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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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

Art & Photography: Dianne Poinski

Artistic photographer Dianne Poinski defines her style as the “perfect marriage” of technology and tradition—a process that’s a meditative blend of Adobe Photoshop and...

Youth Symphony: Michael Neumann

Q. This year marks your 30th anniversary with the Sacramento Youth Symphony. How would you sum up the journey? It’s been absolutely very gratifying—otherwise, I...

Spotlight: Dave and Chris Brubeck

The Sacramento Philharmonic presents a brand-new work by one of jazz’s living legends April 11, and it promises to be a feast for the...

Q&A: Sid Garcia-Heberger

Q. You started as the Crest’s “candy girl” back in 1986, and now you’re general manager. That’s a big jump from selling Dots. What...

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