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Rewind Fest returns to Thunder Valley Casino

11036623_385003315031250_8969011190701573968_nThe Rewind Fest 2015 is headed to Thunder Valley Casino Resort on September 5 at 6 p.m., featuring some of your favorite bands from the 80s including The Psychedelic Furs, The Tubes, A Flock of Seagulls, Dramarama and more!

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This year’s show is bound to be filled with even more excitement than previous years with English rock band The Psychedelic Furs headlining this powerful lineup. Founding members and brothers, Richard and Tim Butler will be bringing their original hits such as “Love My Way,” “The Ghost in You” and “Pretty in Pink.”

San Francisco based band The Tubes will be bringing their always popular and oft times irreverent performance to this year’s Rewind Fest. While The Tubes are rooted in the 70s their popularity carried well into the 80s with hits such as “White Punks on Dope” and “She’s a Beauty.”

The Grammy Award winning A Flock of Seagulls makes their way to Thunder Valley from England bringing their string of international hit singles including “I Ran (So Far Away),” “Space Age Love Song,” “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You),” and “The More You Live, the More You Love.” and they became notable in the 1980s for their video for “I Ran (So Far Away)”.

Dramarama will be playing their hits including “Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You)” and “Last Cigarette” “Haven’t Got a Clue.”

Bow Wow Wow will also be performing their hits such as “I Want Candy” and “Sexy Eiffel Tower.”

WorldOne Presents will be donating $2 from every ticket to the Easter Seals. They are hoping to double their donations from last year’s Rewind Fest. Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.

For more information and to get your tickets to this or any other show at Thunder Valley Casino’s Summer Concert Series click here.

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Ludacris is a complete entertainer

Ludacris

Ludacris

Now one of the most consistent and recognizable voices in hip-hop, Ludacris’s origins are those of a man just trying to make it in music. In fact, unlike today’s artists who are so frequently “discovered” by celebrity performers or by communities online, Ludacris pursued music much in the way anyone pursues an ordinary job: he got an internship at a radio station in Atlanta. The rest, of course, is history. With a strong discography and endless amount of hits, Ludacris has been a constant in the music industry.

But that doesn’t mean nothing has changed in the past 15 years or so since Luda arrived on the scene. Like many other artists, he ultimately started dabbling in other forms of entertainment, and the result is that he’s became one of the most dynamic and complete entertainers in the business.

The rapper has always shown an entrepreneurial spirit. Instead of simply channeling it into investments, he seems to have taken a liking to partnering with brands and products relevant to his fans. Most notably, Ludacris co-owns Conjure Cognac, marketed as a sort of high-end club spirit, and he’s also been responsible for a line of headphones called Soul By Ludacris. He’s had other business ventures and endorsements as well, but these are side projects he’s managed to use to bolster his image as an entertainer and major name in hip-hop.

Over the years, Ludacris has also connected with various fan bases through his evident love of casino games. Ever since InterCasino launched as the first major online casino back in 1996, a lot of celebrities have taken advantage of Internet gambling as a way to enjoy the activity without dealing with crowds. The original site provides a range of games that mimics the content of a true casino, so it’s a natural online haven for those seeking privacy—and Ludacris is known to be an online poker player. However, he’s also not one to shy away from poker and gambling in actual casinos. A few years back a photo of Ludacris playing blackjack with Tommy Lee made the rounds online, and since then he’s appeared at numerous casino events. He even had poker pro Phil Hellmuth appear at a poker table in the music video for “Sex Room!”

Beyond conducting side ventures in business or dabbling in celebrity poker, Ludacris has made a significant name for himself in film. His first major role was alongside Paul Walker in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and he ultimately became a key cast member in the Fast & Furious franchise. But Luda also appeared in CrashHustle & Flow, and No Strings Attached, among other projects. An emotional turn as part of the family of actors mourning the death of Walker in Furious 7 showed that Ludacris has come a long way as an actor, to the point that he probably has as much of a future on screen as in the recording booth.

All of this, and he’s still producing music. “Ludaversal,” the ninth studio album from Ludacris, was released in late March and got decent reviews even with Ludacris seemingly more focused on Fast & Furious obligations than music of late. Rolling Stone gave the album three stars, capping its review with the phrase, “Atlanta rap wild man hits middle age, stays potent.”

Maybe that’s the best way to describe Ludacris at this point. He just stays potent—no matter what he does or how long he does it. And at this point, that has made him one of the most complete entertainers.

Thunder Valley Casino kicks off their Summer Concert Series

LINCOLN, CA – June 6: Cheap Trick performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in in Lincoln, California on June 6, 2015

LINCOLN, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Resort kicked off their 2015 Summer Concert Series in style on Saturday in what is shaping up to be the biggest concert season to date.

Leading off the 2015 Summer Concert Series at Thunder Valley Casino was legendary guitarist Peter Frampton, who was joined by the always entertaining rockers Cheap Trick.

