A record 30 Sacramento area museums will offer free or half-priced admission all day on Saturday, February 2, 2013, during the 15th Annual Sacramento Museum Day, according to the Sacramento Associations of Museums.

Twenty-eight of the 30 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas – the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town – will offer half-priced admission to offset parking control and security costs. With assistance provided by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, this hugely popular community event is presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and proudly supported by Umpqua Bank and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Sacramento Museum Day, a popular Sacramento cultural tradition, is designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s incredible wealth of art, history, science and wildlife – at little or no cost.

While admission is free at 28 of the participating museums during Sacramento Museum Day, admission to two destinations located in residential areas are half-priced as follows: Sacramento Zoo is $5.75 for adults, $3.75 for children ages 2-11 and free for children under two; Fairytale Town is $2.50 for everyone and free for children ages one and under.

Sacramento Museum Day event hours are 10am-5pm (with the last guests admitted at 4pm).

Participating museums for Sacramento Museum Day 2013 are:
  • Aerospace Museum of California
  • California Automobile Museum
  • California Foundry History Museum
  • The California Museum
  • California State Military Museum
  • California State Capitol Museum
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Center for Contemporary Art
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
  • Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum
  • Fairytale Town
  • Folsom History Museum
  • Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park
  • Heidrick Ag History Center (Woodland)
  • Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
  • Maidu Museum & Historic Site
  • Museum of Medical History
  • Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum
  • Old Sacramento State Historic Park
  • Roseville Utility Exploration Center
  • Sacramento Children’s Museum
  • Sacramento Zoo
  • Sacramento Historic City Cemetery
  • Sacramento History Museum
  • Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum
  • State Indian Museum
  • Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
  • Wells Fargo History Museum (Capitol Mall)
  • Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento)
For more information, including event hours, map of participating museums, parking suggestions and more, visit sacmuseums.org/museumday.html, or call Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau at 916-808-7777.
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that will be released today, Tuesday, January 29.

New Music Releases
  • Destiny's Child, "Love Songs"
  • Justin Bieber, "Believe Acoustic"
  • Charlie Nelson, "Love, Charlie"
  • Emmy Rossum, "Sentimental Journey"
  • Jeffrey Osborne, "A Time for Love"
  • Tegan & Sara, "Heartthrob"
  • Rock Candy Funk Party, "We Want Groove"
  • Kris Kristofferson, "Feeling Mortal"
  • Tomahawk, "Oddfellows"
  • Colton Dixon, "A Messenger"
  • Local Natives, "Hummingbird"
  • Fleetwood Mac, "Rumours -- Expanded Edition"
  • Andrea Bocelli, "Passione"
  • Chris Potter, "Sirens"
  • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, "Get Up!"
  • Eric Burdon, "Til Your River Runs Dry"
  • Miles Davis, "Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol 2"
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa, "Gamak"
  • Various Artists, "WOW Gospel 2013"
New DVD Releases
  • "Seven Psychopaths"
  • "Hotel Transylvania"
  • "Paranormal Activity 4"
  • "Citadel"
  • "The Cold Light of Day"
  • "Big Boys Gone Bananas!"
  • "Hello I Must Be Going"
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that will be released today, Tuesday, January 22.

New Music Releases
  • Aaron Neville, “My True Story”
  • Jose James, “No Beginning No End”
  • The Joy Formidable, “Wolf's Law”
  • Bad Religion, “True North”
  • Billy Joel, “She's Got a Way: Love Songs”
  • Patricia Barber, “Smash”
  • Petra Haden, “Petra Goes to the Movies”
  • Casting Crowns, “Acoustic Sessions 1”
  • Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, “Bless This House”
  • Meredith Andrews, “Worth it All”
  • Adam Ant, “Adam Ant is The BlueBlack Hussar Marrying The Gunner's Daughter”
  • Love & Death, “Between Here & Lost”
  • Gary Allen, “Set You Free”
  • Helloween, “Straight Out of Hell”
  • Various Artists, “2013 Grammy Nominees”
  • Various Artists, “12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief”
New DVD Releases
  • "End of Watch"
  • "The Imposter"
  • "Crowsnest"
  • "Tai Chi Zero"
  • "Nature Calls"
  • "Searching for Sugar Man"
  • "Fat Kid Rules the World"
There's a number of celebrations and events taking place in Sacramento and the Bay over the next few weeks to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., who's birthday will be officially celebrated on January 21. Here's a look at what's going on!

SACRAMENTO

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Saturday, January 19; 4pm
Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6701 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento
916-685-9755

MLK Day Soccer Clinic
Monday, January 21; 10am-12pm
South Natomas Sports & Event Arena (Estadio Azteca), 1960 Railroad Dr., Sacramento
www.youthsoccerclinics.com

MLK March & Celebration
Monday, January 21; 10am-3pm
www.mlk365.org

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Gospel Concert Celebration
Monday, January 21; 5pm
Shiloh Baptist Church, 3565 9th Ave., Sacramento
(916)813-6580

Annual MLK Day of Service
Sunday, January 27; 2-4pm
Office of the Black United Fund, 4104 44th St., Sacramento
(916) 484-3750

BAY AREA

Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday with a Craft
Saturday, January 19; 2pm
Hillview Library, 1600 Hopkins Dr., San Jose
www.sjpl.org/hillview

11th Annual Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 19; 7-9:30pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
paramounttheatre.com

Celebrate MLK Day
Sunday, January 20; 12-3pm
Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
museumca.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Day and Freedom Train
Monday, January 21; 8:30-10am
Downtown CalTrain Station, 385 First Ave., San Mateo
mlksmc.com

Freedom Train
Monday, January 21; 9am
San Jose Diridon Station, 65 Cahill St., San Jose
www.scvmlk.org

Make the Dream Real – 15th Annual MLK Celebration
Monday, January 21; 10am-12pm
McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle St., Oakland
ahc-oakland.org

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 21; 11am-5pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco
Click here

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 21; 11am-5pm
Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., San Francisco
moadsf.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Inspired Keats
Monday, January 21; 1-3pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco
www.thecjm.org
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that will be released today, Tuesday, January 15.

