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Director Frank Condon prefers to put the play and the actors on center stage and let the controversial plays he chooses do the talking.
By Jeff Hudson
This article was published on 11.11.04
Over 10 seasons, River Stage has presented more than 40 plays. Here are some highlights.
Freecycling takes off in Sacramento and beyond.
Photo By Dale Nelson
America needs new life on Broadway.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
By Michael Moore
Bridget Alexander works to provide formerly homeless, teen parents with a real home and a sense of worth in their communities.
By Erin Sierchio
Arnold gets dumped, and the Union gets pumped.
The very close numbers of reds and blues shows that moderates, not the religious right or Gavin Newsom, swung the election.
By Jill Stewart
We in the blue states need to keep on fighting for the things we believe in.
Sections of the American River Parkway need tending—and law enforcement.
By Marie Wilson
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
Tom Wolfe’s new novel about college kids has been greeted with the usual polarized fanfare.
By John Freeman
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Becca Costello
Twenty artists interpret a classical theme for The Three Graces, this month’s show at Solomon Dubnick.
By Jackson Griffith
What if Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor back to the Stone Age? That’s an “alternate history” that Harry Turtledove’s Days of Infamy explores.
Reviewed by Kel Munger
Why did all those “red” states vote to re-elect George W. Bush? Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter with Kansas? provides a clue.
Two art shows and a movie—what a Saturday night!
A musical based entirely on the songs of Billy Joel? Hey, it worked for ABBA.
By Patti Roberts
Enjoy a classic bit of American theater with Chautauqua Playhouse’s The Glass Menagerie.
The Family Room offers kids a place to play while parents enjoy fine dining.
By Kate Washington
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
South Sac’s fine beautiful-loser singer-songwriter Mark Curry resurfaces with a top-notch 5-year-old album.
The Universal Steve features four Steves who have been in a lot of great local bands. And they’re pretty good, too.
By Christian Kiefer
Four out of five doctors agree that Clinic provides medical relief for addicts jonesing for the next Radiohead.
By Eddie Jorgensen
American Minor: top-notch 1970s buttrock from West Virginia, with a fine four-song EP.
Modesto singer-songwriter Megan Slankard plays Marilyn’s; it’s an overload of yin energy.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
Two middle-aged guys go to the Santa Ynez Valley to drink wine and meet women in the non-musical Alexander Payne film Sideways.
By Jim Lane
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