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Broadway and Back

For longtime Music Circus trumpeter Larry Lunetta, life in the pit is anything but. “When I sit down in the pit, I think, ‘Oh boy . . . I get to sit here for the...

Plays Well With Others

Being a talented musician is a beautiful thing, but Casey Lipka has an even more impressive gift: humility. During our phone interview, the 30-year-old bassist/vocalist/songwriter never mentions she’s opened for world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma,...

Focusing on California

Is 2018 Angelo Esquivel’s year or what? Not only did the local photographer/artist/graphic designer just land a new job at the Yolo Arts Council; Esquivel’s captivating photographs are being featured as part of  Photography...

Old-School Cool

Todd Morgan is an old soul. At 27, he sports slick-backed hair and retro clothes while passionately pounding out “Great Balls of Fire” or “Big Hunk o’ Love” in the spirit of the ’50s rockers...

Teaching by Example

On Aug. 22, educator-performer Omari Tau’s double life will come head-to-head: It’s both the first day his classes resume at Cosumnes River College (where he’s assistant professor of vocal music) and opening night for...

Shut Up and Don't Dance

You’re at a concert, the band starts playing your favorite song and the guy sitting behind you won’t shut up. What to do?Concert etiquette—especially at rock concerts—can be a messy business, admits talent buyer/concert...

Worldly, but True to Sacramento

She's worked in films with such heavy hitters as John Travolta and Robert Duvall, but Elisabeth Nunziato’s heart belongs to Sacramento. “I’m a hometown girl,” she says. “I love our region.”While the actress/director/producer/voice artist...

Guitar Hero

“FOLLOW YOUR HEART” is an apt title for Ross Hammond’s newest album, as that’s what the local guitarist has been doing, apparently, all of his life. Reflecting back—he hits the big 4-0 in August—Hammond...

A Passion for Art

It was Margrit Mondavi's dream that UC Davis would have an art museum, and now-just two months after the Napa Valley matriarch's death at age 91-her dream will be realized with the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.“Margrit and...

Tiny and Tremendous

News Flash: There’s more to local theater than Music Circus, B Street and other big fish. The Sacramento region is swarming with a surprising number of small but mighty theater groups, run by volunteers and...

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