This week on LiveWire Host Ray Tatar presents the International Kids Festival and Access Sacramento‘s High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest Winners.
Tune in Wed. May 23 at 5pm on Access Sacramento’s channel 17.
Looking for a fun way to spend the Memorial Day Weekend with your kids?
Join the International Kids Festival and enjoy pony rides, jumbo inflatables, rock climbing wall, miniature train rides, trampolines, face painting and more. Try some amazing food from a parade of local food trucks while you watch spectacular stage entertainment by professional dancers, gymnasts, and athletes.
Don’t miss free fun for the entire family! Saturday, May 26, from 10 am to 4 pm, at William Land Park Amphitheater across the Zoo and Fairy Tale Town!
Also joining us this week Access Sacramento presents its winners in our 4th annual High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest.
Franklin High School Animation and Video Production Teacher Brad Clark will be presenting the winners including Sara Pogemiller from Franklin High School for her video “Pooch Protection” promoting Bradshaw Animal Shelter.
Also Alondra Santana-Isidro from Sacramento New Tech High School for her PSA “Your Vote” for The League of Women Voters. Her video is presented with both English and Spanish versions.
The 3rd Place winners are J Dirain, Sydney DeHaro and Juliana Elsberry from Center High School for their PSA “Fire Safety Tips” supporting the American Red Cross.
Access Sacramento’s Executive Director Gary Martin will join the show to present the prize winners with cash awards and certificates.
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Live Wire Wednesday 5 PM Features
WEAVE and KUBUs own
The Donnie and Mark Show
Sacramento County’s longest running arts & culture interview show, Live Wire, airs every Wednesday at 5pm on Channel 17 with Host Ray Tatar.
Joining us on Live Wire this week is Megan Laurie with Weave Inc. to talk about the upcoming Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event coming up on May 20th, 2018 at the Crocker Park, Sacramento
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will host men, women, and children who will slip on heels in sizes rarely seen and walk a mile to end violence against women and to raise funds and awareness to support critical crisis intervention services for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in our community. All funds raised will be invested in WEAVE’s 24/7 services. WEAVE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
We believe in the power and potential of every human. We support and empower survivors to make their own decisions and determine the options that work best for them. We honor the resiliency of those who have endured unimaginable trauma and their strength to move forward.
WEAVE serves women, men, teens, and children who are survivors of domestic violence sexual assault, and sex
The majority of WEAVE’s services are offered out of the main Counseling Center at 1900 K Street in downtown Sacramento.
All of WEAVE’s services can be accessed by calling the Support and Information Line. WEAVE’s 24-Hour Support and Information Line offers immediate intervention and support by trained peer counselors. Help is available in over 23 languages.
Call whenever you feel the need to talk, regardless of whether the incident just occurred, or occurred months or even years ago.
(866) 920-2952 Toll Free
Donnie & Mark Show
Joining us on Live Wire this week is Don Henkle and Mark Pessano of the Donnie & Mark Show from Accesses own KUBU Radio 96.5 Join them on Sunday May 20th at 12:00pm as they broadcast LIVE for the Annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, benefiting Sacramento’s own WEAVE!
Oh, and yes, we will be in the “theme” of the event!
The Donnie & Mark Show brings something fresh and new to the airwaves of Sacramento! From a very diverse mix of music to banter and comedy.
You never know what to expect and you are sure to hear some great tunes and lost treasures!
Wednesdays 9pm – 10pm on Access Sacramento’s Radio KUBU 96.5
on Channel 17.
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Joining us on Live Wire this week is Director Megan Cooper and actors Christine Nicholson and Ed Claudio they will be talking about the “Lost Plays of Shakespeare” as well as preforming an excerpt from The London Prodigal. Don’t miss this exciting and informative show.
Performances of “The Lost Plays of Shakespeare” – through May 26, 2018 at the California Stage Theater Company.
April 27 at 8:00 pm and April 28 at 2:00 pm
Early Kings of England battle it out for supremacy in a surprise ending.
The London Prodigal
May 04 at 8:00 pm and May 05 at 2:00 pm:
A father returns home to find his son has become a complete debaucher.
May 11 at 8:00 pm and May 12 at 2:00 pm:
A widow to a kindly gentleman of repute falls prey to poor judgment.
A Yorkshire Tragedy
May 18 at 8:00 pm and May 19 at 2:00 pm:
Terror in the Recounting of a true murder mystery of Elizabethan England.
Lord Thomas Cromwell
May 25 at 8:00 pm and May 26 at 2:00 pm:
The Rise and Fall of Cromwell, the go to it henchman of King Henry VIII.
