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Chris Isaak performs Sun Studio originals

Chris Isaak

FOLSOM — As a child spinning his parents 45s in their Stockton home, Chris Isaak was obsessed with the glory days of Memphis’ Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there — Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis — all of them discovered and nurtured by […]

No Comment / November 07, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Harris Center’s third season brings back classics, plus new and exciting events

FOLSOM — Bringing artists from all over the world, and from almost every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College (formerly known as Three Stages at Folsom Lake College) will offer hundreds of performances in 2013-14. Beginning in late July 2013 and extending into spring 2014,  the new season includes world-class performers […]

No Comment / July 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Opera, philharmonic team up for adventurous season

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Opera and Sacramento Philharmonic, recently joined as Two in Tune under the “umbrella” corporation Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance, announce their first joint season. Beginning on Aug. 11, the opera and philharmonic will present a unique and diverse program, encompassing mainstage opera and symphonic concerts, musical events for children and families, cutting-edge Satellite Series concerts, […]

No Comment / June 18, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Secret to great barbecue? Just listen

Sibling barbecue team Nicole Burton, left and Brandon Ivey own and operate Boucane in El Dorado Hills. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Where I come from, the best barbecue is found in the worst neighborhoods. I’ve savored soul food on the south side of Chicago and shouted for ribs through bullet-proof Plexiglas in the Fillmore District. So I was unprepared for Boucane’s Smokehouse and Sweetery, opened in March by brother-sister act Nicole Burton and Brandon Ivey. Their […]

6 Comments / May 26, 2013 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

On stage for one night only: Engelbert Humperdink

With four Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year (1988), 63 gold and 24 platinum records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Engelbert Humperdinck might rest easy on his laurels. Not likely. With More than 150 million records sold and new collaborations in the works with artists like Sir Elton […]

No Comment / February 03, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Rescue dogs get starring role in ‘Legally Blonde’

Jagger Minnie will star as Bruiser in EDMT's production of "Legally Blonde." Courtesy photo

El Dorado Musical Theatre recently cast 44 local performers aged 12 to 22 in its upcoming production, “Legally Blonde.” The show features Heather Clark as Elle Woods, Jonny Cranmer as Emmett Forrest, Andrew Wilson as Warner Huntington III and Jillian Curry as Paulette, plus a deep and talented supporting cast. Two local rescue dogs were cast as Bruiser […]

No Comment / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

50 shades of destruction to our kids

Julie Samrick

I can see why “50 Shades of Grey” has enamored grown women everywhere. The story of recent college graduate Anastasia Steele’s dark and sexually charged relationship with extremely wealthy, dashingly handsome Christian Grey has only one hitch — Grey’s kinky, S&M fetishes are non-negotiable if Ana wants to be his girlfriend.  Christian is as deviant […]

4 Comments / June 08, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

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