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Where’d You Get Them Kicks?!

Sacramento skater Omar Salazar’s signature shoe releases this month Put professional skateboarder Omar Salazar on the phone for an interview, even while he’s in Australia on a Nike Skateboarding team trip, and you’ve got one of the nicest dudes you’ll ever meet; caring, witty and all around fun to talk…

Heart of Gold

U.S. Olympic Snowboard Team Member Hannah Teter Hannah Teter made her Olympic debut at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy. Just 19 years old at the time, Teter managed to bring the United States gold in the Women’s Half Pipe event, cementing her position as one of the most…

Don’t Touch That Dial!

Local online radio show turns 1 year old, looks forward to many more Capital Public Radio’s Nick Brunner listens to a lot of music. As the host of Off Air: Smart Rock Radio, a 1-year-old cutting-edge, indie-rock show available weekly online, he is forced to sift through tons of submissions…

Top 9 Things that Did NOT Happen in 2009

1. The United States didn’t not escalate a war on foreign soil. And we were so close, too. I suppose this is what we get when our president watches Frontline. At any rate, Obama may be the first to receive a Nobel Peace Prize and then in the same year…

The Hits Just Keep on Coming

Dane Cook’s Art of Hustle Dane Cook has reached the kind of stardom usually reserved for rock stars. It’s a height that most stand-up comedians never achieve, though not for lack of trying. However, it’s the sort of success that hasn’t come without its pitfalls. Though Cook’s name has become…

40 Ain’t Nothing but a Number

Local Promoter Brian McKenna Prepares for His 40th Birthday and his 20th Anniversary Booking Shows in Sacramento Twenty years ago, Brian McKenna was a record store clerk, dropping flyers to his shows at the Cattle Club in every bag of records out the door. Now, McKenna is 20 years of…

Depth Perception

Ngaio Bealum Brings the Eighth or Ninth Cannabis Comedy Festival to Sacramento Ngaio Bealum is out to change your perception of what a stoner is supposed to be. Though the Sacramento-based comedian makes no qualms about his love affair with marijuana, his track record isn’t that of a couch-bound video…

Real Talk : Unlikely Renaissance Man, Henry Rollin

Unlikely Renaissance Man, Henry Rollins It might be easier to list the things Henry Rollins hasn’t done. Let’s see: he hasn’t won the Super Bowl, hasn’t received a Nobel Prize (yet), hasn’t, and apparently never will, run for president. Other than that, Rollins has, over the course of the last…

Lunar Landing

Keith Lowell Jensen takes off with a new stand-up CD A comedian walks into a bar and says—well, he says lots of things, actually. The comedian is Keith Lowell Jensen and the bar is actually a juice bar: Luna’s Café, to be exact. Jensen’s new stand-up CD titled To the…

Jokes & Tokes with Doug Benson

Comedian Doug Benson Returns to Punch Line Humoredian Doug Benson has it made. While you and I sit at home angered by celebrity antics, cursing the television, while we watch movies and comment to our friends on merits, while we get stoned and laugh at silly nonsense, Benson has signed…