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Tapping Toes of Ballet Folklórico

The Calidanza Dance Company, a rising troupe of Mexican folk dancers, has been working to put themselves on the map of the arts for just over a year now. Yes, this dance company was only founded in 2013! Based in Sacramento, Calidanza has high hopes to be recognized as Sacramento’s first professional Mexican folk dance, more »

An escape from reality

April 23: William Shakespeare’s birthday and the celebration of World Book Night. This event is held in over 6,200 cities and towns all over the world. Nearly 25,000 people volunteer to give away half a million books chosen from a roster determined by an independent panel of booksellers and librarians. Authors, agents, and publishers of more »

Rick, the pub candidate

Rick Dais is a different sort of local politician. By chance I met him in a smoke filled bar amongst a mixed crowd, the type of place that hangs Christmas lights and runs karaoke all night. He bounces back and forth between pool shots telling me the concerns he has with Sutter County. If the more »

Tradition’s drum beat

At the second of the Yuba College public events series on February 15, I went in expecting to see enthusiastic performers and a wonderful show. I did not leave the theater disappointed whatsoever. The show opened with musicians Michiyo Koga and Alan Johnson playing an almost mesmerizing song with the koto and bamboo flute. Relaxing more »

Dressing the part: In the world of cosplay

I was on my way to the Sacramento Convention Center. I turned the corner and almost ran full on into a Spartan from Halo, posed for a picture with a Predator from the predator movies. Just a normal day at SacAnime. The convention’s halls were chalk full of people and, as it turned out, SacAnime more »

Tartuffe - Almost Ready!

Tartuffe – Almost Ready!

We are well into rehearsals now and the stress of being a student is starting to show.  We are supposed to be completely “off-book” meaning we should know all of our lines already, but a few of the newer actors who have lead roles are having a rough time memorizing everything.  This causes the actor more »

Tartuffe Rehearsals - Act 1

Tartuffe Rehearsals – Act 1

  Now for the good stuff.  I have a few weeks to discuss first before I am caught up to current events, but once I am caught up, this blog will read like diary or journal entries. I mentioned that we had auditions for two whole nights.  This was mostly to give people a chance more »

What is Tartuffe about?

What is Tartuffe about?

Moliere’s “Tartuffe” is a French comedy about a nobleman, Orgon, played by Richard Foote, who meets the shady Tartuffe, played by Nader Hamdan, and brings him home to live with his family.  Tartuffe is pretending to be a pious holy man, but Orgon’s entire family and staff can see through Tartuffe’s charade, with the exception more »

Tapping Toes of Ballet Folklórico

Tapping Toes of Ballet Folklórico

The Calidanza Dance Company, a rising troupe of Mexican folk dancers, has been working to put themselves on the map of the arts for just over a year now. Yes, this dance company was only founded in 2013! Based in Sacramento, Calidanza has high hopes to be recognized as Sacramento’s first professional Mexican folk dance, more »

Kari Rueslåtten's Time to Tell

Kari Rueslåtten’s Time to Tell

Kari Rueslåtten, the quintessential Norwegian folk artist, released a brand new album after an eight year hiatus. “What really triggered me to start making music again were all the kind messages I got from fans around the world asking me when new music would surface” said Rueslåtten. “I am most humble and grateful to find more »

An escape from reality

An escape from reality

April 23: William Shakespeare’s birthday and the celebration of World Book Night. This event is held in over 6,200 cities and towns all over the world. Nearly 25,000 people volunteer to give away half a million books chosen from a roster determined by an independent panel of booksellers and librarians. Authors, agents, and publishers of more »

Taylor Crabb pitching against Napa

Playoff Bound!

Recruitment is perhaps the most important part of any athletic program, especially in women’s sports where the talent is limited and of a premium. Locally, the talent pool is good . We have some very good prospects that go on to play at major colleges and universities. Many women softball players have accepted scholarships at more »

Rick, the pub candidate

Rick, the pub candidate

Rick Dais is a different sort of local politician. By chance I met him in a smoke filled bar amongst a mixed crowd, the type of place that hangs Christmas lights and runs karaoke all night. He bounces back and forth between pool shots telling me the concerns he has with Sutter County. If the more »

Tradition's drum beat

Tradition’s drum beat

At the second of the Yuba College public events series on February 15, I went in expecting to see enthusiastic performers and a wonderful show. I did not leave the theater disappointed whatsoever. The show opened with musicians Michiyo Koga and Alan Johnson playing an almost mesmerizing song with the koto and bamboo flute. Relaxing more »

Dressing the part: In the world of cosplay

Dressing the part: In the world of cosplay

I was on my way to the Sacramento Convention Center. I turned the corner and almost ran full on into a Spartan from Halo, posed for a picture with a Predator from the predator movies. Just a normal day at SacAnime. The convention’s halls were chalk full of people and, as it turned out, SacAnime more »

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