Don’t miss films for and about women at LUNAFEST this Thursday, 4/7/16Director Dominique Lecchi

LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by Soroptimist International of Metropolitan Sacramento at the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento this Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00pm.

This unique film festival highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through six short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama, and cover topics such as women’s health, motherhood, body image, aging, cultural diversity and breaking barriers.

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Grammy Award-winner Sharon Isbin brings her guitar to Mondavi this Saturday

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin will perform at the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts’ Jackson Hall at UC Davis on April 2, 2016 at 8pm.  Isbin will perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un gentilhombre” and his “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra.

Hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time” and winner of multiple Grammy awards, Ms. Isbin’s recent highlights include the acclaimed world premiere of “Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra,” written for her by Chris Brubeck, three triumphant performances last October with the National Symphony, as well as sold-out concerts at the Kennedy Center, and the Aspen Music Festival with jazz artists Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo.

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Whitney Cummings’ Controversial Standup Comedy at Thunder Valley

by Colt McGraw

You may know comedian Whitney Cummings from her film roles, the Comedy Central Roasts or maybe her self titled sitcom that ran for two seasons.  

I personally didn't know any of Whitney's work and was open to see what she had to offer as she appeared at Thunder Valley's Pano Hall on March 26th.

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Batman v Superman – Nobody Wins

by Chris Narloch

With folks out of school for spring break and people taking time off for Easter related activities, you may find yourself with a few extra hours to catch a movie.

Read on for my reviews of two current cinematic sequels plus a pair of new movies starring two of the finest film actresses around.

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A serialized novel by Darrell Scheidegger Jr., This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (if you missed the previous chapters, you can read them at

In chapter 18, Tony and Ben get a surprise in the Mel’s Diner parking lot, and in chapter 19, Jack brings home a different kind of surprise for Kevin.

c h a p t e r   n i n e t e e n

Jack clocks out of his closing shift at Barnes & Noble with a long sigh.  It had been an exhausting day of customer questions.  He understands when someone is looking for a title whose author they can’t recall (or vice versa), but when someone says, “I don’t know the name of the book or who wrote it, but it has a greenish cover,” Jack wants to reply with, “And is it a rectangular shape with paper pages inside that have words printed on them?  I know that book!  It’s right over here!  Follow me!”

Read more: OUT AND ABOUT IN MIDTOWN - Chapter Nineteen


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