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“Carnaval! 2014 on LiveWire Today”

Feb 12, 2014
“Carnaval! 2014 on LiveWire Today”

“Carnaval 2014!” LiveWire! is happy to welcome back guests from the Brazilian Center in Sacramento. Each year they host Sacramento’s ”Carnaval!” event. This year the event features Tambores Julio ...

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The State Hornet
Personality traits often determine musical tastes

Feb 11, 2014

Whenever someone meets a new person, a likely question between young adults in their quest to decipher the characteristics of a person, is to ask their style and genre of musical taste.

Alison Toon
Enough with the labels! Music, human beings, everything. We’re all human. And it’s all music.

Feb 10, 2014

It's time for labels to be gone.Caucasian, black, Hispanic, Asian, whatever... welcome to the human race. We're all humans.As for music? How many darn labels can you contrive? Death metal, metalcore, posthardcore, prog, pop, classical, post-classical, ...

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Alison Toon
Hail to the King

Feb 9, 2014
Hail to the King

Avenged Sevenfold performing at Aftershock 2013Every time I start my truck, I hear Avenged Sevenfold play, Hail to the King.It's not my phone's ringtone and it's not in my CD player.Avenged Sevenfold performing at Aftershock 2013Somehow, it's the only ...

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The Sacramento Bee
Pete Seeger an integral part of Davis filmmakers’ ‘Open Country’

Pete Seeger an integral part of Davis filmmakers’ ‘Open Country’


Pete Seeger performs at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh in a September 1986 file image.

The voice mail from folk legend Pete Seeger came in 2008, nine months after Davis filmmaker Jesse Drew first wrote the singer to see if he would appear in his documentary about...

Alison Toon
Russian Police Choir sing “Get Lucky” at the Sochi Winter Olympics

Feb 7, 2014

I don't quite know how to describe this. It's wonderfully-surreal on so many different levels: you'll have to watch it.Watch the video on NBC's website:  http://www.nbcolympics.com/wcau/video/russian-police-choir-performs-get-lucky-opening-ceremon...

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Alison Toon
Happy Birthday, Bob Marley. One Love!

Feb 6, 2014

Can't believe it's a year since The Wailers were here, and more than a year since I was in Jamaica. The Wailers will be here again soon... playing Legend, beginning to end. And one day I will go back to the homeland of Reggae.Until then... one love!

The Sacramento Bee
Three to See: West Coast rap, art pop and country

Three to See: West Coast rap, art pop and country


Rapper Too Short will perform with Reign and Playa K at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ace of Spades.

Rap/hip-hop

7 p.m. Saturday

Ace of Spades

Those who came of age in the late ’80s and early...

Alison Toon
Zappa Plays Zappa Plays Sacramento: review and photos

Feb 5, 2014
Zappa Plays Zappa Plays Sacramento: review and photos

Sacramento's Crest TheaterThe venue: The Crest Theater in the heart of downtown Sacramento. (Maybe it IS the heart of downtown Sacramento.) A beautiful, vintage theater, in a building that was originally constructed in 1912. The seating is steeply rake...

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The Sacramento Bee
$500,000 gift helps merged Sacramento opera and philharmonic survive

$500,000 gift helps merged Sacramento opera and philharmonic survive


Robert Tannenbaum will try to build a stable financial and artistic base for the merged Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera.

A gift of $500,000 has saved the current season for the Sacramento Philharmonic and Sacramento Opera, but the merger of the two groups last summer hasn’t resolved its ongoing financial issues.

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