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'Touching Home'/Democracy and Civility/Ballroom/Raul Midon

"Touching Home" How did two Northern California brothers make their first film and manage to recruit an A-list cast and crew, including actor Ed Harris? Logan and Noah Miller tell the story behind their film "Touching Home" in a new book. It's called "Either You're In or You're In the Way." The movie gets its Sacramento premiere this Friday night. You'll meet the brothers and hear their story.

"Touching Home" premieres at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 30th at The Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento. Information: (916) 442-5189.

Democracy and Civility Liberal democracies aren't necessarily civil societies. Some would say the proof is around us. But are democracies stronger if they're also civil? And what, if anything, can a democracy do to make itself more civil? A philosophy professor from Michigan is studying this and it's the subject of a public lecture he'll give today in Sacramento. You'll meet Prof. Mark Jensen and hear about democracy in a civil society.

Mark Jensen presents "The Deck and How to Stack It: A Theory of Civil Society and Liberal Democracy" from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Hinde Auditorium at Sacramento State.

Ballroom Dance A Sacramento ballroom dance couple is heading soon to Europe for an international competition. They're Danny Lerer and Barnaly Pande and they're competing in the Latin-dance world championship in Denmark on Sunday. You'll meet them and hear about their dancing.

Raul Midon Singer-guitarist Raul Midon brings his Latin-and-jazz-flavored R&B to Sacramento this Friday. Midon's new album - just out - is called "Synthesis." Its producer was Larry Klein, best known for his many years of work with Joni Mitchell. You'll meet Midon and hear some of his music.

An Evening with Raul Midon begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1st at Harlow's, 2708 J St., Sacramento.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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