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Colby Damon Sizzles in Sac Ballet’s Nutcracker

He’s baaack! (For now, at least.) It was a thrill to see Colby Damon, former company member, and now freelance dancer, in the Sacramento...

A Not-To-Be-Missed Fashion Event

If only I could clone myself, yet retain a central brain. Then one of me would be able to attend the International Academy of...

Sculptor: Alan Osborne

For sculptor Alan Osborne, it all started with a schoolboy crush on a fifth-grade teacher with a blowtorch. Her hobby was making enameled jewelry,...

Actress: Boots Martin

You’d think at 80, veteran Sacramento actress Boots Martin might be getting a little tired of theater life. Ha! Not a chance. “I’ll tell...

Arco's Effort to Fill Arena: $1 Drinks This Weds

At 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, the Sacramento Kings are playing the Washington Wizards, and the game will be aired on ESPN. Unfortunately, however, the Kings'...

Third Annual Night Brite Holiday Bike Parade

This Wednesday is the third annual Night Brite Holiday Bike Parade—a bike parade through the Fab 40s neighborhood in East Sacramento where you can...

Crockett-Deane Ballet’s Holiday Production

If you are going to discuss local ballet royalty, you’d better drop the name Barbara Crockett. As founder of the Sacramento Ballet, she was...

State Capitol Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree at the State Capitol is big and majestic--our own version of the tree in Rockefeller Center in New York City. The...

Whirling Dervishes: Prayer Dance Performance

Now for something completely different: the Sema Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes. In flowing white garments and traditional felt hats, the dervishes turn in...

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

When I was a kid, my family had a tradition—every year, my parents would take me and my two sisters out to Figor Tree...

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