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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

‘Taste of Hope’ focuses on food during the Holocaust

During the play, food is served to the audience to create a multi-sensory experiencePotato latkes, matzo ball soup and honey cake are part of the productionPlay is being held at the Warehous…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Moving bittersweet “Constellations” at B Street

Nick Payne’s ballad of a play explores the mysterious ways life can unfoldThe play shows different versions of a couple coming together … Click to Continue »

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Arena artwork will be homage to former Sacramento mayor

Royal Chicano Air Force will paint large mural inside Golden 1 CenterFormer Mayor Joe Serna Jr. was a member of art collectiveSerna’s son, Phil, arranged for mural to be included insid…

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Sacramento mural by Latino artists will honor former Mayor Joe Serna Jr.

An enormous mural inside the new Golden 1 Center will be the work of one of the city’s most revered art collectives, the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF), of which former Mayor Joe Serna Jr.…

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Five picks for Sacramento’s Second Saturday art walk

← b. sakata garo “Red Gloves,” a dashing watercolor by San Francisco artist Jan Opperman, is included in her solo show, “Figure It Out,” at b. sakata garo, 923 20th … Click t…

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Star Trek’s Sulu is gay in upcoming 'Star Trek Beyond'

The Star Trek character Hikaru Sulu from will be gay in the upcoming Star Trek Beyond filmActor John Cho said his character will have a husband and daughter in the filmCho applauded the film…

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Music Circus in ‘Seussical’ brings alive Dr. Seuss’ world

Designer Richard Bay created colorful, elaborate puppets for the Music Circus productionBay first worked with Music Circus executive producer Scott Klier on ‘Fiddler on the Roof’…

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Sacramento artist’s work given to Dalai Lama features immigration, agriculture

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León presented the giftSacramento-based artist Emilio Soltero printed, remarqued image … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Glass takes center stage in Crocker Museum exhibits

This is “The Summer of Glass” at the Crocker Art Museum.   Three exhibitions appearing in conjunction with the May acquisition of a Dale Chihuly chandelier – now hanging in ……

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

At Music Circus, ‘Hello Dolly!’ looks (and sounds) swell

Production of the classic musical shows heart and offers laughsDirector Glenn Casale’s lustrous production reveals the musical’s greatnessThe orchestra under conductor Craig Barn…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cap Stage’s political satire ‘The Totalitarians’ mirrors real world

The comedy about a politically inexperienced candidate rings uncomfortably familiarA political novice runs for state office while coping with her stressed marriageDextrous verbal comedy and …

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Painter Wayne Thiebaud donates major works to UC Davis

Thiebaud is giving four paintings to the still-under-construction museum‘The Unfinished Portrait of Betty Jean’ has never been shown in public … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blue Line Arts ‘Print Survey’ leaves a strong impression

Show features big names – Pablo Picasso, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Arneson – as well as less familiar onesPicasso’s ‘Tete de Bouffon’ is a bold linocut image of a …

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Where gay travelers can go post-Orlando

When a homophobic killer armed with an assault rifle perpetrated one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history in an Orlando gay bar this month, the reassuring idea that … Click to C…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Comedy Spot aims to make Sacramento a magnet for aspiring comedians

For-profit business is turning into a nonprofitGoal is to raise money for training programs, events … Click to Continue »

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Teens might enjoy ‘Free State’ history lesson

Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers Free State Of Jones Rated PG-13 for bloody images, intense … Click …

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Familiar truths in ‘Clever Little Lies’

B Street Theatre presents West Coast premiere of new Joe DiPietro playComedy-drama’s pleasures are familiar if syrupyJulia Brothers’ turn as matriarch Alice pushes along low-key …

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sacramento bondsman rocks his masculine femininity

Sacramento bondsman Joshua Varozza talks about his 'Dudeoir' photo shoot that went viral. The photos with Varozza wrapped in an American flag and shot by El Dorado County photographer Tami B…

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Sacramento bail bondsman a ‘Dudeoir’ sensation

Joshua Varozza, photographer team up to make a photo collection that’s gone viral … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Art review: Chris Daubert paintings at Shimo Center in Sacramento

City College professor’s still lifes at heart are conceptualRecurrent themes deal with energy of lightExhibit is thought-provoking, intellectual yet sensual … Click to Continue &…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Music Circus’ ‘Legally Blonde’ slightly more than silly, frothy fun

Energetic musical satirically upends numerous stereotypes while flirting with perpetuating othersShow, running through June 19, is the season opener for the Sacramento Music Circus … C…

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Johnny Taylor’s recording a comedy album – here’s where to catch it

Sacramento comedian Johnny Taylor records his second album, “Bummin’ With the Devil,” Saturday, June 18, at Harlow’s, 2708 J St., Sacramento. Taylor, a popular blogger for Huffington…

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Critic’s picks: Best of Sacramento’s Second Saturday art walk

Abstract works pair with authors’ words at Arthouse on RGail Chadell Nanao explores nudes, still lifes at b. sakata garoShimo Center shows recent oil paintings by Chris Daubert ……

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Yes, musical spinoffs work – here’s a whole season’s worth

Each of the musicals started life as something elseFour of the productions are new to Music Circus‘Legally Blonde’ opens the 66th season … Click to Continue »

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tables turned: ‘Stop Kiss’ spotlights B Street’s interns

10-member company usually labors behind the scenesInterns stage Diane Son’s LGBTQ drama … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

‘Is This Painting’ – see for yourself

Artist’s trompe l’oeil work is delightfully deceitfulTerrific show demonstrates the skills of the artistExhibit shares gallery with work by sculptor Tom Bills … Click to Co…

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