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Ryan McKinney/Fenix/Solar Powered People/Sound Advice

Ryan McKinney Movie director Ryan McKinney is receiving the Nor Cal Legends Award at this weekend's Sacramento Film Festival. Today on Insight, the Sacramento native tells you about his latest film "The Invited," which stars Lou Diamond Phillips and Pam Grier and was filmed in the Capital City.

The Sacramento Film Festival begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17th at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Sunday's program starts at 11 a.m. at the California State Railroad Museum, 125 I St., Sacramento. The festival continues Monday, April 19th through Saturday, April 24th at the 24th Street Theater, 2491 24th St., Sacramento. The festival's Grand Finale and Awards begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 25th at the Delta King Hotel, 1000 Front St., Sacramento.

Fenix Drum and Dance The African-inspired group Fenix Drum and Dance gives shows this weekend. Based in Sacramento, Fenix specializes in West African and Afro-Caribbean dancing and drumming. You'll meet the group's founder and leader and hear clips of their music.

Fenix Drum and Dance perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16th and Saturday, April 17th at 24th Street Theatre, 2491 24th St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 452-3005.

Solar Powered People Modesto-based indie rock band Solar Powered People has an international following. Their music hypnotic indie rock, a style started by groups like Joy Division and Cocteau Twins. Their latest CD "Living Through the Low" was released overseas as well as they U.S. Tonight, they play the Copper Rhino in Modesto and you'll hear them play in our studio.

Solar Powered People performs at 7 p.m. today at The Copper Rhino, 927 10th St., Modesto.

Sound Advice: Jazz It's Thursday and time for another edition of our weekly music segment Sound Advice. Jazz and Classical host Devin Yamanaka introduces you to new songs from John Pizzarelli, Anat Cohen, Don Braden and Mark Rapp.



Thursday, April 15, 2010
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