Leibrock writes about arts and culture for the Sacramento News & Review. She also teaches journalism at Sacramento City College and previously worked at The Sacramento Bee as an arts and entertainment writer. You can find some of her work at thursdayafternoongirls.wordpress.com and www.writegrrrl.com.
“Bellydance Showcase and PCS”
This week LiveWire features the “Place Called Sacramento Cast & Crew Call”. Executive Director of Access Sacramento, Ron Cooper will be a guest on the show to talk about the event. It is happening in the Courtyard of the Coloma Community Center at 4623 T Street in Sacramento at 6pm on Wednesday, May 18th. Everyone is invited to the event to come and meet 10 Producers that who wrote winning screenplays. They will be turning their scripts into short films over the summer which will be premiering on the big screen at the Historic Crest Theater on October 2nd. The PCS Cast & Crew Call is an opportunity to get involved in the community and have some fun over the summer. So, come on over and make a movie! For details about the event please visit www.AccessSacramento.org.
Also joining us will be Belly dancer, Briddgett “Badia” Bess. She’ll be demonstrating some Egyptian style belly dancing techniques for us and talking about the “Sacramento Raks Belly dance Cabaret Evening Gala Show” which is happening on May 15th at 6pm at the Fair Oaks Community Clubhouse in Fair Oaks. The event will feature several dancers from different regions of California and a musical performance by Flowers of the Nile. To learn more about the event log on to www.AdrianneDance.com .
LiveWire airs on Wednesday, May 11th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 and is simulcast online at www.AccessSacramento.org
This episode of Listen Up! Sacramento features Part 2 of a very special group of singers from the Sacramento region. Club Karo’ky is a group of singers with a desire to give back to the community. “Club Karoky” offers itself as a not for profit family friendly group that reaches out to other non-profit organizations to help them raise awareness through hosting karaoke events.
“Asian Pacific Spring Festival”
It’s time for a day trip to Locke! Enjoy one of California’s treasures that is rich with history at The Asian Pacific Spring Festival in Locke, California. Guests from The River City Musical Group and representatives from The Locke Foundation will be on the show to tell us more about this special event. We’ll also get to see and hear a performance by Jay Zheng who plays the Chinese pei pa, a guitar-like instrument and we’ll learn more about his musical craft. The festival takes place on May 14th from 11am until 3pm in Locke on Main Street.
To find out more about Locke and the Asian Pacific Spring Festival log on to www.LockeCa.com
LiveWire airs Wednesday, May 4th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 and is aslo simulcast at www.AccessSacramento.org
The evening show started promptly at 7:00 PM as the late crowd continued to file in. Humor Times Editor-in-Chief and master of ceremonies for the evening, James Israel, was welcomed. Local improv comedy troop Anti-Cooperation League warmed up the room followed by the mysteries of Bosco the magician.
Just as the MC was welcoming Sister Swing to the stage, there was a commotion in the back of the room. The audience warmly welcomed “Marilyn Monroe” as she worked her way to the stage followed eagerly by a gaggle of inquisitive news reporters. Accompanied by Sister Swing, Marilyn sweetly sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to the joy of the crowd.
The evening was a grand success and celebrated the 20th anniversary of Humor Times and the 25th for Access Sacramento. Thanks to the many volunteers, staff, and Board to helped make the evening such a great success.
Listen Up! Sacramento is happy to present Agness Twin. The haunting and melodic sounds of a a custom double necked guitar and a stand up bass will have your dreaming of far off places and ships lost at sea. They’re a duet with a victorian twist and Listen Up! had an exclusive 50 minute set. See part one of this 2 part exclusive on Listen Up! Sacramento on Tuesday, May 3rd at 11pm on channel 17
Also, check out a featured interview with Agness Twin on www.AccessLocal.TV
For more details on Agness Twin log on to www.MySpace.com/AgnessTwin
This week LiveWire features local comic book Artist, Jason Dube. Jason is locally famous for creating the comic book series called “Scattered” that has a bit of a classic style mixed with the popular manga style. His clever characters are brightly colored and eye-catching. And also fan catching, as many of his characters have been used for ‘cos-play’ at local comic book events where people dress as their favorite characters. He will bringing in some art pieces as well as sharing some information about where you might be able to see him in action drawing for local audiences.
To learn more about Scattered Comics Studios log on to www.Facebook.com/Scattered-Comics-Studio
Players, from ages 7 to 17, of all skill levels are invited to join Mr. Yuke and learn new chess moves and brush up on your chess strategy skills. If you have always wanted to learn how to play chess, stop by and get started with Mr. Yuke! It’s fun, and it’s free! This program occurs the Second Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.