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Smuin Ballet performs with prowess, passion and pizzazz

Smuin Ballet features dancers who break the boundaries of traditional ballet. The company will perform in Folsom on Oct. 17. Photo by Matthew Felton

FOLSOM — Vibrant, expressive, brassy — agile bodies moving with astonishing gravity-defying grace. That’s Smuin Ballet, considered to be in the top tier of America’s ballet companies. The company brings this excellence to Harris Center for the Arts audiences, breaking the boundaries of ballet with a trilogy of unforgettable pieces. In Serenade for Strings, we see choreographer Garrett Ammon unleash his […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Crawl through California’s treasured archives

SACRAMENTO — In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the fourth annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Having Fun in the Sacramento Region. […]

Comments Off / October 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Get The Led Out pays tribute to superband

Get The Led Out pays tribute to Led Zeppelin. The band comes to Harris Center for the Arts on Oct. 9. Photo by Lisa Shaffer

FOLOSM — They aren’t an impersonation band; the musical tribute band Get The Led Out is made up of six professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It is their mission to bring the studio recordings of “the might Zep” to life on the big concert stage. These musicians […]

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Irish romance will enchant audience

John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy “Outside Mullingar” has its regional premiere on the B Street Theatre Mainstage. “Outside Mullingar” follows the romantic travail of two lonely eccentrics, Anthony and Rosemary. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland and Rosemary has spent hers next door, pinning for Anthony. With a […]

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Bestseller Lu coming to Face in a Book

“Some hate us, think us outlaws to hang at the gallows. Some fear us, think us demons to burn at the stake. Some worship us, think us children of the gods. But all know us.” Once young adult superstar Marie Lu opens her highly anticipated new fantasy series with these lines, she’s got you hooked […]

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Folsom Symphony opening season with Majesty

An evening of truly illustrious music opens the 2014-15 season of the Folsom Symphony with the performance of the Majesty concert at the Harris Center on Oct. 25. Maestro Peter Jaffe will conduct three stately works by Gioachino Rossini, Ludwig van Beethoven and Ottorino Respighi. Pianist Frank Wiens is the evening’s featured soloist. The Barber of […]

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Take flight with B Street’s ‘Flying Machine’

To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything! On December 17, 1903 at 10:35 a.m., the world changed. Wilbur and Orville Wright, two great American inventors, are brought to life in the world premiere of “The Flying Machine,” opening Oct. 4 at B Street Theatre. The invention […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »