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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…

Sacramento Skater Stefan Janoski Gets His Own Signature Shoe

It’s Gotta Be the Shoes In 2005, Nike dug their fingers deep into the world of skateboarding by releasing a signature shoe by Paul Rodriguez, poster boy for the Nike SB campaign. Four years later, after compiling a team of remarkable talent—Brian Anderson and Omar Salazar to name just two—the…

The View from the Top

Jamie Anderson’s Career Is Soaring At just 18 years of age, professional snowboarder Jamie Anderson is at the top of her game. Both TransWorld SNOWboarding and Snowboarder Magazine, arguably the two biggest publications in the industry, recently named the South Lake Tahoe native Top Female Snowboarder of the Year. She…

The Dirt On Dillon Skinner

Dillon Skinner, a 17-year-old amateur dirt bike rider from Vacaville, Calif. has been ripping it up since the ripe age of 5. “It all started with an electric quad,” remembers Skinner. “And then we had this old school Honda 80cc that my dad had. I learned to ride and I…

Tyler Coppin Brings Internationally Acclaimed Play to Sacramento

Bring It on Home! For over 10 years Tyler Coppin, a Sacramento native turned Australian actor and writer, has traveled the world with his one-man show Lyrebird, Tales of Helpmann, receiving nothing but positive reviews along the way. Lyrebird”¦ is an incredibly entertaining and hilarious 90-minute production about the life…

Cheech & Chong Are Back

Timeless & Timely North America in the late ’60s and early ’70s was a dangerous and magical place. War, as well as social and economic upheaval, spun the U.S. and much of the world in a dizzying—albeit groovy—downward spiral. The fabric of human existence was rolled up like good dope…