Polynesian artist Fiji will be playing at Ace of Spades this Friday. Dubbed as one of the biggest and well known Polynesian acts of our time, the man with the “Golden Voice” is coming to Sacramento to bless the city with his island-reggae infused with hip-hop and jazz. “Previous albums Evolution and Born and Raised brought successful unique island style to the mainstream. Gratitude included hits like “Smokin Session” and “She’s Da Bomb.” co-written by Fiji, as well as a remake of Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay,” Songs from the album were heard on Bay Watch Hawaii and MTV’s Real World Hawaii.” fijitheartist.com/about-us/ Fiji made his mark by successfully blending a num
Printed magazines have begun to fade from pop culture due to the internet, which is why out of print issues with interesting covers may become more valuable. Warren Anapolsky, co-owner of California Loan and Jewelry at 916 J Street, told SacTV.com in a video interview that the magazines are not for sale and are only on display through July 31. The reason for this display is that the family owned jewelry store that overlooks Cesar Chavez Park likes to give back to the community when they can. These vintage magazines that date back to World War II come from a collection that belongs to a friend of the owners. Familiar faces on these covers include Steve Jobs, The Beatles and Marilyn Monroe.
Photographs by Barry Wisdom / Those who grew up in the 1950s and '60s were frequently shown educational films and filmstrips that offered moral instruction on a variety of such "behavioral" subjects as lunchroom manners, illegal drug use and dating. Dating and marriage in the "happy days" of the late-1950s and early-1960s are the topics of the fictitious educational film that playwright Robert Bastron has used to frame his sometimes-campy, sometimes-poignant "A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage c. 1959," now playing at Sacramento's Big Idea Theatre. The show, which opened June 14, continues through July 13 with performances at 8 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Photographs by Barry Wisdom Scott Barry – playwright, screenwriter, actor, filmmaker, UC Davis engineering grad, and one-time San Francisco 49ers draft pick – was looking for just the right "costume" choice for the world premiere of his one-man comedy "Rise," which opens the evening of June 15 at Sacramento's Ooley Theatre. Though he was primarily seeking the advice of wife Mary Alice as he made several quick changes from an array of possibilities laid out on a trio of front-row seats at the downtown theater, he wasn't above soliciting additional opinions from his tech crew, as well as this photojournalist, as he modeled the still-tagged clothing under the stage lights. Should he pair a
Watch The Sac City Rollers in a double header featuring our Capitol Punishers and Folsom Prison Bruisers as they take on Pikes Peak Roller Girls and Central California Area Derby and join in with the hashtag #RinkRiot.
UPDATE - 78-year-old Missing Person Anh Phan has been located unharmed. Family noticed Anh near Arden/Howe and notified police that he was safeAt-Risk Missing Person The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the community's help in locating missing 78-year-old Anh Phan. Anh was last seen Friday, June 14, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., in the area of Vinh Phat Market near Stockton Blvd and Lemon Hill Ave. Anh suffers from Alzheimer's and wondered off from the company of a family member who was shopping in the area. Anh has gone missing in the past and is listed as an at-risk-missing person due to his age and ailment. Anh was last seen on foot wearing a grey shirt, blue jeans and is pictured ab
The owners of Ink Eats & Drinks in Midtown plan to open a new restaurant on 18th & L Streets around mid-July. Dime, which will be in the L Wine Lounge and Urban Kitchen’s old spot, will serve $10 entrees of American bistro-style comfort food, according to Christina Arntson, Ink’s assistant general manager and consultant for Dime. “We’re looking to be an all-around bar in the neighborhood,” she said. “A good place with good-priced food and drinks. Something different than what the neighborhood has.” Open seven days a week, the restaurant will serve lunch and dinner starting from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. with the bar staying open to 2 a.m. Downstairs will be the main dining area while upstairs c
With spring quarter coming to a close and summer around the corner, I’ve been inspired by the ombre trend that always peaks during festival season. As you can tell I’m totally obsessed with this trend right now (just look at my hair)! I just love the beachy feel. I recently picked up this all-black maxi with a plunging back, which is perfect for summer, but I’m not quite agreeing with the “all-black everything” look in this heat. Although this elegant black maxi would be perfect for evening wear and during fall and winter, I decided I would rather wear it now and dip-dye it so it has a summertime vibe. It really shows off your back and is the perfect cover-up for a hot summer party so you
A large black and white portrait of a young man with a wide smile and focused eyes is painted on the back wall of Jimmy’s Barber Garage. That is the late Jimmy Green, the namesake of the recently opened Midtown barbershop. Although he was a pharmacist and never cut hair, Jimmy is the new shop’s namesake because his son Terry Green and his daughter, Renee Green, want to run their business like Jimmy ran his – serving the community with personal care. The father and daughter will make sure the customer’s experience at Jimmy’s is a top priority. “We want the customers to feel good here. I think we’ve accomplished that,” Terry said. On June 8, Jimmy’s Barber Garage officially opened for bu
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Looking for things to do with Dad this weekend? Try a non-traditional approach this Father's Day and treat him to a fun activity around Sacramento. In addition to the events below, find even more in Sacramento365.com's Holiday Events section or do a quick date search for the weekend to see an even wider variety of activities. Get sporty with it: Superheroes 5K Run/Walk: Capitol Mall; Sun 8am: The bad guys will tremble this Father's Day as thousands of superheroes storm the Capitol Mall in this larger than life 5K run/walk. At the finish line there will be prizes awarded to the best superhero costumes and those who were faster than a speeding bullet. Father's Day BBQ at the River C
