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‘Pokemon Go’ Draws Crowds And Profits Into Old Sacramento

July 22, 2016 | Melody Stone

Merchants in Old Sacramento are running ragged after two weeks of “Pokemon Go" mania. The neighborhood has become a magnet for players of the augmented reality game, which launched earlier this month. The crowds are translating into profits.

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Theater Review: Well-Told Romance 'Constellations' Also A Mind Expanding Meditation

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

This unusual play at the B Street Theatre starts as a boy-meets-girl encounter then develops into a series of different outcomes in alternate universes, a mind-boggling scenario and a surprisingly appealing show - also a big challenge for the actors.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Topical Jokes Highlight Women's Issues In 'Waist Watchers The Musical!'

July 18, 2016

Coming to Insight are cast members of "Waist Watchers The Musical!" This show tackles real-women issues in a comedic approach. We'll hear details about the musical and also preview some of the laughs to come.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Musician Blackie Farrell

July 14, 2016

At the age of 13, Oakland musician Blackie Farrell was inspired by music he heard blasting from car radios and local music clubs. Since then, his songs have been recorded and performed by many artists. He joins us on Insight today to share his music.

Rendering by Zaha Hadid Architects

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sactown’s Why Not Here? George Lucas Museum

July 13, 2016

Could George Lucas find the force in Sacramento to fulfill his fantasy of a new museum filled with his massive art collection? That's the proposal put forth by Sactown magazine in its latest issue.

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Review: 'Bells Are Ringing' Revives Forgotten 50's Musical And Its Very Memorable Songs

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

The Davis Shakespeare Festival also produces neglected Broadway shows. This season they’ve revived a 60-year-old musical which probably hasn’t been staged locally since the Music Circus did it in 1959. It's almost like opening a time capsule.

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Davis Shakespeare's 'Cyrano' Delights With Irresistible Energy And Acrobatic Wordplay

July 8, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

Hear the name “Cyrano de Bergerac,” and you'll probably think of the French swordsman with the long nose. Cyrano is also long on witty wordplay and just plain fun, as this production from the Davis Shakespeare Festival amply demonstrates.

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Author J. Ryan Stradal Mixes Humor And Midwestern Flavor In “Kitchens Of The Great Midwest”

July 7, 2016 | Donna Apidone

In his debut novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, J. Ryan Stradal shows his knack for creating characters with Midwestern values, interwoven with the best recipes his homeland has to offer.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Crocker Art Museum's 'CAMP!' Film Series For Adults

July 6, 2016

The Crocker Art Museum's "Adult Summer CAMP!" film series intended to make the adults in Sacramento celebrate the art of camp. We talk with historian and film lover Jacob Greenberg to talk about this month's film "Polyester."

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Community Leaders Call For Peace After Violence At California Capitol

June 30, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Sacramento community leaders came together Thursday to call for peace and non-violence in the face of hate. The gathering was in response to a protest that turned violent at the state Capitol.

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