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Comedian Bob Saget told The Sacramento Press he has a reputation for visiting the California State Railroad Museum while inebriated. Pablo Francisco joked that he would impersonate a Sacramentan by using a heavy Latino accent and calling the Hells Angels to kick someone's ass. Jamie Kennedy, on the other hand, said he didn't know enough about Sacramento to make a joke about it, but he respects the city for having genuine comedy fans. "The audiences really like to laugh up there," he said. "People go to San Francisco, and they go to Santa Barbara, but Sacramento gets neglected, and I think it's a good place to see comedy." Thursday and Friday night, Kennedy will bring his multifaceted ap
"Know Your Cuts of Meat" took the form of more than an audience participation game on the "David Letterman Show" Saturday morning. It was a the principle that guided Butchering 101, a class taught by Taylor's Market owner and butcher Danny Johnson at the adjacent Taylor's Kitchen on Freeport Boulevard. Having wanted to teach it for years, Johnson was only able to make the class a reality this January, because Taylor's Kitchen opened early last year. The monthly class has consistently sold out, and it even received national press when Johnson was featured in Time Magazine. Saturday's class was again sold out, and 25 people surrounded the butchering school graduate to see him de-bone, sl
Imagine you're relaxing with a glass of wine, overlooking Tuscan-like vineyards and grassy foothills. Italian arias about intense romances are being sung to you and an intimate crowd of about 200. That's the kind of opera experience the Sacramento Opera wants to provide with the second annual Opera in the Vineyards, happening Sunday night at David Girard Vineyards in Placerville. The informal theme of the show is "Love Italian Style," said the opera's general manager, Rod Gideons. It features soprano Carrie Hennessey, mezzo soprano Julie Anne Miller, tenor Darron Flagg and piano accompanist John Cozza. Concert pianist Jennifer Reason, who was married at the vineyard, will open the show.
Many musicians learn how to read music before playing a song. It was the opposite for guitarist Doug Pauly. "At some point, I started writing stuff out to teach myself," he said. "I didn't grow up playing music in formal situations, so it was a means to learning. I really learned to read well musically by writing stuff out. Most people learn to read well by reading in concert band or jazz band." Pauly said being a good sight-reader doesn't necessarily mean you play well, it just means you read well. This Sunday at JB's Lounge inside the Red Lion Hotel, the Doug Pauly Trio and Meleva Steiert will play an album-release concert for their new release, Play Nice. The show will also celebrate
Ever wanted to create your own doodle on the Google homepage? Three local companies — Digital Deployment, Fuel Creative Group and JM Design — teamed up to create two web-based kiosks enabling you to do just that. They’re located in the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. “Doodle 4 Google: If I Could Do Anything, I Would...” features the kiosks alongside 40 doodles from children whose art finishes the sentence, “If I could do anything, I would...” The winning drawing was featured on the Google homepage last month. The kiosks also debuted in the exhibit last month, allowing visitors to draw custom doodles and e-mail them to themselves or friends from the mu