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Styx

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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by Cynthia Chow


Although he may only be 40 years old, 16 years as a police detective in Ostend, Belgium, have taken a toll on both Rafael Styx’s body and his life. Arthritis cripples his bones and fills every movement with pain, and on the Job he is known for accepting bribes and being unnecessarily brutal. Styx’s wife simmers unnoticed with anger due to his affairs and neglect, while his teenaged son rarely utters a few words that aren’t filled with hostility. Styx barely manages to tolerate his rookie partner, whose fashion sense and adherence to rules represents everything Styx loathes in the new generation of detectives.

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