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A snapshot of the region’s first Photography Month set for April

01/18/18

A snapshot of the region’s first Photography Month set for April

Sacramento, get ready to point and click. For the first time, midtown’s Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is organizing Photography Month Sacramento, a month-long marathon of about 80 events, including exhibits, art walks, lectures, classes and a photo fête at the Crocker Art Museum, set to take place throughout the region this April. For years, cities throughout the world, from Palm Springs to Belgrade, have initiated their own photography months, and Sacramento is too. Among the highlights is an exhibit based on the popular @SacAfterDark Instagram page, which has amassed over 33,000 fans and will take over the walls of Viewpoint from April 10 to May 5, showcasing a juried selection of over 100 images depicting the capital city at night, including a stunning...

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Sacramento's Rock & Radio Museum seeks new home

01/10/18

Sacramento's Rock & Radio Museum seeks new home

They say rock and roll never forgets. Dennis Newhall—who ran midtown’s Sacramento Rock & Radio Museum from 2002 until it closed its doors in January 2017—is hoping this is true. The 3,000-square-foot museum—which was originally located at the Ray Nakamoto Productions recording studio at 20th and I streets and moved next door to Tucker Media Group in 2011—was open one night a month during midtown’s Second Saturday events and chronicled the Sacramento region's rock music scene from 1957 to present day, with over 3,500 artifacts, like posters, handbills, ticket stubs, T-shirts, rock radio charts and memorabilia from the bands and musicians who played here, including local stars like Jackie Greene and international sensations like Ozzy...

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Stunning new nighttime time-lapse video shows "the sexiness of Sacramento"

01/08/18

Stunning new nighttime time-lapse video shows "the sexiness of Sacramento"

Did your heart swell with hometown pride when Lady Bird won best picture at the Golden Globes last night? Get ready for your heart to keep growing as you watch an electric new time-lapse video that shows Sacramento in the best light—literally.  Visual artist Justin Majeczky—whose first Sacramento time-lapse movie went viral locally in 2014, garnering over 200,000 views on Vimeo and receiving the coveted "Staff Pick" stamp of approval by the website—is back to capture a different side of the River City. “The first film was more about the general area of Sacramento—it had farm fields and the outskirts. I wanted this one to be more intimate [and about] downtown," Majeczky says. "My angle was to shoot the sexiness of...

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Zip-line, rock climb and sip craft beer at new outdoor adventure park

01/04/18

Zip-line, rock climb and sip craft beer at new outdoor adventure park

Imagine sitting on a sandy beach near the cooling spray of a rushing waterfall. Zip lines whiz overhead and fellow adventurers scale granite walls or lounge in slow-moving paddleboats. This scene may conjure thoughts of a resort in Costa Rica or another exotic locale, but it also describes a new five-and-a-half-acre outdoor theme park in Rocklin. Quarry Park Adventures, set to open on Memorial Day weekend, will feature attractions like a three-level aerial ropes course, rock climbing stations and 2,800 feet of zip lines that can reach speeds of over 30 miles per hour. At Quarry Kids’ Kove, little ones ages 4 to 10 will find over 30 challenges, from balance beams and cargo nets to zip lines scaled to their size. Nearby, there’s a free-fall attraction...

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