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Music: Thoughtful, upbeat pop from Vienna Teng, due at Assembly

Music: Thoughtful, upbeat pop from Vienna Teng, due at Assembly


After two years of writing computer coding, Vienna Teng switched to song lyrics.

A Stanford graduate, Teng, 35, abandoned software for her piano – the instrument she began learning when she was 5 years old. She spent eight years as a touring singer-songwriter, churned out four...

Placer County Online
Sierra College Music Department Presents a Winter Concert

The Sierra College Music Department is proud to present a Winter Band Concert on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:30pm in Dietrich Theatre on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Join Greg McLaughlin and the Sierra College Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony, plus special guests the Placer High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of David...

The Sacramento Bee
Thomas Dolby brings multimedia show about doomed lighthouse to Crest Theatre

Thomas Dolby brings multimedia show about doomed lighthouse to Crest Theatre


Like a visual metronome, a repeating flash of light would invade the childhood bedroom of musician Thomas Dolby.

The light emanated from the Orford Ness lighthouse, in East Anglia, Great Britain. For the now 55-year-old Dolby, that broad metrical beam proved a searing memory.

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The Sacramento Bee
Playing piano for opera stars requires finesse

Playing piano for opera stars requires finesse


Pianist Mark Robson will accompany singers during the Sacramento Opera’s International Stars of Opera concert next Friday.

He would prefer if you don’t call him an accompanist.

Call him a collaborative artist, instead.

The latter is the name that best describes what pianist...

The Sacramento Bee
Playing piano for opera stars requires finesse

He would prefer if you don’t call him an accompanist.

Call him a collaborative artist, instead.

The latter is the name that best describes what pianist Mark Robson will do when he performs with noted soprano Ruth Ann Swenson and tenor Frank Lopardo in an evening of...

The Sacramento Bee
Funky horn player Trombone Shorty shows New Orleans spirit

Funky horn player Trombone Shorty shows New Orleans spirit


Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will perform Sunday at Ace of Spades in Sacramento.

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews craves his hometown New Orleans when away he’s on tour. Luckily for the rest of the world, he brings the city’s soul with him.

With his longtime band,...

Placer County Online
Music Department Presents A Vocal Jazz Recital

The Sierra College Music Department is proud to present a Vocal Jazz Recital on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 7:30pm in Room D-12 in Walker Hall (Music Building) on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Tap your toes to the music of the Sierra College Jazz Voices, directed by Greg McLaughlin, the Sierra College Evening...

The Sacramento Bee
Three to See: Poor Man’s Whiskey pays tribute

Three to See: Poor Man’s Whiskey pays tribute


San Francisco-based band Poor Man’s Whiskey will play Saturday at the Auburn Event Center.

Poor Man’s Whiskey – Bluegrass rock. 7 p.m. Saturday at Auburn Event Center

San Francisco’s Poor Man’s Whiskey has the potential to make just about any other bluegrass band on Earth green...

The Sacramento Bee
Three to See: Catch country-rockers the Black Lillies

Three to See: Catch country-rockers the Black Lillies


Guitarist Patty Larkin will perform Sunday in Grass Valley.

The Black Lillies – Country rock. 7 p.m. Friday at Harlow’s

Knoxville’s Black Lillies are lurking in the middle of the first-day lineup at Southern California’s coming Stagecoach festival, which has essentially become the...

The Sacramento Bee
Andrew Bird talks California tour, unusual venues and cyborgism

Andrew Bird talks California tour, unusual venues and cyborgism


Andrew Bird blends country blues, early jazz and gypsy music into an ethereal sound.

A single man can create plenty of sound if he uses a violin, spinning victrola horn, glockenspiel and a palette of pedals all at once. And if he’s Andrew Bird, there will also be whistling.

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