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Act!vated Story Theatre performing in Sacramento

Act!vated Story Theatre performing in Sacramento

The National Touring theatrical troupe Act!vated Story Theatre, formerly Act!vated Storytellers, will be appearing at several Sacramento County libraries to celebrate National Library Week with performance of multicultural folktales.

National Library Week is celebrated April 10-16th every year. The 45-minute theatrical shows are free to the public and suitable for all ages. The schedule is as follows:

*4/13/2011 at 4:00 PM - ML King Library, 7340 24th St.

Congresswoman Matsui hosts successful federal art grants workshop

Congresswoman Matsui hosts successful federal art grants workshop

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Tuesday, March 22, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento) hosted a special federal grants workshop to help area artists, galleries and museums find and apply for federal funding through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  The event was held in KVIE’s Community Room, and featured a Congressional Liaison from the NEA, who gave a comprehensive overview of the Arts Endowment’s application and grant selection process. 

“The arts and cultural tourism are an in import part of our region's identity - and our economy,” said Congresswoman Matsui.  “This workshop helped provide our local arts community with the opportunity to learn more about how to access federal grant funding, and I look forward to hosting similar events in the future.”

The Congresswoman’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, are available here: https://matsui.house.gov:444/images

Congresswoman Matsui applauds selection of Sacramento for inaugural Smithsonian Exhibit

Congresswoman Matsui applauds selection of Sacramento for inaugural Smithsonian Exhibit

SACRAMENTO, CA – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento), who has represented the U.S. House of Representatives on the Smithsonian Board of Regents since 2007, applauded the selection of the Sacramento Public Library as the inaugural host site for American Sabor: Latinos in U.S.

Civil rights speaker Carolyn McKinstry to speak at Sheldon High School Feb. 24

Civil rights speaker Carolyn McKinstry to speak at Sheldon High School Feb. 24

ELK GROVE - On Thursday, Feb. 24, renowned civil rights speaker Carolyn McKinstry will share her story about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to the explosion in 1963, then 14-year old Carolyn Maull (McKinstry) answered the phone on that fateful morning. A voice on the line said "three minutes." Unfortunately, McKinstry was unaware of prior bomb threats and the bomb subsequently exploded, killing four little girls in the church.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Sheldon High School Performing Arts Center, 8333 Kingsbridge Drive in Sacramento. McKinstry will also speak to U.S. History students at Franklin High School at 9:30 a.m. on Feb.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

"A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!"

Fairytale Town  is proud to present SHAKESPERIMENT 2011, a new extension of their popular and successful Fairytale Town Troupers program. The first production will be a brand new one act adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairies & Fools!",  featuring young actors ages 12 to 21. 

This innovative and original production focuses on the disharmony between the King and Queen of Fairyland and a group of bumbling actors who unwittingly cross their paths. It's a fun and family friendly romp filled with music, magic, mirth and mayhem.

When: Saturdays & Sundays, Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27
Time: 12:00p.m.