18
Dec
2018
Posted by: In: Arts

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
Posted by: In: Arts

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
Posted by: In: Arts

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
Posted by: In: Arts

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…
11
Jul
2018
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Two Plays: One Historical, One Hysterical

Two plays currently on Sacramento stages take very different approaches to the early days before the United States was born. One — the historical one — is “1776,” about the Constitutional Convention that resulted in our Declaration of Independence. The other — the funny one — is “The Thanksgiving Play,”…
11
Jul
2018
Posted by: In: Arts

A Fandom of Kindness with Harry Styles: Live on Tour

The opportunity to witness Queen, the Spice Girls or The Beatles in their prime is one that the luckiest of fans are fortunate to see. While those opportunities have passed, it was Harry Styles, with an English quip and swagger, who brought a deafening night of peak-fandom to Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Monday.…
06
Jun
2018
Posted by: In: Arts, Things to Do

Sacramento’s Short Center North Aims to Expand Local Arts Scene

Throughout the year, Sacramento’s Short Center North (SCN), an extension of the Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO), serves the community as an art program for adults with developmental disabilities. On Saturday, June 9, the center will call on the Sacramento community to support the non-profit organization in its effort to expand its outreach, while…
27
May
2018
Posted by: In: Arts

Depeche Mode Still Reigning Kings of Concerts and Synth Pop

On Thursday night, Depeche Mode proved once again why they are the reigning kings of concert tours. The legendary synth-pop pioneers are currently the largest selling act in the world, passing by Bruno Mars, Adele, and even Taylor Swift. And they are worth every penny.  The two-hour sold out show at the Golden 1…
19
May
2018
Posted by: In: Arts, Things to Do

I Love “Paris” in the Springtime

“An American in Paris,” the new musical at the Community Center Theater, is one of the most dazzling, entertaining pieces of theater in…well, a long, long time. With music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, it features some of the best tunes in the American songbook, songs such as…
08
May
2018
Posted by: In: Arts

Descendents Give It Their All at Ace Of Spades [Photos]

Descendents are back! And in a big way! A few years ago the punk legends began playing shows again and have been touring regularly ever since.  Rather than resting on their laurels and merely cycling thru the same set list of hits, Descendents have been on a caffeinated full speed ahead path,…