Friday, November 17, 2017

‘A Moving Day’ is a fitting finale for B Street Theatre’s original location

Three years after brothers Buck and Timothy Busfield moved the classic cars out of an old garage along the railroad tracks, converted the building into a playhouse and founded B … Clic…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tractors, nudes and landscapes: Jeff Myers’ new show is ‘larger than life’

The lushly brushed paintings (some with collage elements) in Jeff Myers’ strong solo show at Elliott Fouts Gallery are bold, brash and, for the most part, brilliant. His hybrid images R…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

See Magic Giant and its sweaty electronic folk-pop in Grass Valley

Danny Secretion’s Birthday Bash Various genres Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 19 Various locations Local punk maestro Danny Secretion’s annual run of “F--- Cancer” shows alw…

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Moving Holocaust images highlight Second Saturday gallery displays

Archival Gallery Christopher Dewees’ delicate prints of fish join Fred Gordon’s ceramic fish and Maria Winkler’s drawings of vintage fishing gear in “Fish, Fishing, Fish,” a show d…

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STC’s ‘Kings of America’ succeeds on both a personal and presidential level

There are times when theater can be a therapeutic escape from the day’s troubles and challenges. But Sacramento’s theater companies have been extraordinarily topical as of late, producin…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Soprano hits super-high note – and breaks 130-year-old Metropolitan Opera record

Soprano Audrey Luna has reached new heights for New York’s Metropolitan Opera. In Thomas Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel,” she hits a note so high that it broke a record at … C…

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Take a look at Sacramento artist David Garibaldi's new mural

Local artist and performance painter David Garibaldi paints a 10x25-foot mural on the wall of the La Familia Counseling Center as part of a Covered California outreach campaign on Monday, No…

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Light shows, food business incubator and Trump film set to receive city grants

If you already think there’s too much going on in Sacramento, 2018 won’t be your year. The Sacramento creative scene has high expectations with plans to launch comic book workshops, R…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Kaepernick art piece at Stan State important to region, art professor says

California State University, Stanislaus, art professor Dan Edwards talks about the current social justice exhibit on campus … Click to Continue »

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

No easy answers in Capital Stage’s unsettling custody drama ‘Luna Gale’

When we first meet teenage meth addicts Karlie and Peter in a hospital waiting room in Capital Stage’s new production of “Luna Gale,” they are far from sympathetic characters. The R…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A wavy metal frame is rising along the river in West Sacramento. What is it?

For the next two weeks, Czech visual artist Federico Díaz has the tough job of watching – but not touching – as his shimmering 20-ton public art piece “Subtile” is … Click to …

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Never before seen Diebenkorn works at the Crocker

Blockbuster museum shows attract cheek-by-jowl crowds of viewers who leave breathless with shopping bags full of mugs, playing cards, notepads and pencils imprinted with the exhibition’s g…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

New film and live performance bring Pakistani jazz to Harris Center

Echoing the trajectory of many American jazz musicians who sought the respect and financial support in Europe that eluded them in their homeland, the Sachal Ensemble came to New York ……

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Watch artists paint a Sacramento parking garage for Mural Jam

More than 150 artists came out to paint murals on the brick structure before an apartment complex is built on the site later this year. … Click to Continue »

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Friday, October 20, 2017

It’s a newspaper parking garage. It’s also an art gallery

More than 150 muralists and street artists descended Saturday on The Sacramento Bee’s parking garage for Wide Open Walls’ Street Art Mural Jam. Artists, food trucks and loud pop music &#…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Skulls, dolls, and birds at artspace1616

Mima and Numan Begovic have filled artspace1616 with lots of good art this month. Maybe too much. I was drawn to the gallery by “Skull,” a group show centering around … Click to Co…

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Friday, October 13, 2017

A massive corn maze? They don’t get much bigger than this one in Dixon

Northern California is home to plenty of fun and freaky Halloween activities, but few have the pedigree of Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon, which has made its way into the … Click to Cont…

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Five exhibits to see on Second Saturday art walk in Sacramento

artspace1616 Rogelio Manzo’s recent work, “Tanatos,” is included in “Skull,” a lively group show that comes along just in time for Haloween. Curated by Pamela Skinner and Gwenna Ho…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Santa Rosa museum honoring ‘Peanuts’ cartoonist Charles Schulz safe for now

The museum honoring legendary “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles M. Schulz remains safe from the wildfires consuming Wine Country, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. The Charles M. Schulz Muse…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Bee parking garage to become temporary art canvas

The exterior of the two-story Sacramento Bee parking garage – in the heart of a fast-growing midtown neighborhood – will become a temporary outdoor canvas for local and regional artists,…

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

With no room at the warehouse, Sacramento Ballet puts on a costume sale

Among rows of sequin-trimmed shirts and petite-sized dresses adorned with full tulle skirts, John Tuttle, a former dancer with the Sacramento Ballet in the 1970s and ‘80s, reminisced about…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

500 quilts for a cause

The halls of the Sutter Cancer Center building are covered with 500 quilts for Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction. The month long display started Monday. Check out the quilts from … Cl…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sacramento Theatre Company’s ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ offers an urgent, enduring message

Sacramento Theatre Company’s new production of “The Diary of Anne Frank,” a drama based on a Jewish teenager’s diary of her experience hiding from the Nazis during World War II, R…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

‘Dirty Dancing’ grooves in Folsom

“Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage” is kicking off its North American tour at the Harris Center in Folsom. The stage presentation is an evolution of the original … Click…

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B Street’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ is incendiary, intoxicating

Not just anyone can put on the late Edward Albee’s iconic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, the brutal and at times brutally funny story of a bitter, alcoholic couple that … C…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

‘Last Words’ among two poignant Julia Couzens art shows

It’s not surprising that Julia Couzens, a fine writer whose incisive art reviews appear occasionally in The Bee, should choose words as the foundation for “Last Words,” her elegiac ins…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

When the dad you’ve never met has been right under your roof

In ‘The Absent Father. The Wayward Son,’ Brandon Hughes tells the story of David Williams, who learns the father he’d never met spent nights at his home for years as … Click to C…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Like a ‘Phoenix Rising,’ CSU Sacramento’s new dance concert is all about rebirth

California State University, Sacramento is mixing it up this year with the Sacramento Dance Theatre company’s first concert of the season at Solano Hall Dancespace 1010. For the first time…

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Take a look inside CSU Sacramento's first dance concert of the year

On the opening night of "Phoenix Rising," CSU Sacramento's Theatre and Dance Department combined the works of guest choreographers, faculty and students to create a dynamic dance experience.…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Watch this Placer County Sheriff's sergeant show off his artistic side to benefit the Colfax Skate Park

Colfax Station Commander Ty Conners used charcoal and watercolor to paint this portrait of a Native American for a charity auction to raise money for the Colfax Skate Park. Potential bidders…

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Lead Beach Boys singer talks good vibrations and avoiding the nefarious path

Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love has released an autobiography that covers the long and at times tumultuous history of the group, not to mention more than a few parts … Click to Contin…

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