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Unstoppable Artist

For artist and philanthropist Michael Misha Kennedy, whose solo show “Conversations in Abstract” opens this month, founding Kennedy Gallery was about more than just showing artwork. It was about showing Sacramento how to truly support...

Personality With A Purpose

Selena Spencer believes “it takes a village.” To raise a child, to build a community—and to put on the perfect event. The Ontario, Canada native and recent Sacramento transplant is a motivational speaker, counselor, mentor...

Exploring Country Music's Roots

Sunny Staton Mitchell had an epiphany last year while putting together a benefit concert for Folsom’s Johnny Cash Art Trail.“I thought, ‘This is what I want to be doing,’” says Mitchell, whose new concert,...

Working in Wax

“Art is my reason for being on this planet and encaustic is my love affair,” Jaya King says. Her passion for encaustic (painting with hot wax) was ignited when King came across “the encaustic Bible,”...

Pass the Brownies

I have a confession. I graduated from UC Berkeley (or Berserkeley, as one of my mom’s friends used to call it) but I don’t know anything about pot brownies. Or cannabis cheese crackers. Or...

We'll Always Have Paris

My husband likes to say that he’s never more American than when he’s abroad. I have to admit I hated this idea when we first moved back to Paris in 2014 so he could...

A Heart for Art

Marcy Friedman loves art. This fact is readily apparent from the moment you drive up to her Carmichael property. Her front gate itself is a work of wrought-iron art, and the eye candy continues...

Health: Antibiotic Resisters

You're sniffling. You’re sneezing. You feel like you got run over by a truck. Maybe your mucus is a lovely shade of chartreuse. You hurry to the doctor and get prescribed a course of...

Something to Sneeze At

Whether you’re a sneezer or a wheezer, a fan of Flonase or a Claritin convert, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you’re no stranger to the pollen pitfalls of Sacramento. You don’t need to...

‘Swan Lake’

When the Sacramento Ballet stages “Swan Lake” at the Community Center Theater on March 26–29, it will be the fourth time the company has presented the stunning production, but Co-Artistic Directors Ron Cunningham and...

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