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Mother Knows Best

When Naseer Roshan and his sisters contemplated the type of restaurant the family would someday open, one thing was certain: “We didn’t want to get into the kebab and rice business,”...
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Music Lessons: Marcel Smith

While COVID captivity has wreaked havoc for every working musician, the timing was especially tough for blues/gospel singer Marcel Smith. He had just nabbed a coveted spot...

Healthy Wildlife? Cheers to That

Those of us who enjoy an adult beverage now and then—and for the purposes of this article let us stipulate that “now and then”...
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Music Lessons: Katie Knipp

For blues singer/musician Katie Knipp, the pandemic brought a reminder to choose your mindset carefully.“It reminded me that we’re really in charge of our own...
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Music Lessons

Canceled, rescheduled, postponed—these three words have haunted us all in 2020. But musicians who live to perform were among the hardest hit, especially when...

Run for WEAVE

Virtual meets virtue with the 2020 Kaiser Permanente Women’s Fitness Festival 5K, 10K and Princess Run this coming Sunday, Aug. 30. All donations—100% of them—will...

Starting Tomorrow: A Classy Distraction

For many of us, the refined instrumental sounds of classical music calms nerves and brightens outlooks. That kind of “medicine” sounds pretty enticing as the...
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Capturing the Arts: Wes Davis

Wes Davis, co-founder of Beatnik Studios art gallery, says artists are among his favorite photographic subjects. “Artists are great because if you want to do something...
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Capturing the Arts: Yarcenia Garcia

Intrigued by the lights, drama and production of live theater, Yarcenia Garcia says the thrill of snapping the right shot at the right time is...
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Diggin’ It in Rancho

On many days during the COVID-19 crisis, in various ways, many of us feel we have gotten the shaft.Starting this weekend in Rancho Cordova, there’s a possible...