Crocker Art Museum receives highest national recognition

After completing a lengthy and detailed review by the American Alliance of Museums Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum announces that it has been awarded reaccreditation, the gold standard of excellence for museums in the United States. Out of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums only 1,065 are currently accredited, placing the Crocker in a group of museums […]

Photographers explore the way of Zen

Roberta McClellan  The Viewpoint Photographic Art Center’s main gallery features two fine art photographers, whose exhibits express a personal interpretation of the way of Zen — capturing their vision of tranquility and beauty. In the Step Up Gallery Viewpoint features member photographer Anna Skacel and her rare and intimate views of village life in Ethiopia taken during […]

Music Circus production a real ‘beauty’

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney’s beloved family classic musical “Beauty and the Beast” with performances June 20 through July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. This “tale as old as time,” with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, deserves to be experienced live on stage. The […]

Grow For It! Got lawn?

Sarah Robinson UCCE Master Gardener After the abundant rains this winter, many of us who have kept some area of grassy lawn in our landscapes are enjoying the deep green color. Despite living in a Mediterranean climate, which typically has no rainfall from May through October, we would like to maintain these areas. Whether the […]

Edgy ‘Hand to God’ coming to B Street

After the success of B Street Theatre’s world premiere play, “Treatment,” written by company members Tara Sissom, Amy Kelly and Stephanie Altholz, B Street is proud to offer its Main Stage Series audience a national, award winning success in “Hand to God,” opening June 11. Robert Askins’ play finds a Fundamentalist Christian congregation reckoning with a hand puppet […]

Eclectic collection: Crocker to celebrate genre-bending art magazine’s anniversary

June the Crocker Art Museum will bring to Sacramento Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose, a one-of-a-kind exhibition of works by artists who have been prominently featured in the best-selling contemporary art magazine Hi-Fructose. This exhibition marks the tenth anniversary of the influential magazine by bringing together some of the most remarkable […]

Ponderosa choirs shine at Heritage Festivals

Ponderosa High School sent three choir groups to the Heritage Music Festivals in Santa Clara and brought home a veritable mountain of awards and honors. Choirs and bands from all over the country, plus one from Canada, performed at the event. The Acabellas group won first place with a gold rating and the Adjucator’s Choral […]