Archive of: Q&A

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River Cats GM Chip Maxson

River Cats GM Chip Maxson

After 15 seasons with the Oakland A’s organization, the Sacramento River Cats thrilled San Francisco Giants fans throughout the region last fall by switching affiliations to the reigning World Series champions. With the new season starting April 9, River Cats general manager Chip Maxson talks about what the change means to fans, what else is new at Raley Field for 2015, and our one-of-a-kind ballpark cuisine that has them buzzing all the way down in Florida.

April-May 2015
Valley Boy

Valley Boy

Grass Valley native Patrick Brice’s new film Creep was just purchased by The Weinstein Company. The actor-director discusses his psychological thriller, his upcoming rom-com with Jason Schwartzman, and how Grass Valley is going Hollywood.

August-September 2014
Sports Agent Don Yee

Sports Agent Don Yee

As a 13-year-old growing up in the capital city, Don Yee broke into sports as a Sacramento Solons batboy. Forty years later, he’s still in the business—as the powerful agent for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and other Super Bowl winners. With the new NFL season kicking off on Sept. 4, Yee talks about how his job is like art, why college athletes should be paid, and that time he hand-delivered his mother’s fan mail to the Patriots superstar.

August-September 2014
Reintroducing Brent Bourgeois

Reintroducing Brent Bourgeois

June-July 2014
Country Star Jon Pardi

Country Star Jon Pardi

With two rowdy hit singles, “Up All Night” and “Missin’ You Crazy,” under his cowboy belt, 28-year-old Dixon native Jon Pardi continues to make his mark on the country music scene with the new release of his debut album, Write You a Song. The rising Nashville star talks about burning up the Billboard charts, touring with platinum-selling artists like Luke Bryan and proudly displaying his Central Valley roots in the Music City.

February-March 2014
Director Michael Polish

Director Michael Polish

As a boy, Michael Polish grew up under the influence of movies playing at the Tower Theatre in Roseville. As a Hollywood director, he has since channeled that love into making his own acclaimed indie films (Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork) and studio fare (The Astronaut Farmer) with his twin brother Mark, an actor and screenwriter. The 43-year-old filmmaker talks about his new Jack Kerouac adaptation Big Sur and how actress Kate Bosworth came to be his leading lady—both on screen and in life.

December-January 2014
Reality Star Brandi Glanville

Reality Star Brandi Glanville

So it turns out that you can go home again. On the fourth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which premieres in November, cast member Brandi Glanville does just that and returns for a visit to the capital city, where she was raised and where her family still lives. The outspoken reality star opens up with typical candor and humor about her colorful childhood in South Sacramento, the ex-factor (former husband Eddie Cibrian and his wife LeAnn Rimes), and sex and dating at 40.

October-November 2013
Author Michael Pollan

Author Michael Pollan

For over a decade, New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan has been documenting how our country grows and eats its food with his books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Food Rules. In his new book, Cooked, Pollan writes about visiting our local farms and mills, and he dishes to Sactown about Sacramento’s rich bounty, spending more time in the kitchen, and getting caught red-handed buying Fruity Pebbles.

August-September 2013
Ryan Coogler Q&A

Ryan Coogler Q&A

Ryan Coogler may be headed for an Academy Award—and it all started at Sacramento State. The 27-year-old filmmaker’s debut, Fruitvale Station, has already won accolades at Sundance and Cannes for its gritty, emotional look at the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, whose fatal shooting by a BART police officer in 2009 prompted protests around the Bay Area.

August-September 2013
Artistic Director Glenn Casale

Artistic Director Glenn Casale

Music Circus artistic director Glenn Casale has spent the past 26 years making our hot summers a little cooler by helping bring big Broadway shows to Sacramento. The theater veteran talks about the up-coming season, which starts on June 21 with a version of The Wizard of Oz that will feature flying monkeys and the Wizard’s head floating down the aisle. Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.

June-July 2013
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