Cyndi Lauper's Sacramento Detour

Concert Review and photos by Colt McGraw

In 1983, a petite New Yorker with a Queens accent splashed onto the scene and became an instant pop culture phenomenon.  Her debut album, “She's So Unusual,” went on to sell nearly 20 million copies while producing two number one singles that have become timeless anthems around the world: “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” and “Time After Time.”

On Friday, September 23rd, Cyndi made a stop at Thunder Valley Casino's Outdoor Amphitheater.  For those of us who avidly follow Cyndi's career, it was no shock that her latest recording, “Detour,” found her exploring her country music side.  After all, what has Cyndi ever been afraid of? With a blues CD, a dance release, a Christmas album, and many pop records under her belt, why not country?

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As Fall Approaches, Think About a Trip to Beautiful Palm Springs

Article and photos by Ed Walsh

During a recent trip to Palm Springs, I toured California’s largest lake, visited a desert ghost town and had a meal in Mexico, all in the same afternoon.

While it was not exactly the stereotypical tourist trip to Palm Springs, the city is the perfect jumping off point to explore the desert attractions in and out of the city, all within a reasonable driving distance.

Read more: As Fall Approaches, Think Palm Springs


SIGLFF • Stage • Movies • Music • Festivals561

So much more.

This issue is Outword’s 21st Annual Arts and Entertainment issue, and it is always a pleasure to produce, but as Sacramento grows into a full-featured, cosmopolitan, California city in its own right, the words of our Arts Editor, Chris Narloch, express, so perfectly, how we feel…

“As Outword’s Arts Editor, I know how fortunate I am to get to enjoy all the plays, movies and concerts that I routinely get to write about and review. It’s an honor to cover the arts in Sacramento at a time when they seem to be thriving locally.”

Read more: Arts and Entertainment 2016 - Yes!


Ariana Grande Is “The Dangerous Woman” and She's Coming to Sacramento

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ariana Grande, has revealed details behind her biggest tour yet - THE DANGEROUS WOMAN TOUR. 

Within less than a year, ARIANA GRANDE captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice-first with her Republic Records debut "Yours Truly" and also with its 2014 follow-up, "My Everything."

Read more: Ariana Grande Is “The Dangerous Woman”


SF’s award-winning dance troupe, 
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu,
 presents The Natives Are Restless

Kumu Hula Patrick Makuakāne and his award-winning dance troupe, Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu, have announced the company’s return to the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre this Fall for four performances only (October 15–23) of The Natives Are Restless, a thrilling new reiteration of the troupe’s iconic show that originally premiered in 1996.

A full-length, multimedia production with several of the original groundbreaking numbers, The Natives Are Restless will also feature 15 new choreographed pieces, as well as live music provided by music duo Kūpaoa.

Read more: SF’s award-winning dance troupe, 
Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu,
 presents The Natives Are Restless


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