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Lorenza Simmons-Phillips’ triple blessings

Lorenza Simmons-Phillips’ triple blessings

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union ARCATA – Lorenza Simmons-Phillips brings triple blessings to the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir. She’s the new assistant director of the adult choir, the new director of the youth choir and a member of the soprano section, contributing her voice and infectious joy to the choir. Oh, and she was also

The continuing adventures of Vinny DeVaney

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union ARCATA – Vinny DeVaney’s mother grew up along the highways of California in the 1920s because her father was one of those wonder workers, the men who built the Golden State’s roads. DeVaney, whose given name is Gregg, took the name Vinny in memory of his ancestor. “Vinny was my

Hell Week of ‘Horrors’ – How the ‘little theatre’ becomes the ‘Little Shop’

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union FERNDALE – Center stage, a pink hippo and a mermaid sing through the alphabet. The pair are cast members of Ferndale Repertory Theatre’s newest production, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s rock musical Little Shop of Horrors, which opens this Friday. If you don’t recall either a hippo or a mermaid

How the ‘little theatre’ becomes the ‘Little Shop’

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union FERNDALE – Center stage, a pink hippo and a mermaid sing through the alphabet. The pair are cast members of Ferndale Repertory Theatre’s newest production, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s rock musical Little Shop of Horrors, which opens this Friday. If you don’t recall either a hippo or a mermaid

The Hum ~ The Same Old Same Old?

The seasons are changing. This long, hot summer won’t be over officially until next Friday (Sept. 22, @ 1:02 p.m.) but cruel winds have already “hit heavy on the borderline,” and recently between fires and floods and guns on the Plaza, things seem out of control. How can we put things right? How about with music,

Everydayness

Everydayness Paul Mann  It looks harmless enough, everydayness. Schedules, routines, the daily round, the errands, the shopping, the gardening, the transient nuisances, the little kindnesses, the minor irritations, the spikes of pleasure and pain, the tedium, the evening pint or scotch, the leaning back and relaxing after satisfying work. Though we are always in a

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