New films: Focus & The Lazarus Effect

Focus Written and Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Sadly, for a film titled “Focus” it doesn’t excel in that regard. Although it starts […]

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Paris in Sacramento: Crocker’s Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit Showcases French Modernism

The Crocker Art Museum’s exhibit “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910″ gives visitors a flashback to the artistic and literary movements that resonated throughout Paris during the era and helped build the city it is today. The Crocker, the only California venue to present this exhibit, is showcasing 191 art pieces including theater posters, drawings, programs, paintings and […]

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This Week’s Sacramento Fashion Week Showcases Northern California’s Best Designers

For the past several months Sacramento Fashion Week has been actively recruiting and selecting some of the best fashion designers from Northern California and surrounding areas. Castings, social gatherings, rehearsals and promotional work has been completed and SACFW is now ready to embark on its ever-growing fashion week of events. The high fashion event, which […]

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Get Your (free) Museum Fix This Weekend

It’s time for Sacramento Museum Day again, which means nearly 25 Sacramento-area museums will open their door to the public with free or half-priced admission to all. The annual event, which takes place 10am-5pm on Saturday, Feb. 7, is a chance for residents to experience the diversity and excitement that Sacramento museums have to offer. […]

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Local Illusionist Delivers Stellar Performance to Sold-Out Audience

As children, we all have different hobbies, whether it be in sports, dancing, music, arts, or the like. For many of us, those hobbies are left behind as we grow older. But for 20-year-old, local Illusionist Kevin Warren, that’s anything but the case. Since he was eight, Warren has been swept away by a fascination […]

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SnowGlobe Photo Recap

New Year’s Eve is a holiday where friends and family love to get together to celebrate and SnowGlobe Music Festival provides the perfect way to ring in the new year. Great music and impressive line-ups create an exciting atmosphere, made only better by the South Lake Tahoe setting. As long as you prepare for extreme cold with […]

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Opinion: On Sony, hackers, business decisions, and the Sacramento Bee

This morning, the Sacramento Bee published an Editorial Board opinion entitled “The Sony hacking scandal isn’t funny any more.” It never was. And the media has fueled the problem they’re now wringing their collective hands about. Just weeks ago, there was great condemnation about people redistributing naked celebrity photographs – “They’re private and they were […]

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New Films: Top Five & Exodus: Gods and Kings

Top Five Written & Directed by Chris Rock “Top Five” is a good but not great movie. It could have been a better movie if Chris Rock the writer and director had cast somebody other than Chris Rock the actor. Or if perhaps he had cast himself in something other than the lead role which […]

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Michael W. Smith Brings Christmas Spirit to Northern California; Talks Music, Family, and Giving

Singer Michael W. Smith brought the spirit of Christmas to Northern California on Monday and, with it, his extraordinary talent for creating a diversity of music that stirs the soul on differing levels. Playing at Modesto’s Gallo Center of the Arts and giving the audience a taste of all his music styles, Smith is most known […]

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New films: the Theory of Everything, Mockingjay, Horrible Bosses 2

It’s a good week at the movies with solid options to fit several tastes. The Theory of Everything Directed by James Marsh The best and most meaningful film of the week is a film about the early life of famed physicist Stephen Hawking – who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease 50 years ago and […]

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Award-winning Shows & Quality Youth Programs Reign at Roseville Theatre Arts Academy

Many people who hear the words “youth theater” may be quick to judge its productions as merely a grade above school plays where kids dress up and sing songs. Don’t let the sparse description of the Roseville Theatre Arts Academy fool you. “I think a lot of people have a preconceived idea that because a […]

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john wick

New film: Keanu Reeves is “John Wick”

John Wick Directed by Chad Stahelski “John Wick” is one of those films that can easily alienate some film critics, while still maintaining a firm hold on the slightly positive side of the critical mass (i.e., with many people giving it moderately good reviews). But it’s worth considering the film in the context of what […]

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Great Gatsby

Sacramento Ballet Sizzles at 60 with Great Gatsby Season Opener

The Sacramento Ballet opened its 60th season Thursday with a reprise of co-artistic director Ron Cunningham’s ambitious “The Great Gatsby.” The “Roaring 20s” sets the stage for this full-length dance that turns F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel into a great American dance. The highlight of the 2012-13 season, “Gatsby” returns with much the same […]

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Friday’s last Trash Film Orgy screening at the Crest Theatre

After 14 years of successfully entertaining late night movie goers, the locally produced Trash Film Orgy (TFO) film festival series is ending its run at the Crest Theatre. It may well be back at another venue, but TFO is directly connected to the current Crest management team, who have lost their lease on the building […]

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Special Farewell Screening Tonight at the Crest – Plus Three New Films Opening

  Singin’ in the Rain – Crest Theatre Friday, October 17th at 7:30pm. If you’ve been living under a rock, you might not have heard that the long time managers of the Crest Theatre, CSLM Inc., led by the incomparable Laura “Sid” Garcia Heberger have lost their lease on the building. And so 28 years […]

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