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Travel expert and radio host Peter Greenberg to feature Sacramento in Saturday broadcast

08/21/15

Travel expert and radio host Peter Greenberg to feature Sacramento in Saturday broadcast

Travel guru Peter Greenberg was in Sacramento last week to interview locals for the next episode of his syndicated radio show and podcast, Peter Greenberg Worldwide, and the program will air on Aug. 22 from 7-10 a.m. Pacific time. Saturday's three-hour show is syndicated internationally on over 400 radio stations and reaches 4.2 million listeners. For the segment about Sacramento, Greenberg—a two-time Emmy-winning travel journalist—interviewed Lial Jones, director of the Crocker Art Museum; Craig McNamara, founder of the Center for Land-Based Learning; Patrick Mulvaney, chef-owner of Mulvaney’s B&L; Rob Turner, co-founder and co-editor of Sactown Magazine; and Amber Stott, founder of the Food Literacy Center. “Something [Greenberg]...

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5 questions: Steven Wright on comedy, Louis C.K. and his upcoming Davis concert

08/21/15

5 questions: Steven Wright on comedy, Louis C.K. and his upcoming Davis concert

“I spilled spot remover on my dog and now he’s gone.” “I used to be a narrator for bad mimes.” “You can’t have everything; where would you put it?” These are just three of the countless one-liners and droll non sequiturs that have helped build the legend of Steven Wright, the celebrated comic (and Academy Award winner for his 1988 short film The Appointments of Dennis Jennings) who will bring his stand-up set to the Mondavi Center on Sept. 17—his first Sacramento-area appearance in a decade. Sactown caught up with Wright, who has also worked alongside fellow comedy star Louis C.K. on the last two seasons of the FX series Louie, to talk about their partnership, what his TV work might mean for Wright’s own moviemaking goals,...

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20 fun, free things to do before the summer ends

07/30/15

20 fun, free things to do before the summer ends

Whether you want to sip sake on a brewery tour or attend free concerts art exhibits and movie screenings, we’ve rounded up a list of 20 fun things to do around the region without spending a dime—or even a penny—before summer fades into fall. Art in August For the third year in a row, the Sacramento Central Library will offer Art in August, a month-long series of free art classes and lectures throughout the month, with subjects like public art and pastel painting. The program will culminate with a celebration on Aug. 30, which will feature interactive crafts like screen-printing, drawing and calligraphy, as well as temporary tattoos and face painting. Times vary by event. Sacramento Central Library. 828 I St. 264-2700. saclibrary.org California State Capitol If...

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Global Winter Wonderland returns to light up Sacramento for second year

07/28/15

Global Winter Wonderland returns to light up Sacramento for second year

Global Winter Wonderland, which will feature everything from the largest lantern festival outside of China to an ice-skating rink and an international food court, will return to Cal Expo from Nov. 14 to Jan. 3 with all new displays and attractions to celebrate the holiday season. The 17-acre spectacle, which was founded by the International Culture Exchange Group (ICEG), showcases cultures and holiday celebrations from around the world in oversized displays of glowing structures, some rising 70 feet in the air. This year will mark the fifth anniversary of the seven-week-long attraction. Although it typically changes locations each winter, the festival received such a positive reception at Cal Expo in 2014 that organizers decided to return to Sacramento for a second year in a row....

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