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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 »

Guitar luminaries grace Harris Center

San Francisco guitar poet and IGN founder Brian Gore’s style of playing offers strikingly beautiful tone and dynamics — qualities that are often hard to find in steel string players. Courtesy photo

International Guitar Night returns to Harris Center for the Arts with some of the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. International Guitar Night is the world’s premier touring guitar festival. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of […]

No Comment / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Lake Symphony dons new name, romance and destiny

The Folsom Lake Symphony performs an evening of Romance & Destiny at the Harris Center on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 5” is featured.

As Valentine’s Day swiftly approaches, one of the more romantic activities available to folks in our neck of the woods — a musical evening at the The Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom — is nearly sold out. Always entertaining, this musical season holds some surprises. Name changes Last year, the host of this event […]

No Comment / January 31, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment,Spotlight Columns | Read More »

‘Rising Star Revue’ brightens Sutter Street

This entertaining show brings together great talent as performers sing, act, do monologues and present comedy sketches. The audience is treated to musical selections from the new hit Broadway show, “Hamilton,” as well as songs from “Gypsy,” “Next to Normal,” “Little Women” and more. Entertainers include Hannah Hurst, Natalie Collins, Adele Trapp, Jaymie Sanfilippo, Paul […]

No Comment / January 11, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Pippin’ is coming to Sacramento Community Center

The company of the national tour of "Pippin" presented by Broadway Sacramento Dec. 29 through Jan. 3 features breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main. Photo by Joan Marcus

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical in a limited engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater from Dec. 29 through Jan. 3. The cast includes Gabrielle McClinton as Leading Player; Brian Flores as Pippin; John Rubinstein, who played the role of Pippin in the original Bob Fosse-directed Broadway production, as Charles; Sabrina Harper as Berthe; Bradley […]

Comments Off / December 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Hangtown Halloween Ball bigger, more diverse than ever

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The Hangtown Halloween Ball puts on its annual cultural diversity clinic this weekend, Oct. 22-25, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. Equal parts pageantry and performance, “Hangtown” has grown in popularity over its five-year run and achieved destination status on the festival circuit. It’s also a hell of a costume party. Each year […]

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

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