A quiet, sleeping apartment complex in Natomas was awakened to gunfire early Wednesday morning in the 500 block of Bankside Way. “At approximately 2:18 this morning, the Sacramento Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in an apartment complex at 500 Bankside Way,” said Lieutenant Dennis Joy, Sacramento Police Department. “Officers arrived and found a male in his thirties, down with at least one gunshot wound that we can see,” said Joy. “The Sacramento Fire Department responded and declared the subject deceased. Right now it’s a crime scene and currently under investigation; doing a canvass and developing information from witnesses right now.” Homicide detectives and CSI
Hate him or love him, the guy cranks out the hits. International music sensation Pitbull will be performing live at Sleep Train Arena this Thursday, June 13. The Miami-born entertainer has had number one singles in more than 15 countries. There's no doubt you've heard - and maybe gotten sick of - several on the radio, in a movie, or on TV. "Rain Over Me," featuring Marc Anthony; "Give Me Everything," featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer; "International Love," featuring Chris Brown; and "Feel this Moment," featuring Christina Aguilera, are just a few of his poppy club anthems. His seventh studio album, “Global Warming,” also features the hits "Don't Stop the Party" and "Back in Time," th
Sacramento's history with electric cars is almost as historic as its history with railroads. Starting in the early 1890s, Sacramentans began to ride electric street cars to get around town. Steam-powered trolley cars were used a decade earlier in places like Germany, Australia and New Zealand. The first cable cars on tracks debuted in San Francisco in the 1870s. The first electric street cars in America began to appear about six years before they arrived in Sacramento. An electric rail within Sacramento that ran from Chico to Oakland called the Sacramento Northern Railway served residents from the early 1900s to the 1960s. It was kind of like light rail. Then for awhile electric cars disap
Local LGBT-produced internet radio show (or “podcast”) The Instant Gratification Podcast has been selected to participate in the 5th anniversary live broadcast of “Pride 48,” a 48-hour broadcast of LGBT-produced and LGBT-friendly podcasts celebrating Pride Month. Starting on the evening of Friday June 14th and running through Sunday June 16th, an assortment of shows will be hosting special live internet broadcasts. Topics of selected shows include comedy, political talk, pop culture, music, and more. The Instant Gratification Podcast has also been invited to participate in a similar Pride 48 live broadcasting event hosted at The Excalibur in Las Vegas, NV during the first weekend of Septe
The forum on the McKinley Village development held Saturday morning in Midtown probably didn't change anyone's mind, but the over two hour long discussion did help better define the stances of those for and against the proposal to transform one of Sacramento's largest pieces of undeveloped land near the central city. Th event was hosted by the Sacramento Old City Association at the Midtown Village Cafe. You can listen to the full audio and add your own notes below. (Feel free to label speakers and respond to specific points - just hover your mouse over the relevant moments in the track and add comments.) Five takeaways: Established versus perspective residents The neighborhood gro
A marijuana medical evaluation clinic in Midtown Sacramento was robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon, June 7. A black male with long dreadlocks and armed with a black handgun came into the medical evaluation clinic near 21st Street and Q Street and demanded money, stated Sgt. David Nasca of the Sacramento Police Department. The officer stated "the the suspect got away with a fairly decent amount of money," but would not disclose the exact amount. “A guy who was sitting across the street for a while came over and robbed the girls behind the counter,” said a witness, who asked to be known as MaryLynn. “He was walking back and forth across the street all day,” she said. Witnesses described
Anyone who has had a beer in the last two years knows that hoppy beers are at the top of the market, but what’s all this about growing hops? It seems like everywhere you look nowadays people are growing hops, picking hops or searching for hops. There are a few reasons for this new trend, and one of them is the Farm to Fork movement that’s happening right here in Sacramento. Farm to bottle? Well, it’s clear that now is the time. This year’s theme seems to be sustainability in the brewing industry. At The Art of Beer it was a hot topic, and since then we have heard about some monumental changes to the industry. Pamphlets detail new green production methods, brewers have built ties with loca
Sacramento firefighters recovered a body from the Sacramento River Wednesday afternoon near the boat ramp at Discovery Park, four days after a 16-year-old failed to resurface while swimming at Sand Cove Park. A crew recovered the body of an African-American male, according to Battalion Chief Jonathan Williams, but it is unconfirmed whether it is that of the missing teenager. The body was first spotted by a kayaker. Officials have said it can be dangerous to swim at the Sand Cove because of currents caused by the sharp bend in the river, according to KCRA. Authorities have urged swimmers to use lifejackets in the river, as unpredictable currents and cold water can make for a deadly com
Summer may not have officially started on that calendar, that is June 21, but the Second Saturday event in June is when Summer starts for Sacramento. Metro EDGE is hosting the 4th annual Day on the EDGE on June 8 during Second Saturday, on 20th and K streets in front of the MARRS building. Day on the Edge is a block party that will feature live music, food and drink vendors, and even water slides Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 and will include VIP access. That access includes a complimentary finger foods bar hosted by Blackbird Kitchen + Bar, entry to an air-conditioned beer garden hosted by Ruhstaller Beer and $4 off of entrance to Sacramento’s longest running comedy show,