Kings Look For Winning Formula

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Ray, principal owner Vivek Ranadive, and head coach Michael Malone were jovial during the first day of training camp. But they would be a lot more happy with more than 28 wins this upcoming season.
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NORTH NATOMAS — After two miserable back-to-back 28-53 seasons, the latter at expense of the new administration, the Sacramento Kings are seriously looking forward to eclipsing those marks during the 2014-2015 campaign. It’s franchise’s 30th year in Sacramento and should be a significant one in regards to production. The Kings’ General Manager Pete D’Alessandro has […]

Roberta Flack in Concert

NORTH SACRAMENTO – With a career that spans more than four decades, music icon Roberta Flack is still doing her thing. She’ll perform locally on Sunday, August 17 at the Woodlake Hotel and Conference Center and perform songs from her long and illustrious career. Flack, a native of North Carolina, is known internationally as one […]

James Brown Story Comes to the Big Screen

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HOLLYWOOD – Time and again we’ve heard the expression, “Behind every great man is a strong woman.” Such is inferred of DeeDee Brown perhaps the better known second wife of entertainment legend, James Brown–in “Get On Up”–the new film that presents a behind-the-scenes portrayal of Brown’s interpersonal relationships. Starring Chadwick Boseman (“Draft Day, 42”) as […]

Local Show Hosts National Film Makers: Fraser Kershaw & Doug Clevenger

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SACRAMENTO- A pair of filmmakers have chosen California’s capital to showcase and preview a portion of their new film regarding the world water crisis. Water Works’ Fraser Kershaw and National Geographic’s Doug Clevenger will visit Sacramento Film Works at the Coloma Center, 4623 T Street, on Saturday, July 19. Kershaw and Clevenger are fighting the […]

Thunder Valley Summer Concert Series Features R&B Favorites

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LINCOLN – Music and entertainment fans can hit the jackpot with a stellar lineup of shows set for the coming months at the Thunder Valley Casino and Resort in nearby Lincoln. R&B crooner George Benson is scheduled to appear in concert on Saturday, July 26. Benson’s show is set to begin in the Outdoor Amphitheatre […]

Darren Collison Agrees to Sign With Kings; 3-year Deal Worth $16 million

NORTH NATOMAS — The Sacramento Kings made their first move since the free-agent period opened July 1 by agreeing to sign former Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Darren Collison to a reportedly three-year deal worth $16 million. According to the Los Angeles Times, all three years of the deal is expected to be guaranteed. The […]

USATF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Jones Runs 12.89 in 100 hurdles Prelims

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EAST SACRAMENTO — Lolo Jones ran an impressive 12.89 seconds in the prelims of the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the USA Track and Field Championships Friday evening. Jones’ time was her best this year and the sixth fastest mark in the world this season. All eyes are on Jones to see how she would perform […]

Local Actress Making Waves

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SACRAMENTO – Most every actor realizes that talent will take them far in their careers but, they will also tell you that a little luck doesn’t hurt either. No one knows this better than Christina Elmore. After landing a small part in director Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed debut film, “Fruitvale Station,” the up and coming […]

Actress-Novelist Victoria Rowell Tells On TV Industry

Actress and author Victoria Rowell, here speaking at the Brickhouse Art Gallery in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood, had a lot to say about the television soap opera industry.

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OAK PARK — Popular television actress and author Victoria Rowell  was among the celebrities who appeared at the Sacramento Black Book Fair last weeked to discuss her best selling books, “The Women Who Raised Me,” “Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva:  A Novel,” and “The Young and the Ruthless: Back in the Bubbles.” Ms. Rowell […]

Tony Gwynn, Sweet-Swinging “Mr. Padre”, Dies at 54

SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of San Diego’s most beloved athletes, died of cancer Monday. He was 54. Gwynn, nicknamed “Mr. Padre,” had been on a medical leave since late March from his job […]