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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.

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.

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.

Actor and Social Activist George Takei

Actor and Social Activist George Takei

As a television pioneer, LGBT rights activist and social media icon, "Star Trek" star George Takei has more than once boldly gone where no man had gone before. Now he’s leading the way again, raising awareness about the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during WWII, including taking part in a California Museum exhibition about the mass uprooting. The veteran actor and internment survivor, whose family hails from Sacramento, talks about that dark chapter in our country’s past and why it’s his life’s mission to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself.

The Land That Time Forgot

The Land That Time Forgot

Sacramento’s formerly thriving Japantown disappeared without a trace—not once, but twice. A new museum exhibit reveals our hidden history

Culture Club

Culture Club

ArtStreet, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Art Hotel, is just the next step in M5Arts’ master plan to transform Sacramento into a creative mecca

The Return of the "King"

The Return of the "King"

As a senior political correspondent on "The Daily Show," Hasan Minhaj gets the dangerous laughs with bits like “Muslim Makover” and his visit to the Republican National Convention in whiteface. In January, the 31-year-old Davis native will bring home the funny with a performance of his aptly titled one-man show, "Homecoming King," at his alma mater’s Mondavi Center. Sacramento, get ready for your moment of Zen.

The Art of Architecture

The Art of Architecture

An extraordinary arts community sprouted in the fields of UC Davis in the 1960s. Now, with the opening of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum, a building every bit as innovative as the art it houses, the legacy of that improbable era of California art history is on glorious display for all to see—and touch.

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