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‘So long, farewell’ Mrs. Uhrhammer

Holy Trinity School's retiring principal Trisha Uhrhammer poses with students from Mrs. Barber's third-grade class. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

In a recent sendoff for Holy Trinity School’s retiring principal Trisha Uhrhammer, the students surprised her with a rendition of her favorite song, “So Long, Farewell” from “The Sound of Music.” There wasn’t a dry eye in the church as the entire assembly stood for their beloved principal and sang. Uhrhammer beamed then as she […]

Comments Off / June 07, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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, […]

Comments Off / 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 »

Holy Trinity principal praises new role

Holy Trinity School's new principal Christopher Nelson brings a dynamic, hands-on approach to the role. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Christopher Nelson hasn’t always been Catholic, but Holy Trinity School’s new principal has taken the reins to lead the school with gusto. “Catholic schools brought me into the faith,” he said. Baptized Methodist, Nelson said he wasn’t practicing when he became a teacher in his native Southern California. The UCLA grad taught public elementary school, […]

Comments Off / January 04, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Bashing, crashing and smashing favorite returns to Folsom

The STOMP troupe will perform at Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The show is nearly sold out so be sure and get your tickets today. Photos by Steve McNicholas

STOMP, the explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique experience for audiences of all ages, comes to the Harris Center for the Arts this month. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments to […]

Comments Off / December 27, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Parents are powerful

When was the last time you called your parents to say hello? Have you ever thanked them for all they did for you? I am not talking about a one-sentence “thank you” on the phone. You need to arrange a face-to-face thank you with no interruptions, including the TV going or the telephone ringing or texting […]

Comments Off / December 14, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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