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Johnny Cash Trail to open in Folsom this fall

08/16/17

Johnny Cash Trail to open in Folsom this fall

On Oct. 14, the city of Folsom will unveil the completed Johnny Cash Trail, nearly 50 years after the country singer’s legendary performance at the nearby state prison. The new stretch will double the length of the 1.25-mile bike, pedestrian and equestrian trail that opened in 2014, and will be the future path of an public art walk and a 3-acre park with a guitar-shaped plaza slated for completion within five years. The trail marks Folsom’s first formal tribute to Cash, a lifelong advocate of prison reform, who played “Folsom Prison Blues” during an iconic concert at the local facility on Jan. 13, 1968, during which he recorded the live album At Folsom Prison. “That song is why people around the world have heard of Folsom and Folsom [State]...

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5 artists to watch (literally) during the 2017 Wide Open Walls mural festival

08/03/17

5 artists to watch (literally) during the 2017 Wide Open Walls mural festival

Last year’s Sacramento Mural Festival was such an unexpected hit as a spectator sport that the event has relaunched this year as Wide Open Walls, a fully interactive art happening that will take over around 40 walls throughout the metropolitan area Aug. 10-20, with food trucks and buskers on hand at various sites (scroll down for a map). Below is a curated list of five of the artists we’re looking forward to seeing in action, from local painters on the rise to international art celebrities. Maren Conrad This Sacramento artist, whose 2016 exhibit put Barbie dolls in compromising positions, will bring a team of painters to help execute her first mural on the back wall of the MARRS building. Conrad is no stranger to public art installations, having designed murals and art...

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Find funnel cake, gold panning, deep-fried Snickers at four county fairs

07/27/17

Find funnel cake, gold panning, deep-fried Snickers at four county fairs

The California State Fair is wrapping up its run of extreme eats and high-flying thrills this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the fair fanfare stops there. Here are four fun county fairs in the Sacramento region to visit over the next several weeks. Yuba-Sutter Fair Aug. 3-6 Reach new heights in Yuba City, where you can hop on a Ferris wheel or lollipop-themed swing ride to scope out the sights below, including stilt-walking troupe Stilt Circus and food purveyors like Rosie’s Sno Biz, which will dole out Gunther’s ice cream and colorful snow cones in flavors like raspberry cheesecake. Wheatland chef Kuulei Moreno, who won a January episode of the Food Network reality competition show Cooks vs. Cons, will host the fair’s first-ever cooking expo, using produce...

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Jackie Greene releases new music video, hints at moving back to Sacramento

07/20/17

Jackie Greene releases new music video, hints at moving back to Sacramento

Singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, who grew up in Cameron Park and was a former lead guitarist for The Black Crowes, has released an animated music video for his new song “Modern Lives.” (Scroll down to watch the full video, which was released on Billboard.com Thursday morning.) This is the first track and video that Greene, currently based in Brooklyn, New York, has teased from his new self-recorded, six-song EP The Modern Lives–Vol. 1, which is set for release Oct. 13 via Blue Rose Music/The End Records. Vol. 2, Greene says, will come out sometime in the winter with a brand-new set of songs. Academy Award-nominated artist Bill Plympton—whose illustration and animation have appeared everywhere from The New York Times and Rolling Stone to the opening couch...

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