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J. Emilio Flores / Cal State LA

September 21, 2019

A College Education in Prison Opens Unexpected Path to Freedom

Cal State LA's prison education program is working mostly on private grants. In California, a bill to open the state’s financial aid program to incarcerated students is headed to the governor's desk.

Dennis McCoy / Sacramento Business Journal

Business

September 20, 2019

Steve Milne

Business Journal: CalPERS Projects, AB5 & Trucking, Seafood House On The Way

CalPERS has selected development firm Hines to manage its Sacramento projects, including 301 Capitol Mall — a vacant lot that's been empty so long, some people call it the hole in the ground. The Sacramento Business Journal's Sonya Sorich reports.

Farzad Owrang/Courtesy of Jason Moran and Luhring Augustine

September 20, 2019

Constructing Jazz Inside Fine Art, And Vice-Versa

The jazz pianist has pulled the curtain off his polymathic abilities, bringing his fine art exhibition — which includes video, installations and performance — home to New York.

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Classical

September 20, 2019

Why Is American Classical Music So White?

Early American composers could have shaken off their European sound and mined the rich trove of African American music. They didn't. And one historian believes we're worse off because of it.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

September 19, 2019

Bob Moffitt

No Water, No Garbage Pickup: Some Of The Complaints As Capitol Park Hotel Is Transformed Into A Homeless Shelter

Some of the people who live and work at the Capitol Park Hotel say they are suffering while the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency turns it into transitional homeless housing.

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Portraying Celia: The Role Of A Lifetime (Or Two)

September 21, 2019

How do you inhabit the world's most well-known Latin singer? For singers and actresses Aymée Nuviola and Jeimy Osorio, playing Celia Cruz meant staying in touch with pain, joy and destiny.

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Navigating Culture And Crushes In 'Frankly In Love'

September 21, 2019

David Yoon's young adult debut follows Frank Li, a Korean American kid who concocts a plan to keep his strict parents from finding out that he's dating a non-Korean girl — what could go wrong?