Friday, January 20, 2017

Hasan Minhaj of ‘Daily Show’ back in Davis for Netflix special

Humorist and “Daily Show” correspondent Hasan Minhaj has performed his one-man show “Homecoming King” off-Broadway and in several North American cities. On Friday, Jan. 27, he will c…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Explore the world through these 2017 museum shows

Japanese art and culture, new discoveries from ancient China, hippie culture and the Summer of Love, Monet’s early works and Roy DeForest’s dreamlike narratives are among the offerings c…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

‘The Christians’ explores the power of faith to divide individuals

We can argue just about anything except faith. Actually we can argue faith too, but how far can we go when someone believes something based not on facts but on … Click to Continue &raq…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review: ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ lets a little woman’s big life speak for itself

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer has had such an extraordinary life that numerous episodes from it could be full-length dramas. In the biographical one-woman play “Becoming Dr. Ruth,” now at the &…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

‘Hoof & Foot: A Field Study’ at Manetti Shrem Museum

Bay Area multimedia artist Chris Sollars describes his work as “temporal in nature.” His “Hoof & Foot: A Field Study,” a large-scale video installation commissioned for the new Manet…

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Victoria Dalkey: Best of Second Saturday

b. sakata garo Robert Arneson”s “Head Lamp” is one of the must-see works in “Wabi Sabi,” a term curator Barry Sakata defines as “perfect imperfection.” Including 10 top Norther…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mayor wants ‘raw energy around arts’ in Sacramento. Street performers included

Mayor Darrell Steinberg and other Sacramento City Council members are promoting a plan to fund and allow experimental art and street performers in Sacramento. … Click to Continue &raqu…

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Big changes announced for Sacramento Ballet

The Sacramento Ballet board of directors has announced the company’s 2017-18 season will be the last for co-artistic directors Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda. Board president Nancy Garto…

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Cast makes the most of ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’

The musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” works like a casual shoulder massage. Mildly diverting, it’ll get the knots out for a bit, but you’ll eventually need something…

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Sacramento hopes to spark an economy of cool, starting with Art Street

With rain pouring down on his blue suede shoes, Mayor Darrell Steinberg on Sunday stepped inside a cavernous warehouse on lower Broadway hoping it contained the answer to an image … Cl…

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Sacramento artists prepare sequel to last year's unexpectedly popular Art Hotel

Art Street, a sequel to the unexpectedly popular and experimental Art Hotel that last year drew more than 13,000 visitors and turned away thousands more, according to organizers. … Cli…

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

As the curtain lowers, one last bow for these productions

As 2016 recedes into memory and 2017 takes its place, here’s my look back at what was personally most memorable from last year’s professional theater productions. It’s not necessarily …

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Melinda Parrett on the theater lifestyle and ‘Change’

If you have a favorite professional theater in Sacramento, chances are good you’ve seen Melinda Parrett onstage. Just what type of actress you think she is, though, might be tempered ̷…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Last chance to see works by one of the most innovative U.S. artists

You have until closing time Saturday, Dec. 31, to see the “Claire Falkenstein: Beyond Sculpture” exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum. Bee art correspondent Victoria Dalkey said “Falkenst…

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Will art finally bring Sacramento back to the river?

There aren’t many decorations yet in Mayor Darrell Steinberg’s office at Sacramento City Hall. But he does have one thing hanging on the wall: a map of Sacramento’s riverfront. Like &#…

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Six ways parents and schools can teach teens about love

Melissa, 14, had just broken up with her boyfriend, and she couldn’t understand why he had lost interest. I was her school counselor at the time, and she tearfully asked … Click to C…

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Sacramento artist Garibaldi says no to Trump’s inauguration invite

What do Kiss, Céline Dion and Sacramento performance artist David Garibaldi have in common? They’ve all reportedly turned down invitations to perform at inauguration events for President-…

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Eight moments that defined Sacramento’s arts-and-culture scene in 2016

A seedy apartment building transformed into an avant-garde art museum. An $8 million “Piglet” sculpture took its place next to a $558 million arena. A rap megastar melted down in ……

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Broadway Sacramento is dreaming of ‘White Christmas’

“Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” started as a vehicle for Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Danny Kaye eventually got the role Astaire didn’t want, and the film was a 1954 hit. … …

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August Wilson: Poetic playwright as historian

The late playwright August Wilson (1945-2005) began his artistic life as a poet. Language always formed the heart of his work, far beyond whatever plot would. More than anything Wilson ̷…

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Crocker exhibit is a revelation of colonial art

Richly colored paintings, some adorned with gold, of the Virgin Mary and the archangels Michael and Gabriel in elaborate robes await you in “Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Movie review: ‘Passengers’ could have been much more

Imagine being trapped on a spaceship with only your lover and a robot bartender for nearly a century – there isn’t a spaceship big enough or a bar that well-stocked … Click to Cont…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Experience intimate drawings at Crocker Art Museum

Drawing is an act of great intimacy. The artist’s touch is direct and instant, with only a piece of chalk, or charcoal stump, or delicate brush separating the hand from … Click to Co…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Good vs. evil in downtown Sacramento

You may have thought the ultimate battle of good vs. evil played out during our recent national election, no matter which side you were on – but not so fast. … Click to Continue &raq…

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Sacramento once had an underground art and music scene. No more.

A couple hundred people used to jam into an illegal music club called The Loft, a tight space behind midtown Sacramento’s Time Tested Books. Funcastle, an unpermitted venue in a … Cl…

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

He left everything he owned to the Sacramento Ballet

More than 50 people had lined up outside Terence Williams’ home by the time the front door finally opened at Thursday noon. They’d been waiting under a soft rain, fidgeting, … Clic…

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Are you sick? Are you broke? Did you completely fall apart in a foreign country? A warden will rescue you

Minutes before Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam was scheduled to depart for Fort Lauderdale, Berit and Dan Wick received an urgent call at home. Without delay, the couple hailed a taxi &#…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Auto museum’s 32nd docent-training class opens Jan. 4

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento will open its 32nd docent-training class on Jan. 4. The series of weekly Wednesday classes at the museum, 2200 Front St., is designed to ……

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Hotels want you to bed down with a good book

“It is a spectator sport to look at someone else’s books, if not an act of voyeurism or armchair psychology,” wrote Henry Petroski in “The Book on the Bookshelf.” Yet … Click…

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Victoria Dalkey: Best of Second Saturday for December

← JAYJAY “Markings,” Koo Kyung Sook’s large-scale abstraction, is up in “Large and Little: Art Gifts for the Holidays,” a diverse and lively show of one-of-a-kind artworks at JAY…

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

‘Cinderella’ at Sacramento Theatre Company: entertaining but staid

The fairytale of “Cinderella” adapts awfully well to the amplified cheesiness of British panto. The version created years ago at Shakespeare Santa Cruz by Paul Whitworth, Kate Hawley and…

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