Saturday, July 23, 2016     Volume: 30, Issue: 52
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Funny girl: SLO comedian Biba Pickles cracks wise

RYAH COOLEY

Showtime. For six months, nearly every night before she took the stage, that was the witching hour when nerves won and she puked or dry heaved before taking the spotlight. But Biba Pickles kept coming back, night after night, room after room, to hone the art of stand-up comedy, stage fright be damme...

Man-cubs take on the jungle: SLO Little Theatre kids sing and dance through 'The Jungle Book'

RYAH COOLEY

Some stories, no matter how often retold, just never lose that sparkle. Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book is one of those tales.  From the old-school Disney animated movie to the most recent CGI-laden film this year, we, like Mowgli, just can’t seem to leave the jungle. Tigers, bears, and hu...

Much ado: Central Coast Shakespeare Fest opens with 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

RYAH COOLEY

It felt a tad wrong. But then wine was poured and that made things much easier. It's Thursday evening on July 14, around 7 p.m., and the sun is just barely starting to go down as I walk down the winding dirt road leading to the stage for the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival at Filipponi Ranch i...

Paso Robles Art Association accepting submissions for 'Paradise Found'

RYAH COOLEY

“Aaahh,” it’s that feeling of total relaxation and bliss as you settle into your own peaceful corner of the world. Is it a cozy room? A mountaintop? Or maybe the sandy shores as the waves roll on top of your toes? Wherever it is, that’s your happy place. The Paso Robles Art Association aske...

Fine arts and more on display at California Mid-State Fair

RYAH COOLEY

The sun beats down mercilessly, the air is filled with the scent of funnel cake, and the tunes are heard all over Paso Robles. Yup, it's fair season. But you can do more than rock out at a show, get your grub on, or ride that coaster at the California Mid-State Fair. A classy time can be had on the...

Guilty Pleasures: The Last of the Mohicans

GLEN STARKEY

When? 1992  |  Where? DVD  |  Rated? R. Sappy melodrama has fallen out of favor, but come on, be honest, when you’re at home snuggled up on the couch and maybe feeling a little bit down in the dumps, there’s nothing better than a sweeping love story set against an epic backdrop. Go head, ...