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Together At Last, As They Never Were

GERSHWIN/PORTER FUNDRAISER Where:  Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata When:  Saturday, Jan. 11; Cocktails and desserts at 7 p.m.; Curtain at 7:30 p.m. Tickets:  $20 general/$18 sNPA students and Arcata Playhouse members. $100 table for four with a bottle of champagne. Available at the door, at Wildberries Marketplace, by calling (707) 822-1575 or brownpapertickets.com ARCATA – Parents and supporters

Americana Playhouse

CREAMERY DISTRICT – The Arcata Playhouse kicks off 2014 with a trio of Americana folk performers. American Nomad Jan. 10 American Nomad is an award winning acoustic group in the widely eclectic Bay Area music scene. Rooted in Americana and folk/swing traditions, their carefully crafted original music maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics,

Book Review: Get To Know Hooperman

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union Francis “Hooperman” Johnson is a sensitive soul, a man of few words and those, belabored. The eponymous protagonist of John M. Daniel’s Hooperman: A Bookstore Mystery (2013, Oak Tree Press, Hanford, CA) is an unlikely detective at the center of a gentle mystery that focuses not on a murder, but

Book Review: The Lost Coast D.A. Breaks No New Ground

Ryan Hurley Special to the Mad River Union The Lost Coast depicted in James Tressler’s roman à clef is, in real life, a remote but seismically violent expanse of weed-choked hill country. In Humboldt County, whole streets of handsome, redwood-hewn Victorians tilt at comical, quake-damaged angles. In the early-2000s, Humboldt was rocked by a different

Book Review: Trinidadian Roman A Clef

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union In the 1970s, Susan Morton moved to Trinidad where, despite financial difficulties, the dissolution of her relationship and the challenges of single parenthood, she became not only the town’s first female firefighter, but its first elected fire chief and first female fire chief. Warnersville is the slightly-fictionalized memoir of her

Magic, Whimsy And Even Santa At McK Arts Night

McKINLEYVILLE – The ultimate McKinleyville Arts Night of 2013 is Friday, Dec. 20. From 6 to 8 p.m., join in the community’s celebration of local art and artists for music, food and fun.  For more information about the artists and venues and to see additional images, visit mckinleyvilleartsnight.com. California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, 3561 Boeing

Entertainment Calendar Dec. 11 to 17, 2013

NoHum’s most complete listings! Got an event? e-mail it to [email protected]! WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 • Music Randles, LaBolle, Amirkhan, 6 p.m., Mad River Brewing Co., 101 Taylor Way, Blue Lake  Laura Meyer 8 p.m., Six Rivers Brewery, 1300 Central Ave., McKinleyville Buddy Reed 8 p.m., Blondies Food and Drink, 420 E. California Ave., Arcata Jeff