Listen Up! Sacramento will feature Spencer Hoffman of the band Honyock. The Elk Grove based band is a cool fusion of folk rock and new wave and claims to be nothing but honest music. The band formed in 2010 and has made a big impression in a short time. It has already had rave reviews in The Sacramento Press and CRC Connections review page. Spencer performs acoustic versions of his favorite Honyock songs and some of his own work.
Join us for Listen Up! Sacramento featuring Spencer of Honyock on Tuesday, July 19th at 11pm on Access Sacramento Channel 17 or watch the simulcast from anywhere online at www.AccessSacramento.org click ‘watch 17’.
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For July, we are excited to announce a new workshop presenter – Sam Amick. With the Sacramento River Cats season well under way, the Sacramento Capitals tennis team starting in July and the buzz building for the next Sacramento Kings basketball season – there will be plenty of sports stories to be covered on The Sacramento Press and in general.
Amick will teach a workshop on sports writing at the Sacramento Press office from 6:30 – 8 p.m. July 12.
Amick is currently an NBA columnist for Sports Illustrated at SI.com. He received his degree in journalism from Sacramento State in 2000. He began working in The Sacramento Bee’s sports department on a part-time basis during his final two years of school, then returned after a short internship at The Record in Stockton during the summer of 2000. He became a full-time member of the writing staff in 2002 and covered everything from high school sports, college sports, pro baseball and pro football before turning his attention to the NBA in 2004. He was the beat writer for the Kings from 2005-2010 before taking a national job covering the league at AOL FanHouse and eventually landing at SI.com.
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This week’s gusts on LiveWire include Vicky Bartish and Cheryl Buckwalter of the Sacramento Blue Thumb Water Bloggers. Their blog covers practical and simple topics for saving water for those of us who live in the Sacramento region. They’ll teach us some simple techniques for having a water smart container garden and vegetable garden and also give tips on home irrigation for your yard. They also give great landscape design tips for a great looking and water smart yard design. To learn more about the Blue Thumb Water Bloggers go to www.BeWaterSafe.info
Watch the Water Bloggers on LiveWire on Wednesday, July 6th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 or watch the simulcast online at www.AccessSacramento.org click ‘watch 17’.
Be a part of Social Media Day at News10. This celebration, co-hosted by SacTweetUp, will be held at the News10 building (400 Broadway), from 12pm to 1:30pm. It will give you the opportunity to meet Social Media professionals and News10 talent. In addition, News 10 promises inside information on the interactive Emmy Awards of 2011, a competition for prizes, food provided by Café Roma and a studio tour.
Admission to this event is free. However, there are limited spaces available, so those who wish to attend should RSVP on the News10 website. More information can be obtained by sending an email to email@example.com.
This LiveWire features some of the great performances by some local favorites. The second part of this 2 part show includes performances such as American Indian drumming by Windwalker, singer and guitarist Carey Farley, and Sacramento Sweetheart , Autumn Sky. It also includes some creative and colorful dances by the dance troupe Obsidian Butterfly featuring Sequoia. The event was the launch of our the Access Sacramento website www.AccessLocal.TV and the crew that made the show possible was made of some of our wonderful volunteers like Marge McCreary, Tony Frontino, Naheed Kabbani, and Roger Zabke.
Stay tuned to Listen Up! Sacramento on Tuesday, July 5th at 11pm to see part 2 of this great event.
Thank you to all who made it possible. Happy 25th Anniversary to Access Sacramento and don’t forget to check out www.AccessLocal.TV
Caverly Morgan from One House of Peace returns to LiveWire to talk about their upcoming workshop “The Gift of Conscious, Compassionate Communication”. The Instructor teaches you the peaceful discipline of speaking in thoughtful way through meditation practices and more. The event happens on Saturday, July 2nd at The Yoga Seed at 1pm. It is located at 1400 E Street. For details about this event log on to www.OneHouseOfPeace.org.
Also featured on this week’s show is “The 7th Annual Japanese Film Festival”. Organizers of the festival will be present to talk about the festival and share some clips of some of the great films that will be shown at the Festival. The event will include many films including the 1954 classic film “Seven Samurai”, a documentary titled “One Big Hapa Family”, a deep and intense feature length animated film “Tokyo Godfather”, and the winner of 2 Japanese Academy Awards “Dear Doctor”.
The festival happens at The Crest Theatre at 1013 K Street starting July 8th through 10th. For details about the festival visit www.SacJapaneseFilmFestival.net.
Tune in to LiveWire on Wednesday, June 29th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 or log on to www.AccessSacramento.org click ‘watch 17’ for the simulcast.
“Wheedle’s Groove” This Sunday at Movies On the Big Screen (MOBS) Featuring Quincy Jones, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and the Seattle Soul and Funk Music Scene
“Wheedle’s Groove” is a feature documentary about Seattle’s long-lost soul and funk music scene of the 1960s and 70s. With commentary by Seattle notable music figures like Quincy Jones, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Kim Warnick (The Fastbacks) and Kenny G, and using interview footage, archival materials, original music, and live performances, the film paints a picture of a thriving and vibrant music scene centered around the city’s small African-American population.
“The best documentary of 2010, ‘Wheedle’s Groove’ is a moving cinematic testament to the pure power of music and not only a tribute to the Seattle soul music scene, but to a time in our nation’s not-too-far-off past when it felt for a beautiful minute like America had soul.” – Michael Simmons, Huffington Post