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Downtown Sacramento’s renaissance continues with the extreme makeover of a key corner on K Street

04/19/18

Downtown Sacramento’s renaissance continues with the extreme makeover of a key corner on K Street

The ripple effect of Golden 1 Center continues to expand as one of downtown’s most promising blocks is set to get another boost with the massive renovation of a long-neglected structure and the addition of a fast-growing local tech firm. This afternoon, Sacramento-based real estate group Cassadyne Properties submitted plans to redevelop the former American Savings building at 8th and K streets. The three-story edifice, which has sat empty for about a decade, is being acquired from the city of Sacramento for $1.7 million. Owned by husband-and-wife partners Robert Rodriguez and Grietje Reuter, Cassadyne already manages six residential buildings in midtown. Rodriguez plans to relocate his primary business, Cambria Solutions, from the MARRS complex to the new site in early 2019,...

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A new tech art show will light up Sacramento this summer

04/17/18

A new tech art show will light up Sacramento this summer

A new art show and two-day showcase, titled Light.wav, will highlight tech art in downtown Sacramento this summer. Set to take place on June 15 and 16, Light.wav was conceived by Alex Trujillo, a local multimedia artist and founder of the locally based digital and sound projection company Visao Media, to help build the region's digital art community and to show the city what's possible in this medium. He participated in last year's public ArtStreet installation with his popular interactive piece ZSpace, which used angled mirrored stainless steel strips, LED animations and low-frequency sounds to create a fragmented version of the viewer (see above). "I think there are endless possibilities to [tech art]," says Trujillo, citing one of his recent pieces that...

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New documentary gets to the root of Sacramento’s love affair with trees

04/11/18

New documentary gets to the root of Sacramento’s love affair with trees

As April showers turn the region green, a new locally produced documentary, Made in the Shade, is shedding light on how Sacramentans fought to turn the city’s open spaces into a lush tree canopy that now serves as a natural air conditioner and a significant source of civic pride. Set to debut with a free screening on April 25 at the Crest Theatre, Made in the Shade is directed by Phil D’Asaro, a Sacramento resident whose short documentary Death of Del Paso—which chronicles the economic decline along North Sacramento’s Del Paso Boulevard—won the Producer’s Choice Award at A Place Called Sacramento film festival in 2015. D’Asaro and producer Bruce Handley have spent the past two-and-a-half years studying the city’s urban tree canopy,...

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The Downtown Sacramento Partnership reveals 2018 Concerts in the Park lineup

04/05/18

The Downtown Sacramento Partnership reveals 2018 Concerts in the Park lineup

Get ready to rock and roll all night this summer. The Downtown Sacramento Partnership just announced the lineup for its yearly free concert series that will take place Friday nights at Cesar Chavez Plaza, from May through July.  Concerts in the Park will kick off May 4 with the Sacramento-based alt-pop quintet Cemetery Sun, who is headlining the concert series for the second year in a row. They will be joined by locally based alternative rock trio Wylma and ska-reggae outfit La Noche Oskura. Other headliners will include electronic dance music pioneers The Crystal Method (July 27), Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand (May 18)—which just released its fifth album, Always Ascending, in February, and whose early aughts hit "Take Me Out" is listed on Rolling...

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