We received some very happy news here at Sactown HQ yesterday when we found out that we are nominated for two 2014 National City & Regional Magazine Awards—the Oscars of the city magazine category. Our first nomination is for "Best Food or Dining Feature Package" for our farm-to-fork issue last Apr-May. You can read one of our features from that issue, "A Winters Tale," here. Our second nomination is for "Best Food or Dining Writing" for Hank Shaw's column, "The Bounty Hunter," which celebrates our region's bounty. For both categories, we're up against some of the largest and most prestigious regional magazines in the country—Los Angeles, Texas Monthly, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washingtonian and Seattle...
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UPDATE, Feb. 24: Thor is in the house! Since our original blog post last month, Wizard World Comic Con has added Thor star Chris Hemsworth to the list of attendees at next week's event in Sacramento. Walking Dead co-star Michael Rooker has also recently been added to the program. Tickets for photo opportunities (including a snapshot with Hemsworth and Thor co-creator Stan Lee), autograph sessions or VIP packages including pictures, signatures, panel attendance and more are on sale now at Wizard World's website. __________ Local fanboys, fangirls and geeks at heart can expect to achieve nerd-vana in March, when Sacramento will host its inaugural Wizard World Comic Con event at the Convention Center. Thor star Chris Hemsworth, William...
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After spending much of 2013 traversing the country with The Black Crowes, it’s homecoming time for Jackie Greene. The singer-songwriter will return to the region on March 23 for a concert at the Center For the Arts in Grass Valley, taking the stage with his Jackie Greene Band and resuming the acclaimed solo career he launched in Sacramento more than a decade ago. Announced yesterday (and with tickets on sale now), the foothills date is part of a growing West Coast tour that will also include stops in Los Angeles and Oakland. Greene is currently developing his first solo album in four years, during which time he has collaborated in a trio with former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, played in the supergroup Trigger Hippy (with vocalist Joan Osborne and Black Crowes...
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It’s a famous album almost entirely without words, hooks, beats or even song titles. Its two-and-a-half hour length spans two CDs or six sides of vinyl. Its artist, who goes by the sci-fi pseudonym Aphex Twin, has a musical style perhaps best described as “vaporous.” It also happens to be one of the most acclaimed records of the ’90s (Rolling Stone named it one of the 100 best albums of that decade), a singular blend of sonic texture and space that has been featured in an unlikely mix of diverse cultural touchstones, from Grand Theft Auto IV to films by Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze and other auteurs. And as of this month, Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II—which marks its 20th anniversary this year—has...
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- Sactown Magazine nominated for two National City & Regional Magazine Awards
- Chris Hemsworth among stars coming to Sacramento’s first Comic Con event
- Jackie Greene comes home with a solo show in March
- Former Tower Records magazine editor writes the book (literally) on music legend Aphex Twin
- Last chance to catch Ray Eames exhibit
- Sacramento musicians perform from new album on Jimmy Kimmel tonight
- Nevada City competes for the title of America's Coolest Small Town
- Sacramento Museum Day: 10 highlights to see this weekend
- Sacramento Republic FC to host April 26 home opener
- A modern design exhibit makes its debut at the Kondos Gallery