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Alison Toon
Blaze of Glory, (almost) Bon Jovi at the State Fair

Jul 28, 2014
Blaze of Glory, (almost) Bon Jovi at the State Fair

It was the last night of the State Fair, and the final concert on the big Golden 1 stage, the end of the Toyota concert series for this year, and the last band for this year's fair was Blaze of Glory, a Bon Jovi tribute band.While I can say, without a ...

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Alison Toon
Blackjack Billy, redneck rock, did I tell you that this was my kind of show yet?

Jul 24, 2014
Blackjack Billy, redneck rock, did I tell you that this was my kind of show yet?

Sometimes, you choose a book by its cover, an album by its sleeve, a dish on a menu in a strange restaurant, "just because". Not because you know the author, the artist, the flavour; "just because" something, somewhere, appeals. If you try to analyse w...

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Alison Toon
Were you there? Photos of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo rocking the California State Fair

Jul 23, 2014
Were you there? Photos of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo rocking the California State Fair

Love is a Battlefield has always been my favourite Pat Benatar song; it was the highlight of last night's show, for me, at the California State Fair, and it was singing in my head when I woke up this morning. Memorable and meaningful.Pat Benatar and Ne...

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Alison Toon
Bret Michaels, California State Fair, and making it real.

Jul 22, 2014
Bret Michaels, California State Fair, and making it real.

This was the real Bret Michaels, rocker, musician, showman, entertainer. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to see him live, on stage, with the crowd of Sacramento fans at the California State Fair. There were many Bret Michaels hats and bandannas on di...

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Sac Foodies
Dawson’s

Jul 1, 2014
Dawson’s

 I had the opportunity to hang out with Jason Poole, the executive chef of Dawson’s last week, and learned that his restaurant is anything but an industry cliché. Located at 1209 L Street, Dawson’s is the Hyatt Regency’s in-house steakhouse. But don’t call it a “hotel restaurant.” Dawson’s stands on its own. “We’re not...

Alison Toon
Jetlag music, new one to look (listen) out for: Rag’N’Bone man

Jun 22, 2014

Driving up the M1 in England today, from Heathrow airport to Leicester, listening to Radio One all the way, several DJs, don't remember names; one was giving away four tickets to Glastonbury festival, next weekend, I should be there...Mostly the music ...

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Alison Toon
In Dublin’s fair city, I can’t help singing about Molly Malone

Jun 14, 2014
In Dublin’s fair city, I can’t help singing about Molly Malone

Everywhere you go in the centre of Dublin, Ireland, you'll find music in one form or another.Buskers on the street in Temple Bar, the medieval-cobbled-narrow-street area on the south side of the Liffey River, Dublin's "cultural centre", full of traditi...

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Chique Chic
20 Dollar Makeup Challenge Plus OOTD

Jun 4, 2014

Today I’m doing the 20 Dollar Makeup Challenge! In this video, I show you how to get a whole look for just $20! I hope you enjoy this tutorial! If you like this video, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel! I put up new videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! © 2014,...

Sac Foodies
New Pizza Joint Gallops into Midtown

May 30, 2014
New Pizza Joint Gallops into Midtown

Have you ever been on a cleanse? You know, the kind where you have to give up tasty things like bread and alcohol? Well I did one of those for the last two weeks and felt very proud of myself for not cheating or complaining too much. So naturally, as soon as the cleanse...

Alison Toon
Joy and Madness, Sacramento Music Festival (sacmusicfest) 2014

May 26, 2014
Joy and Madness, Sacramento Music Festival (sacmusicfest) 2014

Another Sacramento band, well worth seeing live, is Joy and Madness. Old-school funk, soul, R&B driven by high-energy, and they'll have you dancing.They are lined up for this week's Concert in the Park in Sacramento, 30th May.They have an EP availa...

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