Monday, May 30, 2016

In Haiti, cradle of rich visual heritage is being reinvented

Youvensky Despeignes used to spend hours a day at home drawing pencil-and-ink abstractions on cheap notebook paper, his aspirations as a painter frustrated by a lack of opportunities in Hait…

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Garden Checklist: Deadline is here for tomato transplanting

Memorial Day weekend represents last opportunity for transplanting summer veggiesPlant seed for corn, beans, pumpkins, radishes, squash and sunflowers … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Previewing summer theater season in Sacramento and the region

Musicals and plenty of Shakespeare are in the wingsSome stagings will be of lesser-seen shows … Click to Continue »

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Art review: Roland Petersen paintings at Elliott Fouts Gallery

Show explores work of active artist at 90 years oldPetersen isn’t afraid to experiment with ‘Picnic’ seriesExhibit includes both figures and still-life elements … Cli…

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Sacramento’s B Street stages new play ‘Not Medea’

Update of classic Greek play sheds no new light on a monster of a womanIn this telling, it’s all Medea, all the timeLori Prince pulls off with a bravura performance … Click to Contin…

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Strawberry pizza? You bet at the Oxnard fest

The annual California Strawberry Festival will be hosted from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, in Oxnard, just south of Santa Barbara. The festival … Click to…

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Critic’s picks: Best of Second Saturday

b. sakata garo → Born in Mexico in 1940, longtime San Francisco artist Gustavo Ramos Rivera is known for the idiosyncratic imagery, brilliant color and emotional intensity of his abstract …

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‘Motown: The Musical’ comes to Sacramento’s Broadway Series

Traveling production tells Berry’s Gordy’s storyMotown founder worked with veteran producer to develop showProduction features more than 50 songs from five decades … Click to Cont…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

American Indian rock opera shines unflattering light on Sacramento pioneer John Sutter

Was John Sutter a trailblazing pioneer or a pedophile, slave owner and murderer?Native American rock opera features nearly all Indian cast, songs, oral historiesSutter, a Swiss-German immigr…

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Something inside is broken

“Learn the story not found in the history books,” said composer, producer, actor and co-writer Jack Kohler, a Hoopa tribal member who co-wrote it with Alan Wallace, a Washoe Indian from …

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Indian rock opera takes aim at John Sutter

New hip hop rock opera portrays Sacramento pioneer as a human trafficker who enslaved Indians and abused women and children. … Click to Continue »

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Artists fight for free speech at a cradle of US independence

A fight over free speech involving breakdance crews and bucket drummers is brewing on the steps of a historic meeting house where American colonists began the earliest calls for revolt again…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Modern ‘Alice’ is a wonder in B Street’s Family Series

Cellphone reception plays a role in Greg Alexander’s updated version All the usual, dysfunctional suspects show up in Wonderland … Click to Continue »

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Review: Sacramento Theatre Company’s ‘Baskervilles’ gets bogged down

By-the-book mystery is literately adapted for productionWilliam Elsman does the heavy lifting as Sherlock HolmesActors reprise roles, give audience a splash of fun … Click to Continue …

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Monday, May 9, 2016

‘Disgraced’ at Cap Stage explores a lifetime of slights, insults

Drama accurately portrays the rage of being the other in AmericaCast balances emotion, ideas with complimentary interplayMichael Stevenson’s direction is earnest, careful … Click to…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Crocker block party brings art beyond museum walls

Block by Block parties aim to merge Crocker flair with neighborhood art scenesParties planned for areas where staff say most people don’t visit museumInitiative also provides grants for lo…

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

San Francisco MOMA press preview tour

Opening celebration on Saturday, May 14, is sold out; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and Thursdays until 9 p.m. through Labor Day. … Click to Continue »

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Blockhead Skateboards marks 30th anniversary with Sacramento art show

Blockhead among Sacramento’s skateboarding success storiesMore than 75 boards on display at its retrospective showBoard designs can be enjoyed as art or a means of ramp riding … Clic…

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New SFMOMA: International destination for modern, contemporary art

Everywhere you turn, you want to say “Wow!”The new SFMOMA will greatly enhance the cultural profile of the Bay AreaNew building blends with the existing museum … Click to Continue …

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Review: Little turbulence for flight attendants in ‘Mud Blue Sky’

Marisa Wegrzyn’s affable play, now at B Street Theatre, examines lives of flight attendantsCharacters’ goodness and decency don’t add up to compelling storyStory lets characters, audie…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Plans proceed to renovate Community Center Theater, expand convention center

Sacramento City Council unanimously OKs plansConcept, construction schedule next steps in process … Click to Continue »

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Calidanza celebrates Cinco de Mayo at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre

Calidanza Dance Company will perform “Viva,” a program of Mexican culture, dance and music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Crest Theatre (1013 K St., Sacramento). The event … C…

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Metallics reigned on Met Gala red carpet

Gladiator-worthy metallics and sparkly embellishments, along with a show of feathers and chunky boots, swept the red carpet at the Met Gala on Monday night. … Click to Continue »

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Construction near for Sacramento’s B Street Theatre move to Capitol Avenue

After more than 10 years, new complex will break ground next monthCity Council to finalize loan agreements on Tuesday New stages could open as soon as November 2017 … Click to Continue…

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Focus is on renovating Sacramento’s Community Center Theater

City moving on from idea of building new theater in different locationPerforming arts groups, restaurants want theater to stay at 13th and L streetsCity Council expected to launch design pha…

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Art review: Sacramento exhibit explores repression of women

Provocative show includes objects forbidden after Iranian revolt Repression of women in Iranian society is major themeBay Area artist was born, reared in post-revolutionary Iran … Clic…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hear two jazz vocalists in Mondavi Center concerts

The buzz has followed Cécile McLorin Salvant since she burst onto the jazz scene six years ago at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, which she won. The Florida native ̷…

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mondavi Center presents an evening of music, poetry

Aimee Mann and Billy Collins will be on stage The material they present changes from night to night … Click to Continue »

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Sacramento’s B Street Theatre stages ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Stephanie Altholz stars as Alice in “Alice in Wonderland” at B Street Theater’s Family Series. Adapted by Greg Alexander, the play continues through Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m. and ̷…

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Art review: 4 generations of photography

Viewpoint exhibit explores works of Weston familyWorks spans early 20th century through the presentWestons among most recognized families in the photographic art world … Click to Conti…

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‘The Fantasticks’ charms at Sacramento Theatre Company

Gary S. Martinez, left, and Jerry Lee are among the cast members of “The Fantasticks,” which continues through Sunday, May 1, at Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., Sacramento. Bee &…

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