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Dreams come true in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’

Adrian Arrieta, Kecia Lewis and Paige Faure, left to right, perform in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" presented by Broadway Sacramento at the Sacramento Community Center Theater through May 17. Photo by Carol Rosegg

SACRAMENTO — Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of “South Pacific” and “The Sound of Music,” will play the Community Center Theater for a limited engagement this week. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, […]

No Comment / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rodgers and Hammerstein love story at Music Circus

Lt. Joseph Cable (Eric Kunze) and Liat (Briahna Yee) fall in love in "South Pacific," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion July 22-27. Photo by Charr Crail

The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “South Pacific,” a universally acclaimed musical theatre masterpiece, is the third show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances take place July 22-27. A love story for the ages, “South Pacific” features some of the most beautiful music […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘King and I’ comes to Sacramento

“The King and I,” one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most treasured musicals, is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, Aug. 6-11. With book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and music by Richard Rodgers, the show features the classic songs “Shall We Dance?,” “Getting to Know You” […]

Comments Off / July 28, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The Ramblin’ Years returns to its roots

Seattle-based The Ramblin' Years comes back to its local roots to perform at The Purple Place on Friday, April 17 — one stop of their Northern California tour. Bandmates are, left to right: Daniel Dunn, Katie Sweeney, Sean Clavere, Daniel Dovinh and Mitch Edwards. Photo by Olli Tumelius

Band stops home on tour Way before rock band The Ramblin’ Years’ was lighting up Seattle’s popular club circuit, lead singer Sean Clavere attended Oak Ridge High School, at which time he played in the marching band and led his first band, The Late Chaps. Now Clavere and The Ramblin’ Years are coming back to […]

Comments Off / April 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Drought relief hopes melting away

Frank Gehrke, Department of Water Resources chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, uses a hollow tube to collect a snow sample during the March 3 snow survey at Phillips Station near Sierra at Tahoe. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The results of Tuesday’s snow survey at Phillips Station were disappointing with an average of 6.7 inches of snow on the ground and slightly less than 1 inch of water content. At only 5 percent of the historical average for the site, the results were actually down from last month’s average of 12 percent. “It’s pretty grim,” said Frank Gehrke, chief […]

Comments Off / March 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Irish Hooley is a raucous good time

An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Courtesy photo

It just wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without honoring the great tradition and the mighty joy of being Irish. With rip-roaring music, song and dance, Harris Center for the Arts presents An Irish Hooley with Slugger O’Toole. The musicians of Slugger O’Toole, one of the best loved Irish bands, make a welcome return to the Harris […]

Comments Off / March 03, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Training today leads to faster, safer rescues tomorrow

After removing the door using the jaws of life and peeling back the roof, firefighters use their equipment to lift the dash, simulating that a victim's legs are trapped underneath it. Village Life photo by Noel Satck

In about an hour, El Dorado Hills firefighters turned a Ford station wagon into a real fixer-upper. The “firefighter tested and approved” vehicle suffered busted windows, dinged and removed doors, a choppy convertible conversion and charred seats — all in the name of training as firefighters and this Village Life editor tested their skills and re-familiarized […]

Comments Off / January 15, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

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