Rumors of Kevin “Clerks” Smith’s retirement from the silver screen to spend his dotage doing podcasts for his aging fan base were alas, grossly overstated. He has used that podcast to generate a tall tale, a serio-comic Canadian joke of a horror film.

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


Brazilian superstar vocalist and songwriter Caetano Veloso helped revolutionize the country’s pop music by bringing in elements of rock and social commentary in the late 1960s, helping to create the movement known as Tropicália. A progenitor of world music before there was such a term, Veloso is an international star who continues to be a major creative force and an influential musical figure.

Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit.

Aspiring pop singer Anjali Ranadive, daughter of Kings principal owner Vivek Ranadive, has released a new music video for “We Turn Up,” a single she performed in April when the Kings played the Los Angeles Lakers.

Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her.

Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.

Linkin Park returned to its harder-edged-rock roots with its sixth studio album, 2013’s “The Hunting Party,” while still holding onto its hip-hop influences.

Part cinematic Lake Tahoe travelogue, part dysfunctional-family drama, the new film “Last Weekend” (available on video on demand) carried other distinctions as well when shooting began in fall 2012.

Wednesday’s “Drake vs. Lil Wayne” concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Wheatland has been canceled, with organizers citing “scheduling conflicts.”

When Nagato Sukiyaki opened for business on Dec. 23, 1970, it was a true mom-and-pop operation – plus two young boys, making the restaurant a home away from home.

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

Lucas joined the Sacramento theatrical company in December 2013.

While you wait for Sacramento temperatures to drop, here are tips of where to dine al fresco.

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

There’s an old line about where performers go when the spotlight starts to dim. Country singers book a ticket to Branson, Mo., and rock-and-rollers head to the casinos.

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.

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