New Owners Take Over Maestro Cafe in Natomas

maestro2BY BRANDY TUZON BOYD THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Maestro’s Cafe & Gallery in Natomas is now operating under new ownership. Mother-and-daughter team Ruth Graves and Ravyn Graves now run the independent coffeehouse which previously operated as Maestro Coffeehouse &... Read More >

Dark Pool’s Third Season Premieres Sunday in Natomas

darkpooTHE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz The Natomas-based, award-winning web series “Dark Pool” will premiere its third season this weekend at the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center. The premier events starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The second season of... Read More >

Natomas Second Saturday Event Reports Success

Emcee Matias Bombal with Natomas artist Diane Mattar in front of Ron Kendall's KatFlix 1 and Mattar's Paradise Palms. / Photo: Dennis Spear (N Magazine)THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Organizers of the second Saturday Pop-Up Gallery event this weekend in Natomas report the event was a success. Money raised during a silent auction benefitted Friends of the Library. The event is meant to raise... Read More >

Natomas Gallery Project to Host Second Saturday Event

natomasgalleryprojectBY SUKHMAN REKHI, INTERN THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz The Natomas Gallery Project is set to host a second Saturday Pop-Up Gallery tomorrow in Natomas. Organizers hope the event will draw attention to the need for art programs available to... Read More >

Natomas Charter School Receives Civic Learning Award

Natomas Charter leaders celebrate Civic Learning Award of Merit.BY KAYLEIGH NEALON, NCS INTERN THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Publisher’s note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly identified Judge Brown in the photo above. We regret the error. Natomas Charter School for the Performing and Fine Arts Academy... Read More >

Inderkum Music Program Makes Joyful Noise at Epcot

inderkumband2  THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz The Inderkum High School Symphonic Band and Orchestra is pictured here performing today, April 10 at Disney’s Epcot in Orlando, Florida. Thanks to Aleeza Mae for sharing these photos with THE NATOMAS BUZZ via... Read More >

Locals Only: Meet Terrence Martin

martinart7BY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Terrence Martin’s road to the 2014 Rose Bowl was paved with pieces of metal he cut, shaped and formed into whales, bicycles and roses. When Martin left his career at Sutter Memorial... Read More >

Natomas Seniors Strummin’ Along with Ukulele Band

Ukulele Heaven Orchestra band leader and founder Ken McCaulou performs at a recent California Retired Teachers Association gathering. / Photo: Jennifer K. MoritaBY JENNIFER K. MORITA THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz An ukulele revival is bringing the four-string Hawaiian guitar’s mellow twang to Natomas. The Ukulele Heaven Orchestra – a band of 20 musicians from Heritage Park – has been strumming for... Read More >

On Stage in Natomas: The Laramie Project

Laramie ProjectBY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz In October of 1998, the university town of Laramie, Wyoming made headlines nationwide when a young man was murdered for being gay. The following month, Moisés Kaufman and members of the New... Read More >

Work by Inderkum Students on Display at Crocker Art Museum

crockerart2014BY VALENTINA CARRILLO, IHS INTERN THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Artwork by three Inderkum High School students is currently on exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum. Art by seniors Jasmine Thorne, Danny Montemayor and Jasmine Norris is being featured at... Read More >

On Stage in Natomas: The Wizard of Oz, Jr.

oz5BY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz The Wizard of Oz, Jr. opened Thursday for a two-week run at the Black Box Theater in Natomas. First performed as a musical in 1902, the current version of The Wizard of... Read More >

Seen in Natomas: Elkhorn Reservoir Gets New Look

watertower14BY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz At the intersection of Natomas and Elkhorn boulevard sits the Elkhorn Reservoir, a circular blue building which for years has served as a visual marker for area residents and visitors. A few... Read More >

On Stage in Natomas: Gulliver’s Travels

Photo by Carrie MarkelBY TRINA DROTAR THE NATOMASBUZZ | @natomasbuzz Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels was first published in 1726, but you wouldn’t think so in the Natomas Charter School’s production of this fantasy satire. Opening to the public at the Benvenuti Performing Arts... Read More >

Natomas Charter Students Perform Well at Festival

Photo by Maddy GodtBY KAYLEIGH NEALON, NCS INTERN THE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz Natomas Charter School Performing and Fine Arts Academy students recently staged several award-winning performances at the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival held at The Harris Center For The Performing Arts... Read More >