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Love His Way

How did Rich Good, a graphic designer from London, move to the tiny town of Nevada City and wind up as the lead guitarist for The Psychedelic Furs? In the most improbable way imaginable.

Fall Arts Take Center Stage

Our Fall Arts 2023 issue includes dozens of shows and exhibits stepping into the Sacramento spotlight in the coming months. From the combination of hops and pirouettes to an international cinematic celebration—as fall finally arrives, here are six of the artful local events raising their curtains.

Horses of a Different Color

When is a horse not a horse? When it’s a bronze abstract by acclaimed sculptor and UC Davis alum Deborah Butterfield, whose work the Manetti Shrem Museum is celebrating this fall with a larger-than-life retrospective.

A New Path Forward

The Gorman Museum at UC Davis marks its golden anniversary with a beautiful, much bigger new home to showcase its vast collection of contemporary native american art. Welcome in.

The Fall Arts Season Begins

Our Sept.-Oct. 2023 issue rounds up dozens of exhibits, plays, comedy shows, and events happening this fall. Here are a few already setting the stage.

Out & About for September and October 2023

Tracy Morgan starts a tour at Cache Creek, Janet Jackson ends one at Thunder Valley, and more. Legendary comedians, powerhouse musicians, heartfelt plays and a multicultural parade round out Sacramento's can't miss events of the fall.

The Humor, the Ardor and the Candor of Darrin Bell

In 2019, Darrin Bell became the first Black person to win the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, and his nationally syndicated comic strip Candorville will mark its 20th anniversary later this year. Today, the Sacramento cartoonist is receiving acclaim for his new graphic memoir, The Talk, which illustrates the racism he has faced, first as a Black child and later as a Black man in America. As Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau says of Bell’s new book, “It’s nearly impossible to appreciate another person’s truth, but if a brilliant storyteller offers to light the way, take him up on it.”

Estampas de la Raza

The Crocker's latest exhibit, Estampas de la Raza, brings a spotlight to "the people" and the intersections of Hispanic heritage.

Love Language

Brenda Novak knows a fine romance when she writes one. As the Auburn-based best-selling novelist gets set to release her newest love story and embark on a cross-country Airstream book tour, she talks about her own love story, her days slinging books at the State Fair and living the California dream.

A Bird’s-Eye View

As both the artistic director and executive director of the Sacramento Ballet, Anthony Krutzkamp works overtime to combine his lifelong love of dance with his ultimate vision to create a troupe known around the world. His first order of business in 2023? An ambitious new take on the most timeless ballet of all, Swan Lake.

"By Any Means Necessary, I Will Keep Being an Artist."

Painter. Bluesman. Filmmaker. Educator. After retiring in 2012 from UC Davis, where he was an art professor for 43 years—and on the eve of a solo show at the Manetti Shrem Museum—Mike Henderson reflects on shining shoes as a young man in Missouri, seeing his soul in Van Gogh's Potato Eaters, believing he had lost decades' worth of paintings in a fire, and securing his place in one of the greatest university art departments ever assembled.

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