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The Dollar-Wise Gourmet Does Burgers

BLUE CUE BAR & RESTAURANT 1004 28th St. THE DEAL: On Mondays, the Cue offers an amazing deal: a burger and a beer for $6. This midsized burger comes with a heap of fries and a...

Because It's Happy

With its lilting, jubilant rhythms, zydeco music has a way of making people move. With its lilting, jubilant rhythms, zydeco music has a way of making people move. “I’ve seen people get out of wheelchairs or...

The Economics of Cold-Pressed Juices

Oh, the price we’ll pay for something—anything—that promises improved health, vitality and (fingers crossed) lean, luscious looks. The jury’s still out on whether juicing achieves all that. Is it really more nutritious than eating the...

One Man, Many Characters

Barbra Streisand fans will melt like butta over this: “Buyer & Cellar,” a smart, funny romp about a gay actor who lands a gig working in the star’s basement, is continuing at B Street...

Once is Worth Seeing Twice

Like many musicals, “Once” started as a movie—and a really good one, thanks mainly to powerful musical performances by its co-stars, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. The chemistry between them, musically and otherwise, was...

23rd Annual SAMMIES

Those who missed the SAMMIES last year had a good reason: It didn’t happen! Thankfully, this year the uber-popular Sacramento Area Music Awards event—which is kind of like the Grammies, but on a local...

The Dollar-Wise Gourmet: Pizza by Assembly Line

At first, the build-your-own pizza concept seemed counterintuitive to me. After all, haven’t you always been able to choose your own toppings? But after visiting three local venues at the forefront of this new...

Barry Manilow's Last Tour—Or So He Says

Frank Sinatra once said he was retiring—and didn’t. Cher had a Farewell Tour, but it wasn’t her last. So can we believe Barry Manilow when he says his One Last Time! tour is his...

'Once' is Worth Seeing Twice

Like many musicals, “Once” started as a movie—and a really good one, thanks mainly to powerful musical performances by its co-stars, Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. The chemistry between them, musically and otherwise, was...

EarFilms

Watching a film is such a visual experience that we don’t always fully hear the music—or realize its power to propel a story and stir our emotions. EarFilms, which comes to UC Davis’ Mondavi...

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