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Metropolitan Opera Soprano Leads Cast In Return Of Opera To Sacramento

April 28, 2017 | Kevin Doherty

Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Black stars as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata. The production marks the return of opera to Sacramento after an absence of almost four years. Kevin Doherty talks to Black about what audiences can expect.

Charr Crail Photography / Courtesy

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Sacramento Theatre Company Presents The Saga Of The Donner Party ... As A Musical

April 27, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

The Sacramento Theatre Company is premiering a new show based on California history – a musical about the Donner Party’s famously ill-fated journey in 1846. The show is an impressive production about a long trip that culminated in tragedy.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Stories On Stage Brings Local Author Robert Dorjath’s Short Story To Life With Actor Ethan Ireland

April 27, 2017

Local author Robert Dorjath brings his short story "A Parable of Fausto Bruzzesi" to Stories on Stage, based on a Chicago fire at a Catholic school that killed almost a hundred people. Actor Ethan Ireland performs Dorjath's reading.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'Wherever There's A Fight:' California's Track Record On Civil Rights

April 25, 2017

The Golden State has a long history as a pioneer in the civil rights movement. Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi reflect on that past in their book “Wherever There’s a Fight.” They join Insight ahead of their talk at the California State Library.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'Event Boundaries' Explores Relationships With Self And Others

April 24, 2017

Author/poet April Ossman talks about her work and new book "Event Boundaries" before speaking at the Sacramento Poetry Center Monday night.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'Treatment,' A Show Written And Performed By B Street Theatre Members

April 21, 2017

For the first time ever, the B Street Theatre Mainstage will feature a work written and performed by women from the company. We hear from them on Insight.

David Wong / Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra

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Asian-American Theater Company In Nevada City Stages Ancient Chinese Fable

April 20, 2017 | Jeff Hudson

Asian American theater productions are not common in the Sacramento area. But a plucky group known as Community Asian Theater of the Sierra is staging “The White Snake,” an elaborate show based on an ancient Chinese fable.

Courtesy of Charr Crail

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'The Donner Party' Musical Retells American History

April 20, 2017

Erick Rockwell and Margaret Rose of the Sacramento Theatre Company talk about the newest production titled "The Donner Party, a new American Musical, based off one of the country's greater triumphs and tragedies.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'Swimmer Among the Stars' Author Kanishk Tharoor Visits Sacramento

April 20, 2017

"Swimmer Among the Stars" is novelist Kanishk Tharoor's latest work. He joins Insight ahead of his reading at Time Tested Books.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Single Payer Healthcare: Plausible Or A Pipe Dream?

April 18, 2017

There’s a renewed push to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California and across the United States. The filmmakers behind the new documentary “Now is the Time” join former Sacramento County Public Health Officer Glennah Trochet.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Area Leaders Host Seder Focusing On Social Justice

April 17, 2017

Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Latino and African-American leaders in Sacramento are coming together Monday night for a special Seder, combining contemporary issues of social justice with the biblical Exodus story.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

'Down The Up Staircase' Examines The History And Nature Of Success Among The Black Middle Class

April 14, 2017

UC Davis professor Bruce Haynes in his new book "Down the Up Staircase" examines success among the black middle class with co-author Syma Solovitch on Insight.

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Joe Gilman Deconstructs Dave Brubeck's Explorations In Time

April 14, 2017 | Paul Conley

This weekend the Joe Gilman Quartet will commemorate jazz great Dave Brubeck's famous recording "Time Out" with a concert featuring all of the selections that appeared on the groundbreaking album. Gilman helps explain what made the record so unique.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Secret Comedy Show Brings Roving Laughter

April 13, 2017

What can a young comedian do to get stage time? Bring your own stage in the back of a moving van!

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Comedian Johnny Taylor Is Headed For Southern California

April 11, 2017

One of Sacramento's staple comedians announced his move to Hollywood. Johnny Taylor joins Insight to talk about his change of pace in Southern California.

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