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City Sketch: Michael Rosner

Michael Rosner is a body painter, and that’s just a fraction of his story. He paints his models in multiple layers and leaves it...

Q&A: Jan and Steve Isaacson

Q. This year marks the 25th anniversary of DMTC. What inspired you to start a theater company?Jan: I graduated from Sac State in theater...

Questions From the Audience

Locals may have been dubious when The Cosmopolitan Cabaret swung open its doors in September 2008, coinciding with the economic slump. But Forever Plaid...

Spotlight: Sequoia

Sequoia, fearless leader of the local fire-dancing troupe Obsidian Butterfly, says she wasn’t always so fearless. “When I was younger, I was afraid of...

City Sketch: James Patrick Lane

Few things raise James Patrick Lane’s hackles more than when people disparage his hometown, the Merced County berg of Livingston. It may have been...

California Musical Theatre: Victoria Plata

Q. California Musical Theatre’s education department has a ton of programs, from internships providing hands-on theater training to summer dance classes. How did you...

Painter: Margaret Teichert

A Popsicle. A Rubik’s Cube. A fortune cookie. The subjects of Margaret Teichert’s paintings are simple, almost childlike. She calls them “meditations on objects...

Singer/songwriter: Kate Gaffney

There’s been a buzz around Kate Gaffney as of late, and if you want to find out what it’s all about, here’s your chance:...

Questions From the Audience

Q: When buying tickets for one of the local theaters, how can I make sure I’m getting good seats? Sometimes the seating chart doesn’t...

Spotlight: Eric Wheeler

“It’s props and wigs and men dressed up as women—with a little American history to boot,” says Eric Wheeler, one of three actors starring...

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