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Sacramento Arts Day of Giving is Almost Here

Sacramento Arts Day of Giving is Almost Here

This coming Monday, April 29th, GiveLocalNow, the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and For Arts' Sake, in partnership with the region's arts councils and other key partners, are launching the Arts Day of Giving. This first-ever 24-hour challenge for the arts is a very exciting opportunity for arts organizations to create greater visibility for their work, expand their audience and donor base, but also receive a match for every donation made on this special day.

Slade Rivers "Humboldt County Rain"

Amador City -- Slade Rivers -- singer, songwriter, guitarist -- performs his original tune "Humboldt County Rain" with Tony Feist on fiddle.

A local legend, Slade performs around Gold Country with his band.  Recently, he stopped by Tony Feist's wine tasting store and started jamming -- delighting "Zinners" as we enjoy Tony's Amador County wines!

View Slade's website at www.sladeriversband.com for updates on his show schedule and to order his CDs "Trucks, Trains & Heartaches" and "Slade Rivers with Tex Pickens" aka Allen Frank.

"Lightning Boy" Plays Drytown Club April 20

Sacramento -- Kory Gibbs is a 13-year-old with magic fingers playing his guitar!

In this video, Kory -- aka "Lightning Boy" -- riffs out a favorite Stevie Ray Vaughan blues jam.

"The Lightning Boy Band" performs Saturday night, April 20, at the historic Drytown Club (in Drytown) and promises a unique show by Kory Gibbs, the sensational 13-year-old guitarist home grown in Amador County. There's a $5 per person cover charge for the 7 p.m. show.

Magical History Tour

Sacramento -- Roll up for the magical history tour on board the Sacramento Southern Railroad excursion from Old Sac along the river every Saturday and Sunday until September. Excursions depart the Old Sac Depot on Front Street hourly from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please visit www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org or www.oldsacramento.com or www.parks.ca.gov for information about all this stuff. The magical history tour is coming to take you away every Saturday and Sunday.

Toby Johnson Middle School yearbook earns national award

Toby Johnson Middle School yearbook earns national award


The Toby Johnson Middle School yearbook Jamboree has received the 2013 Gold Crown Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).  Johnson’s yearbook was one of eight middle school yearbooks from throughout the country to receive this honor.  This year marks the third year in a row that Johnson Middle School has received a Gold Crown Award.

A total of 1,344 printed magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and digital publications were eligible to enter the CSPA Crown Awards competition.  Publications were judged in December 2012 on the following criteria: writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics.

Fiddling Around at Sutter's Fort

Sacramento -- Sutter's Fort in Midtown is a family affair where fiddling around is an art. Visit www.suttersfort.org and/or www.sacmuseums.org for information about wonderful events at neighborhood parks, museums and historical sites around Sacramento.