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Cypress Hill
Music Review

West Coast High with Cypress Hill [Photos]

Highly adored and always welcome back, the legendary hip hop group Cypress Hill brought their West Coast High Tour through Sacramento’s Ace of Spades on Friday to a sold-out crowd. Joined by the rare likes of Hollywood Undead, the legendary Xzibit, and Washington’s Demrick, it was a surprise...

Rudy Meyers Photography
Review Theater

Modern Women Take Spotlight in Two Local Productions

We see two very different versions of modern women in “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at B Street Theatre and “Reborning” at Big Idea Theatre this month. In the former, Nora, the heroine of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House,” returns after 15 years to...

New Films: Five Feet Apart & Giant Little Ones
Film Review

New Films: Five Feet Apart & Giant Little Ones

Five Feet Apart Directed by Justin Baldoni A film about love challenged, or perhaps cut short, by disease is nothing original. For older viewers it’s almost de rigeur to harken back to 1970’s “Love Story” with Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal. For others, one of the better, more recent iterations of the...

New Film: Captain Marvel
Film Review

New Film: Captain Marvel

Captain MarvelDirected by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck The latest in the extraordinary run of Marvel comic book titles adapted to the big screen, as part of the connected Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is “Captain Marvel,” starring (Sacramento-born) Brie Larson in the title role. It’s another...

Marías
Music Review

A Tender Evening with The Marías

For the third time in less than a year, the uber-romantic sounds of The Marías graced Sacramento with an evening to remember. Presented by Noise Pop, Saturday night’s sold-out performance would become the group’s first official headline show in the capital, with support from New...

whipping man
Review Theater

‘The Whipping Man’ Leaves a Mark

The subject of Jews in the Southern United States is rarely explored in theater. Sure, we know there were Jewish members of communities there — we’ve seen “Driving Miss Daisy” — but such plays are few and far between. “The Whipping Man,” on stage at...

Alita
Film Review

New films: Alita: Battle Angel and 5 current moviebriefs

Alita: Battle Angel Directed by Robert Rodriguez “Alita: Battle Angel” is directed by Robert Rodriguez (“Sin City,” “Planet Terror”) from a screenplay co-written by Rodriquez, Laeta Kalogridis (“Altered Carbon,” “Shutter Island”) and James Cameron (“Avatar,” “Titanic”) (adapted from a Japanese...

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