What I’m Listening To: Shannan Robertson
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What I’m Listening To: Shannan Robertson

What I’m Listening To is a new series where we talk to exciting artists and musicians and get a five song slice of their current playlist.  – “Music is my first love.” – Shannan Robertson grew up in a house filled with music: her mother’s beautiful soprano, her grandmother’s Glenn Miller records which she taught Robertson … Continue reading

Cap Stage Concludes Season with “Uncanny Valley”
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Cap Stage Concludes Season with “Uncanny Valley”

This past weekend, Capital Stage launched the show that will close out its tenth season—Uncanny Valley by playwright Thomas Gibbons. Described as “deeply absorbing,” and “cerebrally challenging” by The Washington Post, the production features Capital Stage veteran Michael Wiles and CapStage newcomer Jessica Powell. Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence, robotics, and the possibility of “downloading” … Continue reading

Coming Full Circle: Meet Laura Matranga.
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Coming Full Circle: Meet Laura Matranga.

After nearly a decade working in the corporate world, Sacramento designer Laura Matranga is returning to her independent roots. Matranga has run her graphic design and printmaking business, Asbestos Press, since 2005. She wanted to be a graphic designer before she even knew what term meant. As a teenager growing up a small Bay Area … Continue reading

Behind the Bar: Precision and Patience.
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Behind the Bar: Precision and Patience.

As Sacramento’s coffee scene builds momentum, the responsibility of the barista is growing exponentially. Anyone can make coffee, even good coffee; it is only the well-trained, thoroughly-practiced barista who can turn good coffee into a great beverage. But growing popularity means increased traffic in our city’s cafés, and that traffic means more pressure for the … Continue reading

Maldición: Apparel Brand Offers Clothing, Culture
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Maldición: Apparel Brand Offers Clothing, Culture

For a cursed man, Antonio Rivera isn’t doing too bad. He has an 8-month-old son, a supportive wife, and a growing apparel company with deep cultural meaning. When Rivera isn’t at his day job as a graphic designer, he creates designs for shirts and posters for his brand, Maldición. The Spanish word translates to “cursed,” … Continue reading

PAPA.
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PAPA.

Having just released their first full-length album, Los Angeles-based PAPA will soon be rocking the West Coast, headlining here in Sacramento at Harlow’s. A genre-defying mix of rock, punk, jazz, and folk music, the band immediately catches the listeners’ attention and promises something for every music lover. The singer and drummer, Darren Weiss, lends the … Continue reading

Día de los Muertos: Cultural celebration of the dead comes to Midtown
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Día de los Muertos: Cultural celebration of the dead comes to Midtown

The dead were among us in Midtown last weekend, as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the Mexican tradition Día de los Muertos. In its fourth year in Sacramento, the two-day Day of the Dead event was held at 20th and J streets, where dozens of altars were created to honor loved ones who have … Continue reading