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Insight: At the Polls: Stockton and Sacramento / How I Learned to Drive / Sea of Bees


 
 
At the Polls Stockton & Sacramento The California State primary is usually one of the more uneventful elections.  But, there are a few interesting races to keep an eye on, including a big-spending five-way race in Stanislaus County. And this is the first time California voters will use the new "top-two" open primary ballots, which are a big change from past elections.  We'll check in with two Capital Public Radio reporters at different polling places in Stockton and Sacramento to see what voters are saying about the new "top-two" open primary.  We'll also talk with the Sacramento and San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters to find out if voter turnout is holding strong.
 
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How I Learned to Drive The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "How I Learned to Drive," explores the ideas of control and manipulation behind incest, misogyny, and pedophilia by putting you inside the minds of a pedophile and the young girl whom he forms a relationship with.  The play, although not for everyone, is superbly acted by Stephanie Gularte, Jamie Jones, Melanie Marshall, and James Hiser (who is not able to join the interview) and has been getting good reviews in the past three weeks of its five week run at Capital Stage in Sacramento. We'll discuss the adult themes of the script and the actors will perform a scene from the play.
 
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Sea of Bees Next weekend (June 7-10) Sea Of Bees celebrates the release of its album Orangefarben with four area concerts with bands Little Wings, Sister Crayon and Andy Cabic from Vetiver. Sea of Bees second album "Orangefarben" was recorded in Sacramento and is gaining national traction.  Most of the songs on the album were written and performed by Julie Anne Bees (AKA Julie Ann Baenziger), who recently played in New York City and South by Southwest in Austin.
 
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Thursday: Bows and Arrows with Little Wings This is the first of the four shows and it's an acoustic set with Jules and Amber and our friend Kyle Field of Little Wings will be joining us San Francisco. We are really excited to have him with us, he hasn't played Sacto in ages! Little Wings currently has nine albums out, most of them on K Records, and has shared stages with the likes of Feist, Devendra Banhart, Mt. Eerie and so many more.
 
 
Friday and Saturday: Luigis with Sister Crayon We've been trying to do some shows with Sister Crayon for a few years now and it's finally happening! If you live in Sacto, you'd be living under a rock if you haven't heard of Sister Crayon by now, but maybe you just moved here, so you need to know how great they are! Both Sea of Bees and Sister Crayon have been out of town touring (Sea of Bees in Europe and Sister Crayon all over the USA with Built to Spill and Maps and Atlases) so we're stoked to both be back in town together to do these shows. On Friday night Exquisite Corpse is opening and on Saturday Doombird is opening, two more great reasons to catch these shows.
 
 
Sunday Matinee show with Andy Cabic from Vetiver For the last of the four shows, we're playing an afternoon matinee at the Fifth String, a cool old brick building filled with beautiful guitars. We're incredibly excited to have Andy Cabic, the principle singer and songwriter in Vetiver (one of our all time favorite bands) sharing the stage with us. You might recognize his voice from the harmony on "Won't Be Long" off of Songs for the Ravens. He's got five really great albums out, the last few on Sub Pop. We don't really have a favorite, they're all so good! This is a rare acoustic set by Andy, so don't miss it!
 
 
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
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