Monday, May 22, 2017

‘Hoping for better days’: Social media reacts to Ariana Grande concert explosion

An explosion outside of an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester, England, killed 19 people and injured at least 50, according to authorities. Social media reacted to the attack:   …

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 09:54PM

‘Boy, if you don’t stop’: Social media reacts to Drake, Billboard Music Awards

Drake once told everyone they could “Thank Me Later.” Well, he received that thanks in a major way during the Billboard Music Awards. The Canadian rapper won 13 awards Sunday, … Cl…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 01:15AM
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hard work lands them on the B Street stage

The B Street Theatre interns are some of the hardest-working people in show business during their 10-month internship. Monday, May 22, they take the stage for their seasonal showcase in R…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The chandelier will drop (again) in Sacramento and other ‘Phantom’ facts

The new production of Cameron Mackintosh’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” which comes to Sacramento on Wednesday, May 17, has been touring since 2013. “Phantom” is quite simply one th…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

B Street performers write their own play, "Treatment"

Three B Street Theatre actors -- Tara Sissom, Amy Kelly and Stephanie Altholz -- perform "Treatment," which they wrote. … Click to Continue »

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:06AM
Monday, May 15, 2017

Katy Perry ready to ‘Roar’ at Golden 1 Center next year

Golden 1 Center is set for a mighty loud “Roar.” Pop superstar Katy Perry has announced a concert date for Sacramento, and will perform at Golden 1 Center on Jan. … Click to Contin…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM

‘Big Bang Theory’ star Parsons marries longtime partner; social media speaks out

While it’s not known who popped the big question, what’s confirmed is the star of “The Big Bang Theory” is married. People magazine, The Huffington Post and several other sites ̷…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 12:46AM
Friday, May 12, 2017

'Light and Noir' exhibit brings classic film props to Sacramento

The California Museum exhibit "Light & Noir: Exiles and Emigres in Hollywood, 1933-1950" offers costumes and artifacts from films made by people who left Europe, mostly during World War II, …

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 10:29PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fascism to fantasy, familiar to fresh, new Sacramento Theatre Company season offers variety

Plays filled with hope and aspiration bookend the upcoming seven-play season at Sacramento Theatre Company: “The Diary of Anne Frank” and “Man of La Mancha.” Casey McClellan will dir…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM

Second Saturday: Critic’s choice of what to see in May

“Return #2,” a compelling and enigmatic wood and paint sculpture by prominent Northern California artist Robert Brady, is included in his powerful show of new works at b. sakata garo, &#…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM

What are props from film classic ‘Casablanca’ doing in this Sacramento museum?

As Adolf Hitler rose to power in the 1930s, many German-speaking actors and directors found refuge, and work, in Hollywood. These exiles – many but not all Jewish – included … Clic…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 09:00AM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review: ‘Stupid F##ing Bird’ is funny, fascinating, but can’t quite take flight

Aaron Posner’s sideways tribute to Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” called “Stupid F##ing Bird,” can be funny and fascinating when not tedious and droning. Chekhov is one of the gr…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 02:46PM

Fans, entertainers say goodbye to Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykins

Christopher “Big Black” Boykins, an entertainer best known for the reality TV show “Rob and Big” that starred him and skateboarding legend Rob Dyrdek, died Tuesday. Boykins, 45, is b…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 01:55AM
Friday, May 5, 2017

Art in unexpected places

Caltrans has been beautifying sound walls along Sacramento freeways to offer drivers a more pleasant commute. … Click to Continue »

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 10:47PM

Local Sacramento DJ co-designs dumpster art

Local artist and DJ, Larry "DJ Larry" Rodriguez, collaborated with his brother Mike Rodriguez on dumpster art debuted Friday. The Midtown Association and Republic Services hosted the beautif…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 03:44PM

Colorful mural on trash container dresses up slice of midtown

Sacramento’s Midtown Association and trash collection firm Republic Services on Friday unveiled a decorated Dumpster. The graffiti-covered blue Dumpster that sat between The Press Club and…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 03:35PM

