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An artist’s first tour is often a special occasion for celebration and a vulnerable display of their work through an undiscovered land of self-exploration and measured resilience. When Philadelphia’s Ivy Sole bought her debut FEMMETAPE Tour to Sacramento’s Momo Lounge on Tuesday, she was faced with...

Jimmy Eat World
Music Review

Jimmy Eat World + Verno = A Perfect Sunday Show

Reviewing a show is easy when the band is good. Rarely is a show perfect, for there’s often a point or two of constructive criticism that can be included. And if the reviewer is doing nothing but gushing like a fanboy, it can often feel like a fake account of what happened. Maybe the writer...

Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling in a production still from Late Night
Film Review

New Films: Late Night, Shaft, Men in Black: International

Late NightDirected by Nisha Ganatra and Written by Mindy Kaling The most interesting and appealing of the new films this week is “Late Night” starring Emma Thompson as long time talk show host Katherine Newberry who’s lost her edge and her ratings, but not her “Devil Wears Prada” style of...

New film: Rocketman
Film Review

New film: Rocketman

RocketmanDirected by Dexter Fletcher “Rocketman” is the film that “Bohemian Rhapsody” wasn’t, despite the great acclaim it received. Where ”Bohemian Rhapsody” was an enjoyable, sanitized, and entirely conventional biopic about the life and career of Freddie Mercury, “Rocketman” is, by comparison...

school musical
Events Theater

This High School Musical Ranks No. 1

What’s a kid to do these days? High school has become so cutthroat that perfect isn’t good enough. The saying these days is 5-point is the new 4-point. Do more. Test higher. To get into a good college these days, you almost have to beg, borrow and steal your way in. “Ranked,” a new musical...

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