Friday, June 22, 2018

Jack Alvarez explores his cultural roots in poetic images

I've long been a fan of Jack Alvarez's artwork so I was pleased to see an announcement of his current show at artspace1616. Titled "Fragmented," this exhibition of poetic and … Click t…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What the renovated Sacramento Convention Center and theater will look like inside and out

The city of Sacramento has released architectural drawings of a renovated Sacramento Convention Center before a key City Council vote Tuesday night. … Click to Continue »

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See what the new $240 million Sacramento Convention Center would look like

The city of Sacramento has released architectural drawings of a renovated Sacramento Convention Center before a key City Council vote Tuesday night. The drawings by architectural firm Populo…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

How an ‘accidental artist’ became the zen master of wood

Sculptor John McAbery lives here in a one-room cabin about as far off the grid as one can imagine – on a rugged stretch of the Lost Coast with no … Click to Continue »

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Friday, June 15, 2018

After 30 years at helm, Sacramento Ballet artistic directors watch curtain close

After 30 years directing the Sacramento Ballet, husband-wife duo Carinne Binda and Ron Cunningham will watch the curtain descend on their last show this Sunday. They've received countless co…

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After 30 years, Sacramento Ballet artistic directors watch curtain close

Sacramento Ballet artistic directors Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda direct their final production, "The Genius of Balanchine." … Click to Continue »

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Small pieces take on weighty topics at multimedia JayJay show

Polemics in art, like polemics in literature, often result in well-meaning works that fail to move us as deeply as art that speaks directly from the artist's subconscious to the … Clic…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Advanced photography class at Sutter Middle School yields creative outlet, awards

Smartphones produce great pictures, some even good enough to win awards at the California State Fair. Over the last four years, Sutter Middle School's photography class won 111 collective aw…

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Weekend art: Best of Second Saturday

Sacramento art critic Victoria Dalkey recommends five exhibits to see on the Second Saturday art walk on June 9, 2018. Tim Collom Gallery Patricia Tool McHugh's vibrant watercolor, "Gerbera …

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Her mural of Prince earned worldwide attention in April. Now, her remix is almost done

Two years after the death of singer-songwriter Prince, a Citrus Heights artist's front-yard tribute made the rounds on social media and in headlines worldwide. Now, after more than a monthlo…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

The role of women explored in "Becoming a Woman"

In many ways, thoughts about the role of women in society in 18th century France resemble debates that arose in this country with the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and … Click to Con…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Meet the Sacramento Ballet’s new artistic director

The Sacramento Ballet announces the 2018-19 season “Roots and Wings” under new Artistic Director Amy Seiwert on May 23, 2018 at Sacramento City Hall. … Click to Continue »

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Here's Sacramento Memorial Auditorium through the years

The City Council approved an $11 million renovation of Sacramento Memorial Auditorium so it can host Broadway plays, ballet performances and other events while the Community Center Theater u…

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This historic Sacramento theater will get an $11 million facelift

Sacramento’s historic Memorial Auditorium is about to get another run in the spotlight. The City Council on Tuesday approved an $11 million renovation of the theater so it can host ……

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Air guitar becomes life philosophy in B Street's effervescent 'Airness'

Playwright Luigi Pirandello’s celebrated and controversial “Six Characters in Search of an Author,” written and first performed in 1921, was a drama within a drama and chock full of ex…

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Sacramento Ballet introduces new artistic director, pledges innovation

The Sacramento Ballet introduced new artistic director Amy Seiwert to the public at a windy event outside city hall Wednesday afternoon. Seiwert, who was a Sacramento Ballet dancer for eight…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Watch workers demolish murals covering old parking structure in 1 minute

Workers demolish temporary murals surrounding the former Sacramento Bee parking garage on Q and 21st streets in May 2018 as they prepare the site for a new apartment complex called the Press…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Schools have 'starved the arts,' Sacramento mayor says. Here's his solution

Public schools in California have "largely starved the arts" for the past 40 years, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg said Wednesday. Now he's got a plan to change that situation. Steinberg…

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Here's how Sacramento's mayor wants to improve arts education

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and local educators announced an initiative on Wednesday, May 18, 2018 to raise money for arts, music and theater in public schools in the region. … …

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Watch courtroom artist sketch East Area Rapist suspect in high speed

Sacramento courtroom artist Vicki Behringer sketches Joseph James DeAngelo’s appearance in court on Monday, May 14. DeAngelo, the suspected East Area Rapist, faces 12 murder counts. He is …

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Lake Tahoe feud threatens to topple iconic trout sculpture

For decades, a muscular sculpture of three leaping, gape-mouthed trout has perched at the entrance to Lake Tahoe's west shore in Tahoe City, offering homage to the alpine basin’s wildlife …

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Memory, identity and holograms converge in Cap Stage's futuristic 'Marjorie Prime'

The Capital Stage Company’s newest drama, “Marjorie Prime,” just might be its darkest, most powerful production of the season, and that’s really saying something. Capital Stage — w…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Power to the people -- through clay

Since the 1960’s “ceramics” and “Bay Area” are forever linked in the history of modern ceramic sculpture. In a time of political, social, and cultural restlessness, consciousness r…

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Free art show celebrates Chicano culture - and love

Before he said his prayers, Raul Mejia would write the word 'love' in the condensation on his shower window. He had grown depressed over the state of his country when … Click to Contin…

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Full-throated if not quite fully staged, it’s ‘Tosca’

When it comes to opera, Giacomo Puccini is one of the genre’s most successful composers. And when it comes to Puccini, Tosca ranks as one of his most popular. On … Click to Continue …

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Know your Shakespeare? Not these plays

Ray Tatar knows his Shakespeare. At least, he thought he did. Producing artistic director at California Stage Theater, Tatar has read many works by William Shakespeare, or as he notes ……

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

'Man of La Mancha' is a soul-stirring musical about hope and honor

Long before people like Norman Vincent Peale, Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra were preaching the power of positive thinking, there was Don Quixote. The chivalrous “mad knight" first appeare…

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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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