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Looking Forward to San Francisco’s Outside Lands 2016

Summer is halfway over, but the thick of festival season is about to be in full swing as August comes. Set between August 5-7, San […]

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Members of the Sacramento Youth Symphony Summer Chamber Music Workshop

Sacramento Youth Symphony Summer Chamber Concert

Sometimes their feet don’t yet touch the floor. Sometimes the music lifts them out of their chairs. Always they show precision and heart. The Sacramento Youth Symphony presented its culminating concert on Saturday, July 16th at Sacramento State University. The concert came after a series of workshops where students ages 7-19 honed their skills in […]

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New films: The Infiltrator, Ghostbusters, The Secret Life of Pets, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

The Infiltrator Directed by Brad Furman In an odd move for a non-major holiday week, “The Infiltrator” had a Wednesday opening, including at Sacramento’s Tower Theatre where non-Friday openings are even more unusual. But, odd scheduling or not, it’s a very good film and the pick of the week for serious adult fare of the […]

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Cashmere Cat at LIB Fest 2016

CRSSD Festival Reveals Phase I Lineup for Fall 2016

FNGRS CRSSD had its grand reveal of the Phase I lineup for San Diego’s CRSSD Festival’s Fall 2016 edition. On October 1 and 2, the 21+ festival will take place in downtown San Diego at the picturesque Waterfront Park. Festival guests will experience beautiful sunset views, an open grass space and water fountains to cool […]

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Japanese Film Festival

Sacramento Japanese Film Festival 2016: Award-Winners, WWII and a Q&A

Craving a cultural experience this weekend while also beating the coming brutal heat? This weekend, the Crest Theater will be hosting the Sacramento Japanese Film Festival (SJFF) for its 12th consecutive year. One of only four Japanese film festivals in the country, SJFF will grace the Sacramento theater from July 15-17. Films range from the historical post-war “Stray […]

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Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Sac State hosts Buddhist Calligraphy Exhibit

Known primarily as the founder of Fo Guang Shan, an order that promotes Humanistic Buddhism, Venerable Master Hsing Yun is known around the world for his calligraphy. Sacramento State is currently hosting a collection of Yun’s calligraphic works through July 29. As diabetes began to addle his vision and advancing age stole the steadiness of his […]

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New Films: Picking a Holiday Movie

If you’re not outside BBQing, or stuck in the house calming pets made anxious by neighborhood fireworks, or guarding a dead, brown lawn with a garden hose ready to extinguish stray bottle-rockets, what better way to celebrate the holiday than in a dark room with strangers drinking $6 Coca-Colas? With that in mind, here’s a […]

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hello dolly

Music Circus says big hello to ‘Dolly’

Well, hello, Dolly. You’re looking swell, Dolly. It’s so nice to have you back where you belong! “Hello, Dolly!” is one of the most beloved and enduring musicals of our time. It has had several revivals since its 1964 Broadway debut, when it won a record (at that time) 10 Tony Awards, including for Best […]

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Ian Jessee, Ian Baumann and Susan Lamb Cook prepare for Sunday's performance

“The Passion of Brahms” Comes to the Harris Center

Three musicians take the stage in “The Passion of Brahms,” an intimate performance celebrating the chamber music of Johannes Brahms. On Sunday June 26th, Susan Lamb Cook, Ian Jessee and Andrei Baumann will perform at the Harris Center for the Arts for a one-time show. Cook is currently an artist affiliate in cello and chamber […]

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Photo by Charr Crail.

‘Legally Blonde’: An Elle of a show

Omigod you guys. Guess who’s in town? Elle Woods, that’s who, and she is smart, charming, and oh so pretty in pink. And, she’s “Legally Blonde.” Lauren Zakrin stars in the musical (based on the 2001 film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon) that opens the 66th season of the Music Circus. She — […]

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french film festival

15th Sacramento French Film Festival and a moviebriefs roundup

Sacramento French Film Festival This year marks the Sacramento French Film Festival’s 15th season and the Festival is spreading its wings, with 3 of its 24 screenings at the Esquire IMAX Theatre for the first time and the opening night reception at the Grand Capitol Plaza Ballroom. All other screenings and events remain at the […]

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Lightning in a Bottle 2016: Down in the Desert [Photos]

Over Memorial Day Weekend, many free-spirited souls made the trip to Bradley, CA, where the Do Lab hosted a sold-out crowd of 20,000 guests at this year’s Lightning in a Bottle. The “second largest transformational festival in the world” is geared towards the creative types whether you like music, yoga, cooking, art, interactive environments, or […]

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$1 Summer Family Films Return to Tower Theatre

REEL KIDS LOVE MOVIES The Tower Theatre is bringing back their $1 summer series, with nine family films over nine weeks, starting June 15th. WHAT: Reel Kids Summer Movie Series WHEN: Every Wednesday & Thursday June 15 – August 11 at 10 a.m. WHERE: The Tower Theatre 2508 Land Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95818 DETAILS: […]

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before I die

Midtown to Launch ‘Before I Die’ Window Art Project on 2nd Saturday

An aspirational and interactive community art project is coming to Midtown. In partnership with Snowline Hospice, the Midtown Business Association (MBA) is excited to launch an interactive Before I Die community art project on Saturday, June 11 during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk activities. Similar to efforts happening in other cities across the country, people […]

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Nearly 15 million views and counting for UC Davis' performance of Carmina Burana.

Celebrating UC Davis’ Viral Carmina Burana

Go to YouTube. Search Carmina Burana. The video with the most views, almost 15 million, is UC Davis’ production of the piece from 10 years ago. On June 3rd, the Pacific Boychoir joined the UC Davis University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra at the Mondavi Center in a rousing reprisal of the work that featured piano and percussion and a […]

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