The first step to rehabilitating yourself as a pop star is, of course, admitting you were a pop star. The second step, it seems, is a trip to the record store.

Grass Valley native Brice to show his psychological thriller, a hit at South by Southwest, at Nevada City Film Festival

Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers

Hartman was an influential engineer at KCRA AM, FM radio and television stations in Sacramento, later with Grass Valley Group.

Tonight’s live, hourlong finale caps seven years of fun from a no-filter host and her band of game comedians.

Justin Bieber is under investigation for several crimes, including attempted robbery - for lunging at a fan at arcade and sports bar, where he was allegedly attempting to get a man's cellphone.

For those who recently returned from San Francisco’s Outside Lands ... don’t put away that lawn blanket just yet.

"Breaking Bad" may have been off the air for nearly a year, but it was fresh in the minds of Emmy voters. At Monday night's 2014 Emmy Awards, the series won five statuettes, including: drama series, lead actor, supporting actor and actress, and writing.

The Burger Saloon is a large, casual and family-friendly restaurant where the food is solid and the burgers – 19 of them on the menu – are mostly $6.99 to $7.99. Even “The Heartstopper” is only $13.99, and it features three full-sized patties, two fried eggs, three kinds of cheese, thick strips of bacon, and pastrami.

Pierce Brosnan’s perfect hair barely budges in the breeze, he fixes his eyes in that narrowed, steely stare and you remember, yes, he was a pretty good James Bond.

The popular Canadian playwright Norm Foster plots a course to the Sacramento theater’s sweet spot.

In an obituary Aug. 24 on actor-director Richard Attenborough, The Associated Press erroneously reported that "In Which We Serve," a movie starring Attenborough, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1942. The film did not win that award — the best picture that year was "How Green Was My Valley."

Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday.

Kathi Riley Smith draws on her experience in highly regarded Bay Area restaurants and her familiarity with the late chef Judy Rodgers.

Nicki Minaj helped open the MTV Video Music Awards with a "Bang" as she brought her "Anaconda" video to life with a rump-shaking performance and had a wardrobe malfunction when she performed with Ariana Grande and Jessie J.

‘Golden State of Mind’ sheds some light on the late TV host, who was outgoing and effusive on camera but private off it.

Editing, remixing, and scrapping songs are part of making music.

Choose from events that support animals, the arts and toy trains.

The more interesting story lies in how the Spartans built their 151-game streak, but ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ focuses on them losing it

Vivian Lee, co-founder of the long-running, Sunday-night JB’s Jazz Lounge series, is suspending the weekly event after the Aug. 31 show.

Simplicity is the key to Eric Lindell’s music.

The refurbished space offers plenty of sports memorabilia to peruse over your beer or cocktail.

The focus of the music will be hip-hop at the Sustainability Awareness Festival in Auburn.

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (PG-13, 142 minutes, Sony): This sequel is a strenuously chipper but nonetheless saggy, baggy and mostly ho-hum addition to the Spider-Man canon. What was once its greatest strength – its casting – is on the verge of becoming its biggest liability. Whereas the chief pleasure of the first “Amazing Spider-Man” was the cuddly chemistry between Peter Parker (played by Andrew Garfield) and his girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone), here they generate fewer sparks than questions. Namely: how a 30-year-old and 25-year-old (respectively), despite their proven and prodigious talents, can be expected to play recent high school graduates with any degree of credibility? Contains sequences of sci-fi action and violence. Extras include commentary from director Marc Webb, deleted scenes and Alicia Keys’ “It’s On Again” music video. Also, on Blu-ray: a six-part, behind-the-scenes making-of documentary and nine additional deleted scenes (including “Peter Meets His Father”). 3-D version also available.

Sacramento has a new country music club and eatery.

Before each live performance, Stephanie Mills has a ritual.

“If I Stay,” based on Gayle Forman’s popular novel for young adults, is likely to appeal to youthful fans of the book and the movie’s star, Chloë Grace Moretz, an audience that may not recognize the clichéd situations and the artless dialogue for what they are. Older moviegoers (and more discerning teenagers) are unlikely to be attracted to this unabashed tearjerker.

Forty dollars will buy you a back-room doctor who will remove a bullet from your leg in Sin City, but notwith anesthesia.

He’ll play with a quartet at JB’s Lounge.

It’s rather remarkable that “La Cage aux Folles,” a musical about the unconventional relationship at its core, feels as dully conventional as can be. The love story of two men was sensational for its subject matter in 1983 when it opened on Broadway, but that production was more a breezy backstage farce than a modern morality tale.

Now and then, Hollywood magic results from something decidedly non-glamorous – like a guy reading a book on a pile of smelly football shoulder pads.

His first romantic comedy represents another well-plotted step in the actor’s post- ‘Harry Potter’ career

The film that likely launched a thousand hunts for Cuban sandwiches around the country when it was released in May will return to theaters Aug. 29.

Midtown Cocktail Week kicks off today and wraps up Sunday. Here is your guide to the event:

Sacramento’s cocktail industry has bubbled over with acclaim during the past year, and Andrew Calisterio’s line of POP beverages captures the excitement in a bottle. The bartender’s sodalike cocktails include ingredients such as grilled blackberries, peaches and local herbs, and are capped inside quaint 187-milliliter bottles. The flavors change all the time.

Bartenders are challenged to balance craftiness and good service to the waiting customer.

Here’s a restaurant concept that’s new to Sacramento and has the potential to catch on and flourish. It’s exotic enough to be intriguing, unusual enough to be engaging and, yes, specific enough to be divisive.

Woo-hoo! Soon Sacramento will show some spirit for the seventh incarnation of Midtown Cocktail Week, which breaks the seal Tuesday and sips its way through Aug. 24.

Sacramento has been getting plenty of attention for its bars and cocktails in recent years – high praise in everything from the San Francisco Chronicle and Sunset magazine to a major thumbs-up from Playboy and extensive coverage in Imbibe magazine.

E! News has learned that soulful diva Christina Aguilera and fiance, Matthew Rutler, have welcomed a baby girl.

Crafted in the United States, these winning cheeses have roots in Europe.

Fifty years ago, a Buffalo, N.Y., bar owner embarked on a bold culinary experiment by taking chicken wings initially intended for her soup pot and frying them in butter. After she coated them in hot sauce and garnished the plate with celery and blue-cheese dressing, appetizer history was made.

You don’t use the term “craft cocktails” at Jamie’s, but if you’re looking for old-school done right – whether it’s the cooking or the drinks – you’ve come to the right place.

Comic Katt Williams, in his new HBO stand-up special, alludes to his myriad legal troubles in 2012, including those stemming from two incidents in the Sacramento region.

Editor’s Note: Single tickets for the Mondavi Center’s 2014-15 season are now on sale. The events calendar for the performing arts center in Davis was released earlier this year. Here is Debbie Arrington’s story originally published in The Bee on Friday, Apr. 11, 2014:

Fitzgerald’s Hotel-Casino in downtown Reno was never a very happening place. While it enjoyed a few moments of notoriety (parts of the 1992 movie “Sister Act” were filmed in its lounge), its dining was mediocre and its décor largely overwhelmed by shamrocks.

Ten-piece Bay Area Prince tribute will play every song from the 1984 movie Saturday night at Harlow’s

The title track of Against Me!’s sixth studio album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” addresses a certain concern that fans of the politically charged band might have.

Wahoo’s Fish Taco draws a crowd in midtown

This year’s show at the new site of the Axis Gallery includes 58 pieces.

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