Emmy Award Winner Tim Russ to Direct Groundbreaking Crime Thriller “RELLIK” in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO – Actor/Director Tim Russ, best known for his role as “Tuvok” on all seven seasons of Star Trek Voyager, will be at the helm as the director of Rellik, a revolutionary new crime thriller. Rellik is an original series, following the lives of two detectives, as they pursue a serial killer…who seems just a […]

Koon’s $7.5 Million ‘Coloring Book’ Approved By City Council

Iconic artist Jeff Koons' "Coloring Book No. 4" will be the exterior centerpiece of the new Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Center. The City Council voted 7-0 March 10, 2015, to purchase the artwork that is a rendering of Piglet from Winnie the Pooh.

DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento City Council voted 7-0 in favor of purchasing a $7.5 million sculpture by Jeff Koons to be placed in front of the new Entertainment and Sports Center in downtown Sacramento. City Councilmembers Jeff Harris, Steve Hansen, Jay Schenirer, Angelique Ashby, Larry Carr, Allen Wayne Warren, and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson […]

Theater Review: In the Red and Brown Water

The cast from Celebration Arts' stage play, "In the Red and Brown Water," look speechless here, but they actually use powerful language in this sizzling drama. The East Sacramento production ends March 14, 2015.
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EAST SACRAMENTO — Notably, the theatrical turning point for Celebration Arts Theatre’s stage presentation of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” undoubtedly occurred during rehearsals. A conducive briefing about the nature of the play, which is part of a trilogy of dramatic compositions, triggered an engaging and sustainable experience that flow smoothly […]

Rising Hollywood Star Christopher Michael Holley Shares His Story

Great advice on acting and perseverance from Sacramento actor Christopher Michael Holley (State of Affairs) on "Sacramento Film Works," a project of the Northern California Filmmakers Coalition. Also pictured are hosts Craig DeLuz and Amy Henry. (Photo Courtesy of Access Sacramento)

SACRAMENTO – Northern California’s own Christopher Michael Holley sat down with the hosts of Sacramento Film Works to talk about his journey from struggling local actor to rising Hollywood star. Holley used entertaining stories from his own life to share valuable advice with those seeking to make a career in the film industry. “It’s not […]

Ty Corbin Out – George Karl in as Coach of the Sacramento Kings

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SACRAMENTO — Tyrone Corbin did nothing but handle the situation with pure professionalism with all types of speculations swirling around him that he would be replace as the Sacramento Kings head coach during the NBA’s All-Star break. Corbin, knew his time was short when he took the position in December. That time has arrived. The […]

Cooper to head Select Committee on Law Enforcement Relations & Responsibilities

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins this week as chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Community and Law Enforcement Relations and Responsibilities. The goal of the Committee is to explore how to build strong, trusting and collaborative relationships between communities and local law enforcement through education […]

RT’s Blue Line construction to cause road closures

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO – Construction activities related to the Sacramento Regional Transit District’s (RT) Blue Line to Cosumnes River College (CRC) light rail extension project will require three separate road closures. Following the recent temporary closure of Meadowview Road, the second road closure will be the complete closure of Franklin Boulevard just north of Cosumnes River […]

CLBC Hosts screening of “Forgoten Four: The Integration of Pro Football”

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SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) will host a Black History Month special screening of the “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football” on Feb. 10 at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre. The documentary film starts at 6:00 p.m. There is no entry fee, but limited seating is available. Online registration is required by Feb. […]

Common Ground: A Community Growing Together

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO – As racial tension continues to cause division across the country, Common Ground, an Evangelical Covenant Church, is looking to unify the city’s diverse population. On Saturday, February 7, the South Sacramento-based church will host a community empowerment event, “Common Ground: A Community Growing Together.” The event will bring together members of the […]

University of California ties coach bonuses to academics

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The academic performance of student athletes will be a factor in how coaches and athletic directors at University of California campuses are evaluated and compensated under a new policy approved by university President Janet Napolitano and made public Friday. The incentive-pay policy scheduled to be discussed by the university’s governing board […]