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Making People Happy

Kelsey Custard is all about funny business—literally. The Sacramento native and professional clown will be returning to her hometown in Cirque du Soleil’s newest hit, “Amaluna,” which plays at Sutter Health Park from Jan....
Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Story Through Art

"ART AND WRITING ARE SUCH UNIQUE WAYS TO EXPLAIN THINGS THAT ARE HARD TO EXPLAIN," says Emily Winsor. “It’s very cathartic to share your story with others.”This is Winsor’s fifth year participating as both a...
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The Doctor is In

California’s first surgeon general, Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., talks about her job.On Jan. 7 of this year, Nadine Burke Harris, M.D. was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom as California’s first surgeon general—the only state-level...
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Making a Splash

“Mermaids are definitely having a moment,” says Rachel Smith, professional mermaid and co-organizer of the first-ever California Mermaid Convention, which is swimming into Sacramento July 12–14. Smith and co-organizer Ashley Rastad of Pixie Tribe Entertainment...
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A Comical Career

“If you tell someone you’ve had 30 jobs before age 30, they look at you like you’re crazy,” says comedian Keith Lowell Jensen, who returns to Harris Center on Feb. 9 for his latest...
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Art and Pain

Researchers from UC Davis are collaborating with the Crocker Art Museum to relieve chronic pain.“Every day, you have a choice,” says Teresa Sedano. “Are you going to get out of bed today and do...

Bringing Stories to Life

“I think there’s a kind of magic that happens when we hear stories read aloud. We can’t help but be spellbound by the words, transported to a different state,” says Elise Winn Pollard, co-director...

Capturing the Moment

Whether pictured at a table, in a chair or, for her most recent series, in a bathtub, the women Patricia Altschul paints are at once vulnerable and strong, which could describe the painter herself.After a...

Driven to Abstraction

For painter Mark Emerson, art is a lot of things. But it definitely isn’t optional.“I make paintings because it’s what I do—it’s my practice,” says Emerson, whose exhibition of geometric abstraction paintings on panel...

Reaching New Heights

If you don’t live in Citrus Heights, you might not know there’s a gem of a theater tucked away on Auburn Boulevard. The aptly named Theatre in the Heights is heading into its second...

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