‘Saturday Night Fever’ returns to the big screen for its 40th anniversary

John Travolta imprinted himself on the consciousness of a generation in 1977 as moody Tony Manero in “Saturday Night Fever.” Growing up in working-class Brooklyn, Tony dreams of leaving …

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 09:00AM
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sometimes you feel like a nut, just as this eccentric artist wanted

Roy De Forest has been called a funk artist, a visionary, a mythmaker and a nut. Of these, he preferred the last appellation and wrote what many consider to be … Click to Continue &raq…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM

Papa Roach honored in hometown of Vacaville

May 3 will now be known as “Papa Roach Day” in Vacaville. The multi-platinum rock band based 35 miles from Sacramento was honored by Mayor Len Augustine on Wednesday, when … Click …

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 01:31AM
Thursday, April 27, 2017

A triple crown at the Manetti Shrem with new exhibits for spring

If museums are charged with the task to preserve, educate and inspire, then the spring exhibitions “YuYu: Marc Johnson,” “Dear 1968: Sadie Barnette” and “Recent Gifts” at the Man…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Crocker awards its first Knudsen Prize, plans exhibit of late sculptor’s work

The Crocker Art Museum has awarded the first John S. Knudsen Prize, which supports a California artist with $25,000. The award has gone to the late Cyrus Tilton, an Oakland-based … Cli…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 04:14PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

‘The Donner Party’ musical stumbles as it tries to find appropriate tone

Sacramento Theatre Company’s ambitious new musical “The Donner Party” lurches about looking for an appropriate tone and mood it never quite finds amid much beautiful music in its score…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 02:00PM

Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana and Pitbull part of PBS’ ‘Latin Music USA’

“Ten cuidado!” (be careful) is a call you might hear when listening to Latin jazz, especially when the conguero is freed up for a solo or even better when several … Click to Contin…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 09:00AM
Monday, April 24, 2017

‘Treatment’ goes for broke at B Street and delivers all it tries to do and more

Close, lasting friendships, which are not so simply close, lasting relationships, require tending. They need understanding, forgiveness and acknowledgment of faults – others’ and maybe m…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 03:01PM

The irony makes it worth the weekly wait

Having jumped on “The Americans” bandwagon last year, I can only watch the current fifth season unfold at the glacial pace of one-hour episodes each week. The noirish FX television ̷…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 09:00AM
Thursday, April 20, 2017

A head injury took her ability to paint, but Patricia Altschul fought back

References to past art and a sense of mystery, characterize many of Patricia Altschul’s quiet yet compelling paintings of women at Archival Gallery. In “Woman with Flowers in Her Lap,”…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM

A no-brainer: B Street turns to its funniest people to develop their own play

When B Street Theater producing artistic director Buck Busfield asked company members Tara Sissom, Amy Kelly and Stephanie Altholz to write a play for themselves, they replied, “What?” M…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM

A musical about the Donner Party? Give it a chance, creators say

If you heard that Sacramento Theatre Company will produce a world premiere musical based on the story of the legendary Donner Party, you might have thought, “Hmm, that’s a nervy … …

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM
Thursday, April 13, 2017

From the big screen to the big stage, these musicals started out as movies

The new touring production of “The Bodyguard” follows a long and fruitful tradition of turning films into stage musicals. The parade of adaptations included originals that already had mu…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:00AM

Atrocities on trial as Mondavi Center stages a radio theater-style drama

The 1961 American courtroom drama film “Judgment at Nuremberg,” directed by Stanley Kramer with a screenplay by Abby Mann, fictionalized a military tribunal against German judges and pro…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 09:00AM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Friends remember prolific artist with X Street mural

Shaun Burner works on a mural Wednesday of his friend and fellow artist and DJ Daniel Osterhoff on a Sacramento building. Osterhoff, also an electronic music DJ, was well regarded and respec…

Linked From The Sacramento Bee at 11:45PM

ARTICLES ON BROADWAYSTARS

Authors

All that Chat

2016-2017 BROADWAY SEASON
Mar 26: Sweat - Studio 54