Musicals Can Be Murder

by Chris Narloch

Musicals can be murder, both to sit through (if they’re bad) and to successfully produce (because of all the ways they can go wrong.)

Here’s a heads up on a trio of recent cast recordings for shows that got it right. All three of these musicals include murder as an integral part of their plots.

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California Musical Theatre Hosts The Broadway Gala - Plus An Open House At The Community Center Theater

by Chris Narloch

California Musical Theatre, the producers of Broadway Sacramento, recently announced their upcoming 2014-15 season of shows.

The lineup includes an extended return engagement of “Jersey Boys,” “Dirty Dancing The Musical,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles,” “Once” and “Cinderella.”

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Sac Food & Film Festival winds up this weekend

By Chris Narloch, Outword’s Arts & Entertainment Editor

The ultimate date night – dinner and a movie – gets an inspired pairing at the Sacramento Food & Film Festival, which began in 2012 as a showcase for food themed documentaries.

The 2014 Festival, which opened on March 20 and concludes this Sunday, March 30, is a 10-day affair that includes a mixture of documentaries, dramas and animation, many of them paired with food.

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See Elton John’s Million-Dollar Piano Tonight

by Chris Narloch, Outword Arts & Entertainment Editor

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Elton John’s extravagant Las Vegas concert event on the big screen as “Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano” returns to cinemas for its final big-screen presentation tonight.

Fathom Events, CinemaLive, and Rocket Music Entertainment Group will bring the second showing to nearly 700 select movie theaters on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. (local time).

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Keep Calm and Lead On

by Robb Layne

Robert Mapplethorpe, Vladimir Luxuria and Virginia Woolf are all names we know.  Right?

Ok, so how about Harvey Milk, Chaz Bono, Madonna and Billie Jean King?  OK - so now I have your attention.

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