The Crocker Celebrates Black History Month With Film & Music

by Chris Narloch

Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum will showcase three films and at least one musical program in celebration of Black History Month this February.

The film series explores the depiction of African-American men on the big screen, and the next film on tap, this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, is 1971’s "Shaft."

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Our Romance and Weddings Issue is Out Now!570

It’s that time of the year again when reds and pinks and lots of hearts decorate the world. Yup, it’s Valentine’s Day, or thereabouts, and time for our Romance and Weddings issue. We have lots of fun, and informative, stuff in this issue for all you lovers out there, to help make your Valentine stand up and take notice.

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Spend Valentine’s Day With Dianne Reeves

by Chris Narloch

If you want to impress your Valentine this year, take him or her to see the great jazz singer Dianne Reeves, who has scheduled her 2017 Mondavi appearance for the most romantic day of the year.

Renowned as a superior interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer, Reeves is a multiple Grammy-winner who infuses her jazz with gospel, R&B and world music elements and somehow makes it all fit together to sound uniquely natural and soulful.

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‘La La Land’ -- Bigger & Better in IMAX

by Chris Narloch

If you haven’t yet seen ‘La La Land,’ the frontrunner to win Best Picture at this year’s Oscars – or maybe you loved it so much that you want to watch it again – you can now enjoy the film on the largest movie screen in town, Sacramento’s Esquire IMAX Theatre on K Street.

The movie’s soundtrack recently reached #1 on the ITunes album chart, and the film has become a date-night phenomenon, bringing older moviegoers back to cinemas and introducing a whole new generation of younger folks to the joys of the big-screen movie musical.

Read more: ‘La La Land’ -- Bigger & Better in IMAX


The Tributes to Miss Gayiel Von roll on

by Chris Narloch

Several hundred of her friends and fans as well as family members of Sacramento’s late, great cabaret queen Gayiel Von packed in to the Pioneer Congregational Church Monday evening, Jan. 23, to salute her in song and say goodbye.

The star-studded crowd included current Council Member Steve Hansen as well as Sacramento’s new mayor Darrell Steinberg, who spoke jointly of Von’s tremendous talent, heart and public service on behalf of the city she loved and the LGBT community who adored her.

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