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Janine Volkmar’s Theatre Review: ‘The Work Show’

Janine Volkmar’s Theatre Review: ‘The Work Show’

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union FERNDALE – Here at the Mad River Union, we generally don’t write reviews of plays unless they will be repeated the following week. Why should we tempt our readers to see something that is no longer playing? For that reason, we did not review The Work Show at the Arcata

The HUM: Labor and the Sister City

It’s a longstanding tradition, Labor Day in the U.S.A. is a holiday celebrated the first Monday in September, same thing in Canada, although they call it Labour Day. We started honoring “labor” in the late 19th century, when the union movement was growing. While 21st century unions are not as strong as they once were,

The HUM: Let’s get political

A few years ago I went with my wife and my dear old mom on a trip to Europe. We started in Paris, went down to the French Riviera, then through Italy, essentially following what the Brits used to call “the Grand Tour.” Shopping in a Paris flea market, I scored some cool 45s for my

Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival: two weekends in the seaside village

Mad River Union TRINIDAD – The Trinidad Bay Art & Music Festival takes place over the next two weekends in the seaside village of Trinidad. Tickets for the following concerts can be purchased at TBAMFest.com. Marimba Masterworks Nonoka Mizukami performs on Friday, Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. at Trinidad Town Hall, 409 Trinity St., Trinidad.

The HUM: What the folk?

As summer rolls along, pulling July with it, it’s once again time for the Humboldt Folklife Society Folklife Festival, the 41st annual celebration of all local things folkish, whatever folk means.  In Humboldt it’s fairly loosely interpreted, as you can see by the musical range in the eight-days-a-week ahead (Saturday, July 13, through Saturday, July

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