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Gypsy soul with funky refinement

FOLSOM — The New York Gypsy All-Stars cover the world rhythmically and harmonically. Led with Roma-inspired zeal by classically trained, traditionally raised Macedonian clarinet wonder Ismail Lumanovski, the group never loses its sharp musical focus, astounding chops and true spirit of their Gypsy namesakes. Harris Center/Three Stages present this unique group Oct. 30 & 31. […]

Comments Off / October 27, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

The best of Europe’s devotees pay homage to the gypsy jazz master Django

The Lulo Reinhardt Latin Swing Project has an extensive international touring history. The group combines its talent with other gypsy jazz musicians in the concert In The Footsepts of Django, coming to Three Stages Oct. 11. Courtesy photo

Django Reinhardt introduced a passionate style of Gypsy Jazz guitar that was astonishing in the 1930s and is still revered today. In The Footsteps Of Django brings together the best of the new Gypsy Jazz masters of Europe: Lulo Reinhardt, a third generation master, whose Latin Swing Project combines gypsy jazz with Latin rhythms; Les Doigts de […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Concert is all about love

Love is a many-splendored thing — and you’ll experience the joys and heartbreaks of six of its variations at the Folsom Symphony’s traditional February concert this Valentine’s Day. A playboy finds true love on a dude ranch, an unmasked lover evokes an unexpected transformation, unrequited adoration leads to tragic consequences, a future romance affects the entire […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Diego El Cigala to perform award-winning music at Harris Center

Latin Grammy winner Diego El Cigala blends musical genres to create a unique sound. See him at Harris Center for the Arts on Nov. 5. Courtesy photo

FOLSOM — Appearing for the first time at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom, three-time Grammy-winner Diego El Cigala is often credited as being the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. El Cigala has captivated audiences all over the world with his gravelly voice and passionate interpretations of flamenco and […]

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

SacWorldFest 2014 showcases vibrant multi-cultural music, dance

Edwardo Madril, a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico, will perform mesmerizing Native American hoop dances at SacWorld Fest 2014. Photo by Alison Toon

SACRAMENTO — A vibrant and culturally diverse entertainment line-up has been announced for the seventh annual SacWorldFest, a family friendly celebration proudly presented by Sacramento State and Wells Fargo Bank. Showcasing cultural diversity through lively music and dance, the annual festival has expanded to a week-long celebration — Sept. 27 through Oct. 5 — with many of the […]

Comments Off / September 11, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

La Cage aux Folles wraps up Music Circus season

Adam Lendermon (Chantal), Alan Mingo, Jr. (Albin) and Brian Steven Shaw (Angelique), left to right, star in "La Cage aux Folles," produced by Music Circus at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Aug. 19-24. Photo by Charr Crail

The hilarious musical “”La Cage aux Folles”,” featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. “La Cage aux Folles” won six Tony Awards in 1984, and […]

Comments Off / August 14, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Mama Rose takes over the stage

With their relentless mother pushing them, Louise (Brooke Flores), left, and June (Jessica Bisbee) perform on stage in "Gypsy," opening Aug. 16 at Sutter Street Theatre. Photo by Allen Schmetlz

“Gypsy,” the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother, comes to Sutter Street Theatre this month. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and the burlesque was born. Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll […]

Comments Off / August 07, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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