Arts

once

“Once” More With Feeling: Broadway Sacramento Show a Must-See

The Tony Award winning musical ONCE, in Sacramento through this weekend as a part of its national tour, is an inspirational and moving production that’s simply not […]

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Jam in the Musical Space Age with Bill Frisell and the Joshua Light Show

One of America’s most revered jazz guitarist, Bill Frisell, is melding music with art at a unique performance that combines music from his latest 1950s and ’60s inspired album with the psychedelic art of the Joshua Light Show. Playing on April 24 at the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts, the show will feature the brilliant guitar strokes of this imaginative musician as he […]

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New films: The Longest Ride, Danny Collins, While We’re Young

Three new films open this week and all have either stories within stories or dual plotlines – not all of which work. The Longest Ride Directed by George Tillman Jr. The most obviously separated storylines occur within “The Longest Ride,” the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel (“The Notebook,” “Dear John,” “Safe Haven”). And […]

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New films: Furious 7 and three bonus moviebriefs

Furious 7 Directed by James Wan The seventh film in the Fast & Furious franchise, “Furious 7” was in jeopardy when actor Paul Walker died prior to the end of principle photography. However, a few script tweaks and some special effects tricks saved the project and the film now serves as both the latest and […]

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Flume, Kaytranada & AlunaGeorge Coming to UC Davis

The Associated Students, University of California, Davis (ASUCD) teamed up with Goldenvoice, San Francisco to bring one of the biggest shows in years to UC Davis. Flume, Kaytranada & AlunaGeorge will be playing to an excited audience at the university’s ARC Pavilion on May 19.  Tickets to the 18+ show are on sale now and will sell out fast […]

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swan lake

‘Swan Lake': A Classic Classical Ballet at Its Best

If it’s true, as is often said, that dancing the lead in “Swan Lake” is what it takes to turn a ballet dancer into a ballerina, then a ballerina was born Thursday night when Alexandra Cunningham danced the Swan Queen role in the most famous ballet ever. Elegant and assured, she commanded the stage and dazzled […]

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Get Hard

New films: Get Hard & Home

Get Hard Directed by Etan Cohen It’s hard to decide if this is the latest Will Ferrell movie, co-starring Kevin Hart, or the latest Kevin Hart movie, co-starring Will Ferrell. In some crazy parallel universe where material like this gets nominated for Academy Awards, I suspect Ferrell would be nominated as lead and Hart as […]

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oblivion

‘Oblivion’ is Kind of Oblivious

“Oblivion,” the play now receiving its West Coast premiere at the B Street Theatre, is not to be confused with “Oblivion,” the Tom Cruise movie — although they both are about equally good and bad. “Oblivion” the play is by Carly Mensch, best known for her writing on two sharp cable TV series, “Weeds” and […]

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Hail ‘Caesar’ at the Sacramento Theatre Company!

The Sacramento Theatre Company could call itself the Shakespeare Theatre Company if it produces a couple  more shows as inspired and inspiring as its “Julius Caesar,” now on stage for another week. The words are all Shakespeare’s, but the vision of this modern adaptation belongs to co-directors Kirk Blackinton and Brian Harrower. The two conceived […]

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Roseville Theatre’s Urinetown: Strange Name, Great Show

Even though a friend gave “Urinetown: The Musical” rave reviews, the title made me just as much a skeptic as I’m sure it does for most. But the skepticism quickly gave way to surprise and delight as a clever script with fantastic music, an ensemble of talented actors, and visually stimulating stage, lights, and choreography brought […]

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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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