Jay Spooner

In one of Jay Spooner's many music photographs, Dan Reynoso of the Knockoffs gets some air. Spooner and Allyson Seconds wrap up a retrospective photography show Saturday at Little Relics Galleria in Sacramento.

Sacramento Live: Smile and rock on for Spooner, Seconds

Published: Friday, Mar. 29, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 10TICKET
Last Modified: Monday, Apr. 1, 2013 - 7:23 am

Photographers Jay Spooner and Allyson Seconds wrap up their joint "Retrospectives" show with a fun-for-all closing night shindig Saturday at midtown's Little Relics Galleria.

The more than 100 photographs on display document various phases in the two longtime photographers' careers. Though both are well known for their work with musicians, they have varied portfolios that capture images of the region and their broad travels.

Spooner selected photographs from 10 solo shows he's had over the past 17 years, including his series "The Building of Raley Field," which documents buildings near the West Sacramento ballpark being demolished and the new stadium going up.

Seconds has shot bands in Sacramento clubs for years and photographed most covers for local promoter Jerry Perry's long-running monthly music publication Alive and Kicking. She includes selections from that work along with samples of her elegant "Pic O'day" series (many featuring emotive shots of still-life subjects), which is nearing 1,000 pictures.

The closing party takes place 6-9 p.m. Saturday and a musical performance from Kevin and Allyson Seconds will top off the proceedings. Little Relics Galleria, 908 21st St., between I and J streets.

Quoth the raven

The artistry and imagination of master puppeteer Richard Bay takes on Edgar Allan Poe at the Chautauqua Playhouse in "The Raven and Other Images of Edgar Allan Poe."

The original show combines live actors and puppetry produced by Bay (who also directs) and is based on Poe's macabre and mysterious stories and poetry. It runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 21 at the Chautauqua Playhouse, 5325 Engle Road in La Sierra Community Center, Carmichael.

Admission is $19 general and $17 for students, seniors, and SARTA members. Please note: This show is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

Information and tickets at www. cplayhouse.org/tickets or call (916) 489-7529.

No ordinary days

New Helvetia Theatre's funny and affecting production of Adam Gwon's "Ordinary Days" has only three performances left – you really don't want to miss out.

The four-person chamber musical, set in contemporary New York, has a vibrant grasp of modern life that's comic, sad and hopeful for its characters.

Courtney Glass, Tristan Rumery, Kiera Anderson and Connor Mickiewicz star. Mickiewicz also directs.

It plays at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Helvetia Theatre, 1028 R St. Tickets are $20 and $30. For information call (916) 469-9850 or go to www.newhelvetia.org

Call The Bee's Call The Bee's Marcus Crowder, (916) 321-1120. Follow him on Twitter @marcuscrowder.

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