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Arts and Lifestyle

Music Circus Kicks Off Summer Musicals With ‘Shrek’ — An Upside-Down Fairy Tale

June 12, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

Chances are you know the story, but for the uninitiated, this is a comedy that stands fairy tale traditions on their head.

Courtesy of B Street Theatre

Insight With Beth Ruyak

B Street Theatre Stages “The Forever Question” World Premiere, Winner Of 2018 New Comedies Festival

June 11, 2019

The 2018 New Comedies Festival winner “The Forever Question” makes its world premiere at the B Street Theatre. Playwright James Christy and performers Dana Brooke and Peter Story join us talk about the play and preview this year’s festival.

Courtesy Lindsay Swearingen

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Artist Lindsay Swearingen Illustrates Mid-Century Modern Memento Mori In 'Recently Abandoned Rooms'

June 4, 2019

Illustrator Lindsay Swearingen previews her first solo art show “Recently Abandoned Rooms (And Others Presently Occupied)” at Outlet Coworking, presented by Menagerie Sacramento.

Courtesy of the Sacramento Black Book Fair

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sixth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair Returns To Oak Park

May 30, 2019

Sacramento Black Book Fair organizer Faye Wilson Kennedy and author Frederick K. Foote preview this weekend’s literary events.

Courtesy of Andonia Cakouros

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Andonia Cakouros Revisits ‘Unveiling The Soul’

May 29, 2019

Sacramento State Theatre Professor Emeritus Andonia Cakouros returns to Insight with her latest production of her one-woman show “Unveiling the Soul.”

Courtesy of 1 Degree of Separation

Insight With Beth Ruyak

A Homegrown Comedy Show Shines a Light on Suicide, Depression

May 28, 2019

A new traveling comedy show that highlights comedians’ experience with depression and suicide comes to Laughs Unlimited May 29.

Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sound Advice: Tiny Desk Sacramento

May 23, 2019

Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner, artist Lilian Frances and producer Camille Escovedo highlight standout local performances submitted to the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest.

Courtesy Broadway Sacramento

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Disney’s 'Aladdin' Flies Into Sacramento

May 22, 2019

Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and of course, the Genie are onstage in Sacramento this week as the Broadway tour of the award-winning musical continues through June 2 at the Community Center Theater.

Charr Crail Photography / Courtesy

Arts and Lifestyle

Capital Stage’s ‘The Other Place’ Is An Absorbing Mind Game

May 21, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

It almost resembles a whodunnit, because each character presents a slightly different version of what’s really going on.

Sam Howzit / flickr

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By The Bottle: A Napa Comedy, Recent Rain And A Wine Competition Preview

May 21, 2019

Wine expert Rick Kushman talks about a new Netflix comedy set in California wine country. He’ll also discuss the judging process for the state fair commercial wine competition, and how late rain could affect the region’s wine grapes.

Courtesy of the Folsom Lake Symphony

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Folsom Lake Symphony Dons A Cape And Mask For 'Heroes And Villains' Concert

May 21, 2019

Maestro Peter Jaffe returns to Insight with a preview of the Folsom Lake Symphony’s “Heroes and Villains” concert, featuring music from James Bond, Star Wars, Superman, Batman and more.

Photo by Irene Young

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Award-Winning Poet Mary Mackey Shares Her Inspiration

May 16, 2019

Sacramento writer Mary Mackey, who was recently awarded the 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Award, discusses the book that earned her the award and the development of her poetry.

Courtesy of Gale Hart

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Q&A: Ahead Of Budget Decisions, Artists And Arts Supporters Offer Their Two Cents

May 15, 2019 | Kate Gonzales | Nick Miller

As the City of Sacramento moves toward adopting the budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, artists and arts leaders make their case for more, sustained funding.

Still from the trailer for "Bakoso: AfroBeats of Cuba"

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento-Raised Filmmakers Introduce Bakosó Music To The World

May 9, 2019

In Santiago de Cuba, the musical genre bakosó was born out of a melding of sounds between Cuban artists and students from African countries. A new documentary from Sacramento-raised filmmakers traces the genre’s roots.

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Fashionista Boyfriend Looks Ahead To ‘Last Night’

May 8, 2019

Sacramento chillwave indie pop quartet Fashionista Boyfriend returns to Insight to talk about their first full-length album “Last Night.”

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