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    Concerts at nearby venues in Sacramento and West Sacramento scheduled on the same day - Saturday, May 23 - prompted The Bee's Ryan Lillis to see whether music can be heard across the Sacramento River. Check out Lillis' City Beat column on Monday. Video by Ed Fletcher of The Sacramento Bee.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Lillis at rlillis@sacbee.com or 916-321-1085. Twitter: @Ryan_Lillis.