The River City Chronicles by J. Scott Coatsworth - Part Eight

Sacramento author J. Scott Coatsworth has written and published a number of short stories, novellas and full-length novels, but “The River City Chronicles” holds a special place in his little writer heart. In many ways, it is a love letter to Sacramento, one that we wanted to share with Outword’s readers. To do that we have uploaded the next installment of chapters of the book here, for you to read online.

Previously in the River City: Carmelina figured out that Daniele was the one who killed her daughter. She crashed Dave and Marcos's date, but they didn't mind. Carmelina went through the box of belongings she'd bought for her absent daughter over the years - her "box of hopes and dreams" - and then she sent Daniele on his way. She found out she had a grandchild, and decided she needed to find them.

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Nightlife Technology is Replacing Dated Practices, Protecting LGBTQ Community

Most consumers are all too familiar with signs displayed by small businessowners that read, “We reserve the right to deny service to anyone.” Signs once intended to discourage minor infractions are largely obsolete today, especially with the escalation of alcohol-induced violence in bars and nightclubs. Today, alcohol is a leading contributor to sexual and aggravated assault, and homicide.

The simple fact is that 95% of all incidents at nightclubs are caused by 1% of patrons, and vulnerable communities such as women targeted for harassment and assault may bear the brunt of these episodes. In addition, bars and nightclubs have historically been an important gathering place and refuge for members of the LGBTQ community, where unfortunately they are often targeted for violent hate crimes such as the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando Florida that claimed at least 50 lives.

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Act Fast To Get Your Tickets For “Slowgirl”

By Chris Narloch

Two-person plays require strong writing and careful casting to keep an audience’s attention, but they also reap benefits for a viewer that can include a depth of character development and performance not found in many one-person plays or ensemble works.

The current production of “Slowgirl” at Sacramento’s Capital Stage boasts a pair of impressive performances, a smart script, and skillful direction that wrings every bit of drama out of this rich story of two damaged souls battling and ultimately bonding in the jungle.

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Don’t Miss “Paradise Square: A New Musical” in Berkeley

By Chris Narloch

“Paradise Square: A New Musical” is a fascinating true story told in song and dance that brings to light a painful period in our country’s racial history. It features a first-rate cast and creative team and could potentially have a very bright future.

It’s not every day that Northern California has the opportunity to witness a new Broadway musical being born, but that is exactly what Berkeley Rep has in store for you with this world premiere, which is receiving a try-out before (hopefully) transferring to New York City.

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Railroad Museum Debuts New Exhibit Titled“Farm-to-Fork: A Public History”Created & Designed by Sac State Students

The California State Railroad Museum & Foundation have announced an all-new exhibit titled “Farm-to-Fork: A Public History” which is the creation of graduate students of the Capital Campus Public History Program at California State University, Sacramento.

The team of dedicated history students conducted the bulk of the research, image search, and approved the design concepts under the direction of California State Railroad Museum Director and Professor, Dr. Ty O. Smith, and Interpretation & Education Manager, Kimberly Whitfield. The curriculum put into action the philosophy that the Museum’s highest calling is to be a laboratory of learning.

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