Soar above Northern California with a ‘Bird’s Eye View’

Soaring high above the Sacramento Valley, the fields and farms below appear as a massive patchwork quilt. It’s quite magical … and filled with surprises. Clouds reflect their majesty in the rivers, streams and rice paddies below. The beauty is stunning. But only for a rare few: those who fly by nature – birds – […]

October 15, 2014 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Classic fable roars on Harris Center stage

FOLSOM — Chortle at a refreshing treatment of popular Aesop’s fable “Androcles and the Lion,” written in the style of Italian Commedia dell’Arte by the award-winning playwright and author Aurand Harris, as the nationally recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for the first of its four performances this season. This zany comedy with its […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Old Sac observes Day of the Dead

OLD SACRAMENTO — In honor of the 40th anniversary of Day of the Dead celebrations in Sacramento, Sol Collective and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation have teamed up to present a series of Souls of the City Dia De Los Muertos events and activities that take place throughout October and culminate on Nov. 1. The annual tradition […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Cast gets its feet wet

What: “Metamorphoses” Who: Union Mine High School drama department Where: Union Mine High School, Theatre at the Mine, 6530 Koki Lane, El Dorado When: Oct. 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 18. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the curtain rising at 7:30 p.m. Cost: Tickets are $10 general and $8 for students Information: 530-621-4003 They asked of the gods […]

October 15, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Royal Ballet of Cambodia makes Folsom debut

FOLSOM — Renowned for its exquisite hand gestures and sumptuous costumes, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia almost ceased to exist under repressive rule of the Khmer Rouge, who eliminated the majority of master dancers and musicians. Fortunately, those dedicated to this cultural ritual worked tirelessly to bring it back to its former splendor. Harris Center for […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Cap Stage presents ‘Anna Karenina’

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season, Moving Between Worlds, with the Sacramento premiere of Helen Edmundson’s award-winning adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina.” William Faulkner called Tolstoy’s enduring work “the best novel ever written” and the Times called Edmundon’s play “an exemplary adaptation.” Capital Stage’s production will be directed by founding Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte and will feature Lenne […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives perform tail-shakin’, foot-stompin’ music

FOLSOM — Years from now when they’re talking about the great personalities in country music — Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe — they’ll mention Marty Stuart. He’ll be among those personalities because he’s never been afraid to follow his vision: to stretch the boundaries of country music and to make big statements about music […]

October 22, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,