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Kari Rose Parsell

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Enhance the Romance With Opera

It‚Äôs almost Valentine‚Äôs Day, and love is in the air...‚ÄĮ but, alas, so is the coronavirus. If¬†you and your sweetheart are playing it safe and staying in to celebrate, how about sitting down to...

Celebrate ‚ÄúI‚ÄĮ‚ô•‚ÄĮMuseum Month‚ÄĚ

For¬†many¬†locals, Sacramento‚Äôs¬†annual¬†Free Museum Day‚ÄĒusually¬†held¬†the first Saturday in February¬†at museums throughout the region‚ÄĒhas¬†become¬†a¬†time-honored tradition, marked in bold on their¬†calendars.¬†Braving chilly weather, unpredictable parking and long lines,¬†families by the thousands¬†would¬†embark on¬†a¬†day of discovery,¬†immersing themselves in the¬†region‚Äôs¬†rich¬†history,¬†fine¬†arts¬†and¬†science¬†museums,...
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Explore Chinese California Stories

Shuttered by the¬†region‚Äôs¬†latest coronavirus surge, area museums are¬†continuing to¬†come up with¬†innovative ways to keep their doors open‚ÄĒvirtually,¬†anyway!‚ÄĒand engage the public.¬†Case in point:¬†California Museum Live!,¬†a new¬†series of¬†interactive¬†virtual tours led by California Museum¬†docents¬†who will introduce viewers¬†in...
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Celebrating the Fourth, COVID-19 Style

Pancake breakfasts. Parades. Picnics. Pyrotechnic extravaganzas in the sky. All of the ways we traditionally come together to celebrate our nation’s birthday have been upended by the pandemic and prohibitions against public gatherings, where COVID-19 can so readily spread.   But even though they...
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Crocker Kicks Off Art Auction Season

Find yourself at home a lot these days, staring at the walls? Wouldn’t it be nice to have some new art on them to admire and enjoy? Crocker Art Museum’s art auctions may have...
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SSPCA’s Doggy Dash Goes Virtual

Sacramento SPCA‚Äôs Doggy Dash won‚Äôt be a walk in the park this year‚ÄĒbut it can be a walk in your own neighborhood!¬†¬†For its 27th annual fundraiser, SSPCA is encouraging everyone to join in its...
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Chat With Good Morning America’s Adrienne Bankert

Adrienne Bankert is a familiar face with a timeless, yet timely, message: Kindness is key.This Wednesday, June 24, the broadcast journalist and Good Morning America correspondent will discuss her debut book, Your Hidden Superpower:...
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French Film Festival Goes Virtual

Chances are, you’re not flying off to Paris this week for the romantic vacation of a lifetime. (Even if those were your plans, pandemics sure have a funny way of putting travel on pause.)...
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Zoom-Free Summer Theater Camps

During a typical summer, local performing arts camps attract hundreds of kids eager to hone their acting, singing and dancing skills, meet new friends and perform in showcases or full-scale productions.But, as we all...
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Clay Dates!

If the extent of your experience with ceramics is when you last watched Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze at the potter‚Äôs wheel in that iconic love scene in the 1990 film ‚ÄúGhost,‚ÄĚ then it‚Äôs...