LINCOLN, CA – June 6: Cheap Trick performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in in Lincoln, California on June 6, 2015

Cheap Trick

As the crowd gathered into Thunder Valley’s 5,000 seat outdoor amphitheater the skies were dark, as lightening could be seen off in the distance. Many wondered whether or not the show would be canceled due to the looming clouds overhead. Just prior to the show, which was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., there were a few sprinkles, but that was it. The evening was comfortably balmy with a slight breeze.

Cheap Trick

Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick

Thunder Valley reconfigured the amphitheater this season to accommodate larger crowds, eliminating the side bleachers. Because the side bleachers were removed the venue felt roomier, even with a sold out crowd.

Guitarist Frank Hannon, of the rock band Tesla was on-hand to take in Cheap Trick and Peter Frampton’s performance. Shortly after the show Hannon performed on the main stage in the casino.

The crowd was on their feet as the first band of the 2015 Summer Concert Series took the stage. Cheap Trick’s original band members Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar) and Tom Petersson (bass guitar) were joined by Nielsen’s son Daxx Nielsen (drums). Starting off their set with “Hello There” and “Come On, Come On,” they had the crowd on their feet.

LINCOLN, CA – June 6: Peter Frampton performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in in Lincoln, California on June 6, 2015

Peter Frampton

The ever quirky Rick Nielsen was decked out in an outfit reminiscence of Huntz Hall of The Bowery Boys, and his constant changing out of guitars, of all shapes and sizes, had the audience captivated. Nielsen brought everyone to their feet when he pulled out the big guns, his 5-neck guitar made by Hamer Guitars, as the band finished their set with “Goodnight.”

Peter Frampton started his performance off with “Somethings Happening” and “Doobie Wah,” as fans cheered him on. The 65-year-old Frampton really got the crowd’s attention as soon as he struck up the first notes to “Show Me the Way,” with the crowd jumping to their feet.

Frampton was unable to perform his complete set, cutting “Off the Hook,” from the set as he performed “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” for his encore.

LINCOLN, CA – June 6: Peter Frampton performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in in Lincoln, California on June 6, 2015

Peter Frampton

Thunder Valley Casino’s 2015 Summer Concert Series is shaping up to be the biggest ever, offering a variety of entertainment with comedian Brian Regan in June, country music legend Willie Nelson in July and Thunder Valley’s first annual Thunder Vibes Reggae Festival in September. And let’s not forget the ever popular 80’s Rewind festival featuring the Psychedelic Furs!

Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s 2015 Summer Concert Series lineup:

Jun 6, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick
Jun 12, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm 311 with Pepper
Jun 13, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Tesla with Y&T
Jun 19, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm George Thorogood and The Destroyers / Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot
Jun 20, 2015 – Saturday @ 6pm Summer Jam 2015 w/Bell Biv Devoe, Blackstreet, Naughty by Nature & more
Jun 26, 2015 – Friday @ 8pm Brian Regan
Jul 11, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Alejandra Guzman Y Camila
Jul 17, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Willie Nelson w/Allison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas
Jul 24, 2015 – Friday @ 8pm Russell Peters
Jul 25, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Alice in Chains
Jul 31, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Huey Lewis and the New w/Eddie Money
Aug 15, 2015 – Saturday @ 6pm Funk Fest 2015 w/George Clinton, Maze w/Frankie Beverly and Kurtis Blow
Aug 21, 2015 – Friday @ 8pm George Lopez
Aug 22, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm Boyz II Men and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
Aug 29, 2015 – Saturday @ 7pm 3 Doors Down
Sep 5, 2015 – Saturday @ 5pm Rewind Fest 2015 w/Psychedelic Furs, The Tubes, A Flock of Seagulls, Dramarama and more
Sep 10, 2015 – Thursday @ 7pm ZZ Top with Blackberry Smoke
Sep 11, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Paul Rodgers with John Kay and Steppenwolf
Sep 12, 2015 – Saturday @ 6pm Block Party with Kool and the Gang and more
Sep 18, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Heart with special guest
Sept 19, 2015 – Saturday @ 3pm Thunder Vibes Reggae Festival
Sept 25, 2015 – Friday @ 7pm Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs
Sep 26, 2015 – Saturday @ 7:30pm Chicago’s Heart and Soul Tour

 

89-year-old husband arrested for murder

Masaharu Ono Sacramento County Sheriff

Masaharu Ono
Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – An 89-year-old man was arrested yesterday for the murder of his 85-year-old wife.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a call in the 8600 block of Florin Road after Masaharu Ono contacted deputies to inform them that his wife, Hiroko Ono, had died.

After a preliminary investigation by the Sacramento County Coroner, it was determined Hiroko had injuries which contributed to her death and were suspicious in nature.

The Sheriff’s Homicide team responded and through the course of their investigation, they determined that Masaharu was responsible for Hiroko’s death.

Ono was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail where he is currently being held without the possibility of bail.

