Jack Gallagher Sacramento comedian Jack Gallagher brings "A Different Kind of Cool" to the B Street Theatre this weekend. In this one-man show he explores life with his wife and children as they learn to accept each other's difference and the challenges of being a modern family.
Song-writing Contest The American River Music Festival in Coloma is this weekend and organizers added a song-writing contest to this year's event. Contestants were given the title "Beans and Rice" and had to come up with a song for it. All submissions were judged in a "blind" contest and the winner is going to perform his song live on Insight before debuting it at the festival this weekend.
The American River Music Festival starts today and runs through Sunday, Sept. 19th on the banks of the South Fork of the American River in the Coloma-Lotus Valley. Information: (530) 622-6044.
Jeremy Renner Modesto-native and Academy Award-nominated actor Jeremy Renner is returning to his hometown for a fundraising event benefiting the non-profit Gallo Center for the Arts. We'll talk to him about his career and what's happened since he was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "The Hurt Locker." His latest film, "The Town," opens today.
An Evening with Jeremy Renner is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18th at the Gallo Center for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto. Information: (877) 488-3380.
Trombone Shorty Jazz-funk phenom Trombone Shorty returns to Sacramento tonight in support of his album "Backatown." Jeffrey Callison talked with Trombone Shorty the last time he visited Sacramento and they talked about the New Orleans-native playing at the Super Bowl and on the soundtrack of "The Princess and the Frog." This segment originally aired March 11th, 2010.
Trombone Shorty performs tonight at Harlows in Sacarmento. The concert is sold out.
About our guest host: Sacramento-native David Watts Barton has been involved in Sacramento's music and cultural scene for more than 30 years as a writer, performer and fan. The former Sacramento Bee reporter is now the Editor-in-Chief of the SacramentoPress.com.