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Music

by David Spencer


David Spencer and Randy Morris have been playing the Tower District Rogue Festival for the past thirteen years. Aside from this they have performed locally in coffee shops, political events, weddings, on public radio and local TV, and recently headlined an art festival held in Oakhurst.

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by Evelyne Vivies


If Grace Note Music Studio has the standard of excellence that you would normally expect from a top-notch New York music school, it’s because its owner, Andrew Kenefick, is a top-notch New York music teacher.

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by Aaron Shay


Ecological calamity. International unrest. “Economic anxiety.” Spiraling debt and callous indifference to human suffering. Tide Pods. This generation has seen, experienced, and laughed in the face of terrible things. We sing in spite of how screwed up everything is.

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Damon Johnson Will Shine On at Tower Theatre

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



Singer/songwriter/guitarist, Damon Johnson, will be performing an acoustic in Fresno at Tower Theatre on Friday, February 15. He rose to prominence during the 90s-alternative boom with Brother Cane, their most notable hits being “Got No Shame,” “That Don’t Satisfy Me,” and “And Fools Shine On” which was featured in the horror film Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.

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There is No Secret—STYX Has Still Got It

IN THE January 26 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



One of the defining hits for the classic rock band Styx is “Fooling Yourself” (The Angry Young Man), and it has a lyric that goes, “And you’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it. You’re kidding yourself if you don’t believe it.” For the 1,500 fans that attended the Styx concert at the Bakersfield Fox Theater on January 15, there was no fooling or kidding them to believe that even after 40-plus years in the music business, the Chicago rock ensemble continues to thrive, and their live show is proof of that.

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Styx Brings Their Mission to Bakersfield

IN THE January 9 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



Classic rock giants, Styx, will “come sail away” to the Fox Theatre in Bakersfield on January 15, 2019. The 70s and 80s arena rock “renegades” are coming to the area to publicize their 16th studio album, The Mission.

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Steven’s Eventful Musical November and December

IN THE December 31 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



As it is the New Year, it’s time to put 2018 in perspective. When approaching the last couple of months of the year and the holidays ringing, it made me realize I had one heck of a year. Filled with concerts, sporting events, and personal triumphs. I didn’t need a “what do I want for Christmas” list as I got more than what one person could ask for.

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by Steven Sanchez



It’s the most wonderful time of year. Presents, lights, sweets, roasted chestnuts, and mistletoe.
Kris Kringle will give out gifts and cheer to children all around the world. But what about the adults? Nate Butler is here to fill the big man’s shoes and sleigh to spread holiday cheer to those adults that are in need of it through music, crafts, and fun.

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Reedley High School Choir Spreading Holiday Joy

IN THE December 1 ISSUE

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by Asami Nelson



The harmonic, angelic voices of the Reedley High School Choir have sang for as long as the school itself. A certificate for a superior rating from a festival was found dating back to the 1940s. The RHS Choir is currently led by director David dela Concepcion.

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by Sarah Peterson-Camacho


A magic trick consists of three parts–the pledge (the set-up), the turn (the trick), and the prestige (the magic, where the unbelievable becomes believable)–but there’s also a certain nostalgia involved, for a time when anything seems possible. The same can be said of the Central Valley’s Prestige, a band that conjures the real magic that a stage magician’s trick can only imitate.

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Steven’s Eventful October

IN THE November 7 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



October is usually known for ghoulish activities leading up to Halloween. For me, it was a time for concerts and stand-up comedy. This month had quite a few events. Luckily for me, I was there. Here’s a recap and review of some of those events that I attended.

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Music and Support for Andrew Janz for Congress

IN THE November 6 ISSUE

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by Steven Sanchez



On November 1, Andrew Janz, the Democratic congressional candidate who’s challenging Republican Devin Nunes for California’s 22 District seat, hosted an intimate event called the “Get Out The Vote Concert” for his supporters with a live acoustic performance from Stephan Jenkins, the leading singer for Third Eye Blind.

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by Steven Sanchez



Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult, Dio, Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, and The Guess Who…what is the connection that all these great heavy metal bands share? It’s one man, and that man is bassist and metal legend, Rudy Sarzo.

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Ghostbusters: Fresno Division

IN THE October 6 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Earlier this year I interviewed local actor Alex Vaux, and in our interview a very interesting fact about him came up, he is a Ghostbuster! That’s right, he is part of the Ghostbusters: Fresno Division. When he told me that I knew I had to interview him about it this Halloween season!

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