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Jackie Greene releases new music video, hints at moving back to Sacramento

07/20/17

Jackie Greene releases new music video, hints at moving back to Sacramento

Singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, who grew up in Cameron Park and was a former lead guitarist for The Black Crowes, has released an animated music video for his new song “Modern Lives.” (Scroll down to watch the full video, which was released on Billboard.com Thursday morning.) This is the first track and video that Greene, currently based in Brooklyn, New York, has teased from his new self-recorded, six-song EP The Modern Lives–Vol. 1, which is set for release Oct. 13 via Blue Rose Music/The End Records. Vol. 2, Greene says, will come out sometime in the winter with a brand-new set of songs. Academy Award-nominated artist Bill Plympton—whose illustration and animation have appeared everywhere from The New York Times and Rolling Stone to the opening couch...

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13 concerts worth catching this summer

07/12/17

13 concerts worth catching this summer

Whether you want to relive the ’80s with Pat Benatar, get your groove on with Bruno Mars, or cozy up to an intimate jazz show under the stars at the Crocker, here are 13 concerts to catch in and around Sactown this summer. Bruno Mars July 18 In the seven short years since the pop superstar exploded onto the music scene in 2010 with the megahit “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars has played the Super Bowl (twice) and created a slew of genre-jumping earworms like “When I Was Your Man,” “Treasure” and “Uptown Funk.” The 31-year-old Hawaii native will make his Golden 1 Center debut this summer during his global tour in support of his new album 24K Magic, which features songs like the titular single,...

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Mondavi Center to host Samantha Bee, David Sedaris and Andrew Bird

07/10/17

Mondavi Center to host Samantha Bee, David Sedaris and Andrew Bird

The Mondavi Center’s 2017-18 season just got a whole lot funnier (with a few new fiddle licks, too) with the happy news that Samantha Bee, David Sedaris and Andrew Bird will be joining its “Just Added” series. First up is Samantha Bee on Saturday, Oct. 7, making her Mondavi Center debut. Host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (which has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a tragicomic feminist primal scream”), Bee previously logged a 12-year stint as a correspondent on The Daily Show, talking about freedom of choice with Republican National Convention attendees and interviewing Occupy Wall Streeters. Named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017, she will discuss the current state of democracy and her role as...

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After 7 years, Capitol fountain slated to make a splash once again

06/30/17

After 7 years, Capitol fountain slated to make a splash once again

If you made a wish at the dry, empty bowl that was once the Capitol fountain, and if that wish were that the state’s Department of General Services (DGS) would see fit to celebrate Gov. Brown’s April declaration of the end of the drought by turning said fountain back on—after seven long years—then your wish is about to come true. The state has begun testing the fountain’s mechanics, changing filters and testing lights and pumps, and if all goes well, the 1920s fountain could be gushing gleefully away by the end of July, something it hasn’t done since 2010. As Sactown wrote in 2014, “The reasons behind the capitol fountain’s closure are as squishy as a red-legged frog from the Sacramento Delta.” Previous claims that it...

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