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Will a 'Saturday Night Live' makeover rescue the Emmys?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Excited about Monday's 70th Emmy Awards? Probably not. That's an educated guess based on shrinking interest in entertainment's back-slapping ceremonies generally and television's bi... Read More

Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy among film academy honorees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Martin Levy will be getting honorary Oscar statuettes this fall at the film academy's Governors Awards, while Kathleen Ken... Read More

Kites, clay and canines, oh my…Midtown offers eclectic Second Saturday Art Walk stops

Kites, clay and canines, oh my…Midtown offers  eclectic Second Saturday Art Walk stops

A center for culture, creativity and vibrancy, Midtown Sacramento is an exciting Second Saturday Art Walk destination where local art galleries and other participating businesses collaborate to host a popular evening open house each month. Midtown guests will enjoy viewing art exhibits, participating in hands-on activities, meeting local artists, sampling food and wine, listening to live music, and more.  

 

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, a sampling of the offerings – many of which are especially fun and whimsical this month – presented by Midtown galleries and businesses include the following: 

Eight-time GRAMMY® winner Dolly Parton to be honored as 2019 MusiCares® Person of the Year

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 4, 2018--Eight-time GRAMMY ® winner Dolly Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares®Person of the Year tribute on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, it was announced t... Read More

Local museums extend classroom learning with school tours, hands-on activities & more

Local museums extend classroom learning with school tours, hands-on activities & more

In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures. In addition to being open to the public most days all year long, many of the 30 members of Sacramento Area Museums offer group tours, hands-on activities and interpretive experiences tailored for local students that help to extend learning and add depth to topics covered in the classroom.

 

Below is a sampling of some of the school tour offerings for the 2018-2019 school year.     

 

California Automobile Museum

The Latest: Aretha Franklin's body arrives at Detroit church

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for soul legend Aretha Franklin (all times local):... Read More

2018 “Sac open studios” Event expands in scope and showcases nearly 250 artists

2018 “Sac open studios” Event expands in scope and showcases nearly 250 artists

Proudly led by Verge Center for the Arts and known as the region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious open studio program for local artists, the highly anticipated 2018 Sac Open Studios officially kicks off with a Launch Party on September 6, 2018, followed by special open studio opportunities scheduled over two weekends: September 8-9 & 15-16, 2018.