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Artists offer a peek inside their creative spaces

Artist Lori Anderson stands in her studio holding a ceramic tile imprinted with her painting of a pelican. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Painter Lori Anderson loves scenic vistas. As a phone company splicer, she enjoyed views from atop a telephone pole but these days the pole-climber-turned-artist opts to capture the moment using her camera and from those pictures she creates vivd paintings in her own “impressionistic realism” style. “I never thought I’d paint,” said Anderson, president of […]

Comments Off / May 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Untangle’ offers unflinching portrayal of absue

“Untangle: You Can’t Save Others Until You Save Yourself,” by Shirlee Scribner, published November 2013 by Scribner Media Inc., 258 pages, softcover and ebook versions. When  El Dorado Hills resident Shirlee Scribner was 10 she witnessed a traumatic event between her parents, an event that precipitated the birth of her youngest brother, Dallas, and the […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony transitions with ‘Out of this World’

Music reflects historical change on various levels. In less than two weeks, Peter Jaffe will guest conduct the Folsom Symphony and give us a foretaste of what to expect in the fall season when he officially takes over the baton of Michael Neumann, emeritus musical director. According to my sources at the symphony, rehearsals are […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Museums ready for summer nights

SACRAMENTO —  California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum are proud to offer extended summer hours on Thursday evenings as part of a special “Thursday Night at the Museums” program, May 29 through Aug. 28. Both museums located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park will stay open until 8 p.m. […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Forbidden love, electrifying music come to Harris Center

Huey and Felicia defy tradition and expectations in "Memphis." Courtesy photo

Critically acclaimed “Memphis” won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo). Now this multi-award winning production is making a […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Festival celebrates world-class music

SACRAMENTO — Get ready to move your feet and dance in the streets morning, noon and night when the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival & Jubilee returns over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26. The four-day musical celebration will showcase nearly 100 bands playing 300 sets at 20 venues from Old Sacramento to the Convention Center area. A […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sacramento gets ‘Wicked’

“Wicked,” with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Pippin,” “Godspell,” Academy Award winner for “Pocahontas” and “The Prince of Egypt”) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”) based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, opens on Wednesday, May 28, for a three-week engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater. Long before […]

Comments Off / May 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »