Archive of: Profiles, Q&A

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Homecoming Queen

Homecoming Queen

December-January 2018
Q&A with former chief White House photographer Pete Souza

Q&A with former chief White House photographer Pete Souza

As chief official White House photographer during the Obama administration, Pete Souza took upwards of two million pictures during the president’s two terms in office. The veteran lensman—who also served as a White House photographer for President Reagan—will give a presentation at the Mondavi Center on Dec. 1 on the heels of the release of his book Obama: An Intimate Portrait.

October-November 2017
The Music of Prince

The Music of Prince

Go grab your raspberry beret: To kick off its 2017-18 pops series, the Sacramento Philharmonic will salute Prince with an orchestral concert on Nov. 25 riffing on the greatest hits of the prolific pop icon, who died last year at 57.

October-November 2017
Mirror Image

Mirror Image

October-November 2017
Actor Chris Sullivan

Actor Chris Sullivan

After 'How did Jack die?' the most burning question during the first season of This Is Us might’ve been, 'Will Toby live?'

August-September 2017
A League of Her Own

A League of Her Own

Rebecca Lowe’s colleagues at the NBC sports desk refer to her affectionately as “Mother of Dragons”—such is the fierceness of the 36-year-old London native’s passion for English Premier League soccer, which she covers for a growing American fan base. The broadcaster—who lives in El Dorado Hills with her husband Paul Buckle, head coach of the Sacramento Republic FC, and their 1-year-old son, Teddy—shares the inside scoop on how she manages her dual roles as a soccer guru and soccer-loving mom, and why there’s nothing quite like rooting for the underdog.

August-September 2017
The Place Maker

The Place Maker

If you felt the pulse of the city quickening the last time you spent an evening out dining, shopping or gallery hopping in midtown, Oak Park or the R Street Corridor, Ron Vrilakas likely had a hand in that.

April-May 2017
Actor Keith Powers

Actor Keith Powers

Sacramento native Keith Powers boasts a half-million swooning Instagram followers, thanks to his roles in two critically acclaimed musical biopics, Straight Outta Compton and The New Edition Story. Now the 24-year-old actor is romancing Bella Thorne in the new television drama Famous in Love, which premieres April 18 on Freeform (formerly ABC Family). He shares a few choice anecdotes, like how he learned to bust a move from Ronnie DeVoe and that awkward moment when he met Dr. Dre.

April-May 2017
Spring Reawakening

Spring Reawakening

The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera’s upcoming rendition of La Traviata marks the return of opera to the Sacramento stage after a three-year absence. But this time you can forget about fancy sets and fusty wigs. In keeping with the national trend, this will be a stripped-down, modern production that depends on vocal and orchestral work to quicken audiences’ pulses.

April-May 2017
The Man Who Fell for Earth

The Man Who Fell for Earth

The New Yorker has called him “one of the most important political writers working in America today.” Time magazine has called him a hero of the environment. But it’s being a science fiction author that has landed Kim Stanley Robinson on the global literary map and The New York Times bestseller list.

February-March 2017
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