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Five creative installations at K Street’s new Art Hotel

02/05/16

Five creative installations at K Street’s new Art Hotel

Last night in downtown Sacramento at 7th and K streets, dozens of guests checked into a five-story brick hotel. But their intent was not to find a place to rest their heads, but rather to discover one of the largest new art installation projects in Northern California. The event was a VIP preview party of the Art Hotel, an experimental and multi-medium art exhibition housed inside the former Jade Apartments, where nearly 100 artists have transformed the abandoned space into a temporary show that will be on public display from Feb. 5 to 13 before the building is demolished in the spring and reconstructed into a Hyatt Place. The project began when the Jade’s owner approached local muralist Shaun Burner to create a work on the hotel’s exterior while it awaited demolition....

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Massive new tower proposed for Capitol Mall could end up as city’s tallest

02/03/16

Massive new tower proposed for Capitol Mall could end up as city’s tallest

Today, the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Los Angeles-based developer CIM Group announced that they are proposing a massive and strikingly modern, 1.1-million-square-foot tower at 3rd and Capitol in downtown Sacramento. Among other features, the tower will include a public garden on its seventh floor and 100 residential units at the top with amenities like an infinity pool and concierge service. Construction could begin by early 2018 and be completed two to three years after that. The block is best known as the site where developer John Saca proposed two 53-story towers in 2006. CalPERS was Saca’s partner on the deal until it fell apart in 2007. The new tower will rise only about a block away from the new Golden 1 Center. The...

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The Crest Theatre to host Noir Nights Film Festival

01/08/16

The Crest Theatre to host Noir Nights Film Festival

Take a walk on the cinematic dark side during the Crest Theatre’s first two-day Noir Nights Film Festival on Jan. 15 and 16 dedicated to Hollywood’s bygone era of black-and-white crime dramas. As a throwback to the ’40s and ’50s, the City of Trees Brass Band will kick off the opening evening with live jazz tunes in a speakeasy soirée hosted by Empress Tavern from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Crest Theatre’s Wide-Angle Lounge, during which the historic theater’s stylish underground restaurant will serve appetizers and their signature cocktails. To gear up for the nightly festivities in true noir spirit, attendees are encouraged to don their best trench coat, fedora or black dress reminiscent of their favorite brooding detective or femme fatale....

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Local engineers debut one-of-a-kind cart-less rollercoaster

12/29/15

Local engineers debut one-of-a-kind cart-less rollercoaster

What do you get when you combine the thrilling drops and turns of a roller coaster with the open-air flight of a zip line? The adrenaline junkies at the Placer County company Extreme Engineering have answered that question with their latest invention called the Cloud Coaster, which debuted this November in Orlando at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) trade show after nearly five years on the drawing board. “It's unlike any traditional rollercoaster out there,” says Philip Wilson, vice president of marketing at Extreme Engineering and son of CEO and founder Jeff Wilson. “It is so smooth and fast, with unexpected turns, controlled speeds and lifts that raise you up the track. These are all things that you would...

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