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Stars aplenty are headed to the Crest Theatre on Dec. 1 to trip the light fantastic and cut a rug – we only know two clichés and just used both of them up – to raise money for the Sacramento Press Club scholarships and honor L.A. Times columnist George Skelton, a Capitol institution who gets even better with age and has been doing state politics for more than 40 years. The luminaries from media, politics and points in-between include such high-steppers as Fiona Ma, Roger Niello, Karen Skelton, Kevin Riggs, Edie Lambert, Juliet Williams, Brian Joseph, Judy Lin, Lloyd Levine, Alyson Huber and Ed Fletcher. This is a great-looking crowd – disproving the old saw that politics is show business for ugly people – and they’ve been rehearsing mightily. They’re ready to take the well-lit stage, so none of this “Dancing in the Dark” stuff.  Judges include Dan Walters – will he twist again like he did last summer? – Ron Cunningham and Cristina Mendonsa Darrell Steinberg will do some standup comedy (uh-oh), and George will be honored by some surprise guests. (Gee, I wonder who they could be?) It’s all for a good cause, so fork over $100 ($75 if you’re a Press Club member) and go have some fun.  Check with the Club for details of the social event of the season. What could possibly go wrong? … [UPDATE 11/18] Well, one thing that could go wrong is that the Skinny could botch a name. Which it did. To set the record straight, the AP’s Juliet Williams is one of the dancers (we fixed it above) and our apologies to her and her fellow hoofers. And a H/T to newsie Rich Ehisen.


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