Sammy Kershaw pays tribute to George Jones

FOLSOM —  Since his debut on the music scene in the early 1990s, Sammy Kershaw has remained one of the most consistent power hitters in country music — both with a chain of major hit records and sell-out touring schedules. His Jan. 25 Harris Center for the Arts appearance will feature songs from his most recent […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Siegel returns to share the ‘torment and triumph’ of Franz Liszt

FOLSOM — Internationally celebrated pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with the world’s great orchestras, collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time and his ongoing series of Keyboard Conversations flourish in numerous American cities. Harris Center for the Arts welcomes Siegel back for yet another of his Keyboard Conversations, concerts with lively […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Ethical lines blurred in ‘Ideation’

SACRAMENTO — Capital Stage continues it’s 10th anniversary season with the 2014 Glickman Award Winner for Best New Play, “Ideation” by San Francisco playwright Aaron Loeb. A psychological suspense thriller in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project —  written with Aaron Loeb’s darkly comic edge — the […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

A little magic and a giant peach come to Sutter Street

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! The amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” as dramatized by Richard R. George, hilariously comes to life in Sutter Street Theatre’s delightful production that reveals the wickedness of […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

ARTful Women celebrates fiber artists’ talents

Its not just a scrap of fabric. Artists that work in contemporary textiles frequently go much farther than typical of other art forms. Where drawing and painting are often the finished product in other media, that is just where a fiber artist begins. Using original designs the artists are frequently manipulating the material, dyeing, printing, […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Concert is all about love

Love is a many-splendored thing — and you’ll experience the joys and heartbreaks of six of its variations at the Folsom Symphony’s traditional February concert this Valentine’s Day. A playboy finds true love on a dude ranch, an unmasked lover evokes an unexpected transformation, unrequited adoration leads to tragic consequences, a future romance affects the entire […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Folsom Symphony is a ‘Tale of Love’ for all ages

Classical music is for every age. It stirs the passions of the young. It revives the memories of the old. And it’s certainly not boring. Some 15 years ago, I attempted to get this concept across to my third-grade daughter. For her very first concert, I took her to a matinee at the San Francisco […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,