Live Wire replays Thursday evenings at 7:30pm
on Channel 17.
International Compost Awareness Week
David from GRAS’ will be our guest on LiveWire this week GRAS’ mission is to grow a sustainable food community in Sacramento. We bring restaurants together with the urban agriculture movement to build healthy climate-resilient neighborhoods in the Sacramento region.
GRAS programs aim to grow awareness and develop local infrastructures in order to create better practices for a sustainable future.
* ReSoil Sacramento – Community Composting
* Zero-Waste Events
* Local Wine – Clarkburg AVA Chenin blanc
* Restaurant Waste Management (Consulting)
* Cork Recycling
GRAS TEACHES the importance of reducing food waste and and other aspects of building sustainable food community.
Sacramento Concert Band
The Sacramento Concert Band is sponsored by the San Juan School District and is composed of adult members of the community who enjoy playing and performing in the Sacramento area. The band was formed in 1969 and is known for the quality of its performances and for playing a wide variety of concert band music. There are nearly 50 musicians in the band ranging in age from 25 to 89. Some of the musicians have been with the band since it was formed; others have played for many years and some new members join each year.
Conductor Grant Parker is chair of the music department at Cosumnes River College where he teaches Concert Band, Brass Choir, Music History, Introduction to Music, History of Jazz and Applied Music. He has conducted the Sacramento Concert Band since 1990 and says that, “Nothing pleases the musicians more than having a large enthusiastic audience.”
The Mothers Day Spring Concert Sunday May 13th, 2:30 PM Free Admission at the Rio Americano High School Center for the Arts 4540 American River Drive
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on Channel 17.
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Soil Born Farms
This week on Live Wire! Soil Born Farms Katie Koch will join us to talk about the organization and upcoming classes.
One of the featured classes – Garden to Vase: Growing Cut Flowers Tuesday, May 1, 5:30-8:30 pm
Grow beautiful flowers without tilling the soil! She will talk about how to grow no-till flowering perennials and annuals that do well in our climate throughout the seasons. Students will learn the best flowers for cutting as well as the basics of harvesting and arranging. Join us Live at 5 PM Wednesday April 18th.
Phantoms of the Holbrooke
Wednesday on Live Wire Phantoms of The Holbrooke. In time for Halloween, the Phantoms of the Holbrooke teaser poster! A feature length documentary about the ghosts who haunt the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley. It’s the Twilight Zone meets Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Written by Mark Lyon. Poster design by Tim Myers.
Time: April 28, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Delta King Theater
Street: 1000 Front St
NOR CAL ALL-STARS Part 1-4
Made in the Shade
Made in the Shade World Premiere April 25th at Crest SacramentoTheater. There are many reasons why we love Sacramento, but our worldwide reputation as the City of Trees easily tops the list. Our urban forest is simply the best in the nation! Explore the history of Sacramento’s beloved tree canopy at the world premiere of Made in the Shade. Directed by Phil D’Asaro and produced by Westy Roamer Files. This film documents the first of its kind partnership that sparked the largest and most successful energy saving shade tree program in the nation. Tickets are free, although donations are very
welcome. When you RSVP, be sure to reserve your limited edition City of Trees T-shirt – they will be sold out soon!
www.facebook.com/madeintheshadethemovie Join us on Live Wire this Wednesday at 5!
Singers with HART Spring Concert
Christiana Cleveland director of the Singers with HART will be joining Live Wire to talk about Singers with HART and they will be giving a special preview of their Spring Concert.
The Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center and the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for beginning and experienced singers alike. The Creative Aging Choral Initiative, which aims to develop the capacity for Sacramento’s older adults to come together as a community and creatively express themselves through song, holds new sessions throughout the year. Led by professional music director Christiana Quick-Cleveland, participants become part of Singers with Hart.
Did you know that singing in a choir not only provides increased lung capacity but also helps lower the risk of falling for older adults? When you are engaged in the regular practice of deep breathing, as you do in choral singing, the result of sitting up to breathe deeply is improved overall posture, which reduces the risk of losing one’s balance and falling. Aside from its physical benefits, singing in a choir also helps older adults maintain an active mind by reading notes or learning a new song. In addition, the sense of belonging, camaraderie, and the thrill of performing you experience singing in a choir contributes to a happier and more joyful outlook in life.
Each year the Sacramento Banjo Band sponsors an annual banjo music festival known as Banjo-Rama. World class banjo stars are featured as soloists and in ensembles. Eddie Peabody, probably the most famous banjo player ever, performed at the very first Banjo-Rama in 1967, in the Governor’s Hall at the old California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento. These musicians are not just plucking chords like grandpa used to do on the back porch! They are genuine pros! Their fingers and hands are sizzling hot, moving faster than the eye can follow, playing everything from classical to popular music.
