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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.”

Barbara Woike / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Virtuoso Pianist Vijay Iyer Brings His Sextet To The Mondavi Center

May 7, 2019

Composer, bandleader, pianist and Harvard professor Vijay Iyer brings his sextet’s unique brand of jazz to the Mondavi Center at UC Davis.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

RSVP Singers To Support Hospice For Homeless Residents In Upcoming Performances

May 6, 2019

Vocally versatile ensemble RSVP (Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace) performs for many causes. Its next concerts raise money for Joshua’s House, a hospice for terminally ill homeless people.

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‘Disaster!’ At Sacramento Theater Company Gyrates To A 1970s Disco Beat

May 2, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

It packs in roughly 30 one-minute cover versions of throbbing disco hits and bubblegum soft rock anthems.

Photo by Darin Smith

Insight With Beth Ruyak

The Business Of Making A (Free) Comic Book

May 2, 2019

Sacramento comic book creators Eben Burgoon and Michael Calero talk about the business of creating a special issue for Free Comic Book Day, and what it’s really like to work in the industry.

Courtesy of Opera Modesto

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Opera Modesto Brings ‘Carmen’ to Life

May 1, 2019

The classic opera, “Carmen” comes to the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto in 2 performances this weekend. Opera Modesto’s General and Artistic Director Roy Stevens joins us, along with mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz, who sings the title role.

Courtesy Standford University Press

Insight With Beth Ruyak

UC Davis Art History Professor Traces Medieval Armenian Manuscript 'From Genocide To Justice'

April 23, 2019

Prof. Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh discusses her book “The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice” before Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Dissect Podcast Launches New Season Examining ‘Flower Boy’ By Tyler, The Creator

April 23, 2019

Dissect podcast host Cole Cuchna previews his new season analyzing the life and music of Tyler, The Creator.

Courtesy of the Sierra Poetry Festival

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sierra Poetry Festival Features 2019 Pulitzer-Winner Forrest Gander

April 22, 2019

The fastest-growing artform takes center stage during the 2019 Sierra Poetry Festival in Grass Valley. Nevada County Arts Council Executive Director Eliza Tudor and 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner Forrest Gander discuss the artform and the festival.

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'M. Butterfly' Returns To Sacramento Region Theater Stage For First Time In Decades

April 19, 2019 | Jeff Hudson

The current staging in Nevada City by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra really hits the bull’s eye.

Courtesy of Catriona McPherson

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Catriona McPherson Serves Up 'Scot & Soda' In New Lexy Campbell Mystery

April 17, 2019

Mystery author Catriona McPherson returns with her latest installment in the Last Ditch series, “Scot & Soda.”

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