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A Slice of Life

A Slice of Life

At 97 years of age, he is unequivocally one of the world’s greatest living artists. But back in 1959, Wayne Thiebaud was still trying to find his way as a young college professor at UC Davis. As a new exhibition explores the decade that defined his signature style, the prolific painter and passionate teacher reflects on his not-so-still life.

A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

Cue the tin soldiers, tiny mice, reindeer and falling snow. In December, the Sacramento Ballet celebrates 30 years of presenting its distinctive version of "The Nutcracker." As a large crew of dancers and children—500 in all—prepare to take the stage, Ron Cunningham and Carinne Binda, in their final season as the company’s artistic directors, visit the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Riverfront Project Manager Richard Rich

Riverfront Project Manager Richard Rich

In 2016, the city of Sacramento hired Richard Rich—once the private sector development director of the railyards—to represent its interests on the massive infill project. Today, the bulk of his focus is on solving a problem that has vexed this town for decades—how to revive our underutilized riverfront.

Homecoming Queen

Homecoming Queen

Greta Gerwig proves that you can indeed go home again with her stunning directorial debut "Lady Bird," a semi-autobiographical story about the Sacramento native’s senior year in high school. In her “love letter” to the River City, she fills the screen with nostalgia-soaked scenes of local landmarks and neighborhoods, revisiting her youth with the thoughtful perspective that only time can bring. And if growing Oscar buzz for the film is any indication, this is just the beginning for the first-time auteur and newly crowned Hollywood royalty. Long may she reign.

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.

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.

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

A shiny new object in West Sacramento strives to reflect its evolving surroundings, shifting with the changing elements and combining sculpture with nature along the waterfront.

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?'

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