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The HUM: Cool junk is itching

As July inches toward August, and the college students start trickling back into town, it seems like as good time as any for a festival of one sort or another. And there are a bunch of them, perhaps too many in fact.  Let’s start with something I’m moderately involved in, something called a “FleART Market”

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

The HUM: St. Pat says Erin go Bragh

It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend coming up, where, for some reason, we celebrate the life of a legendary priest from the Fifth Century, who supposedly drove the snakes out of Ireland, although there never were snakes there. What he actually did was drive out the Druids and convert them to Christianity. Whatever. In his honor,

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