Friday, January 30, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 27
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Los Osos resident Jory Brigham proceeds through Spike TV's design competition show 'Frameworks'

BY GLEN STARKEY

If you haven’t been following Spike TV’s Tuesday night reality show Frameworks, you should, especially if you’re into design, furniture, innovation, and snarky contestants crowing about how much better they are than their competition. Among the braggadocios is mild-mannered, laidback Los Osos ...

Comedy troupe Second City hits Cal Poly for 55th anniversary tour

BY JESSICA PENA

Look at any major comedic film or TV show from the last few decades, and you’ll find an alumnus of The Second City—the infamous improv enterprise based out of the Windy City. John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey all cut their teeth at ...

Two local performers star in new national tour of Broadway musical 'Memphis'

BY JESSICA PENA

When you hear the name Memphis, you can’t help but think of music. The city boasts an embarrassment of legends like Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Aretha Franklin, all of whom made their start there. It only makes sense then that the town would eventually becomes its own Broadway mu...

Cuesta's stages acclaimed original play 'pool '63'

BY JESSICA PENA

Nearly two years ago, after hearing about the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Cuesta College Theater Arts Director bree valle was inspired to create a show. She began researching and dove deep into America’s turbulent and often tragic history with race. Along with a group of students, she cen...

SLO Little theatre stages Pulitzer finalist play '4000 Miles'

BY JESSICA PENA

The Proclaimers have famously declared that they “would walk 500 miles.” Not to be outdone, piano popster Vanessa Carlton claimed she would “walk a thousand miles.” Well, they’re all lazy daisies. Playwright Amy Herzog boasts way more with her dramatic comedy 4000 Miles, which the SLO Litt...