Monday, March 27, 2017

Sacramento Theatre Company plays too rough with ‘Glass Menagerie’

Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” has always been a beautiful work of art that doesn’t require much fuss, given that the melancholy masterpiece has a certain fragility much l…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Emotional trauma of youths bared in ‘Trigger’ play

Standing at center stage Saturday in Oak Park’s Guild Theater, Sacramento teen Alex Cuevas pulled out a piece of paper and, with a full, booming voice, recited a poem he … Click to C…

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Sacramento Ballet's production of Peter Pan

The Sacramento Ballet presents Ron Cunningham’s imaginative “Peter Pan.” … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Peter Pan's point of view

Sacramento Ballet dancer Anthony Cannarella wore a GoPro camera on his head as he flies as Peter Pan during dress rehearsal. Sacramento Ballet's Peter Pan ballet plays Friday through Sunday …

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See for yourself what inspired one of the greatest 20th-century artists

Art is ineffable. It can engender love and turn on a light in your heart. It can make you come alive, and when it does, you never forget it. Most … Click to Continue »

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Let your imagination fly with Sacramento Ballet’s ‘Peter Pan’

The Sacramento Ballet presents Ron Cunningham’s imaginative “Peter Pan,” which shares the program with “Viva Vivaldi” by Gerald Arpino of the Joffrey Ballet. $20-$78; 7:30 p.m. Fri…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Willie Cauley-Stein establishes himself in the paint with young artists

Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein held court with some young artists at Art Beast Studio on Tuesday. .@THEwillieCS15 painting with kids at ArtBeast studio today! From the proceeds …

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Twice postponed, ‘Chicago’ finally comes to Folsom

In a twist worthy of this musical, “Chicago” finally will make good with Folsom. With two Broadway-veteran headliners, the Bob Fosse hit opens Thursday at Harris Center for the Arts R…

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Capital Stage pulls no punches with Obie-winning modern allegory

The brutality at the core of Rajiv Joseph’s “Guards at the Taj” leaves nothing to the imagination. Joseph’s intentional lack of subtlety does reveal wonder, however, forcing us to co…

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Take a trip to Africa – and back in time –with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates

Harvard professor and PBS filmmaker Henry Louis Gates loves looking into the past. His 3-year-old series “Finding Your Roots” delves into the genealogy of his famous guests with a mixtur…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Artist Micol Hebron takes on gender inequality at galleries, museums

Talk with artist Micol Hebron for an hour and your mind will be fully exposed to artistic complexities that you likely missed on previous visits to museums and galleries. The … Click t…

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

What’s that big, red glow stick hanging over Curtis Park? Light artists painting Sacramento

A few years ago, watching pedestrians walk past drab walls under a downtown freeway, some creative minds in Sacramento latched onto a bright idea that has become an artistic movement. ……

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Exhibit of Siggins and Eanes is new and not-to-be-missed

Talk about being late to the party. “From JayJay with Love” opened on Valentine’s Day with a champagne-and-chocolates reception that I missed, which is not like me. Fortunately, the sh…

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Capital Stage challenges audience: What is the limit of duty?

Co-founder Jonathan Williams returns to Capital Stage to direct the award-winning “Guards at the Taj” by Rajiv Joseph, which previews Thursday-Friday, March 16-17; opens Saturday, March …

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ghost Ship fire victim’s father calls for more affordable spaces for California artists

The father of one of 36 people killed in the massive Oakland warehouse fire in December urged California lawmakers on Wednesday to think of the disaster as a housing problem … Click to…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Trying to stop or at least slow dementia

Tell your friends and associates that you have dementia, or write a column about it, and be prepared for a well-intentioned bombardment of possible remedies: Eat cashew nuts, cook with ̷…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

She choreographed her way from Rancho Cordova to Broadway

Peggy Hickey will tell you that as far as she’s concerned, “all roads lead to Sacramento.” It’s a curious observation coming from a choreographer who lives in Los Angeles while ̷…

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Art: Best of Second Saturday -- The Sacramento Bee

E Street Gallery ↑ Aleris Hart’s “Shaman Dancers Under the Moon” is included in “Totem Spirits in Art,” an exhibition of painting, sculpture, jewelry and printmaking by artists f…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Their art delighted us; now see their films at Beatnik Studios

Beatnik Studios on Tuesday, March 14, will screen a selection of films by the late artists Darrell Forney and Horst Leissl in conjunction with “Playing Around,” a show of Forney’s R…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Jack Gallagher’s ‘Concussed’ is the truth, if not the whole truth

Jack Gallagher’s favorite public misconception about himself is the level of honesty he displays in his one-man shows. He will candidly point out that while he’s tremendously forthcoming…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

BESTSELLERS-COMBINED- 02-26

Rankings reflect sales, both brink and electronic, for the week ending Saturday, Feb. 18. FICTION 1. HEARTBREAK HOTEL, by Jonathan Kellerman. Psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Lt. Milo Stu…

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A century of Japan-inspired American art at the Crocker

In Childe Hassam’s beguiling 1912 painting “Bowl of Goldfish,” an American woman dressed in a Japanese kimono pauses near a bowl of goldfish to look through a window at the … Cli…

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Comedian Jack Gallagher explores the accident that changed his life in ‘Concussed’

Jack Gallagher didn’t spend four days in a quiet, darkened room for the fun of it. He didn’t do it so he could write a show about it later. An … Click to Continue »

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Review: Limited magic in Sacramento Theatre Company’s ‘Tempest’

William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” famously deals in spectacle, magic, revenge and forgiveness. The popular play also raises the specters of absolute power and forced servitude. There…

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

ArtStreet more than doubles Art Hotel attendance

The public art warehouse known as ArtStreet came to a bittersweet close Saturday, with hundreds lining up for a last peek at the massive collaboration among Sacramento’s visual, musical an…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Have clay, will make art. Documentary looks at ceramic artist Tony Natsoulas

The Manetti Shrem Museum will highlight the work of local ceramic artist Tony Natsoulas with a showing of Ben Fargen’s documentary, “Tony Natsoulas: A Face in the Crowd.” There will &#…

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ron Peetz shares his provocative ‘Lessons Learned’ in Axis Gallery exhibit

Friendship between artists can be a passionate mix of mutual support, creative collaborations, competitive goads, professional envy and deep understanding. Deep and abiding friendships are p…

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See jaw-dropping Japanese ceramics that celebrate an ancient art

“Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics” at the Crocker Art Museum represents the pinnacle of contemporary Japanese ceramics. The freely expressed verve of the work celebrates int…

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Avid Reader bookstore to move to new location on Broadway

The Avid Reader, an independent bookstore located on Broadway near Sacramento’s Tower Theatre, announced that it is moving down the street. Owner Stan Forbes, in a letter to patrons, said …

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Friday, February 10, 2017

ArtStreet installation turns the tables on sexual harassment

Among the vibrant murals and playful sculptures of ArtStreet, one installation at the temporary museum near Broadway confronts an especially cringe-worthy aspect of modern life. Participants…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mayor Darrell Steinberg reacts to 'This Is What It Feels Like' at ArtStreet

An ArtStreet installation by Terra Lopez invites participants to listen to an audio loop of catcalling and reflect upon what sexual harassment is like for many women. … Click to Contin…

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