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Starship touches down June 2

Every Starship album released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum. For the current tour, the band will mine its deep back catalog. Courtesy photo

Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled the venerable San Francisco band Starship through the decades of the 1980s and ’90s with several of the 20th century’s biggest pop and rock anthems. Harris Center audiences will likely recognize hits such as “Sara,” “We Built This City” and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us […]

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

Arts center focuses of fiber

The Fiber Arts Group at Sacramento Fine Arts Center presents the Focus On Fiber annual fiber arts open show, June 3-21. Focus On Fiber will show exceptional uses for a common material. The exhibit will showcase artwork using all types of fiber techniques — basketry, beading, crochet, dyeing fabric, felting, hooking, knitting, knotting, lace making, painting […]

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

Go back to the Gold Rush

"Folsom's Gold" takes the audience back to the Gold Rush. Courtesy photo

“Folsom’s Gold,” a fun musical romp through Folsom and the Gold Country from 1848 through 1885, returns to Sutter Street Theatre. The production celebrates America, California and the heritage of the Gold Country through song, dance and storytelling. This original production by Sutter Street Theatre, conceived byMike Jimena and Connie Mockenhaupt, was initially developed through a grant […]

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

Joni Morris celebrates Patsy Cline

Joni Morris

Take a step back in time to the late 1950s and early ’60s when the airwaves were filled with country western legend Patsy Cline’s songs like “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams” and “I Fall to Pieces” as Joni Morris offers her Tribute to the Music of Patsy Cline at Harris Center for the Arts. Full of music […]

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

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 »