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Madcap comedy now playing on Sutter Street

Sutter Street Theatre brings raucous laughter to the stage with “You Can’t Take It With You.”  Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the […]

Introducing youngsters to the joys of classical music

  One of the concerns I frequently hear from the musical arts community is: “Where are the kids? They are missing out.” When I ask parents about this, I hear: “Kids won’t like classical music; it’s boring,” or “School is more important,” or “We are too involved with sports.” Or, simply: “We are too busy.” […]

Buttered and Salty: ‘Justice League’

Justice League ** PG-13, 2h 1min – Action, Adventure, Fantasy Four years ago — before I started this column — I wrote a review on social media for “Man of Steel,” where I blasted the movie for not understanding the title character. My main issue was the film seemed to lack the joy of a Superman film.  […]

Charlie Brown brings Christmas cheer to Folsom

The Emmy award-winning story by Charles Schulz has warmed the hearts of millions since first airing on television in 1965. Now, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” brings all 11 members of the Peanuts gang together for a presentation recreated for the stage. The cast — featuring live, adult actors in street clothes, faithfully recreating their television […]

Enjoy the unique music and unique story of the Sachal Ensemble

How did an esteemed group of Pakistani musicians — living under the influence of the Taliban — come to America to play the music of Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and The Beatles? Invited in 2014 to collaborate with Wynton Marsalis, their intense but ultimately jubilant experience was captured in “Song of Lahore,” an award-winning documentary. […]

Cinderella’s magical story comes to the Harris Center

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Cinderella” from the creators of “The Sound of Music” and “South Pacific” offers a delightful take on the classic story. This lush production coming to the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and the moments we all remember — the pumpkin, […]

Photography exhibit explores the stark worlds of the Holocaust

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center presents the work of Grass Valley photographer Ken Meyers in an exhibit entitled Remembering the Shoah: Images from Dachau, Auschwitz and Birkenau. Over the past 20 years Meyers has traveled the world capturing images, which speak to him on both an emotional and artistic level. His work focuses on black and white […]

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