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Lumineers embrace Harlow’s with folk revival tunes and dapper demeanors

Lumineers embrace Harlow’s with folk revival tunes and dapper demeanors

Ashley King and Ashley King

October 22, 2012

When summer seems so far away and the cozy thought of sweaters in winter is distant, The Lumineers swooped in and saved us with their loving musical embrace for two nights at Harlow’s in Sacramento on Oct. 9 and 10. For the night, we were all transported to a country barn with good friends and beautiful...

‘Sweeney Todd’ opens to nearly full house

'Sweeney Todd' opens to nearly full house

Korbl Klimecki and Korbl Klimecki

October 13, 2012

The theatre department of American River College opened their performance of Christopher Bond's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's play "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" on a high note Oct 12. A vicious barber stalks across stage, spittle flying with his each and every inflection, glistening...

‘Sweeney Todd’ impresses with opening night despite flaws

Josh Baumbach and Josh Baumbach

October 13, 2012

ARC Theatre's production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” directed by Nancy Silva, is a sweeping musical adventure through a dreary 19th century London. Although suffering some setbacks, “Todd” is sure to leave the viewer satisfied. When putting on a production of a sto...

The Wombats woo Midtown Sacramento with British beats and smooth sounds

Ashley King and Ashley King

October 10, 2012

If The Killers, Kooks and Beach Boys had too much sangria, they might wind up nine months later with a mystery love child named the Wombats.  On Oct. 4, The Wombats brought their brothers from across the pond, Morning Parade, and sold out Blue Lamp in Midtown Sacramento. When the Liverpool trio took...

Attend the Tale: ‘Sweeney Todd’ ready to bring chills to ARC

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Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

October 10, 2012

Nineteenth century London: Millions of the city’s poor populate the overcrowded slums in back alleys while the privileged and wealthy sleep sound in their homes. Enter the barber Sweeney Todd, arriving home 15 years after being imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit by the crooked Judge Turpin,...

Resident Evil 6’ disappoints with zombified gameplay, ridiculous story

Garitt Rocha and Garrit Rocha

October 10, 2012

"Resident Evil 6" has arrived to a crowd of hungry gamers after promising to be a banquet of action and horror, but this game will leave those who play feeling unsatisfied shortly after starting, like dinner at a Chinese restaurant. "Resident Evil 6" takes place four years after the last "Resident...

DJ’s Grill and Deli satisfies with incredible variety

Carla Manes and Carla Manes

October 10, 2012

You and your friends are trying to agree on where to go out to eat, but some of you want burgers, others a deli sandwich and the rest insist on salad. At the new DJ’s Grill and Deli, there’s something to satisfy everybody’s cravings with more than 30 choices. DJ’s features signature burgers,...

Latino, Hispanic and the different flavors of Mexican-American terms

Carlos Guerrero and Carlos Guerrero

October 10, 2012

What do César Chavez, John Leguizamo and Bumblebee Man from The Simpsons have in common? You guessed it: they are all Latino, Hispanic or… one of those. Other options include Latino American, Mexican-American or the less popular and kind of offensive “brown people.” All the names are about...

Exclusive interview with Milo Aukerman of The Descendents

From left to right, Milo Aukerman, Stephen Egerton, Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarex posing shortly after their first studio album

Alisha Kirby and Alisha Kirby

October 10, 2012

The Descendents helped shape the west coast punk scene in the 1980s. They’re hailed as pioneers in molding what is now considered pop-punk, skate punk and melodic hardcore by critics including Steven Blush, author of “American Hardcore: A Tribal History” and AllMusic’s Ned Raggett, who described...

Lyrical Moment: Los Rios professor selected as Sacramento’s poet laureate

Lyrical Moment: Los Rios professor selected as Sacramento’s poet laureate

Malissa Rogers and Malissa Rogers

October 10, 2012

The first time it happened, he was only five-years-old. He noticed a duck as it flew in the distance and watched its wings cup the air beneath them. Time slowed down and he became inspired by the elegance of nature as the duck landed in the lake. His first lyrical moment had happened, something he wouldn’t...

Head to Head: Xbox 360 vs PS3

Head to Head: Xbox 360 vs PS3

Josh Baumbach & Dakota Williams, Josh Baumbach, and Dakota Williams

October 10, 2012

PS3 When the Sony PlayStation 3 was released in November 2006, there was much skepticism surrounding it. Following a horrendous E3 presentation in which they announced an outrageous price ($499 for the smallest hard drive model) and then told the consumer that this was a reason to get a second job...

In Our Heads- Opinion Editor Jaime Carrillo

Jaime Carrillo and Jaime Carrillo

October 10, 2012

That is All by John Hodgman – Daily Show resident expert wrote his third satirical almanac to coincide with the “apocalypse” on Dec. 21, 2012. Very rarely does a book ever make me blurt out laughing. I’ve blurted out a few times waiting for class and garnered some stares. Thanks for nothing, Hod...

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