Review: The Go-Go’s reunite for sold-out show in Oakland

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The Go-Go’s will finally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019.

No, I don’t have inside information that leads me to that conclusion. But I do have a strong gut feeling. So, in other words, it’s a sure thing and the five Go-Go’s — Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Gina Schock and Kathy Valentine — should just go right ahead and book their plane tickets to Cleveland now.

Yes, I know the Go-Go’s as never even nominated to this point, even though the band has been eligible since 2005. Doesn’t matter. They are getting in next year.

There are many reasons why I believe that to do be the case — and the majority of those reasons were underscored during the band’s sold-out show on June 28 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. It was opening night of a short West Coast trek that culminates with a three-show stand, July 2-4, at the lovely Hollywood Bowl.

The moment the reunited band hit the stage, opening the show with a mighty “This Town” from the classic debut album “Beauty and the Beat,” it was clear just how much this music still means to fans. The smiles from the audience shone nearly as brightly as the stage lights as the group continued into “Vacation,” which sent the Fox into full dance party mode.

Running w @jimthecritic at tonight’s #Gogos show @foxoakland #TeamBelinda pic.twitter.com/FkXfvPpqgr

— Greg Trevizo (@gregtrevizo) June 29, 2018

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

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Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Friday.

1. Five people were killed and several injured in a shooting at Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland. The suspected gunman in custody has been identified as Jarrod Ramos, in his late 30s. Police are still determining motive.

2. EU leaders reached a vague agreement on the issue of mass migration. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he was satisfied by the deal, which would see joint asylum processing sites and restrict migrant movements within the bloc.

3. US President Donald Trump could reportedly replace White House chief of staff John Kelly as early as this week. Roughly half of those who held top positions in the White House have left under varying circumstances.

4. Australia passed sweeping laws to limit foreign interference. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said the laws don’t target any one country, but he has previously mentioned “disturbing reports about Chinese influence”.

5. 600 people were arrested during protests in the US Senate building over Trump’s immigration policy. Democratic congresswoman Pramila Jayapal sat with the protestors and was also arrested.

6. Israel’s army chief arrived in Washington for “urgent” talks on intensified fighting in Syria. Israel is worried about spillover near its border in the Golan Heights and an influx of refugees.

7. Flights have been canceled after a massive volcano in Bali erupted yet again, spewing ash 2000 yards into the sky. The volcano forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people when it erupted last year.

8. US threats against Iranian oil trade is strengthening the Saudi economy. The Saudi government is planning to increase its oil production to a record high of nearly 11 million barrels a day to compensate for Iran’s loss.

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