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Unforgettable music lives on at ‘Smokey Joe’s Café’

"Smokey Joe’s Café: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller" plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan.  3, at Harris Center for the Arts. Courtesy photo

Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers The Coasters featured  FOLSOM — The 20th anniversary national tour of Broadway’s longest running musical revue, “Smokey Joe’s Café,” rocks its way to Harris Center for the Arts, opening Jan. 2. This toe-tapping musical features some 38 Billboard hits from the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This […]

Comments Off / December 28, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Oak Ridge plays earn Elly nods

Otto Frank (Keith Walisa) comforts his daughter Anne (Delaney Kelleher) in Oak Ridge's spring 2014 production of the "Diary of Anne Frank." Walisa recently earned an Elly nomination for his role. Director Janet Henke said the young actor had "a tenderness" about him that boosted his performance. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Elly judges celebrated Oak Ridge High School’s productions of “The Sound of Music” and “The Diary of Anne Frank” with Elly nominations announced last week. Actor Ryan Van Overeem earned a supporting male nomination for his portrayal of Max Detweiler in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. “The Diary of Ann Frank” received five nominations: Keith Walisa, leading […]

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

Former Olympians share their love for Echo Summit

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists in the air again Friday morning at Echo Summit. The former Olympians, members of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Men’s Track and Field team who raced neck-and-neck in the 200 meters at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, were guest speakers at Return to the […]

Comments Off / June 29, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Madeline’s story: Volunteer’s life changed with Mexico experience

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Rolling Hills Christian Church sent its largest-ever mission team to Antochistas, Mexico, right outside of Tijuana earlier this year; 200 kids and 58 adults built eight homes and a church campus. Volunteers also hosted Vacation Bible School and a soccer tournament. Madeline Lenz, 17, was one of those lucky volunteers whose life has forever changed thanks to this experience. The El […]

Comments Off / June 04, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Todd Ellison & friends share Romance of Broadway

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FOLSOM – Todd Ellison is one of the most accomplished and sought after music directors working today. Returning to Harris Center for the Arts for the second time this season, Ellison, as host and accompanist, is joined by four talented vocalists from the Broadway stage, including Sacramento native Teal Wicks. They will perform some of […]

Comments Off / June 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Blind Tiger’ fundraiser brings back the Roaring ’20s

OLD SACRAMENTO — The rip-roaring 1920s will soon be back in style in Old Sacramento! The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is proud to present a glamorous underground speakeasy gala titled “The Blind Tiger” that will take place on Thursday evening, May 15, at Fat’s Catering & Banquet House in Old Sacramento. To help recreate the look […]

Comments Off / May 01, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Broadway Sacramento 2014-15 season features premieres, classics

California Musical Theatre recently announced the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season at Community Center Theater, a varied lineup featuring the Sacramento premiere of three hit musicals, two blockbusters brought back due to popular demand and a classic musical that has been produced at Music Circus but never before part of the Broadway Sacramento season. From the […]

Comments Off / April 13, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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