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Young and sick
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Young & Sick: an Electric Force of Art

The groove was just right last week as The Knocks helped introduce Dutch artist Nick van Hofwegen’s musical entity Young & Sick to Sacramento’s Ace of Spades. While most fans would arrive just in time to see The Knocks, those who arrived early were treated to a rare glimpse of an artist...

Big Idea
Arts Review

“Wit” at Big Idea Shows Lots of Wisdom; Plus Two Last Chances

Genuinely moving an audience to tears without violence or manipulation is not easy. However, “Wit,” Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, now at Big Idea Theatre, is a tearjerker without pretense. It is a virtual one-woman show about a patient during her final hours, dying from...

Elton
Music Review

Sir Elton John Bids Farewell to Sacramento

Sir Elton John brought his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour to Golden 1 Wednesday night, playing for nearly three hours to a sold-out crowd. The tour, Elton’s final tour in his 50 year career, began in September of 2018 and will conclude in December of 2020 after a run of over 300 shows worldwide...

Photo courtesy of B Street Staff
Arts Review

Some Funny Stuff is Going on on Local Stages

Whomever said “dying is easy, comedy is hard,” was half right at best. Comedy is hard, as two shows now on stage prove – one more successfully than the other. “House on Haunted Hill,” suggested by the 1959 Vincent Price horror film, is an example of funny done exactly right. Adapted by Dave Pierini...

movies
Film Review

2018 at the Movies: the Best, the Worst, and the Surprising

There are 347 films eligible in the feature film category at this year’s Oscars and it’s that time of the year when lists are made, however ridiculous it might seem to compare “Avengers: Infinity War” and “RBG.” The films I found most satisfying this year, either while watching them or while...

Astroworld
Music Review

Travis Scott’s Astroworld Lit Up Golden 1 Center

Houston’s current hip-hop ambassador, Travis Scott, turned Golden 1 Center into an amusement park as he brought his ASTROWORLD Tour to Sacramento on Saturday, December 15. In support of his latest studio album, also titled ‘Astroworld,’ Scott made sure to bring the phenomenal...

holiday
Arts Review

Holiday Spirit Lives in Two Very Different Plays

The Bennet Sisters, Jane Austen’s well-loved heroines, are back together to celebrate the Christmas holiday in an imagined sequel to “Pride and Prejudice.” This time, playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon shine the spotlight most brightly on Mary, the nearly forgotten...

Metallica Returns to Sacramento with WorldWired Tour
Music Review

Metallica Returns to Sacramento with WorldWired Tour

Metallica brought their now almost three-year-long ‘WorldWired’ Tour to Golden 1 Center Friday night, and they did not disappoint the sold-out crowd. In support of the band’s 2016 album “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,” Sacramento was the 22nd stop (of 37 scheduled dates) on the...

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