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Imbibe in Style

Midtown Cocktail Week will raise your drink awareness Words & Photos Anthony Giannotti What is your favorite alcohol? Whiskey? Vodka? Tequila? How do you like to drink said favorite libation? Sip it? Shoot it? Mix it? Well no matter what your drink of choice is or how you prefer to…

American Airwaves

This American Life‘s Ira Glass in Real Time If National Public Radio had a rock star, it would probably be Ira Glass. Sure, the mild-mannered, bespectacled 51-year-old may not have the same physical mystique as your run of the mill pop icon, but this is radio we’re talking after all….

I Want Candy

Amy Cluck Paints Sacramento Pink Words by Liz Franco Who’s pink, hip, local and sews a mean pillow? Amy Cluck from Peptogirl Industries, that’s who. Amy has been involved with the Sacramento indie scene for several years and doesn’t let the economy—which cost her her job—get in the way of…

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…