New Music Releases
  • A$AP Rocky, “Long.Live.A$AP”
  • Teena Marie, “Beautiful”
  • The Canadian Tenors, “Lead With Your Heart”
  • Fade, “Yo La Tengo”
  • Jason Castro, “Only a Mountain”
  • Jackie Ryan, “Listen Here”
  • Jack DeJohnette, “Special Edition”
  • Jessica Reedy, James Fortune & FIYA, & J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, “Light Records Unplugged”
  • Various Artists, “Kidz Bop 23”
New DVD Releases
  • “Taken 2”
  • “Won't Back Down”
  • “The Possession”
  • “The Paperboy”
  • “To Rome With Love”
  • “Runaway Slave”
  • “Branded”
  • “I Am Bruce Lee”
  • “About Cherry”
There's a number of celebrations and events taking place in Sacramento and the Bay over the next few weeks to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., who's birthday will be officially celebrated on January 21. Here's a look at what's going on!

SACRAMENTO

14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner
Saturday, January 12; 5pm
Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St.
mlkcelebration2013.eventbrite.com

“From the Community to the Classroom” Screening
Tuesday, January 15; 6-8:30pm
The Guild Theater, 2828 35th St.
RSVP by January 12 to fayek@springmail.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Saturday, January 19; 4pm
Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6701 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento
916-685-9755

MLK Day Soccer Clinic
Monday, January 21; 10am-12pm
South Natomas Sports & Event Arena (Estadio Azteca), 1960 Railroad Dr., Sacramento
www.youthsoccerclinics.com

MLK March & Celebration
Monday, January 21; 10am-3pm
www.mlk365.org

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Gospel Concert Celebration
Monday, January 21; 5pm
Shiloh Baptist Church, 3565 9th Ave., Sacramento
(916)813-6580

Annual MLK Day of Service
Sunday, January 27; 2-4pm
Office of the Black United Fund, 4104 44th St., Sacramento
(916) 484-3750

BAY AREA

Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday with a Craft
Monday, January 14; 3pm
Alum Rock Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose
www.sjpl.org/alumrock

Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday with a Craft
Saturday, January 19; 2pm
Hillview Library, 1600 Hopkins Dr., San Jose
www.sjpl.org/hillview

11th Annual Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 19; 7-9:30pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland
paramounttheatre.com

Celebrate MLK Day
Sunday, January 20; 12-3pm
Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
museumca.org

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Day and Freedom Train
Monday, January 21; 8:30-10am
Downtown CalTrain Station, 385 First Ave., San Mateo
mlksmc.com

Freedom Train
Monday, January 21; 9am
San Jose Diridon Station, 65 Cahill St., San Jose
www.scvmlk.org

Make the Dream Real – 15th Annual MLK Celebration
Monday, January 21; 10am-12pm
McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle St., Oakland
ahc-oakland.org

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 21; 11am-5pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco
Click here

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 21; 11am-5pm
Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., San Francisco
moadsf.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Inspired Keats
Monday, January 21; 1-3pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco
www.thecjm.org
The internet was all a-buzz yesterday with reports via Twitter and various news agencies that the Sacramento Kings were soon to become the Seattle Kings.

According to an article on USAToday.com, the Maloofs were reportedly in negotiations with a Seattle group led by hedge fund manager Chris Hansen and Microsoft chairman Steve Ballmer that would ultimately move the Kings to Seattle.

Reportedly if the deal happens, the Maloofs would still hold a small percentage of ownership in the team, and the team would be renamed the Sonics.

Click here to read the full article

According to an article on the Sacramento Business Journal's website, if the deal happens the Maloofs would sell the Kings for $500 million, and the Kings would move to Seattle for the 2013-2014 season.

Click here to read the full article.

However, Sacramentans are not letting go without a fight. Another Sacramento Business Journal article reports a group of fans are circulating a petition in an effort to keep the team in Sacramento.

And Mayor Kevin Johnson is also reportedly talking to local investors to see if they can make a counteroffer to keep the Kings in Sacramento, according to an article on SacBee.com.

Click here to read the full article.

So what do you think – should the Sacramento Kings stay, or should they go?
Here's a look at some of the new albums and DVDs that will be released today, Tuesday, January 8.

New Music Releases
  • Big Boi, “Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors”
  • Solange, “True”
  • Dropkick Murphys, “Signed and Sealed in Blood”
  • Chris Tomlin, “Burning Lights”
  • Lords of the New Truth, “Gospel Truth”
  • Eberhard Weber, “Resume”
  • Joe Lovano, “Cross Culture”
  • Hollywood Undead, “Notes from the Underground”
  • Black Veil Brides, “Wretched & Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones”
New DVD Releases
  • “Frankenweenie”
  • “Dredd”
  • “House at the End of the Street”
  • “Stolen”
  • “Hit and Run”
  • “Stella Days”
  • “Now is Good”
  • “Game Change”
  • “Compliance”
  • “Touchback”
  • “After Fall, Winter”