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Bravo: Meet Joe Gilman

The splendid vocalist Tracy Walton smiles knowingly as Joe Gilman warms up on his piano keyboard. It will be the first of many such looks as Walton and Gilman work their way through vintage...
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B Street Reflections

Late in the afternoon of March 4, Buck Busfield fine-tuned a scene of the B Street Theatre production “Lovers and Executioners.” Actor Meher Mistry threw cloth potatoes at another actor, Melinda Parrett. The play,...
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Performing Arts: What’s Opening

Live-performance presenters around the region are tentatively getting their mojo back. With health and safety on everyone’s mind and variants looming in the shadows, live performances are being scheduled, tickets are being sold and,...

“Hamilton” at the New Performing Arts Center

When Alexander Hamilton raps, “I’m not throwing away my shot,” the roar you hear from the Sacramento crowd will echo as a sigh of relief. “Hamilton,” the award-winning theatrical phenomenon, was long scheduled to...
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A Well-Composed Life

Wayne Thiebaud says as he first comes on the phone. The icon of late 20th century modern art could be referring to several things. He turns 100 years old on Nov. 15, so there’s...
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15 Minutes With Davina Smith

In January, Davina Smith became Sacramento city’s cannabis program manager. A lawyer, she started her career in Humboldt County as a deputy district attorney and later served as deputy county counsel. There, her focus was on land-use and code-enforcement matters. Since it was Humboldt, a lot of...