Book review-‘Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids’

The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids, by Joanne Kraft, published by Leafwood Publishers, March 2015, paperback and ebook versions, 256 pgs. Tiger Moms, beware! “Mean Moms” are speaking up, some 75 of them. Instilling boundaries in the lives of her children, the mean mom “keeps her word when it’s hard; gives, models and […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

FolsomFest fires up

The sounds of rhythm and blues, Americana rock, swing and funk will have people dancing into the evening on Saturday, Aug. 8 when five national acts take the stage during FolsomFest at Folsom’s Rodeo Park. The first-time music festival, presented by Carrera Productions, celebrates the roots of contemporary music by bringing together nationally recognized bands as […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘Peter Pan’ comes to Sacramento

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for the 65th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans, some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. “Peter Pan” […]

July 16, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged

Harris Center calendar features favorites and new entertainment

Harris Center for the Arts has released its fall lineup of entertainment and special events. Coming up on its fifth anniversary, the Harris Center for the Arts, at Folsom Lake College, is bringing back favorites from previous seasons, as well as introducing a number of new and exciting performances. New to Harris Center “Bollywood Masala […]

July 29, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

National Dance Day July 25

El Dorado Arts Council is hosting National Dance Day on Saturday, July 25. The biggest dance event of the year, this free festival promotes dance and health in the community. Performances by local dance studios, including Jammin’ Dance and Fitness and Sarpika Tribal Dance, will showcase the many different styles of dance. Dance instructor Richard […]

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Kevin Costner and Modern West bring their all-American rock vibe to Folsom

Prolific movie star Kevin Costner commands the microphone while his band, Modern West, accompanies with Americana roots and rock instrumentals creating nicely atmospheric imagery. The all-American boy persona Costner has perfected effectively complements the whole enterprise. Costner started touring musically in an endeavor to connect with his fans on a more personal level, sharing his love of music […]

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

All aboard for the Gallery at 48 Natoma exhibit

The railroad has long been an important part of Folsom’s history since the Gold Rush days. Now artwork that commemorates those historic connections will be displayed in an exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom. “On the Right Track” will be on display from July 10 through Aug. 27. Three premier railroad artists’ […]

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,