14
Jan
2019
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Some Funny Stuff is Going on on Local Stages

Whomever said “dying is easy, comedy is hard,” was half right at best. Comedy is hard, as two shows now on stage prove – one more successfully than the other. “House on Haunted Hill,” suggested by the 1959 Vincent Price horror film, is an example of funny done exactly right.…
11
Jan
2019
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Mick Jenkins: Pieces of A Man Tour

With a new wave of self-reflection, Chicago poet and rapper Mick Jenkins brought his "Pieces of A Man" Tour to Harlow's Nightclub in Sacramento on Wednesday January 9. Accompanied by the gracious presence of Kari Faux, Stock Marley, and theMIND, the evening would become a collection of positive thinking. Since…
08
Jan
2019
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Cheers to Seven Years of BottleRock

California’s wine country is getting a substantial dosage of rock this upcoming Memorial Day weekend as BottleRock Napa Valley welcomes Imagine Dragons, Neil Young with Promise of the Real and Mumford & Sons for the three-day music, wine, food and brew festival. While the aforementioned will respectively be headlining the…
03
Jan
2019
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On-line: Celebrating 20 Years of Coachella

Always a kaleidoscope sound of mainstream’s unpredictable palette, the Coachella Music and Arts Festival has set its 20th return to the famous desert valley between April 12-14 and April 19-21. More than 150 acts will grace Indio’s infamous stages, with a promising show of anthems coming from Childish Gambino, Tame…
02
Jan
2019
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2018 at the Movies: the Best, the Worst, and the Surprising

There are 347 films eligible in the feature film category at this year’s Oscars and it’s that time of the year when lists are made, however ridiculous it might seem to compare “Avengers: Infinity War” and “RBG.” The films I found most satisfying this year, either while watching them or while continuing…
20
Dec
2018
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Sacramento Ballet Remakes A Holiday Classic in ‘The Nutcracker’

For many Sacramentans, it isn’t Christmastime without a trip to the Sacramento Ballet‘s “The Nutcracker.” For a couple of decades at least, that meant former artistic director Ron Cunningham’s version, based on the original 1892 choreography of Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa, for the Russian Imperial Ballet. This year, Sacramento Ballet…
18
Dec
2018
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Travis Scott’s Astroworld Lit Up Golden 1 Center

Houston’s current hip-hop ambassador, Travis Scott, turned Golden 1 Center into an amusement park as he brought his ASTROWORLD Tour to Sacramento on Saturday, December 15. In support of his latest studio album, also titled ‘Astroworld,’ Scott made sure to bring the phenomenal Sheck Wes and Gunna to open up the show.…
11
Dec
2018
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Holiday Spirit Lives in Two Very Different Plays

The Bennet Sisters, Jane Austen’s well-loved heroines, are back together to celebrate the Christmas holiday in an imagined sequel to “Pride and Prejudice.” This time, playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon shine the spotlight most brightly on Mary, the nearly forgotten sister in the novel. She is the Miss Bennet of the title…
10
Dec
2018
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Metallica Returns to Sacramento with WorldWired Tour

Metallica brought their now almost three-year-long ‘WorldWired’ Tour to Golden 1 Center Friday night, and they did not disappoint the sold-out crowd. In support of the band’s 2016 album “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,” Sacramento was the 22nd stop (of 37 scheduled dates) on the second North American leg of the tour. The first…
15
Sep
2018
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Shoreline Mafia at Ace of Spades [Photos]

Continuing the success of their “Still OTX” (Off the Xtra) tour, the notorious rap ensemble of Shoreline Mafia rolled through Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on September 9 to show the state capital how hard Los Angeles throws down on their “Only the Xclusives” tour. Determined to make their mark following…