24
Jan
2019
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24 Museums to Participate in Free Museum Day

With 24 museums offering complimentary admission, the 21st Annual Free Museum Day takes place on Saturday, February 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New this year, the popular day is also the kick-off to Sacramento Museum Week (February 2-8) filled with special events, activities and activations at various museums. While…
23
Jan
2019
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The Crocker’s Brand-New Music Series: Global Rhythms

Joining a long history of music and arts series, the Crocker Art Museum is kicking off 2019 with a four-month world music project titled Global Rhythms. In the spirit of our city’s diverse cultural makeup, the Crocker will welcome four special presentations inside the museum’s Setzer Foundation Auditorium, including; an homage to…
18
Jan
2019
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Sir Elton John Bids Farewell to Sacramento

Sir Elton John brought his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to Golden 1 Wednesday night, playing for nearly three hours to a sold-out crowd. The tour, Elton’s final tour in his 50 year career, began in September of 2018 and will conclude in December of 2020 after a run of…
17
Jan
2019
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A Decade of California Roots

Perhaps the most resourceful festival in California, the 10th Annual California Roots and Music Festival is all set to return to Monterey, California during this year’s Memorial Day Weekend. The three day reggae event will be graced by headliners Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid and Rebelution. Known for its grand attraction to the reggae community, each year…
14
Jan
2019
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Some Funny Stuff is Going on on Local Stages

Whomever said “dying is easy, comedy is hard,” was half right at best. Comedy is hard, as two shows now on stage prove – one more successfully than the other. “House on Haunted Hill,” suggested by the 1959 Vincent Price horror film, is an example of funny done exactly right.…
11
Jan
2019
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Mick Jenkins: Pieces of A Man Tour

With a new wave of self-reflection, Chicago poet and rapper Mick Jenkins brought his "Pieces of A Man" Tour to Harlow's Nightclub in Sacramento on Wednesday January 9. Accompanied by the gracious presence of Kari Faux, Stock Marley, and theMIND, the evening would become a collection of positive thinking. Since…
08
Jan
2019
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Cheers to Seven Years of BottleRock

California’s wine country is getting a substantial dosage of rock this upcoming Memorial Day weekend as BottleRock Napa Valley welcomes Imagine Dragons, Neil Young with Promise of the Real and Mumford & Sons for the three-day music, wine, food and brew festival. While the aforementioned will respectively be headlining the…
03
Jan
2019
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On-line: Celebrating 20 Years of Coachella

Always a kaleidoscope sound of mainstream’s unpredictable palette, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has set its 20th return to the famous desert valley between April 12-14 and April 19-21. More than 150 acts will grace Indio’s infamous stages, with a promising show of anthems coming from Childish Gambino, Tame…
02
Jan
2019
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2018 at the Movies: the Best, the Worst, and the Surprising

There are 347 films eligible in the feature film category at this year’s Oscars and it’s that time of the year when lists are made, however ridiculous it might seem to compare “Avengers: Infinity War” and “RBG.” The films I found most satisfying this year, either while watching them or while continuing…
20
Dec
2018
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Sacramento Ballet Remakes A Holiday Classic in ‘The Nutcracker’

For many Sacramentans, it isn’t Christmastime without a trip to the Sacramento Ballet‘s “The Nutcracker.” For a couple of decades at least, that meant former artistic director Ron Cunningham’s version, based on the original 1892 choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa, for the Russian Imperial Ballet. This year, Sacramento Ballet…