Friday, August 26, 2016

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‘Hunchback’ ethereal and uplifting at the Music Circus

Music Circus ends its season on a glorious high note this weekend with the final performances of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The robustly creative production directed by the innovativ…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

‘Spirited’ summer night in the cemetery

What better way to cool off on a hot August night than with a few chills? Spine-tinglers await in Sacramento’s Historic City Cemetery. Starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 … Click to…

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Sacramento City College celebrates a rich legacy of art

From floor to ceiling, the four gallery walls will be packed with paintings, digitally derived works, pen-and-ink pieces and so much more. The Gregory Kondos Gallery at Sacramento City Colle…

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Jose Di Gregorio and Kerry Cottle: Spectacles of line and growth

Jose Di Gregorio’s art takes you on a ride into his visionary space, but rather than being beamed up, we are beamed into an elegant, geometric landscape. Di Gregorio is … Click to Co…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Loathe your job in your 20s or 30s? That may hurt your health by your 40s.

Your first job can be a grind. Many of us start out in gigs that we never thought we’d have to take, maybe because the job market is just too … Click to Continue »

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In Santa Monica, parents are paying $1,000 for a boot camp to get their kids ready for kindergarten

SANTA MONICA – The summer school students plopped down on an orange mat and listened as teacher Elizabeth Fraley read aloud to them from a book. As she pointed out … Click to Continu…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Voices rise against pressure to lose pregnancy weight

From virtually the moment their condition becomes visible, pregnant women are treated – as they should be! – like royalty. Doors are held. Chairs are voluntarily surrendered. And upscale…

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sacramento Mural Festival brings art outdoors

Across downtown and midtown Sacramento, artists will spend the week at a dozen locations turning blank walls turn into colorful scenes as part of the Sacramento Mural Festival. Festival prom…

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Sacramento Mural Festival brings art out in the open

A drab parking lot on K Street turned into one of the more colorful places in midtown Sacramento on Sunday as the weeklong Sacramento Mural Festival began. An artist perched … Click to…

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Friday, August 19, 2016

In Cuba, as an uncertain future inches closer, it’s still a step back in time

For many travelers, the goal is to physically move – to be flung through airspace and to cross borders – but to remain in spaces that are comfortably familiar. They … Click to Cont…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sacramento Mural Festival takes over city walls with energy, creativity

Sacramento’s central city will soon double as a giant, paint saturated canvas. Many of these art works will be created on an especially grand scale, up to four stories tall … Click t…

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Deaf actor in lead role for Music Circus’ darker ‘Hunchback’

Even though the venerable Music Circus isn’t usually described as experimental, the company does pick its spots and take exciting artistic chances. To close its 66th season, Music Circus w…

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ballet dancers return to Crest Theatre for performance combining painting, music, dance

The Capital Dance Project is back for a second summer. And this year, its performances will combine painting and homegrown music with pirouettes and pliés. CDP is the company of … Cli…

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Ballet dances become business people with Capital Dance Project

Local dancers take advantage of the break in the Sacramento Ballet season to produce their own dance, art and music collaborations with local artists. The Capital Dance Project presents Behi…

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Sacramento theater company eyes move to West Sacramento

A popular local theater company is looking to leave its longtime home base in Curtis Park for a burgeoning West Sacramento development. Runaway Stage Productions has kicked off a $250,000 &#…

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Critic’s choice: Best art picks for August’s Second Saturday

Axis Gallery → Marcia Steumer’s “Litmus Dendrographia” is one of the intriguing works up in the Axis Gallery 11th National Exhibition, judged this year by New York art writer and …

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Author turns Armstrong biography into play about musical icon

Terry Teachout is a prolific arts writer who calls his work as theater critic for the Wall Street Journal his “day job.” He has written biographies of Duke Ellington and … Click to…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Artworks capture the struggle to overcome mental illness

Walking through the Journey of Hope exhibit at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center feels a bit like reading someone else’s diary. The display is personal and intimate. All 32 … Click to C…

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Sparkling performance anchors B Street’s production of ‘Every Brilliant Thing’

In the one-man play by British playwright Duncan Macmillan, actor Dave Pierini defies you to deny his energy, enthusiasm and bonhomie. … Click to Continue »

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Cirque du Soleil coming to new Golden 1 Center

Golden 1 Center keeps adding events to its calendar, announcing Monday that Cirque du Soleil will come to the new downtown Sacramento arena for a five-day run starting Nov. 30. … Click…

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Mural festival seeks to push Sacramento’s art revolution

First came Art Hotel, the incredible assembly of artists who took over downtown’s old Jade Apartments for a week in February. Their experiment in visual art drew hundreds of spectators …

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Bringing “The Passion of Joan of Arc” to musical life

The keyboardist and composer George Sarah once thought he’d play in a rock band, record CDs and go on tours. The Los Angeles-based musician went on to do that for … Click to Continue…

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Friday, July 29, 2016

What, a museum fundraiser?

DEAR MISS MANNERS: The museum I work for is having what they call a “gala.” They are sending invitations to the event, but charging for the admissions, and there will … Click to Co…

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Oregon Shakespeare Festival is more than Shakespeare on stage

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is now in full swing with all three of its theaters in operation and a total of 10 plays running in repertory six days a week. … Click to Continue &raqu…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

‘Cabaret’ is still a seductive, haunting experience at Music Circus

There has never been any doubt about just what goes on in “Cabaret.” The musical was unusual for its time because it’s a drama, not a romance or comedy, as … Click to Continue &r…

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Friday, July 22, 2016

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DEAR CAROLYN: My adult brother is in rehab for the second time in two years. My mother is understandably upset and wants to talk about it every day. She is … Click to Continue »

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How to pack a carry-on for a weeklong trip

Why bother with the hassle of checked luggage when it’s possible to travel to any destination with only a carry-on? At least that’s what Anne McAlpin, a packing expert and … Click …

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Sweet and surreal “Seussical” fills Music Circus

The musical “Seussical” brings creative puppets and playful scenic design to the Music CircusThe story is based on several Dr. Seuss books, including “Horton Hears a Who&rd…

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Julia Brothers returns to the B Street Theatre with ‘Clever Little Lies’

The actress has appeared in B Street Theatre productions since its startShe understudied with Marlo Thomas during the first staging of ‘Clever Little Lies’ in New YorkB Street he…

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Art review: Fine Art Exhibition on display at State Fair

I’ve been reviewing the California State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, a competition open to all artists in the state, for over 40 years, but I remember seeing the show as … Click to Con…

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