Friday, April 20, 2018

This artist's works will blow you away in Sacramento exhibit

I’ll be very surprised if Jack Ogden’s superb show of new paintings and sculptures at b. sakata garo doesn’t wind up at the top of my list of favorite shows … Click to Continue &…

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Where the game is always afoot for Sherlock lovers

Welcome to Baker Street West, where all things Sherlock Holmes seem possible. Over lunch, Mrs. Hudson and Irene Adler (a.k.a. "the woman") concocted this idea to give their old friend ……

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Comedian roasts Sacramento in video. Here’s where he’s performing in the city

For a 37-year-old guy from South Carolina, comedian JP Sears seems to have some parts of Sacramento figured out pretty well. Sears released a video skewering Sacramento this week ahead ̷…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Park honors Sacramento creative pioneer in a neighborhood blooming with art

The late developer-turned-gallery owner Michael Himovitz was honored Friday as the city dedicated a small park within McKinley Village in his name. Himovitz, who died in 1994, is credited wi…

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Sacramento actor takes on biggest role yet in Berkeley Rep's 'Angels in America' revival

Can the toughest thing you have ever done also be your dream come true? Sacramento actor Ben Ismail thinks so as he takes on the role of a lifetime as … Click to Continue »

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Vibrant photos and paintings are the best of Second Saturday in Sacramento

"Once Upon a Time,” Jack Ogden’s large-scale painting of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (father of JFK) and his large family in 1938, with images from Diego Velasquez’s famous painting of ̷…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

A witty and deep showcase of Jewish artists' contributions to California art history

Original curating, while not endangered, is becoming increasingly rare. It is becoming common practice for museums to program curatorial set pieces: canned exhibitions that are pre-packaged …

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Stephon Clark shooting launches songs and paintings. ‘Something I had to do,’ artist says

Thanks to the work of artists – local and national – Stephon Clark will live on through art. Within hours of learning about the police shooting death of Clark, Maryland … Click to …

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

B Street's ‘Dry Powder’ reveals the true art – and costs – of the Wall Street deal

Springtime, it appears, is when Sacramento theater producers turn their thoughts to dysfunctional families. The city’s three leading theater companies in recent weeks all have opened drama…

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Stop, collaborate and listen: Vanilla Ice to perform at Kings’ season finale

Flash-in-the-pan hip-hop star Vanilla Ice will take the stage during halftime of the Sacramento Kings’ 2018 season finale April 11, team president of business operations John Rinehart twee…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

AIDS, death and the modern family take center stage

Andre Gerard was a handsome aspiring actor who enjoyed Shakespeare and Mozart, made many friends, was attracted to people with a vibrant sense of humor and was in a loving, … Click to …

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Some quirky new characters could be coming to K Street in Sacramento

First came the mural festival that festooned buildings all over town with color. Now two new art projects aim to bring some more flare and whimsy to Sacramento's everyday landscape. … …

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Friday, March 23, 2018

One girl inspires another in this musical prayer for peace

A new musical based on the life of one brave Japanese girl inspired a Sacramento teen to bring home its universal theme of peace and share it with her community. … Click to Continue &r…

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Think there's nothing funny about politics? Catch this act

The national touring troupe Capitol Steps is about to unleash its vaudevillian style of political parody in Sacramento, and no one in or out of office is safe. In scathing … Click to C…

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This small East Sac gallery is hosting a ‘Monumental’ show

It’s rare to see a show of extra large artworks outside of museums or institutional galleries, so I was surprised to get an announcement for “Monumental,” an exhibition of oversized &#…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cap Stage's 'Arsonists' sparks provocative ideas about life, death and family legacies

Capital Stage's production of “The Arsonists" is a perplexing look at the relationship between two damaged souls. Set in the Florida swamp in the 1990s, the tragic tale of a … Click …

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Faith Ringgold's famous ‘story quilts’ come to the Crocker

Artist, activist and author Faith Ringgold works in many media – painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, masks and Tankas (painted fabrics inspired by Tibetan textiles) – but she is best k…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Here are five exhibits you won't want to miss on Saturday

CK Art Sandy Parris’ intuitive mixed media abstraction “Fall Pods” is one of the strong works in “Earthen Abstracts,” a group show at the new midtown gallery CK Art, 2500 … C…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

See midtown ‘Lady Bird’ mural go up in 40 seconds

A new “Lady Bird” mural in downtown Sacramento is finished and ready for viewing at 16th and I streets. A time-lapse video by The Sacramento Bee captures the making of … Click to C…

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Time-lapse: 'Lady Bird' mural goes up in 40 seconds in downtown Sacramento

A new “Lady Bird” mural in downtown Sacramento is finished and ready for viewing at 16th and I streets. The Greta Gerwig film was nominated for five Oscars. Sacramento artist Maren Conra…

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

See where in Sacramento ‘Lady Bird’ will star again

A “Lady Bird” mural is coming to midtown, and another bearing the movie's creator will follow in East Sacramento. Sacramento artist Maren Conrad, 37, is scheduled to begin painting a …

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Friday, March 2, 2018

This historic town center was nearly razed. Now it's bringing its city together with art

A vast cityscape, a Millennium Falcon and a self-portrait – all made from masking tape – greet visitors at the inaugural exhibit of Rancho Cordova's new Mills Station Arts and … Cl…

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It's art. It's masking tape. At the same time. See it in Rancho Cordova.

The city of Rancho Cordova is now home to its first arts center, the Mills Station Arts and Culture Center which inhabits the historic Mills Station. It is opening this week with its first s…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

G1C's new mural has special meaning for Phil Serna

Phil Serna, who represents District 1 on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, speaks about the new mural gracing the Golden 1 Center. Titled "Flight," the mural was created by the art…

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Rancho Cordova welcomes arts center with tape display

Sacramento artist Danny Scheible helps open the Mills Station Arts and Culture Center with his Tapigami exhibit on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. … Click to Continue »

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Latino artwork at NBA arena 'almost a middle finger' to Trump, county supervisor says

Federal immigration agents swept across Northern California in recent days, snatching up dozens of undocumented immigrants. The nation's top immigration cop has repeatedly attacked sanctuary…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

STC's 'Macbeth' pays proper tribute to the tragedy of murder and madness

In the late 1930s, a radio drama premiered with an ominous narrated introduction: “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” But the Shadow had … Click to …

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Reynolds explores rush hour as art

You wouldn’t think paintings of cars and trucks on congested freeways would be interesting or dynamic or funny or even beautiful but all those adjectives apply to the exciting works ……

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

B Street reaches out to families with ‘Gandhi!’

Inside the new rehearsal hall at The Sofia theater complex, the thumping of Indian drums creates an infectious beat. The young ensemble of actors move fluidly around the set, refining ……

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Friday, February 16, 2018

A Kehinde Wiley portrait, explained

A painting by Kehinde Wiley, the artist behind President Barack Obama's portrait, is now hanging in Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum. … Click to Continue »

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His painting of Barack Obama made waves. Now his work is hanging in the Crocker

Crocker Art Museum has purchased a painting by Kehinde Wiley, a coveted creator whose presidential portrait of Barack Obama was unveiled Monday to an overwhelmingly positive reaction. Wiley…

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