Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Nebbiolo, the wine equivalent of winter’s woodpile

Winter is nebbiolo’s season. We’re talking an old-fashioned winter – a winter when pipes freeze, rivers threaten to breach levees, fog settles in like a cat curled up in front … …

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Somewhere in the world, there’s a painting that looks like you. Google will find it.

Hey this one ain’t so bad. pic.twitter.com/er0FxZNVO8— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 13, 2018 Apps that involve uploading one’s face, getting feedback and sharing the results …

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

STC’s ‘The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!’ is a tour de farce

In Sacramento Theatre Company’s delightful production of “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” ambitious ingénue Junita pleads with grande dame Abigail Von Schtarr to share her secr…

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Best of Second Saturday art exhibits

Chris Daubert’s elegant wood sculpture “Giorgio Morandi,” an homage to the enigmatic 20th century Italian painter, is up in a group show, featuring works by 16 prominent Northern Calif…

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Work begins on Golden 1 Center mural dedicated to Latino heritage

Construction of a 30-foot mural paying tribute to Sacramento’s Chicano history has begun in advance of its March opening inside Golden 1 Center. The mural, titled “Flight,” prominently…

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Three to see: Catch some ‘Blues and Bourbon,’ country-rock and Long Beach Dub Allstars

‘Blues & Bourbon Wednesdays’ with Steve Freund Trio Blues/rock/jazz 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 Momo Lounge After debuting with a tasty crop of shows back in October and November, the &…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Here’s your 2018 museum preview for Sacramento and the Bay Area

A major show of works by internationally known Northern California painter Wayne Thiebaud from a crucial early period in his career tops the list of exciting shows that will open … Cli…

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

She didn’t want to come to Sacramento. Now she’s helping build its new economy

In an alternate universe, Shira Lane is still a Sacramento artist who hasn’t connected with the city creatively. Until the city launched the “Creative Economy” grant program over the s…

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

This shimmering artwork is a sight to behold along the Sacramento River

West Sacramento Mayor Christoper Cabaldon says his city has come a long way since the days when he says he could not get a second City Council vote in favor … Click to Continue »

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Sacramento science center prepares for big leap into future after city devotes $30M

To put it gently, the current Powerhouse Science Center is less than impressive when compared to San Francisco’s new Exploratorium or Sacramento’s revamped Crocker Art Museum. Its curren…

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Powerhouse Science Center prepares to launch to new site

Sacramento’s Powerhouse Science Center prepares to move from its humble suburban home to historic site on Sacramento River. … Click to Continue »

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Friday, December 22, 2017

John Doe, leader of arguably America’s last great punk band, to perform at Harlow’s

John Doe has packed enough adventure into his 63 years to fill several lives. Not only is he a founding member of X, arguably the last great American punk band … Click to Continue &raq…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Shimmering, sensuous storytelling by the ‘Masters of Venice’ on display at the Crocker

Luminous, sensuous, and storytelling are terms that define the exquisite drawings of two of the 18th century’s most famous draftsmen, Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770) and his son Domenico …

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Terra Nullius embodies the art of ‘social practice’

Amid increasingly urgent movements to determine a new social order, artists have begun using collaborative strategies of public outreach to mobilize and inform. These artists have been gaini…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Welcome to the new Sacramento Community Center Theater

The city of Sacramento has received new architectural drawings of a renovated Community Center Theater. Here's a look at what's planned at the L Street facility. … Click to Continue &r…

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Check out what the new downtown Sacramento Community Center Theater will look like

The city of Sacramento has received new architectural drawings of a renovated Community Center Theater. The DLR Group and Westlake Reed Leskosky sent the drawings to the city last week. R…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The ‘preposterous,’ ‘implausible’ making of Pink Martini

As his group, Pink Martini, continues to tour behind its latest album, “Jes dis oui!,” frontman/pianist Thomas Lauderdale sounds downright astonished that he still gets to follow his mus…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Five exhibits to see on Second Saturday art walk in Sacramento

Jian Wang’s small, bravura oil painting, “School Breaks, Today” is included in a show of works done in his New York studio as well as ones done in Sacramento. Wang’s … Click to…

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‘Nutcracker’ director’s farewell is no swan song

Sacramento’s Mr. Nutcracker sees his 30th season as a milestone, not a goodbye. “This is not my swan song – I want to make that clear,” said Ron Cunningham, the … Click to Cont…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Irish and Polynesian dancing, rock, ballet, classic stage tales – holiday shows have it all

This holiday season comes with plenty of festive entertainment to unwrap in the Sacramento region—from Irish and Polynesian dancing to ballet, choral renditions to rock adaptations of clas…

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Watch Sacramento Black Lives Matter protest removal Oak Park mural

Sacramento's chapter of Black Lives Matter held a rally on the afternoon of Nov. 18 to protest the removal of a mural featuring the names and faces of black men killed by police in the Sacra…

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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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