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Celebration Arts is a multicultural nonprofit company that produces theatrical works and also provides training in the performing arts.

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Festival Pays Homage to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Asian Pacific CultureFest will feature live performances as well as foods and crafts from 80 AAPI-owned small businesses. The event takes place on Saturday, May 7 in Elk Grove.

(May 5, 2022) → Read the full Elk Grove Tribune report
Public Invited to Weigh In on Lake Tahoe Trash Sculpture

Following Clean Up the Lake’s year-long scuba clean-up of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Fund is commissioning artists (with support from Tahoe Blue Vodka) to create a sculpture using some of the recovered items. “Surfaced” will be featured at the new Tahoe South Events Center.

(May 3, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report

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Image caption: From Past to Present: The range of California art in the museums listed below is represented by the Crocker Art Museum’s exterior: one half completed in 1872, the other added in 2010.
Golden State Treasures

Gold Rush-era landscapes, funk art sculptures, pop art statements, Chicano art movement masterworks—here are 10 places to explore the work of California artists.


Image caption: State Sen. Steve Glazer speaks at a hearing of the Governmental Organization Committee on March 29.
Calling Emergency to Save Journalism

California has lost 25 percent of its newspapers and seen a circulation plummet over the past 15 years. A bill in the State Legislature, SB 911, could help.


Image caption: Want to know more about California? These podcasts are a great place to start.
Golden State Podcasts

Travel, food, true crime politics—there’s a show for everyone. Here are some top-rated podcasts that focus on some aspect of California culture.


Image caption: Margaret Cho, George Lopez, Tiffany Haddish and eight other California-bred comedians offer unique perspectives on their home state.
Califunny

Plenty of East Coast comedians make California the butt of their jokes. Here are some locals who’ve earned the right to make fun of this place.


Image caption: Some songs less traveled from around the Golden State.
Around the State in 13 Songs

A baker’s dozen of great and not-so-great ditties from all over California.


Image caption: There's too much information these days. But explanatory reporting can help.
What Makes a News Article an ‘Explainer,’ Anyway?

In an era of information overload, here’s how a rising form of journalism helps explain it all for you, and why California Local publishes ‘explanatory’ reporting.


Image caption: Renzo Piano’s “a soap bubble that will never break” is now open to the public, showcasing highlights of cinema history.
Movie Magic

At long last, the state has a world-class museum to commemorate one of its most essential industries.


Image caption: Matt Werner’s “Burning Man: The Musical” lampoons how moneyed visitors eschewed the festival’s original grassroots ethos.
The Playa’s the Thing

Palo Alto Weekly interviews Matt Werner, whose play ‘Burning Man: The Musical’ is available on Broadway On Demand and Streaming Musicals.


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Mapping California

In an article by Priya Hutner of the Tahoe Weekly, author, poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann talks about his latest work: a new book and a documentary film that screens online Sept. 9.


Image caption: The Crocker Museum, one of the premier cultural institutions in Sacramento County.
Capital Ideas

A dive into Sacramento’s local artists and cultural event calendars.


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