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Crocker celebrates Day of the Dead, unity in October

Crocker Architecture Tour Oct. 1: Explore the distinct architectural elements, inside and out, of the Teel Family Pavilion and the historic building at 1 p.m. Free for museum members and free with admission for nonmembers. Lunch & Learn Oct. 3: Join an in-depth examination of “Mrs. William Claxton (Née Boardman) and Her Son William Richards Claxton,” 1848, by […]

October 03, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Buttered and Salty: ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Woman * * * 1/2 PG-13, 2 hours, 21 minutes Action, Adventure, Fantasy New home video release — Blu-ray, DVD, Streaming Not since Christopher Reeve donned the bright red boots of the Man of Steel in “Superman: The Movie” (1978) has an actor been born to play a role like Gal Gadot has in […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Exhibit explores Diebenkorn’s ‘Beginnings’

The Crocker Art Museum will present Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942–1955, from Oct. 8 to Jan. 7, 2018. Organized by the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation in conjunction with the Crocker, this traveling exhibition is the first to solely examine the work Diebenkorn made prior to his switch to figuration. It focuses on the artist’s stylistic and technical […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Nakamatsu, Folsom Lake Symphony bring Russian romantics to life in ‘Epic Victory’

If you think the Folsom Lake Symphony just keeps getting better, you aren’t mistaken. “Practice makes perfect” goes the old saying. And any artist can tell you that the more one practices, the better one gets. The local musicians who make up the FLS certainly practice their craft and exercise it under the careful baton […]

September 27, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Buttered and Salty: ‘Stronger’

“Stronger” * * * R, 1 hour, 56 minutes Biography/Drama “Stronger” is a good movie that can’t get out of its own way to allow itself to be a great movie. Based on the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in the tragic Boston Marathon bombing of 2013, “Stronger” is a […]

September 20, 2017 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Tagged ,

Thomas’ hits keep on fallin’

A five-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, B.J. Thomas comes to Harris Center for the Arts with a classic songbook known to nearly everyone. He continues to do 60 to 80 shows annually throughout the […]

September 20, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Exhibit explores ‘Right Now and Yesterday’

Sacramento State’s University Union Gallery announces the show Right Now and Yesterday, a collection of paintings that celebrate abstraction as an invitation to examine our human experience by Caiti Chan. The exhibit will be on display Monday, Sept. 25, through Thursday, Oct. 19, with a special opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. The […]

September 20, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,
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