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The art of simply ‘letting go’

When my daughter was born some 20 years ago, Mom and Dad came to stay with us for those first days at home with the new baby. I’d had a high-risk pregnancy and a difficult, 19-hour delivery. My husband and I were exhausted. I was scared to death by the responsibility of taking care of […]

3 Comments / March 11, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Laugh until you cry at ‘Noises Off’

Chaos on the stage and behind the scenes will have audiences rolling in the aisles when they watch Oak Ridge High School Drama’s production of “Noises Off,” opening March 14. The play about a play within a play has action (falling down stairs), love triangles (that just might lead to an ax attack) and one […]

Comments Off / March 07, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Jason Petty pays tribute to Hank Williams

FOLSOM — It is a trip down country music’s memory lane. In Hank & My Honky Tonk Heroes, Jason Petty pays tribute not only to Hank Williams and his influence on country music but also to the stars who influenced Hank and those whom Hank influenced. These include Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, George […]

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

From egg to caterpillar to butterfly, Farfalle is an interactive adventure for children of all ages

Children and parents take a butterfly's journey, from egg ot beautiful insect, in Farfalle. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Farfalle (“butterflies” in Italian) is a production that traces the biological emergence of butterflies. Imagine the life of a butterfly; imagine yourself in a virtual world, touching a butterfly’s wings. These thrilling “paintings in movement” mix theatre, sensory boundaries, dance, visual magic, interactive technologies and music. It is a sensorial journey inside the […]

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

A raucous, rave-up of an Irish night

An Irish Hooley featuring the seven-piece band Slugger O’Toole is so populat, a second show at Three Stages was added. Don't miss them on March 8. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — It was a raucous good time when An Irish Hooley! came to Folsom last season; this year, it’s the perfect lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day. From the producer of An Irish Christmas comes this Irish Hooley (“boisterous party”) — pipes, flutes, harp, fiddle, bodhrans, dancing, singing, and storytelling — featuring the seven-piece band Slugger O’Toole and members of the […]

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

Liars to rock school fundraiser

The Fabulous Liars go back to school (sort-of) on Saturday, March 9, in El Dorado Hills, when the band performs at the annual Cedar Springs Waldorf School fundraiser. The 10th annual auction and dinner party starts at 5 p.m. at Lakehills Covenant Church, 7000 Rossmore Lane. For Fabulous Liars Band lead singer, Doug Jarman, it’s a […]

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

Everyone’s favorite ogre comes to Folsom

FOLSOM — “Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. Don’t miss this unusual love story at Three Stages March 14-16. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows […]

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