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A new musical genre is forming in Sacramento. It is a move back in time to when songwriting came from the heart and the community.
By Christian Kiefer
This article was published on 07.31.03
Talk radio played a key role in igniting the recall drive. But talk-show hosts stake competing claims about who was there first.
By Jeff Kearns
Canine theft comes to Sacramento.
By Carol Hartman
Woody Guthrie’s simple songs inspired more than one generation of California singer-songwriters.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Imagine a country where reading in public can get you in trouble. Now guess what? You’re living in it.
By Marc Schultz
Is your kid smart and hard to handle? Perhaps he or she is an “indigo child.”
By Cosmo Garvin
Bites considers the voice behind the Viper and Bill Lockyer’s obsession with faxes.
Congress could help stop the spam assault by passing Senate Bill 1231.
Why light tennis courts and keep basketball courts dark?
By Blake McCartney
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
Spotlight on the local stage.
By Becca Costello
A quick look at notable exhibitions.
By Jackson Griffith
The secret to the Knockoffs’ punk-rock longevity? A dork-to-jock ratio of 3-to-1.
Sally Denton’s new book revolves around an episode of shocking violence carried out in the name of the Mormon faith.
Reviewed by John Freeman
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
This new collection by Ai embraces the dramatic monologue in a bone-deep reminder that poetry’s origins are in performance.
Reviewed by Kel Munger
A poem by William S. Gainer of Grass Valley.
By William S. Gainer
Sacramento Unplugged, the SN&R-produced compilation CD, has more than a whiff of old KZAP.
Summer gospel-themed shows are a great idea, but Sing Hallelujah, currently at Garbeau’s, could use more music and less dialogue.
By Jeff Hudson
Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor re-fashioned into a hillbilly comedy? Tahoe Shakespeare’s production goes there.
The second location of Giovanni’s Old World New York Pizzeria in East Sac may not be a marvel of interior design, but aah, the pie!
By Lark Park
Agua fresca? Hey, it feels really good going down on a hot day.
By Dan Flynn
Gary Young used to drum for Pavement. Now he invents stuff, runs a studio and plans the triumphant return of Hospital, his prog band.
Corporate alternative rock may be an oxymoron, but when it’s played well, as it is by local band Phrenik, it can be quite good.
The hit-filled soundtrack to summer action flick Bad Boys II also functions as the relaunch of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy imprint.
By Lana K. Wilson-Combs
When turn-of-the-previous-century composer Max Reger moved beyond neo-Romantic-Baroque revivalism to impressionistic tonal colors, the results were luminous.
By Greg La Traille
At age 78, Jimmy Scott may be the greatest living jazz singer, as this 10-song disc demonstrates.
A weekly selection from the ever-expanding music scene.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Jim Lane
Northfork, the third film in Mark and Michael Polish’s heartland trilogy, is a surreal vision of a doomed Montana town haunted by angels, circa 1955.
By Mark Halverson
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