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The Sacramento Bee
Pat Metheny brings Unity Group to Davis

Guitarist and composer Pat Metheny has worked himself into an enviable position.

This year the 59-year-old Metheny was voted into Down Beat magazine’s Hall of Fame, the youngest member and fourth jazz guitarist chosen for the honor. He’s an “A list” mainstream jazz artist with 20 Grammy Awards on his...

Alison Toon
Photography: Apple discontinues Aperture, happy I stuck with Lightroom!

Jul 10, 2014

So Apple have announced that they are discontinuing their Aperture product. Having recently moved to an Apple work environment, I was half-heartedly wondering if I should shift my photo workstream from Adobe Lightroom to Apple Aperture, but now I don't...

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The Sacramento Bee
The 2014 Golden 1 Stage schedule

July 11: John Kay & Steppenwolf

July 12: Macy Gray

July 13: Phil Vassar

July 14: Hinder

July 15 and 16: “Wheel of Fortune” auditions

July 17: The Spinners

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The Sacramento Bee
DVD previews for this week

“Bad Words” (R, 88 minutes, Universal): Lovable everyman Jason Bateman plays this despicable misanthrope, which might explain why, despite Guy’s over-the-top flaws, he’s still worth watching. And maybe there’s some justification for his behavior. Guy explains in a voice-over at the start of the movie that this is all part of a revenge...

The Sacramento Bee
Three to see: Francis, Sons of N.W.A. and OK Go

Robert Francis & the Night Tide

Pop/rock/folk

7 p.m. Friday

Harlow’s

You know those songs that pop on Pandora or iPod shuffle while you’re cleaning house or tending to the stove and literally slap you into paying attention...

Alison Toon
Angel of Mercy from Black Label Society: see them at Aftershock!

Jul 9, 2014

I am really looking forward to seeing these guys for the first time, at Aftershock festival here in Sacramento.Here's the latest video from Black Label Society: "Angel of Mercy":

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Alison Toon
Quirky, on reflection. Quirky.

Jul 8, 2014
Quirky, on reflection. Quirky.

As I've said several times today, I've been flying so often lately I've grown a beak, and some feathers.One recent trip was to London. All that new glass, all the old buildings... couldn't resist the quirky shots.More here: http://www.alisontoon.c...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Glenn Miller Orchestra, Lee Ann Womack coming to Grass Valley

Glenn Miller Orchestra, Lee Ann Womack coming to Grass Valley

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and Grammy-winning country singer Lee Ann Womack are performing in Grass Valley later this year, according to The Center for the Arts. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is performing on Sunday, September 7. “The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
NCArts awarded $7,500 for First Friday Art Walks

NCArts awarded $7,500 for First Friday Art Walks

NCArts, in partnership with Peggy Wright and Cynthia Levesque, submitted a successful grant ($7,500) in support of the Nevada City First Friday Art Walks. The California Arts Commission sponsored grant program, “Creating Places of Vitality,” funds proposals of up to $10,000 to utilize the arts for economic and community development in rural areas. The funds...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Yoga plus music: Wanderlust returns to Squaw Valley July 17-20

Yoga plus music: Wanderlust returns to Squaw Valley July 17-20

Wanderlust, producers of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, returns to California July 17-20 at the birthplace of the Wanderlust Festival – Squaw Valley. Nestled in one of Mother Nature’s most picturesque creations, this four-day retreat will gather together yoga enthusiasts, families, foodies and mindful adventurers for an unforgettable getaway. Surrounded by...

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