Friday, October 31, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 14
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Cuesta College debuts a bloody adaptation of the classic horror novel 'Dracula'

BY JESSICA PENA

A large crowd had gathered in the lobby of Cuesta College’s Cultural and Performing Arts Center. The chitchat was casual and mundane; the mood was relaxed—even jovial. That is, it was, until a woman emerged from the auditorium door to tell us it was time. We lined up single file, the mood now t...

Local printmaker Joseph Kalionzes debuts Dia de Los Muertos-themed prints at Studios on the Park

BY JESSICA PENA

If you’ve ever spent some time in the sun-soaked vineyards of Paso Robles or in the wine aisles of several Central Coast grocery stores, you’re probably familiar with the work of Joseph Kalionzes. For the past few years, his prints have been featured on the wine labels and tasting room walls of ...

We braved the haunted Port San Luis Lighthouse and lived to tell the tale

BY JESSICA PENA

No lighthouse is all that light. I mean, any time you hear of one, it’s because some 19th-century widow drowned herself or a boat full of swarthy sailors crashed into the bluffs, and now their ghosts call that lighthouse home. Yes, make no mistake. Lighthouses are dark, dark places—tailor-made d...

Tony Award-winning musical Chicago comes to Cal Poly

BY JESSICA PENA

Slick your hair and wear your buckle shoes, fellow musical lovers, because Chicago is coming to town. Yes, all the sex, scandal, and fishnet tights of the Tony Award-winning show will be right here in San Luis Obispo at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center on Nov. 4 and 5. If, somehow, you’ve been...

Seaside Gallery hosts Pismo Beach's first all-abstract art exhibit

BY JESSICA PENA

Pismo Beach is known for a lot of things—clams, kayaking, and fine beach fare. But, just steps from the beach, there’s another attraction with far less risk of getting sand in your shoes. For the first time ever, Pismo’s Seaside Gallery will be holding an all-abstract art exhibit, titled Expre...