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Dogs that snorkel, howl at the moon, sing, dance, drive

We all grew up with “Go, Dog. Go!” The Harris Center brings the adventures of P.D. Eastman’s beloved children’s book to life in a frolicking musical dog party, live on stage. Childsplay presents this beloved preschool favorite with a cast that has gone straight to the dogs — with cars, hats, a moonlit boat ride and […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Sac Choral season includes jubilant works

The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra with Music Director Donald Kendrick are celebrating their 22nd year of performances in the Capital Region with concerts in Sacramento’s Fremont Presbyterian Church, Memorial Auditorium and the Sacramento Community Center Theater. The opening Stained Glass Concert, Revelations of Love, at 8 p.m. on Oct. 21 in Fremont Presbyterian Church with […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Grow for it! Sneaky weeds

By Joye Gephart and Susan Corey-McAlpine UCCE Master Gardeners of El Dorado County “A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.” — Doug Larson Admirable? Without a doubt: weeds outcompete the seedlings of desirable species for soil moisture, crowd out native plants, change the structure […]

October 04, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Crocker celebrates Day of the Dead, unity in October

Crocker Architecture Tour Oct. 1: Explore the distinct architectural elements, inside and out, of the Teel Family Pavilion and the historic building at 1 p.m. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Lunch & Learn Oct. 3: Join an in-depth examination of “Mrs. William Claxton (Née Boardman) and Her Son William Richards Claxton,” 1848, by […]

October 03, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Buttered and Salty: ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Woman * * * 1/2 PG-13, 2 hours, 21 minutes Action, Adventure, Fantasy New home video release — Blu-ray, DVD, Streaming Not since Christopher Reeve donned the bright red boots of the Man of Steel in “Superman: The Movie” (1978) has an actor been born to play a role like Gal Gadot has in […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Exhibit explores Diebenkorn’s ‘Beginnings’

The Crocker Art Museum will present Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, from Oct. 8 to Jan. 7, 2018. Organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker, this traveling exhibition is the first to solely examine the work Diebenkorn made prior to his switch to figuration. It focuses on the artist’s stylistic and technical […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Nakamatsu, Folsom Lake Symphony bring Russian romantics to life in ‘Epic Victory’

If you think the Folsom Lake Symphony just keeps getting better, you aren’t mistaken. “Practice makes perfect” goes the old saying. And any artist can tell you that the more one practices, the better one gets. The local musicians who make up the FLS certainly practice their craft and exercise it under the careful baton […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,
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