Monday, May 4, 2015

Theater review: Capital Stage produces a gripping, elegant ‘Homecoming’

Director Janis Stevens masterfully directs the Harold Pinter drama. Strong performances from the ensemble hit the mark. The Tony-winning play showcases Pinter’s main themes. … Click…

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

On mural, Sacramento becomes art critic

Artists paint a mural on the side of a neglected building in midtown Sacramento. City officials said the mural was graffiti vandalism and covered the mural. … Click to Continue »

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

B Street’s ‘Jacksonian’ falls short

“The Jacksonian” is Beth Henley’s new play. B Street take a chance on a dark tale of a life falling apart. The lead actors deliver compelling performances. … Click to Continue &…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Art review: Ceramics shine in ‘America’s Clayfest III’ in Roseville

America’s Clayfest continues the legacy of Gladding, McBean’s “Feats of Clay.” The show is more accessible at Blue Line Arts. More than 70 ceramic pieces are in the exhibit. ……

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Comedy: Robert Berry to tape first album at Sacramento’s Comedy Spot

For years, Robert Berry has hosted events, adding his comic touch. Now he wants to focus on his stand-up work. Developing a live album is part of his preparation. … Click to Continue &…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sites suggested for new downtown Sacramento performing arts center

A task force exploring the need for a new performing arts center in downtown Sacramento has identified four potential sites for a 2,200-seat theater, but needs up to six more months to figur…

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Theater review: Sacramento Theatre Company stages an awkward ‘Pirates of Penzance’

The ‘Pirates’ audience can expect plenty of goofy Gilbert and Sullivan humor. Energetic performances animate an otherwise stodgy production. Original orchestrations for a quartet are als…

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Art review: Artist’s unusual work redefines painting in ‘Las Cosas Que Pintan’

Verge gives us an unconventional “painting” show. It expands the viewer’s notions of painting into conceptual realms. The exhibit also includes several paper tapestries. … Click…

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Sacramento Theatre Company announces 2015-2016 lineup

Season subscriptions go on sale July 1. … Click to Continue »

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Review: B Street Theatre stages hilarious one-man comedy

Jonathan Tolins’s “Buyer & Cellar” explores how we relate to celebrities. A 2010 coffee table book by Barbra Streisand inspired the playwright. There’s plenty to think about beyo…

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Helvetia Theatre Company ‘Opening Doors’ as another one closes

New Helvetia Theatre Company has given up its lease at the Studio Theatre. Some of its favored performers will stage farewell shows. … Click to Continue »

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Panel focuses vision for public art at new Sacramento arena

A panel of Sacramento artists and designers agreed Wednesday to seek proposals for public art at up to four locations around the city’s new NBA arena. The art panel will seek proposals for…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Video: Sacramento playwright Richard Hellesen marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination

Sacramento playwright Richard Hellesen talks about adapting a play to commemorate Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War on the anniversary of Lincoln’s death, and about Lincoln’s and…

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Historic downtown train depot mural getting a major face-lift

A massive mural at the downtown depot is a monumental work of art. It depicts the launching of the construction of the transcontinental railroad in 1863. Now a cleaning and restoration proce…

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Capital Stage names new artistic director, 2015-16 play series

Capital Stage named Michael Stevenson, a Sacramento-based director and actor, as its new artistic director. The theater also announced its new plays for 2015-16. … Click to Continue &r…

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Review: ‘Varekai’ is classic Cirque du Soleil

Cirque de Soleil continues Sunday At Sleep Train. The story is a loose retelling of the Icarus myth. Acrobatics and classic clowning star in the elegant production. … Click to Continue…

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

‘Motown The Musical’ and ‘The Book of Mormon’ among new Broadway series lures

California Musical Theatre has unveiled its 2015-16 Broadway Series. The season includes four premiere performances for Sacramento. … Click to Continue »

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Ashland, Ore. – theater (and other events) as you like it

Ashland is a destination like no other. It’s Shakespeare festival is the country’s top regional theater. Our selected guide will help you organize a visit. … Click to Conti…

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Theater reviews: What’s playing in Ashland

Four plays kick off the Oregon Shakespeare Festival lineup. … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Best of Sacramento’s Second Saturday art walk

Sacramento art critic Victoria Dalkey recommends five exhibits. Photography, mixed media and ceramics are among her picks. The Second Saturday art walk is a Sacramento traditio. … Clic…

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Sac State arts fest screens French film on WWI truce

“Joyeux Noel,” the 2005 French film depicting the WWI Christmas Truce of 1914 will be screened April 10 as part of Sacramento State’s Festival of the Arts. Light refreshmen…

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Maggie Hollinbeck back in Sacramento, with ‘Once’

“Once” is based on the hit indie film with Oscar-winning music. Irish playwright Enda Walsh adapted the story for stage. Maggie Hollinbeck will perform on opening night. … …

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sacramento State celebrates its Festival of the Arts

‘Avenue Q’ is the kickoff event for the annual festival. … Click to Continue »

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Art review: California Faience creations at Crocker Art Museum

California Faience was one of the most prolific art potteries in the Western U.S. An exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum includes more than 120 of its pieces. Among the admirers of these wares…

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Varekai’ a spin on Icarus tale

“Varekai” takes place in a rainforest and offers a new spin on the Greek legend. The show is set to play Sleep Train Arena April 9-12. With jaw-dropping acrobatics and stunts, th…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Leaf sculptures picked for Sacramento’s McKinley Village

Two leaf-shaped pieces of stainless steel will stand near the entrance of the McKinley Village development. The new community planned for East Sacramento will have eight pieces of public art…

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Panel identifies possible Sacramento arena art locations

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission plans to issue a request for qualifications to artists by the end of April. … Click to Continue »

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Theater review: ‘Whipping Man’ a moody discourse on freedom

Gothic atmospherics dominate “The Whipping Man,” a drama set just after the Civil War. In Sacramento Theatre Company’s production, intense, affecting moments abound. Buddy …

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Art review: Russ Solomon collection at Blue Line Arts

Tower Records founder Russell Solomon collected paintings by Northern California artists. He has decided to part with some of his big, bold art. Blue Line Arts has Russ Solomon’s colle…

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Sacramento Theatre Company stages ‘The Whipping Man’

The Matthew Lopez drama is set at the end of the Civil War and at the start of Passover. Two former slaves conduct a Passover Seder with a slaveholder. A local rabbi advised the cast on the …

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sacramento Ballet brings back ‘Swan Lake’

“Swan Lake” is one of the most famous classical ballets. Sacramento Ballet’s co-artistic directors have long ties to the Tchaikovsky work. Weeks of rehearsals allowed the S…

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