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Paul McCartney opens Sacramento’s new arena

Paul McCartney’s two concerts will inaugurate the Golden 1 Center. His shows include material from his years with the Beatles and Wings and his enduring solo career.

City Beat

Koons sculpture a ‘historic moment’ for Sacramento art

Shelly Willis signed for quite a package earlier this month. It was 18 feet tall, weighed 11,000 pounds and was worth $8 million. The delivery of artist Jeff Koons’ sculpture outside the new Golden 1 Center was the culmination of a nearly two-year journey in which Willis and others maneuvered political minefields, juggled the wants and criticisms of local artists, and raised the cash to support the largest investment in public art this city has ever seen.

Local

It’s more fun than parallel parking

Metered parking spots on Ninth Street near J and K streets were transformed Friday into a series of temporary “parklets,” designed to encourage play in the urban environment. As part of the Sacramento United Park(ing) Day experience, the pop-up designs were on display from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Institute of Architects and Downtown Sacramento Partnership, aimed to demonstrate design solutions that enhance the pedestrian experience downtown.

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Sacramento arena artist is an edgy veteran of city's scene

Gale Hart's been painting, bending and blasting her work on the central city grid since the 1970s. Some refer to her as Sacramento’s Godmother of Contemporary Art.
Ryan Lillis The Sacramento Bee
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Sacramento arena artist is an edgy veteran of city's scene

Now starring in Sacramento's new downtown: Piglet on a pedestal 0:29

Now starring in Sacramento's new downtown: Piglet on a pedestal

Chalk It Up gets creative on Sacramento sidewalks 0:54

Chalk It Up gets creative on Sacramento sidewalks

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Sacramento Mural Festival paints the city beautiful