You’ll be surprised and delighted at their imaginative arrangements, versatility, and precise execution. In addition to banjo virtuoso’s, there will be exciting west coast banjo bands and ragtime piano players. It’s quite a musical spectacle that could just as well have been named the banjo Olympics. This year’s Banjo-Rama will focus on participation – that’s why we’ve renamed it “Banjo-Jam-A-Rama.” There will be lots of opportuni
ty to jam with your friends and the pros, and play for them if you wish! Primarily 4-string banjos are played at Banjo-Rama. Other banjo-compatible instruments are welcome at the jam sessions. We often have ukelele, tuba, bass, gut bucket, drum, clarinet, and occasionally even violin players participate. Banjo-Rama proceeds are a benefit for children’s charities in the Sacramento area. Be sure to attend this year’s Banjo-Rama.
The Shaxspere Project
Amanda DeWilde, Sacramento Library’s Archivist of the Rare Books room and Megan Cooper Co-Producer of the Shaxspere project will be joining us on live wire to talk about the SHAXSPERE PROJECT. The Program is divided into two events:
- A panel meeting entitled: Did De Vere Write Shakespeare? The panel will beopen to the public to discuss the authorship of William Shakespeare at the South meeting room of the Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814 on Tuesday April 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
- California Stage/ Theater Creations will present 50 actors reading five plays from the “Fourth Folio”. Five plays thought to be written by Shakespeare for nearly 150 years. The Folio may be seen in the rare book room at the Main Sacramento library. We call this program The Lost Plays of Shakespeare.The readings will be held in the Wilkerson Theater in Midtown Sacramento located at 1725 25th street from April 25th to May 26, 2018 every Friday at 8:00 PM and every Saturday at 2:00 PM.
The Healing Arts Festival and the 2018 Sacramento Food Film Festival.
The Healing Arts Festival is Sacramento’s Premier Metaphysical, Spiritual and Holistic Expo offering a place for healing of body, mind, and soul. They embrace all spiritual paths and expressions of unity. They strive to offer information and alternatives that lead to a fulfilling, whole, beautiful existence. Expand your possibilities of well-being and achieve balance through ancient healing sciences and spiritual traditions to new thought and holistic modalities.
The Sacramento Food Film Festival Created in 2012 was born from the idea that we must educate the public about our food system, and work collaboratively to create positive change. We seek to bring educational films to our region that are otherwise ignored by traditional theaters – and to create a community dialogue to improve food literacy and invoke action to improve our food system. Sacramento is one of only 7 cities that has a food film festival in the United States. Since its inception in 2012, the film festival has been a meeting place between filmmakers and viewers, and an important factor in enlivening local culture, building Sacramento’s image as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, and fostering its’ attractiveness for tourism and contributing to overall economic development.
‘Tween Earth and Sky
Journey back to a time, long ago, when Ireland was filled with enchantment and bedevilment brought about by supernatural entities who dwell within the invisible world ‘Tween Earth and Sky; a time when a decent Irish man could hardly poke his nose outside the door of his own cottage without chancing upon spirits and witches and all manner of fairy folk who have the ability to bring either good luck or bad luck to mere mortals such as you and I.
Portraying twenty different roles, actor and playwright, Mark Lyon, who is called “a master storyteller” by the Times Colonist of Victoria, Canada, weaves a magical spell through the dramatization of six Irish tales of the supernatural. The tales range from a clever lad’s attempt to outwit a leprechaun to a fiddler lured into the hall of the fairies, to a fatal churchyard wraith, to stones which weep tears of regret, to a financially ruined aristocrat’s desperate bargain with the Devil and a rogue’s harrowing journey seeking redemption while a talking corpse clutches tightly to his back.
Dänna Wilberg, a multi-award-winning, short-film maker, writes, produces and hosts two TV programs in her hometown region of Sacramento, California. PARANORMAL CONNECTION and STORY CONNECTION focus on intuitiveness, the “story” behind the story, artists and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Dänna’s passion for writing began in fifth grade, but she began writing diligently after a car accident left her in a disparaging state. Battling health issues and faced with the challenge of relearning basic skills due to cognitive impairment, Wilberg set out to prove that despite her physical limitations she could still “do stuff”. She began her TV show to improve her speaking skills and began to write short stories as a way to ward off depression and fill painful, sleepless nights. www.dannawilberg.com