Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.

It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat "Guardians of the Galaxy" at movie theaters.

The Bee has learned that Sacramento based actor, playwright, and comedian Jack Gallagher suffered a concussion in a bicycle accident on Labor Day.

Veteran Chicago band to bring its propulsive sound, progressive message to the music festival at Discovery Park

Alexander Lacey calls himself a big cat lover. And apparently his lions, tiger and leopard like him, too.

Rocker Neil Young, who was recently divorced, and actress Daryl Hannah are spotted getting cozy, and neither are doing much to deny the rumors that they are dating.

Brian Crall’s Comedy Spot in the MARRS building at 20th and J streets sits firmly in the heart of midtown, which for some has become the heart of it all.

In the Sacramento region, a circus of things ranges from the big top to ethnic food festivals.

Headliners Limp Bizkit, The Offspring and Weezer still make new music, with mixed results

Here is Noomi Rapace, the original Swedish “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” analyzing the fictional world of working-class poverty and crime that novelist (“Mystic River,” “Shutter Island,” “Gone Baby Gone”) Dennis Lehane creates.

You might have thought “Dolphin Tale,” the sleeper hit kids’ film of a few falls back, was a complete, compact and uplifting story that didn’t really need a second act.

Sacramento art critic Victoria Dalkey recommends five exhibits to see on the Second Saturday art walk

Take in some summer vibes, a Smiths tribute band or avant garde rock.

Family’s restaurant brings Mexico to midtown Sacramento.

Venue shift caps a tumultuous year for the event

Nina Raine’s acerbic comedy-drama “Tribes” presents a family that talks an awful lot but often ends up communicating very little. Still, the elusive nature of communication envelops this probing play given an animated Sacramento premiere by Capital Stage.

St. Mary’s High School and Sutter Street Theatre led with six recognitions each.

Would Audrey Hepburn have snatched up one of the neoprene straight-legged trouser sets or girly off-the-shoulder dresses from Zac Posen's New York Fashion Week runway?

Italian soprano Magda Olivero, one of the most prominent interpreters of the Italian verismo operatic tradition whose career spanned 50 years, has died at 104.

Two of the three best steaks I’ve had in recent memory were at High Steaks, the upscale steakhouse inside the massive Thunder Valley Casino complex in Lincoln.

You know that sullen model stare?

Molly Glynn, an accomplished Chicago theater actress who also played a recurring role as a doctor on the TV series "Chicago Fire," has died after a tree toppled by a powerful storm struck her as she rode her bike in a forest park. She was 46.

The new EP “Sacramentality” is an introduction to Dre-T the rapper, but showcases the continuing work of Andreas Tillman Jr., the young teacher and poet-mentor who performs under the moniker.

No longer an upstart theater company, the provocative professional theater understands what it is and what it does.

Since American River Music Festival founder Matt Semonsen was 4 years old, his life has revolved around water and music. Combining them into a weekend-long celebration was a “natural fit,” he said.

Jackpot remains a hero of Sacramento music lore.

Several exciting exhibitions loom on the horizon this fall at regional art museums.

This Carmichael restaurant may be small, but its menu is big.

You’re seeing visions of ghosts. You’re hearing voices chanting in Latin. You’ve lost your mother, and dad’s promptly taken up with the school nurse. And you suspect someone or something is killing students at this exclusive private girls school you’ve just enrolled in.

Suemy Gonzalez earned a reputation as a virtuoso violinist on Sacramento’s mariachi circuit, playing with Mariachi Los Gallos and Mariachi Zacatecas as a teenager. Now 31, Gonzalez lives in Southern California with a Latin Grammy nomination and a recording session with Lady Gaga to her credit.

“Comedy Under the Stars” will get your weekend started on a silly note.

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

Everybody seems to remember when the Beatles sold out Shea Stadium, but fewer recall when Grand Funk Railroad did the same thing in 1971, reportedly even faster then the Fab Four did.

In the restaurant industry, the staff eats a meal together that’s often very different than what the guests enjoy.

The 2014 fall/holiday movie season – a.k.a. the awards season – brings with it four candidates for McConaissance-style comebacks: Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, Michael Keaton and Shia LaBeouf. All have films on tap that could alter their career trajectories.

There’s a reason Indian restaurants are so popular in the Western world. The spices, the sauces, the robust cooking and the beautiful complexity of flavors are at once exotic, mysterious, welcoming and accessible.

Editor’s note: We asked Bee arts writer Marcus Crowder to suggest five events that Sacramento arts lovers should have on their fall calendar.

Renner movie focuses on the late Capitol investigative reporter Gary Webb

Fall movies are on the horizon and The Bee’s Carla Meyer gives you a glimpse of films hitting the box office for the rest of the season.

The force is with Harrison Ford.

A few years ago, Natalie Gordon, one half of acclaimed Sacramento drum-and-guitar duo Agent Ribbons, packed up her vintage dresses and dreamy ’60 sound and headed east to try her luck in the live-music capital of the world.

If you had to guess which movie director was recently the first to be granted access to the nonpublic areas of the catacombs six stories beneath the streets of Paris, you might say, Luc Besson, Leos Carax or another of France’s most prominent names.

Actor Ruby Sketchley will read from the award-winning novel.

The Nugget in Sparks may no longer belong to the Ascuaga family, but that doesn’t mean an end to the resort and casino’s special events.

A Tribe Called Red headlines the ‘Global Local’ festival.

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

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.

On his 60th birthday in May 2013, Pierce Brosnan woke up in Belgrade, Serbia. In three days he was to start shooting a new action-thriller called “The November Man,” playing a world-weary but still lethal ex-CIA agent – the sort of role that would involve a whole lot of running, jumping, pistol-whipping and fireball-dodging.

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

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