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Café Plan B

Jul 29, 2015
Café Plan B

Café Plan B, a French restaurant in midtown which opened in 2014, had caught my eye many times and recently I had just the right occasion to check it out. A colleague and I decided to venture out of the office for a rare midtown lunch outing and we were not disappointed. Right off...

Alison Toon
Chase Rice, country boy but rocking it at the California State Fair

Jul 26, 2015
Chase Rice, country boy but rocking it at the California State Fair

Chase Rice, California State FairI could tell it was going to be one of those country-girl nights; the audience was full of fresh-faced young ladies, every one busy with a cell phone; lots of cowboy boots and hats, despite the achingly-high Sacramento ...

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Alison Toon
Pacific Nations Cup, Bonney Field, Sacramento… Fiji vs. Samoa, USA vs. Japan

Jul 25, 2015
Pacific Nations Cup, Bonney Field, Sacramento… Fiji vs. Samoa, USA vs. Japan

Fiji v. Samoa, Pacific Nations Cup, SacramentoOK. This is not music. It was very, very entertaining though.Scrum! Pacific Nations Cup, Fiji v. Samoa, SacramentoThanks to California State Fair, I was allowed the opportunity to shoot my first professiona...

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Alison Toon
Queen Nation, best tribute band ever! (Yes, I say that every year).

Jul 19, 2015
Queen Nation, best tribute band ever! (Yes, I say that every year).

Three years running, I've seen Queen Nation at the California State Fair. Last night, I didn't take the cameras. Wanted to just enjoy the show... and was it fun? Of course!Thirty years ago this week, Queen rocked Live Aid. This week, Queen Nation took ...

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Alison Toon
Ky-Mani Marley at the California State Fair: Maestro indeed

Jul 19, 2015
Ky-Mani Marley at the California State Fair: Maestro indeed

Ky-Mani Marley, SacramentoThis week, Ky-Mani Marley's album, Maestro, is number one in the Billboard Reggae album charts... and this week, Ky-Mani shared his music with us here in Sacramento, at the California State Fair.And beautiful music it is, too....

Alison Toon
AFTERSHOCK PREVIEW: I can’t drown my demons, they know how to swim… BMTH, live at Wembley, a review

Jul 16, 2015
AFTERSHOCK PREVIEW: I can’t drown my demons, they know how to swim… BMTH, live at Wembley, a review

Earlier this week, the 30th anniversary of Live Aid, and one of the venues was Wembley, a stadium-football-(soccer)-ground in London, England, UK. Wembley: full to the gills with people, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands.And then, two days ago, a ...

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Alison Toon
“These costumes that we’re wearing… it’s not our fault!” Led Zepagain, playing Led Zep again, at the state Fair

Jul 15, 2015
“These costumes that we’re wearing… it’s not our fault!”  Led Zepagain, playing Led Zep again, at the state Fair

Swan Montgomery as Robert Plant, Led Zepagain, California State FairBearing in mind that the original Led Zeppelin split up, finally and forever, after the untimely death in September, 1980, of drummer John Bonham, Led Zepagain may be the closest to th...

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Alison Toon
Robin Trower, 70, Sacramento, Leicester, England, USA… a Strange Vine, California… and growing up, all over again

Jun 27, 2015
Robin Trower, 70, Sacramento, Leicester, England, USA… a Strange Vine, California… and growing up, all over again

Robin Trower, Sacramento's Ace of Spades, 2015I first saw Robin Trower many, many years ago, on the stage at Leicester University, This was the time of Bridge Of Sighs...people were stoned, people were dreamy, people were playing air-guitar and making ...

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Alison Toon
Love, Another trainride, another dream… Alone again, or… (another playlist)

Jun 20, 2015
Love, Another trainride, another dream… Alone again, or… (another playlist)

A couple of days ago, a Facebook friend posted something about Love's song, Alone Again Or... And I realised I hadn't heard it for a long time. And I remembered how much I loved that song, from the band's iconic album, Forever Changes (or rat...

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Alison Toon
We live in a beautiful place… every one of us. Just find the beauty.

Jun 15, 2015

While packing boxes, and sorting through far-too-much stuff, I came across my electrical photo frame... which I had loaded with a set of photos, and music, when living in a small community on Long Island: Mastic Beach (officially, per New York, now a "...

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