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The Glover Posting
Final ‘Hobbit’ is a war epic with a few problems

Final ‘Hobbit’ is a war epic with a few problems

Cast: Martin Freeman, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Ian McKellenDirector: Peter JacksonRated: Pg-13     Run Time: 2 Hours 24 MinutesMiddle-earth is not the most peaceful places, but then again it would be hard to think that it were ...

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Alison Toon
FallRise, acoustic evening, at the Back 9 in Citrus Heights

Jan 18, 2015
FallRise, acoustic evening, at the Back 9 in Citrus Heights

FallRiseAn acoustic evening with FallRise last night at Citrus Height's Back 9 Bar and Grill. Intimate setting, lots of fans and friends; not just music, but questions-and-answers, signings, and more.Not all bands are brave enough to go unplugged. Fall...

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The Glover Posting
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ soars to fantastic new heights

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ soars to fantastic new heights

The dragon was once feared in the Viking village of Berk. The fear of the dragon is nothing more than the past now five years later in Dean DeBlois' How to Train Your Dragon 2.In the exciting sequel to 2010's How to Train Your Dragon  we find Hicu...

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Alison Toon
And that was 2014: a musical roundup!

Dec 27, 2014
And that was 2014: a musical roundup!

Author & PunisherThinking back over 2014, and what a year it was. Early on: Author and Punisher, lionfight, Otep... then later, Bret Michaels and Blackjack Billy.... So much music! As a photographer, sometimes I listen as much with my eyes as with ...

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Alison Toon
One-Eyed Doll at the Boardwalk, Orangevale. A summary. A horror show. Sheer musical genius!

Dec 21, 2014
One-Eyed Doll at the Boardwalk, Orangevale. A summary. A horror show. Sheer musical genius!

Kimberly Freeman,  One-Eyed Doll, OrangevaleA One-Eyed Doll show. Brilliant! (And at the Boardwalk in Orangevale: nice and intimate.)Let me try to paint the picture... Pippi Longstocking meets Marilyn Manson for a cup of tea with Edgar Allen Poe i...

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Alison Toon
You’re in for a treat… tomorrow night, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale.

Dec 19, 2014
You’re in for a treat… tomorrow night, at the Boardwalk, Orangevale.

One-Eyed Doll, Sacramento, 2013See you there! Doors open at 7 pm. Find out more on One-Eyed Doll's Facebook!(In case you missed One-Eyed Doll last year, here's the Toon's Tunes review. Don't miss this time!)

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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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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
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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