Wednesday, April 1, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 35
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No more so than all the other things humans do.
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SLO Civic Ballet stages Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible'

BY JESSICA PENA

Inspiration can come from the strangest of places. It’s well known (because I’m just now making it up) that Orson Welles came up with the idea for Citizen Kane when he saw an actual cane dressed in the garb of an early 20th century tycoon. For Drew Silvaggio, art director of the SLO Civic Ballet...

SLOMA showcases world-renowned photographer Arthur Tress

BY MORGAN CHADWELL

For more than 50 years, Arthur Tress has been intriguing and captivating audiences with his photography. His latest exhibit, About Morro Rock: 100 Views, is being shown at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and what intrigues about this show is the fact that you can see some aspect of Morro Rock in ...

The Rides of March vintage scooter rally descends on SLO County March 27-29

BY GLEN STARKEY

Don’t be surprised if you hear the wing-ding-ding-ding of a few dozen two-stroke motors this weekend. Local “bike gang” the PushStart Motor Scooter Club will host its annual rally The Rides of March, which draws scooter enthusiasts from across the state and beyond. For the uninitiated, the ...

The Palm's Take Two Live series screens Italian classic 'Umberto D.'

BY JESSICA PENA

There’s nothing extraordinary about the life of Umberto D. Ferrari. He goes about his day, caring for his dog, selling a watch at one point, and talking to a maid. However, it’s not necessarily the actions that make director Vittorio De Sica’s seminal 1952 film, Umberto D., a classic, but the ...

SLO Little Theatre stages reading of 'Cyrano de Bergerac'

BY JESSICA PENA

Man loves woman; man has bulbous nose; man seduces woman by having another man recite his poetry to her. It’s a tale as old as time. Well, almost. It’s a tale as old as the 17th century—one familiar to us as the classic Cyrano de Bergerac, which the SLO Little Theatre will be staging a reading...