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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.

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.

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Drop Dead Diva star Kate Levering makes for one singular sensation in A Chorus Line at Music Circus this summer.

Game Face

Game Face

Soccer legend Preki has one name and one objective as the first coach of the new Sacramento Republic FC: Winning. Let the games begin!

Reintroducing Brent Bourgeois

Reintroducing Brent Bourgeois

After two decades away, singer-songwriter Brent Bourgeois returns to the microphone June 2 with his new solo album Don’t Look Back, which features his former Bourgeois Tagg bandmates as well as friends like Todd Rundgren and Julian Lennon.

The Mad Man Cometh

The Mad Man Cometh

As the final season of AMC’s groundbreaking television series Mad Men gets underway this spring, co-star Kevin Rahm is just getting started in his new home of Sacramento.

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.

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.

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