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Folsom High School Jazz Choir is No. 1 with sights set on Europe

No. 1 in the nation —€” The Folsom Jazz Choir hopes to represent the region and the nation in Europe this summer. To pay their own way, the students are offering to perform at private parties and corporate events this holiday season. Courtesy photo

The El Dorado Hills and Folsom region are home to some impressive talent. Fortunately, this talent is not hidden under a bushel basket. It is held aloft for all to see, whether it is a performance by EDMT, a local high school play … or a jazz choir. I have had the good fortune to […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Nutty knights take the stage in ‘Spamalot’

And now for something completely different — "Spamalot" puts an entertaining twist on the classic King Arthut legend. The audience won't beleive the adventures these knights have while on a quest for the Holy Grail. Courtesy photo

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python’s “Spamalot” makes its capital region debut in the intimacy of Stage One at Three Stages. The performances on Nov. 17-19 mark the first visit to the Sacramento region by the national tour of Spamalot. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

A dynamic evening of flamenco

Things get hot on Three Stages’ dance floor From his days as first dancer in Compañía Española de Antonio Márquez to his sensational U.S. tour in 2008, José Porcel has been an electric presence in the world of flamenco. From Madrid, Spain, Porcel’s own company of eight dancers, two singers and four musicians will bring […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Win big at art lottery

Ticket holders at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center's art lottery could take home beautiful pieces like this.

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents Ars Gratia Artis, an annual fundraising art lottery. This provocative art event is a special occasion that offers each ticket purchaser the opportunity to own an original piece of art work donated by regional artists. There will be more than 100 art works from which to make your selection. […]

No Comment / November 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Agatha Christie thriller on stage

Stephen Kauffman, Cameron Johnson and Kevin Toole, left to right, try to untangle a murder mystery in "Witness for the Prosecution." Photo by Allen Schmeltz

“Witness for the Prosecution” transforms Sutter Street Theatre into a tangled courtroom drama. Only Agatha Christie could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it with an uncanny triple flip ending. A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is […]

No Comment / November 03, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Dr. Seuss stories come to life at Marina Village

"Seussical, Jr." actors at Marina Village Middle School include from left to right: Tyler Barth, Tom Janus, Delaney Kelleher and Jackie Limm. Photo by Diane Orciuoli

The Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance at Marina Village Middle School in El Dorado Hills on Thursday, Nov. 3, and Friday, Nov. 4, when “Seussical Jr.,” a fun-filled musical based on some of the stories by Dr. Seuss, is performed by 20 sixth- through eighth-grade students. The story follows the adventures of Horton the Elephant (Tom […]

No Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

It’s a very ‘Pooh’ Christmas at Big Idea Theatre

All gone —€” Christopher Robin (Benjamin T. Ismail) and Piglet (Andrea Kersten) watch as Pooh (Wade Lucas) panics when he has no hunny in "A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail." Photo by Beth Edwards

Eeyore has lost his tail! How can he enjoy Christmas without it? Not to fear! Winnie-the-Pooh and his courageous lot of colorful friends come to the rescue in Little BIT’s production of “A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail.” Big Idea Theatre brings this story to the stage. Children in attendance will be invited to join in the festivities. Showtimes […]

No Comment / October 31, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »