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Dancing with the Landmarks

We can’t dance around the fact that the COVID-19 crisis has taken a toll on performing arts organizations, which even in non-pandemic times struggle to...

The Crocker Presses On

On Sept. 1, Crocker Art Museum Director Lial A. Jones announced that due to a $2 million deficit in its fiscal year budget, the organization had laid off...
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Music Lessons: Nawal Alwareeth

As manager and drummer for the uber-busy local band Island of Black and White, Nawal Alwareeth is a planner and scheduler of the first order. So when COVID destroyed all the finely...

Learn the Dynamics of Ceramics

Hey kids, it’s clay time at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts in Davis. From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, the...

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...