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Comment Archives: stories: Music, Arts & Culture

Re: “Making it: Actors work to earn a living on the Central Coast

Thanks for this great story! I was raised on going to PCPA performances and feel fortunate to have such a unique experience as the Melodrama right in our "back yard". I've recently re-discovered SLO Rep and am amazed at the consistent quality of the productions!! My daughter and I recently went to see Lost in Yonkers and it was outstanding! No need to go to "the big city" for quality theater - we've got plenty here in SLO! It was so nice to get a glimpse of the lives of some of those people who work so hard to bring us great theater here on the Central Coast!

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Posted by senecajacobson 2 on 05/24/2018 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Hidden oasis: A quick getaway can be found at the tranquility of Montaña de Oro State Park

Karen, I hate to spoil your fun, but Montana de Oro is a State Park. The reason it felt like a gold mine for rock collecting while you were there is that all features are protected - rocks, creatures, shells, plants, etc. - for the benefit of the ecosystem and all visitors and inhabitants. Please return the rocks you took, and do not encourage others to remove anything from a State Park. Yes, enjoy visiting, hiking, taking photos, and touching the rocks. But please leave them where you find them before you go home! Thanks!

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Posted by Lindi Doud on 01/18/2018 at 12:28 PM

Re: “The backstory of SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon's iconic roses

Keep on keeping on, Heidi!

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Posted by chadulies on 11/09/2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “On the up and up

I wish you lots of good wishes and a lot of good luck.

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Posted by Barbara Shepherd on 06/15/2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “By the Sea spoofs British whodunits with Jack Sharkey's 'The Murder Room'

Thanks for the positive review. It's a fun show!

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Posted by chrysb52 1 on 06/28/2018 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Making it: Actors work to earn a living on the Central Coast

PCPA is one of the top Conservatories/Schools to attend, bar none! Excellent all-around!

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Posted by Thomas Fuchs on 05/25/2018 at 5:37 AM

Re: “SLO photographers capture Italy's Carnevale

Love Peggy's work, these photos are simply stunning and reflect a part of Venice I had heard about but know very little about. It inspired me to look on line to find out a bit more. Thank you for sharing your passion Peggy, it's been wonderful following your creative passion.

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Posted by Connie Windhorse on 12/14/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Wedding crasher

A beautifully written piece about a beautifully executed wedding day! The groom did good!!

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Posted by Lorelai on 10/22/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “United we plant

Great story about a cool group.

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Posted by Susan Ladrie Mackey on 07/22/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Bringing inside outside

Great article! Thoroughly enjoyed it! Lots of creative people.

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Posted by Susan Ladrie Mackey on 07/20/2017 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Bingeable: Twin Peaks: The Return, 2017

"The best-case scenario is that it will direct them back to the original series, which still remains a far superior show."

You reckon, Chris? I didn't grow up with the original series, so it goes without saying I didn't watch it in the proper context that it required. But my idea of Lynch at the peak of his powers is Lost Highway, his relentlessly nasty and acid scud missile from 1997. Not 1990-era Twin Peaks.

I found the first two seasons to be pretty lightweight and spineless. I enjoyed the warmth and some of the quirks, but the relentless cornball cheesiness and hokey cherry-pie folksiness became very grating very quickly. Comfort food only satisfies for so long before you want to start throwing chillies into the mix.

I say give us something new, radical, and transcendent. Each to their own, of course, but I don't watch Lynch for cosiness or familiarity. I watch Lynch because I want to come away from the experience with my head floating 6 feet above my body (like the charred ghost in the jail cell).

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Posted by Michael Riley on 07/02/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Proud to Be ... exhibit celebrates LGBTQ artists, Central Coast Pride

Yes, Bree is *so right*: we are human beings first and everything else: second, third, fourth...

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Posted by Brettany Renée Blatchley on 07/01/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “The 29th annual Live Oak Music festival amazed

Nice recap, Glen! Looking forward to the next one...

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Posted by Paul Irving on 06/22/2017 at 9:16 PM

Re: “On the up and up

AWESOME.. great art, great gallery.

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Posted by Patrick Raymond on 06/15/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Festival Mozaic combines classical music with iTunes user agreement

New ideas bring new life

Posted by Jamie Eisele on 07/13/2018 at 3:05 AM

Re: “By the Sea spoofs British whodunits with Jack Sharkey's 'The Murder Room'

Saw the show, LMAO! Great cast, great fun. Go!

Posted by Marty Loy on 06/28/2018 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

John Dossett played Benjamin Rush/Tom Wilkinson play Benjamin Franklin.

Posted by kpwxyz on 06/27/2018 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

Excellent series! The actors are all well-cast. David Morse is the perfect George Washington. Rufus Sewell is marvelously handsome as Alexander Hamilton.

Posted by Elinor DeWire on 06/14/2018 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Learn the art of abstract painting with Drew Davis

Abstract painting and that quality of representing something different for each viewer makes it unique and interesting. In that vast universe of the abstract, the abstract pointillism, makes you think, imagine and recreate a work, each viewer can see something different and that is that the painter creates the work and the public multiplies it. The artistic work of Gabino Amaya Cacho is innovative in that area, well for him, and he was making interesting paintings such as Neptune, El Morralero, Concert for Venus, Girls playing in the tree, Icarus and Daedalus and The dream of Jacob.

Posted by Albert Pollock on 06/14/2018 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Bingeable: John Adams

I too just found this series and being but 5 episodes in am totally enthralled. I went and read the reviews and sadly found many ( most? ) criticized the failure to adhere to historic truths and panned Giamatti's performance. Firstly, if I want a history lesson I will take an early American history college course. In fact, I did way back in my college days and found it to be packed with mistruths! Secondly, I think Giamatti has, as you stated, carried the show. I don't look to TV dramas and miniseries for accurate historic representations. I look to them for pure entertainment and I am truly entertained! Sadly, like with much else today, people tend to over think it all. My advice for those folks is for them to take off their stuffy personality hats, stop trying to always find fault and for once simply enjoy a good show!

Posted by Steve Rossi Sr. on 06/14/2018 at 8:00 AM

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