Monday, September 25, 2017

‘Last Words’ among two poignant Julia Couzens art shows

It’s not surprising that Julia Couzens, a fine writer whose incisive art reviews appear occasionally in The Bee, should choose words as the foundation for “Last Words,” her elegiac ins…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

When the dad you’ve never met has been right under your roof

In ‘The Absent Father. The Wayward Son,’ Brandon Hughes tells the story of David Williams, who learns the father he’d never met spent nights at his home for years as … Click to C…

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Like a ‘Phoenix Rising,’ CSU Sacramento’s new dance concert is all about rebirth

California State University, Sacramento is mixing it up this year with the Sacramento Dance Theatre company’s first concert of the season at Solano Hall Dancespace 1010. For the first time…

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Take a look inside CSU Sacramento's first dance concert of the year

On the opening night of "Phoenix Rising," CSU Sacramento's Theatre and Dance Department combined the works of guest choreographers, faculty and students to create a dynamic dance experience.…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Watch this Placer County Sheriff's sergeant show off his artistic side to benefit the Colfax Skate Park

Colfax Station Commander Ty Conners used charcoal and watercolor to paint this portrait of a Native American for a charity auction to raise money for the Colfax Skate Park. Potential bidders…

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Lead Beach Boys singer talks good vibrations and avoiding the nefarious path

Beach Boys lead singer Mike Love has released an autobiography that covers the long and at times tumultuous history of the group, not to mention more than a few parts … Click to Contin…

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Activist Guerrilla Girls ‘Not Ready to Make Nice’ at Verge Center for the Arts

In 1989, the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous group of feminist artists who wore gorilla masks to shield their true identities, created a billboard-size poster that asked: “Do women have to &…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Big public subsidy coming for Sacramento riverfront museum

A planned science museum on the banks of the Sacramento River is poised to get a hefty financial assist from the city of Sacramento. And boosters of the project said … Click to Continu…

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One mural erased, another defaced. Should Wide Open Walls artworks be preserved?

Sacramento’s recent Wide Open Walls event brought about 40 new murals to streets and alleys in downtown, midtown and other neighborhoods. Many are now popular sights for passers-by and on …

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Monday, September 11, 2017

How ‘Wonder Woman’ director lassoed record deal for sequel

The success of “Wonder Woman” in theaters has reportedly helped director Patty Jenkins score a record contract. She has agreed to work on the sequel, according to Variety. The film ̷…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Best of Second Saturday: ‘Guerrilla Girls,’ John Buck and ‘The 21-Day Myth’

Verge Center for the Arts “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond,” a major show of the past and ongoing works of the iconic … Click to Continue »

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Modesto’s not-so-modest Gallo is a centerpiece for the arts

The Gallo Center for the Arts in downtown Modesto, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, houses two theaters where Central Valley patrons can attend a variety of performances. The 1,2…

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Sacramento’s Community Center Theater boasts plenty to enjoy

Sacramento’s Community Center Theater may draw criticism for its aging building’s shortcomings, but the downtown venue still boasts plenty to enjoy as a cultural hub for the city. “The…

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Folsom’s Harris Center is a showcase for arts and culture

Whether you want to watch a full-scale theater production, attend a rock concert or be exposed to a variety of cultural performances, the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College has … Cli…

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Monday, September 4, 2017

In February, he was given 2-3 weeks to live. He plans to attend his play this month

Ron Tochterman didn’t feel too well after his infusion late last month. His chemotherapy, administered intravenously, left him tired, itchy and nauseous. But that didn’t stop the retired…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Art review: Fall preview of museum and gallery shows

A rich banquet of enticing shows awaits art lovers at Sacramento, Davis and San Francisco museums and galleries this fall. Among the offerings are major shows of works by Richard … Cli…

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sacramento officials lend hand to help underground music venue reopen

A Sacramento arts and music space reopened for a fundraiser Saturday with the help of city officials, weeks after the city shut it down for building and code violations. Artists … Clic…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

A Netflix-type account to watch live theater? One Sacramento company offers just that

You pay a certain amount of dollars each month for a Netflix account or a gym membership. You might not use it every day, but it’s there for you when … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Art review: ‘Dissent’ and ‘Art X Architects’ at Sacramento’s Sparrow Gallery

After moving to more spacious quarters at ArtHouse on R, Sparrow Gallery now has a large first level space that currently accommodates three shows. “Dissent” is a show of women … C…

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Capital Dance Project will bring on the dance, turn down the noise ... and the lights

Attendees at Friday night’s performance by the Capital Dance Project will have access to items not typically available during a performance – stress balls, coloring stations and noise-ca…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Don’t miss ‘Never, Ever Forget’ at Brickhouse Gallery

Saturday is the last day to view cotton masterpieces displayed at the Brickhouse Gallery and Art Complex, 2837 36th St. in Oak Park. The “Never, Ever Forget” exhibit explores black ̷…

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Monday, August 21, 2017

‘Tough Call’ rendering hits home run in auction

A rendering of a popular Norman Rockwell painting with a baseball theme has scored major league cash in an auction. “Tough Call” – a 1948 painting which focuses on three … Click …

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Take a virtual tour of Sacramento’s newest murals

The Wide Open Walls festival is expected to add about 40 murals to walls and public spaces around Sacramento before it ends Sunday, Aug. 20. With the event in full … Click to Continue …

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Maren Conrad explains the significance of koi fish in her MARRS Building mural

Sacramento artist Maren Conrad is painting a mural that spans the back of midtown's MARRS Building during the Wide Open Walls mural event. Conrad said the design is partly an homage to Chine…

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Bryan Valenzuela discusses how recent events in Charlottesville have influenced his mural for Wide Open Walls

Sacramento artist Bryan Valenzuela is creating a mural at 1810 28th Street as part of the Wide Open Walls mural event. He said the image is a "tug of war" that reflects the divisiveness of t…

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Art edges toward the apocalypse at Axis Gallery National Juried Exhibition

Over the years, Axis Gallery’s National Juried Exhibitions have been one of the brightest spots in Sacramento’s summer art scene. This year’s, the 12th annual, is no exception. Juror M…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

He’s performed in Sacramento for decades. But he’s never had a show quite like this one

Guitarist Ross Hammond has been performing for two decades around Sacramento and beyond but has never played a show quite like this. Hammond, an acclaimed local musician and composer, is …

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Look, up in the sky: It’s ... Lady Gaga on Golden 1 Center?

A giant likeness of Lady Gaga will soon adorn an exterior section of the Golden 1 Center. The artwork – Gaga-ism, if you will – is Southern California artist Christina … Click to C…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

He painted surreal scenes on beer tanks in Germany. Now he’s tackling a Sacramento silo

Afternoon sunlight struck one side of a metal silo near Broadway on Tuesday as Okuda San Miguel stood about 30 feet up on the other side, suspended in the bed … Click to Continue &raqu…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Best of Second Saturday

Axis Gallery → “I Just Start Kissing,” a mixed media work by Gini Holmes that pairs a found image of past art with a contemporary quote by a present day … Click to Continue &raqu…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

City shuts down another underground arts space. For now.

The Red Museum flourished in Sacramento’s underground arts scene for nearly two years. That was before it caught the attention of city inspectors. The quirky performance and studio space i…

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