Kings Break Ground on New Arena. But lose to Warriors 95-77 in Opener

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NORTH NATOMAS — On a day where the city of Sacramento enjoyed a fabulous day to break ground for the the new downtown arena, the Sacramento Kings soiled the occasion with a 95-77 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the season opener at Sleep Train Arena. DeMarcus Cousins, in foul trouble most of the […]

Time For Hip-Hop Artists to Stand For Black Community

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WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., members of the Black community and independent artists continue to call on mainstream rappers and entertainers to use their visibility to speak out against police brutality affecting young, Black males. Jasiri X, an internationally-known rapper, […]

Film Review: Dear White People

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NATIONWIDE (NNPA)- “Dear White people: The minimum requirement of Black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised…to two.” Biting satire abounds in this witty, edgy ode to racism in the age of Obama. In his debut feature film, writer/director Justin Simien’s perceptive observances take no prisoners. It’s a Black thang. Time to […]

Kings Beat Raptors 113-106 For First Preseason Victory

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NORTH NATOMAS — DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points, four rebounds, three steals and two blocks to lead the Sacramento Kings to a 113-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night in preseason action. Omri Casspi came off the bench to score 15 points and rookie Nik Stauskas added 13 impressive baskets for the Kings (1-1). […]

Celebration Arts Wants to Hear Your Story

SACRAMENTO – Some great stories have unfolded on their stage and now they want to showcase yours. Celebration Arts, the region’s premiere theatre for works of color, is asking the public, “What’s Your Story?” Celebration Arts is hosting its first 7 ½ Minute Storytelling Festival November 15-16 and is looking for community members to share […]

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 […]