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Marconi identified

Area of deadly hit and run Google Maps

Area of deadly hit and run
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The pedestrian who was struck and killed Wednesday morning on Marconi Avenue has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 54-year-old Stephen Vuletich was the victim in Wednesday’s deadly hit-and-run.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly hit-and-run crash occurred just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, on Marconi Avenue near Calderwood Lane.

Apparently a driver struck Vuletich and then fled the scene in what was described as a small red sedan with major damage to the front right fender.

Vuletich died at the scene. So far no arrests have been made in connection to the hit and run.

8 youths arrested in string of vehicle break-ins

Police-lightsROSEVILLE, CA – Eight minors were arrested early Thursday morning after a string of vehicle break-ins.

According to the Roseville Police Department, they received a number of calls Wednesday night into Thursday morning to report a suspicious white van in the Cirby area. According to callers there were a number of people inside the van breaking into cars.

Arriving officers were able to locate the van near Vernon Street and Lyndhurst Avenue after another caller reported seeing the suspicious van in that area.

There were eight minors in the vehicle ranging from elementary school-age to high school-age. When officers approached the van, all eight fled on foot. However, officers were able to apprehend all eight by 4 a.m. Thursday morning. All eight suspects were from North Highlands.

At least one of the suspects may have been armed, ditching what appeared to be a hand gun while officers were in pursuit. There was at least one report that the gun was a replica, but that has not been confirmed.

Man arrested for string of Granite Bay burglaries

Brock Kent Placer County Sheriff

Brock Kent
Placer County Sheriff

GRANITE BAY, CA – A Roseville man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection to a string of robberies in Granite Bay.

According to Placer County Sheriff Spokeswoman, Dena Irwin, detectives from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department arrested 22-year-old Brock Anthony Kent at his home in Roseville on Tuesday.

Kent is suspected of stealing items from occupied homes, cars, and boats throughout southwestern Placer County over the past month.

On Monday morning, at approximately 4 a.m., a deputy patrolling in Granite Bay saw Kent pull into a driveway and turn off his car. When the deputy approached, Kent said he lived at the home. The deputy checked with the homeowner and it was determined that Kent was not a resident. He was subsequently arrested for possession of heroin, methamphetamine, burglary tools and a probation violation. He was transported to the Placer County Jail and was released a short time later with a promise to appear.

On Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m., detectives were performing a probation search of Kent’s home in Roseville. During the search Kent ran from detectives. A short search ensued, and a Placer County detective located Kent at nearby Maidu Park, where he surrendered as soon as the detective’s K9 exited the car.

According to Irwin, there have been more than 50 similar thefts and burglaries reported in the Granite Bay area in the past month that may be connected to Kent. Property was recovered at his home that was related to thefts and burglaries in Granite Bay, Roseville and Rocklin. Several children’s bikes were also recovered, which are believed stolen from a Roseville apartment complex.

Kent is being held at the Placer County Jail on charges of residential burglary, receiving known stolen property, resisting/delaying arrest, felon in possession of ammunition and probation violation. His bail is set at $95,000.

 

Pedestrian killed by hit and run driver

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Area of deadly hit and run
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SACRAMENTO, CA – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit and run driver Wednesday morning in the area of Marconi Avenue.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly hit-and-run crash occurred just before 7 a.m. on Marconi Avenue near Calderwood Lane.

Marconi has been closed between Fulton and Watt avenues.

Apparently a driver struck the pedestrian and fled the scene in what is being described as a small red sedan with major damage to the front right fender.

The pedestrian died at the scene.

Earlier a bicyclist was struck by a hit and run driver in the same area, but according to the CHP it appears it was a separate driver in that case.

Roseville fire battling two-alarm fire

Area of fire Google Maps

Area of fire
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ROSEVILLE, CA – The Roseville Fire Department is battling a two-alarm blaze at a home located on Tilden Drive.

According to reports, the two-alarm fire started at approximately 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Johnson Ranch Subdivision.

Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the home as firefighters battled the inferno in an attempt to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring homes. According to officials the home was a complete loss.

There have been no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

18-year-old arrested in fatal Orangevale shooting

Erik Ozee Facebook

Erik Ozee
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Skyridge Drive
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ORANGEVALE, CA – An 18-year-old teenager has been arrested in the shooting death of a Citrus Heights teen that occurred in front of a home in Orangevale.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 18-year-old Mario Andreas Contreras was arrested and booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail on a charge of murder. He is currently being held without the possibility of bail.

On Sunday night the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received numerous calls reporting gunshots in the 5600 block of Skyridge Drive.

Arriving deputies discovered a white male teenager, later identified as 16-year-old Erik Glen Ozee, of Citrus Heights, who had been shot at least one time and was lying in the front yard of a residence. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.

Detectives believe that this was not a random act of violence. Though the victim did not live at the location where this incident occurred, it is unclear the exact relationship between he and Contreras.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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