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No Laughing Matter

It’s a crying shame, but there’s one in every office: a whiner, a saint and somebody like me, a crier. With 52 years of...

Knitted Together

Banish from your mind the image of a dowdy old woman sitting alone in a creaking rocking chair, knitting tea cozies out of ugly...

On Second Saturday, Sacramento Opens its Art to the World

Every month, Second Saturday performs a cultural magic act: By combining such popular pastimes as people watching, wine drinking and gallery hopping, it transforms...

Jackie Schultz

“I was Bigfoot’s love slave. Now I’m pregnant with his baby!” trumpets a framed tabloid headline on the wall in Jackie Schultz’s home office....

Crafting Memories

A Scrapbook Station in Folsom, a dizzying kaleidoscope of colors greets customers. The shop displays themed papers (sports, flowers, playing cards, bears and seasons,...

Voices Raised

Camaraderie, community, cooperation and, most of all, a shared love of music of all kinds have made choral singing the most popular performing art...

Marisa Gutierrez

So, who says an artist can’t have a head for business? Certainly not Marisa Gutiérrez.“I’ve always been an art-business-salesperson . . . art-business-marketing ,”...

Art Smart

When you buy art with your heart instead of your head, you can shrug off all kinds of silly little details. If it’s the...

Tony Natsoulas

Tony Natsoulas knows precisely the moment he is finished with a sculpture.“When it makes me laugh, I know it’s done,” says the creator of...

Music Mike

The paparazzi haven’t pounced on him yet. But to the many kids who love him, Music Mike is every bit the rock star.They scream...

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