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NASA astronaut offers backstage view of space program

FOLSOM — In his tiny office at UC Davis, Professor Steve Robinson holds up two letters. One is a letter rejecting his application to come to UC Davis as an undergraduate. The other, dated nearly 40 years later, is an invitation from UC Davis for Robinson to join the engineering faculty as a tenured professor. “A […]

Comments Off / February 11, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,News | Read More »

Five-time ‘Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year’ appears for one night only

FOLSOM — Beginning their current tour in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Paco Peña and his sextet will bring the true spirit of flamenco to audiences all over the world. As guitarist, composer, dramatist and mentor, Peña’s imagination, dedication and skill constantly renew this archetypal Spanish art form. As the leader of an […]

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This Delta Nu tries something new

Elle gets a lift from her friends when she applies to Harvard in "Legally Blonde." Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Lounging by the pool in a glittering pink bikini … that is so last summer. After her boyfriend dumps her, Elle Woods puts down her credit cards and picks up the books, ready to prove she’s the serious woman her ex needs by getting into Harvard Law School. Watch her transformation in El Dorado Musical […]

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Folsom History Museum features the Fab ’50s

For a blast from the past or a walk down Memory Lane, the Folsom Museum is always a fun venue. This month, however, is especially noteworthy. Former students from Folsom High School in the 1950s collaborated to create “Folsom in the 1950s.” There are a number of things that make this exhibit worth your time. […]

Comments Off / February 10, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Crocker Art Museum celebrates Black History Month

SACRAMENTO — On Monday, Feb. 18, the Crocker Art Museum invites families to celebrate Black History Month with a spectacular showcase of the art, culture, history and traditions of the African Diaspora. Inspired by the Black Family Reunion Celebration that occurs annually in Washington, D.C., the Crocker’s Family Festival brings to life African and African-American […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

On stage for one night only: Engelbert Humperdink

With four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Engelbert Humperdinck might rest easy on his laurels. Not likely. With More than 150 million records sold and new collaborations in the works with artists like Sir Elton […]

Comments Off / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Animals go wild at Sac Fine Arts Center

"The Honeymooners," 2012, first place painting by Steve Walters

Animals have taken over the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. The Animal House annual fine arts exhibition runs Feb. 19 through March 9. The them for this eighth annual juried fine art exhibition of animal-themed works is “It’s a ZOO Out there!” The exhibit is co-sponsored by Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael Recreation and Park District,Sacramento SPCA and Sacramento […]

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