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The Center for the Arts purchases California WorldFest

The Center for the Arts purchases California WorldFest

The Center for the Arts has purchased the iconic California WorldFest from its founders, Sierra FoodWineArt has learned. It has been held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds since its founding in July some 18 years ago. The magazine called the founders, Dan DeWayne and Christine Myers in Chico, after a report appeared — apparently prematurely...

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These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

These are a few of our favorite things for the holidays

CAROLINES COFFEE ROASTERS GIFT BASKETS We drink Carolines Coffee each morning: It is fresh roasted, in-house. But we also adore their gift baskets—filled with coffee, chocolate-covered espresso beans, waffle mix, real maple syrup, local jams, shortbread, English breakfast teas and more. The gourmet items are wrapped in baskets or wooden gift crates, with a festive...

Alison Toon
I’m Down with that!

Dec 8, 2014
I’m Down with that!

Phil Anselmo, Down, SacramentoBrilliant show last night at the Ace of Spades: "The Punk Rock but Kinda Not" tour, headlined by Down, and the inimitable Phil Anselmo. Mr. Anselmo was present from the moment the show opened: waving to his Sacramento fans...

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From Dates to Diapers
A Hallelujah Christmas :: Listen and be Blessed

I’ve been having a difficult time getting in to the Christmas spirit this holiday season. There are many reasons, I suppose… I’m drowning in deadlines; we are buying a new house, so money is extremely tight; we’re spending the holidays away from family for the first time ever; and, due to the cold weather,...

Alison Toon
The Birthday Massacre, Superstition, and a date in Sacramento

Dec 5, 2014
The Birthday Massacre, Superstition, and a date in Sacramento

The Birthday Massacre, SacramentoThe Birthday Massacre are headlining a major tour of the USA, and recently released a new album, Superstition, playing many of the new songs at the Ace of Spades on Wednesday evening, along with older favourites. Big li...

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Alison Toon
The Red Paintings: a review

Dec 4, 2014
The Red Paintings: a review

Trash McSweeney, The Red Paintings, SacramentoLast night, I was at the Ace of Spades to photograph and to review The Birthday Massacre... not expecting to be hijacked by one of the support acts. Right in the middle of the show, The Red Paintings. Quirk...

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Alison Toon
Dead Sara, women in rock, and you are entitled to say “it’s about time, too!”

Dec 2, 2014
Dead Sara, women in rock, and you are entitled to say “it’s about time, too!”

Emily Armstrong, vocals, Dead Sara, Aftershock 2013Can't believe I still hadn't posted the photos from Dead Sara's set at Aftershock 2014. Sorry. My-very-bad.Emily Armstrong, vocals, Dead Sara, Aftershock 2013That girl certainly can scream... but she (...

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Alison Toon
Boy Bands gone bad… The Monster Energy Outbreak tour, a review

Nov 29, 2014
Boy Bands gone bad… The Monster Energy Outbreak tour, a review

Chris Fronzak, vocals, Attila, Ace of Spades, SacramentoAn early start on a Friday evening, and the line of mostly late-teen fans stretches around three sides of the block, sidewalk wide in the early dark, waiting to get inside and experience the Monst...

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Alison Toon
Music, music, music this weekend and more to come

Nov 28, 2014
Music, music, music this weekend and more to come

I know. I wasn't here much lately. My excuse? I was here, and here, and here, and especially here. Anyway... some interesting shows are lined up, starting with tonight: Atilla, at the Ace of Spades. There have been several bands named Atilla: this isn'...

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Strawberry Music Festival returns to Nevada County Fairgrounds May 21-25, 2015

Strawberry Music Festival returns to Nevada County Fairgrounds May 21-25, 2015

“Great news folks!  We could not be happier to announce that the Spring 2015 Festival is taking place at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Memorial Day weekend- Thursday, May 21st through Sunday, May 24th.   We’ve already got some great music in the works and look forward to more exciting announcements regarding lineup and ticket sales beginning before...

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