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Area Musicians Tout Traditional Jazz's Cross-Generational Appeal

May 26, 2017 | Paul Conley

There are many styles of music featured at the Sacramento Music Festival. But traditional, New Orleans-style jazz has been always been at the festival’s core. We asked musicians from different generations what attracts them to traditional jazz.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Best-Selling Author Edan Lepucki Returns To American River College For SummerWords 2017

May 25, 2017

Edan Lepucki will be teaching two workshops for aspiring authors for SummerWords 2017 at American River College this weekend. She’ll be featured on a panel Friday afternoon talking about creating compelling characters.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Turner Sparks: 'Lost In America' Host, Kung Fu Komedy Founder, Softee Ice Cream Truck Owner

May 23, 2017

El Dorado Hills native Turner Sparks talks about his journey from running an ice cream truck to becoming a comedian.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Young Actors Stage Take On 'West Side Story' As Next Play

May 19, 2017

Fresh off winning seven Elly Awards for its production of “Les Miserables,” the Young Actors Stage in Sacramento takes on “West Side Story” as its next musical hit.

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Capital Stage Offers Gritty, Gripping Update Of Russian Literary Drama From The 1890s

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s Capital Stage is hosting a contemporary update of a Russian literary classic. Raucous comedy and perceptive monologues about the difficulty of everyday life go hand-in-hand in “Stupid F***ing Bird.”

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Museum Partners With SoCal Cultural Centers For Traveling Exhibit On Hollywood Exiles, Émigrés

May 15, 2017

Curators and historians from the California Museum and Skirball Cultural Center describe the role of Hollywood actors who escaped from a former life of persecution in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Podcasters Unite To Create Graphic Novel Explorers Club

May 15, 2017

Johnny Flores, host and producer of Serious Talk, Seriously, teams up with local writers Frances Preziosi and Dennis Supachana to take on the topic of graphic novels in a new podcast.

RSVP Ensemble Lends Its Voice To Help Others

May 12, 2017 | Kevin Doherty

Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace, or RSVP, performs twice a year for various humanitarian causes. This weekend, they'll use their musical talents to support the Saint John’s Program for Real Change in Sacramento.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Author Gary Noy Returns With His Follow-Up To 'Sierra Stories'

May 9, 2017

Gary Noy will celebrate the release of “Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck” with two events this week. He talks about his latest collection of stories.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'Final Rewrite' Is Sacramento Playwright Leo McElroy's Eighth Full-Length Piece

May 8, 2017

Veteran newsman and Sacramento Playwright Leo McElroy returns to Insight with a new play based on the tale of a dying writer struggling to finish his last novel.

Davis Visit Has Multifaceted Rachel Barton Pine Focused On Youth

May 5, 2017

World renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine is in Davis this weekend for a series of events centered around young musicians. She spoke about that and other topics with CapRadio's morning classical host, Kevin Doherty.

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Theatre Review: B Street Actresses Hatch Original Campy Comedy About A Women’s Camping Trip

May 3, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Sacramento’s B Street Theatre is premiering a new comedy called “Treatment,” about three women camping in a state park. What begins as noisy satire develops a bit more depth as the story unfolds.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento-Based Artists Kick Start 2017 Concerts In The Park Season

May 3, 2017

Emilie Cameron with the Downtown Sacramento Partnership previews the 2017 Concerts in the Park season, featuring artists like Rituals of Mine, Sol Peligro, Arden Park Roots, Joy and Madness and Del the Funky Homosapien.

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