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David Alvarez

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Sacramento Fashion Week 2017 Calendar of Events

New York Fashion Week ended yesterday, which means local fashionistas can shift their focus to Sacramento Fashion Week. In its 11th year, this year’s week-long series of events run from Feb. 19-25 with several venues throughout Sacramento showcasing the work of emerging and established...

Día de Los Muertos Grows into Oak Park
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Día de Los Muertos Grows into Oak Park

Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) continues to grow in Sacramento with the announcement of Día de Los Muertos Oak Park. On November 2, community members will create a space for altares (tributes) made for family and other loved ones, dance performances, artist showcases, food vendors...

'Anime'-ted Labor Day Weekend at the Convention Center

‘Anime’-ted Labor Day Weekend at the Convention Center

The Sacramento Convention Center, once again, hosted the popular SacAnime convention on Sept. 2-4, 2016. An estimated crowd of more than 20,000 attended the massive gathering. Guests picked up and purchased tickets on line were able to purchase their tickets at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento...

Cosplayers to Invade the Sacramento Convention Center

Cosplayers to Invade the Sacramento Convention Center

SacAnime will bring an estimated audience of over 20,000. The event will be held Sept. 2-4 at the Sacramento Convention Center. The family friendly event attracts cosplayers from throughout northern California to the bi-annual convention. Attendees will experience cosplaying activities as well as...

Wizard World Returns to Sacramento
Events Review

Wizard World Returns to Sacramento

The Sacramento Convention Center hosted the third annual Sacramento Wizard World Comic Con this past Father’s Day weekend. More than twenty thousand pop culture fans attended the three-day event featuring something for all ages to enjoy. Comic books, video games, novels, toys and collectibles...

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Building a Bridge: Sacramento Fashion Week’s 10 Year Evolution

French fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, “A beautiful dress may look beautiful on a hanger, but that means nothing. It must be seen on the shoulders, with the movement of the arms, the legs and the waist.” Dresses and other fashionable wear and accessories were part of the events on display...

Sacramento's Got Talent
Local News

Sacramento’s Got Talent

Guests of Crocker Art Museum’s Block is Hot Talent Search were able to witness and enjoy firsthand the diversity of our communities as various musicians, dancers, poet and other artists showcased their talents at a series of three talent searches. The talent search, which was held Jan. 24...

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‘Block is Hot’ Block Party Talent Search Looks for Local Talent

In an effort to find local talent for their Block Party events to be held this spring and summer, the Crocker Art Museum through its Block by Block initiative has invited the community to a 3-week series of talent auditions. Hosting their first audition on Sunday, Jan. 24, the Block is Hot Talent...


Outdoor Hockey Turns Up the Heat at Raley Field (Photo Recap)

Raley Field served as host over the weekend for the first-ever outdoor American Hockey League game on the west coast. The Stockton Heat faced off against the Bakersfield Condors in a game that was scheduled to be played on Friday, Dec. 18 but was postponed to Saturday because of rain. An...


Aftershock Festival about to rock Sacramento

Ever since Ozzfest stopped touring in the Sacramento area, a big metal festival gap has been filled by the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival and its move from Discovery Park to Gibson Ranch this year will allow for much larger crowds. Aftershock will transform Gibson Ranch’s typically serene...

Folsom Pro Rodeo Celebrates the 4th of July

Folsom Pro Rodeo Celebrates the 4th of July

For the past 55 years the Folsom Pro Rodeo has entertained generations of Sacramento audiences every 4th of July weekend with wild rodeo events, concerts, barbecue and fireworks. Every evening from July 2-4, thousands gathered at the newly renamed Digger and Sharon Williams Rodeo Park (formerly...

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Wizard World: Recap, Photos and Q&A with Sean Patrick Flanery

I have a list of favorite movies that I regularly watch a couple of times a year. One of those movies is The Boondock Saints, starring Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco and Billy Connolly. Three of the stars of the movie, Reedus, Flanery and Della Rocco, came to...

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Wizard World Brings its Magic to Sacramento

Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento returns to the city this weekend and is expected to draw even larger crowds of people looking forward to cosplaying and seeing popular actors, artists and writers. Last year’s event drew an estimated 30,000 for its three-day event held at the Sacramento...

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Competitions, Food, and Fun at the 2015 Sacramento County Fair

Memorial Day Weekend was full of community events in Sacramento. Music festivals, parades, family gatherings, and cemetery or memorial visits were part of celebrations honoring those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. From May 21-25, thousands attended the 2015 Sacramento County Fair at...

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Fiesta En La Calle

Decorative red, white and green streamer decorations shifted my attention to a display at my local grocery store. Items related to a Cinco de Mayo celebration were set out for show. Avocados, jalapeño peppers, garlic cloves, limes and other guacamole making items were stocked close to each other...

SacAnime Celebrates 10 Years in Sacramento
Events Review

SacAnime Celebrates 10 Years in Sacramento

Looking more like a busy time of the day at a crowded New York City subway, thousands of people walked around the Sacramento Convention Center as over 10,000 fans and cosplayers descended to attend SacAnime’s summer event. Two SacAnime conventions take place in Sacramento annually. A three...

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