Monday, September 1, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 5
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What should be done with the De Groot Home?

Leave it alone; they do good work there.
If they’re violating health laws, they should be brought into compliance.
The situation should be dealt with, but handled delicately because of how unique they are.
Would it help if I dumped some water on my head?

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SLO native and PCPA graduate Ben Abbott brings original play about gay Mormons to Steynberg Gallery


In the fall of 2008, Proposition 8 passed in California, thereby banning same-sex marriage within the state. It was an intensely controversial measure, only abetted by its public support from wealthy conservatives and the Church of Latter-Day Saints. At the same time, San Luis Obispo native Ben Ab...

SLO Symphony features voice of prog rock band Yes, Jon Anderson, and singer-songwriter Inga Swearingen


As the summer winds down and school returns for most, there can be a sense of imminent disappointment. No more Saturdays spent sunning on the sand; no more spontaneous adventures to exotic landscapes unknown; and, for those who are keen to be moved by a groove, no more summer music festivals. Alas...

Find out who the big winners are at the Sixth Annual New Times Music Awards on Aug. 28 in SLO Brew!


This year marks the 56th Grammy Awards, which means the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has a 50-year head start on the Newties.  The Grammies are so old, their statue is of an old Gramophone, an antiquated phonograph that plays 78 rpm records, which was invented by Emile Berline...

Cambria's Pewter Plough Playhouse stages reading of Julia Morgan play


Castle in the sky The Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria will be staging a reading of the play Arches, Balance and Light, a bio-fantasy about the life of Julia Morgan, by playwright Mary Spletter. Julia Morgan was born in San Francisco in 1872. During her lifetime, she designed more than 700 build...