fastest tap dancers — comes to Three Stages on May 11. Accompanied by three top Indian classical musicians and three […]

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Bilbo Baggins wanders into Folsom

Bilbo Baggins the little hairy footed Hobbit will be appearing at Sutter Street Theatre in Markland Taylor’s dramatization of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic story “The Hobbit.”  Directed by award winning director Allen Schmeltz, “The Hobbit” opens May 5. It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began […]

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‘Odd Couple’ dukes it out on Sutter Street stage

Mike Jimena and Warren Harrison portray "The Odd Couple" in Sutter Street Theatre's production of the Neil Simon classic. Photo by Allen Schmeltz

Sutter Street Theatre in Historic Folsom presents“The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon and directed by Connie Mockenhaupt. The classic comedy opens with a group of the guys assembled for poker in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. If the mess that surrounds them is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late […]

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‘The Taming of the Shrew’ — Jersey style

Julie Anchor portrays the "shrewish" Kate and Allen Pontes is Petruchio in Main Street Theatre Works' Jersey-style production of "The Taming of the Shrew." Photo by Terri Brindisi

JACKSON — Main Street Theatre Works is proud to kick off its 2012 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, with William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Performances are Friday and Saturday nights, June 22 through July 21. Doors open at 6:30 for picnics, show starts at 8. Patrons are encouraged to come […]

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Crocker offers music and movies under the stars

SACRAMENTO — Summer means starry nights at the Crocker, with Thursdays ’til 9 programs heading out to the E. Kendell Davis Courtyard for live music and classic film screenings. New this summer, every first Thursday of the month from June to September, the Crocker will screen classic and contemporary films in the E. Kendell Davis Courtyard. Visitors are welcome to […]

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Crocker Art Museum presents retrospective of ceramic artist Karen Karnes

Three Forms, 2002, produced in Morgan, VT. Glazed stoneware, salt-fired. Private collection, New York. Photo by Anthony Cuñha

“A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes” on view June 23 through Sept. 30, 2012 SACRAMENTO — For more than 60 years, Karnes has been at the forefront of the studio pottery movement, creating some of the most iconic vessels and sculptural objects in American ceramics. The Crocker Art Museum exhibition will highlight 69 masterworks […]

No Comment / April 18, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Fine Arts Center goes wild

2011 Best of Show, "Sandbar", oil, by Bruce Leavitt

“Painting Where the Wild Things Are,” an open juried art show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center benefiting the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, will run May 8-26. Regional artists will submit paintings, sculpture and textile art of the American River Parkway and the wild things that live there. Entry days for this exhibit are 1 to 5 […]

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