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Jim Carnes has masters degrees in English and journalism and is a former National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in popular culture at Stanford University. He has covered Sacramento arts and entertainment for more than 20 years. He currently writes about and reviews theater, dance, music and events in the Sacramento area.

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STC Hosts World Premier by Local Playwright

Now on stage at Sacramento Theatre Company is the world premier of Jane Austen’s ‘Northanger Abbey,’ an adaptation by local actor and playwright Carissa Meagher. Meagher was drawn...

Capital Stage

New Capital Stage Play is ‘Crazy’ Good

James Wheatley. James Wheatley. James Wheatley. You can’t say his name enough nor praise his performance at Capital Stage too highly. As “Pops” Washington, a former policeman now...

school musical

This High School Musical Ranks No. 1

What’s a kid to do these days? High school has become so cutthroat that perfect isn’t good enough. The saying these days is 5-point is the new 4-point. Do more. Test higher. To get into a good...


It’s Slipper Time for Ballerinas and Genies

The Sacramento Ballet will end its first season under new artistic director Amy Seiwert with a series of performances this weekend at The Sofia arts complex. The program will include a world premier...


A Weekend Full of Dance on Local Stages

Continuing a three decade tradition of dancers creating dances for each other, Sacramento Ballet‘s “Beer and Ballet” program — the first under new artistic director Amy...

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