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 ,

‘Eclectic’ mixes two unforgettable styles into one potent package

FOLSOM — Two bona fide guitar heroes in their respective fields — Eric Johnson in the rock realm and Mike Stern in the jazz world — go toe-to-toe on “Eclectic,” a scintillating musical showcase that brings together their disparate influences in one potent package. See them perform live at Harris Center for the Arts on Jan. 30. […]

January 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Cal Stage presents a season of premieres

SACRAMENTO — California Stage Theater Company will mount five professional and world premiere productions throughout 2015 as part of its 24th season. This Year of Premieres will begin with the professional premiere of local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind’s “Italian Opera,” followed by a summer of new and local voices as featured in the SacSoloSeries, Comics Come Alive! and “Angel in […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

BODYTRAFFIC breaks the boundaries of traditional dance

Founded in 2007, Los Angeles-based BODYTRAFFIC was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2013 and was praised by the Los Angeles Times for its “most hopeful combination of choreographic and performing excellence.” This exciting dance ensemble continues to break new ground in the field of dance and its evening performance at Harris […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

‘The Boy Friend’ opens at Sac Theater

In addition to the professional Main Series productions, Sacramento Theater Company  is staging four Youth Series productions in 2015, featuring STC School of the Arts students. The Young Professionals Conservatory of STC’s School of the Arts is a 10-month program for students age 12 to 18, which prepares students for a career in theater through […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Focal Point show at the Fausel House

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Arts Council presents Focal Point, a photography and 3D juried art show through March 3. Participating artists include Agi Gillespie, Anca Statescu, Anton Nemeth, Ashley Pfister, Betty Sederquist, Cindy Stephens, Jennifer Lotery, Ken Mahar, Paul Cockrell and Terri Crisp. Artist Cockrell received the Best in Show award for the photography category with his piece “Muddy […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,