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Our original Elite Contributors: Barry Wisdom

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How is everyone doing on those New Year’s resolutions? I’m still eating dinner hot from the microwave most nights a week, so hopefully our readers are doing better than I am. Earlier this month, The Sacramento Press shared its own New Year’s resolution with readers, and that one we’re sticking to. 

Part of that resolution involved new contributor rankings, and it is my pleasure to introduce you to one of our seven original Elite Contributors, Mr. Barry Wisdom. He has spent his two-and-a-half years with The Sacramento Press sharing his theater expertise with our readers, and providing amazing written and photo coverage for numerous local productions. While to say that Wisdom is a lover of the arts would be accurate, it does not address the instrumental role he plays promoting local performers and stages that might not otherwise enjoy their moment in the limelight.

SP: How long have you been with The Sacramento Press?
BW: I have been a Sacramento Press contributor since July 2010.

SP: How did you get started with The Sac Press?
BW: As a public relations professional I “discovered” Sac Press as an interview source for Sac Press staff/contributors. I soon joined their ranks.

SP: What issues do you most enjoy covering, and why?
BW: An arts-and-entertainment writer-editor since high school, I still love to write and shoot theater, music, dance and fashion events.

SP: What is the most memorable experience you’ve had covering something for The Sacramento Press?
BW: There have been many memorable experiences in the past two-and-a-half years – from getting up-close-and-personal to shoot such music acts as Diana Krall, Elvis Costello and Shakira, to sitting down with Shirley Jones (and her son Patrick Cassidy) during a break in rehearsals for the Music Circus production of “The Music Man.”

SP: What do you enjoy about being a citizen journalist?
BW: The best things about being a citizen journalist is to be able to share my passion for the arts, and the opportunity to inform, entertain and promote the diverse (and ever-growing) arts scene here in Sacramento – especially theater. 

You can find more of Barry’s work here, or by visiting his profile

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