17
Apr
2018
Posted by: In: Arts, Things to Do

Concerts in the Park to Host Epic Lineup Reveal April 5

t’s hard to believe Sacramento’s beloved, free, and weekly summer festival series, Concerts in the Park (CIP), is just around the corner. Following the footsteps of last year’s epic lineup reveal, Sacramento will get its first look at the impressive lineup of nationally touring artists and regional musical talents rocking the…
02
Apr
2018
Posted by: In: Arts

The Avett Brothers Share Love, Heartbreak, and ‘True Sadness’ in Sacramento [Photos]

“Okay so I was wrong about / My reasons for us fallin’ out / Of love I want to fall back in / My life is different now I swear / I know now what it means to care / About somebody other than myself…” The Avett Brothers opened their…
01
Jan
2018
Posted by: In: Arts

2017 at the Movies: the Best, the Worst & the Surprising

I’m not a big fan of end of year lists and scoring/ranking films. There are so many variables involved such that you might love some aspect of a film, like a specific performance, but not like something else, like a recurring directorial decision, making it hard in a seemingly one-dimensional…
29
Dec
2017
Posted by: In: Arts, Urban Development

Local Theaters have New Homes for the New Year

Two local theater companies — B Street Theatre and Celebration Arts — have new homes beginning in 2018. Meanwhile, another theater company — Runaway Stage Productions — has hit a snag with its planned new building in West Sacramento, and Davis Musical Theatre Company continues its tradition of previewing its…
18
Dec
2017
Posted by: In: Arts

Last Chance for Several Fine Holiday Shows

As the days race toward Christmas and then the new year, the time to see several fine holiday shows is running out. It can be said without prejudice that Capital Stage has reason for pride in its holiday program “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” This romantic comedy by Lauren Gunderson and…
05
Dec
2017
Posted by: In: Arts

A Christmas Carol Retold: 6 Places to Watch Unique Tellings of the Classic

It is perhaps the best Christmas story ever written, the best tale of regret and redemption ever told, and the best account of crotchety old man’s transformation ever recorded. It is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and theaters in and around town are playing variations of the classic story. Each…