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He’s been famous, and he’s been humbled. But all along the way, Michael Roe believed in redemption through honest lyrics and rock.
By Christian Kiefer
This article was published on 10.28.04
Sacramento volunteers battle to turn Nevada blue.
By Deidre Pike
Sacramento Bee ombudsman Tony Marcano, hired away from The New York Times just last year, calls it quits.
By Stephen James
These days, rock and religion can work together.
By Tom Walsh
Love, hate, or indifference—readers express their opinions—sometimes about each other.
By Joey Garcia
Torry L. Cardon helps people clear the clutter and prepare their home for potential buyers.
By Gary Webb
More pathetic uses of the race card.
If you don’t have a clue about all those propositions and measures, don’t vote.
By Jill Stewart
Get out and vote, but be prepared for almost anything on November 3.
Above-board elections require citizen involvement.
By Paul Kekai Manansala
Short Reviews of Current Plays.
Compiled By Jeff Hudson, and Patti Roberts
A rich series of still-life oil paintings by local artist Jo Ann Barbis, at the Art Foundry Gallery, gives an old look to modern subject matter.
By Jackson Griffith
Sacramento’s annual tribute to Jack Kerouac, October in the Railroad Earth, celebrates 25 years and its final performance this weekend.
Lads: A Memoir of Manhood is evidence that this angry, talented young writer should find some better material.
Reviewed by John Dicker
An event of note from the weekly calendar.
By Erin Sierchio
By Becca Costello
Knowhere?, a topical bimonthly ‘zine, features original poems, essays, rants and artwork from local contributors.
By Kel Munger
A poem by Jim Wittenberg of Sacramento.
By Jim Wittenberg
The second Pollbooth Knockdown! get-out-the-vote event, on Friday night at the Grand, features host Jonah Matranga, the documentary Unprecedented and five local bands.
Dirty Blonde celebrates Mae West but offers little insight into her life.
By Jeff Hudson
With the area’s first extended run of The Vagina Monologues, Sacramento will have to get used to the V word.
By Patti Roberts
The popular appeal of The Cheesecake Factory eludes SN&R food critic Kate Washington.
By Kate Washington
Good eats at the venue of the week.
By Dan Flynn
The Merced Blue Notes—the great lost R&B band from Northern California—are honored by a 26-song compilation CD.
If you love those warbly voices that sound like a 78-rpm record that’s fixing to splinter, San Francisco singer Jolie Holland is your kittie’s meow.
The current 1980s revival has spawned a pretty good Duran Duran comeback.
By Paul Morrison
Richard March cements his place as one of the area’s most promising Americana singer-songwriters with These Dreams.
Detroit noise trio Wolf Eyes whips up a soundtrack for trouble on its latest disc, Burned Mind.
By Eddie Jorgensen
Soul-funk-latin-rock band Brother Nefarious celebrates the release of its new CD on Thursday at Davis’ G Street Pub.
Cinema selection of the week.
By Mark Halverson
Shane Carruth wrote, produced, directed, composed music for and helped shoot the low-budget sci-fi marvel Primer. Oh, and he co-starred in it, too. And it’s pretty good.
By Jim Lane
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