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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...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Singer Melissa Etheridge to perform September 19 in Grass Valley

Singer Melissa Etheridge to perform September 19 in Grass Valley

Melissa Lou Etheridge, the American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist, is going to perform at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley on Friday, September 19. Tickets go on sale as early as July 7 for VIP packages but later in the month for the general public, according to her website. Etheridge is performing...

The Sacramento Bee
Best concerts bets from now through October

Rock. Jam. Roots. Punk. Funk. Reggae. Country.

You can take your pick. Or choose them all.

Festival season is in full swing, and Northern California is loaded with an enviable array of musical gatherings, all within driving distance from Sacramento. Here’s a curated list of worthwhile...

Alison Toon
California State Fair and the Toyota Concert Series

Jul 6, 2014
California State Fair and the Toyota Concert Series

July 11th is coming soon!There are some oldies-but-goodies in the lineup for this year's California State Fair concert series:- John Kay and Steppenwolf- Macy Gray- Joan Jett and the Blackhearts- America- Bret Michaels- Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo- an...

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