Contributing Arts Reporter and Theatre Critic
January 14, 2020 | Bob Moffitt
The city of Sacramento is rethinking its Film Office, including the hiring of a new manager, who started the gig this past month.
January 14, 2020
The Fest is a free community event on Jan. 25, 2020. This one-day event in Auburn brings together storytellers from all over California. The Fest that takes place in the General Gomez Art Center in Auburn.
January 9, 2020
John McCutcheon comes through Northern California every year at this time. But, McCutcheon’s visits are anything but routine. His songs are always timely and topical. He plays live in the studio.
January 8, 2020
Filmmaker Janet Grillo's subject is families and how they are living with, and supporting, their autistic children. Her goal: to provide realistic portrayals of these kids and their families. She speaks Wednesday at the UC Davis MIND Institute.
January 7, 2020
The 18th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival presents screenings and events for a wide variety of constituencies: nature, animal and outdoor enthusiasts, artists, activists and filmmakers over five days in Grass Valley and Nevada City.
January 6, 2020
“Amaluna” is a tribute to women. Featuring Cirque’s signature elements, colors, acrobats and dance, this show elevates “femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance” in a world ruled by a goddess. And it has a female clown who’s from Sacramento!
December 19, 2019
Movies come out all the time, but there’s something about cozying up with popcorn and taking a break from holiday shopping that makes releases at this time of year extra special. Derrick Bang talks upcoming releases to screen and streaming services.
December 19, 2019
’Tis the season of great classics. CapRadio’s Dennis Newhall samples music from new boxed sets, just in time for holiday gift giving. We’ll hear songs from The Beatles, The Steve Miller Band, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
December 18, 2019
Tommy Orange is a Northern California writer. His book "There There" was a Pulitzer finalist and won other literary awards. Before an audience in September, he explained why he thinks the Trump presidency led to the attention his debut novel got.
December 18, 2019
Sacramento singer-songwriter Jon Bafus has new music out. He had a dramatic health scare recently. Besides sending him to the hospital, the scare pushed him into the recording studio. He’ll talk about his health and his music.
December 16, 2019
It’s the holiday season and there are many performances to choose from in the Sacramento region to mark the time of the year. Today, we’re going to sample one, live in the studio: “La Pastorela de Sacramento.”
December 13, 2019 | Jeff Hudson
Sacramento’s Capital Stage is presenting another holiday season play recalling British writer Jane Austen. Critic Jeff Hudson says this nimble production will particularly appeal to fans of PBS serials like “Downton Abbey” and “Upstairs, Downstairs.”
December 11, 2019
Black Lives Matter began after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida with #BlackLivesMatter. Since then, there have been varying approaches to reach more people, including Black Laughs Matter, bringing Black comedians to perform stand up.
December 10, 2019
"The Nutcracker" is a holiday classic for people of all ages to enjoy. While the story stays pretty much the same through the years, the Sacramento Ballet made some changes to its version in 2018 that endure in 2019.