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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Center Yourselves ... the 2015-2016 Center Arts Lineup is Here

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 10:22 AM

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  • He ain't heavy. Ok, wait, maybe both of them are ...
All right, kids. The wait is over.

Center Arts just announced its 2015-2016 lineup and the offerings are good and plenty. From the Waifs to Weird Al to the Chieftains to Cooder (Ry), the good folks at Humboldt State University have done it again. There are Martinis of the Pink persuasion and Kids on Milk Cartons to whet your musical whistles. And if you haven't recovered from jazz legend Cassandra Wilson's last minute cancellation last season, pull yourself together because she's back. 

Some of this season's highlights include: Eddie Izzard, StarTalk Live! with Bill Nye the Science Guy, Melissa Etheridge, The Blue Man Group and John Prine. Take a second to let that soak in. Feels good, right? Feels "Everybody Wants to Feel Like You" good, doesn't it? Yeah. It's like that. 

To view the full lineup, check out their snazzy website at www2.humboldt.edu/centerarts/events, or check your mailboxes for the glossy goodness of the catalog. Prices vary per event and students get a sweet discount. For more info call CenterArts at 707-826-3928.

Nicely done, Center Arts. Nicely done.



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Monday, May 11, 2015

Drag Thunderdome

Posted By on Mon, May 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Drag Wars winner Annie Hart gets her close-up. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Drag Wars winner Annie Hart gets her close-up.
Annie Hart clawed her way to the championship and a spot on the Red Carpet Girls roster at Friday night's Drag Wars finale at Humboldt Brews. The towering, faux-hawked Hart won over the crowd and the judges (Denise Ryles, Emerald Diamond and yours truly) with her lip sync skills, her reading (trash talking) and her post-apocalyptic ensemble of tinfoil and garbage bags. As emcee Nova Six observed of the winner's DIY outfit, "Now that is a drag queen." Nova Six herself wore a gown stitched from a wedding dress her former roommate left behind — because that is what happens when you stiff a queen on your half of the rent. 

Nova Six, 2014 winner Kui Kui Flawless and Emerald Diamond strike a pose. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Nova Six, 2014 winner Kui Kui Flawless and Emerald Diamond strike a pose.

Costume contest winner Spock and Drag War runner-up James T. Kirk throw their signs. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Costume contest winner Spock and Drag War runner-up James T. Kirk throw their signs.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Humboldt Style: Seize the Sparkle

Posted By on Wed, May 6, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Josephine Silva shining at WinCo. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Josephine Silva shining at WinCo.
Did you just throw on sweats and a ball cap before you hit WinCo this weekend? Then Josephine Silva, who caught our eye by the registers as shiny things do, put you to shame. She was glinting her way past the bulk bins and bread racks in a rhinestone-studded cowgirl shirt, a rhinestone-encrusted belt and enough sparkly bracelets to sink Siegfried and Roy's yacht. You know, just to pop out and pick up some canned goods.

Clutch, ankle boots and cuffed, dark denim. Damn. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Clutch, ankle boots and cuffed, dark denim. Damn.
Why all the flash? "I'm a cancer survivor," the soon-to-be octogenarian said, explaining her impulse to carpe diamante. In fact, this is nothing. Silva is a volunteer chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital, where you can catch her in homemade costumes for every holiday. 
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Watch: Flatmo Plays the Fillmore

Posted By on Sun, May 3, 2015 at 12:55 PM

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Duane Flatmo, the demented genius behind El Pulpo Mecanico, opened for Infected Mushroom at San Francisco's famed Fillmore last night. Flatmo designed the massive animatronic set that tours with the band, and was invited to open the energetic act, which he did with his usual quirky gusto. The goodness was captured on video by former Journalista Andrew Goff. Enjoy!


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Typo or Fashion Insight?

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Don't get us started on the capitalization. - NEXTDOOR.COM
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  • Don't get us started on the capitalization.

According to the writing on the wall in Eureka, either Lucifer is poised to fill the world with darkness and chaos, or shiny silks are back for spring. Maybe both. Whether that's the worst inverted cross ever, a plus sign (for positivity?) or a cliffhanger of an unfinished thought also remains to be seen. 
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Name Those Pandas

Posted By on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 5:09 PM

Hey, girl. What's your name? - SEQUOIA PARK ZOO
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  • Hey, girl. What's your name?
UPDATE: With 202 of 645 votes, Cini and Masala (Nepalese for sugar and spice) edged out 10 other possible names for the red panda twins at the Sequoia Park Zoo. Now we just have to figure out which one is which. 


PREVIOUSLY: In July, our red panda family expanded again with a pair of twin girls born to Stella Luna and Sumo. That's a total of three cubs for our happy couple (Móhú moved out last year to seek her fortunes at a zoo in Des Moines, Iowa), who frankly could teach the giant pandas a little something about romance. 

Now that the young ladies are out in society, the zoo is asking for the public's help naming them. Before you start brainstorming, the zoo has set up a list of options (many inspired by the regions where red pandas dwell, so it's not like "Chai" would be a hipster/poseur thing) on its Facebook page. Panda fans and Red Panda Rangers (we see you) can cast their votes until Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. Choose carefully — you don't want people rolling their eyes when these girls introduce themselves at college years from now.


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Derby Tickets!

Posted By on Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 2:27 AM


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It went dormant in June, but Humboldt Roller Derby is back on the scene with a BANG! And a POW! It's a night of super heroes and mega villians at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, with the Widow Makers versus the North Jetty Betty's; that's right, two Humboldt Roller Derby teams are facing off in a local bout of super proportions!

NCJ has two sets of two tickets to giveaway to two lucky readers. You could be one of those two's! All you have to do to enter is comment on this blog post with the name of your favorite super hero or mega villain. Then, check back in on NCJ's Facebook and Twitter pages at 3 p.m. to see if you won.

It's basically the easiest thing ever: click, click, click, "Batman," click, click and presto! Of course, your choice doesn't have to be Batman; it can be some other, less awesome super hero. The winners are picked at random, so no matter what hero or villain you hold dear to your heart, you still have the same odds of winning. So...your choice might as well be Batman. 


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

There's Retro, and Then There's Retro

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Aidan Diaz is epic in his armor. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Aidan Diaz is epic in his armor.

They say if you hold onto an outfit long enough, it'll come back in style. Here's some of the antique chic people were working at the Excalibur Medieval Festival and Market Faire this past weekend. Two Ren fair runways are on for this Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 with the Excalibur festival at Mad River Community Hospital and the Medieval Festival of Courage at Christie's Pumpkin Patch, so suit up.

A little bit tavern wench, a little bit royal court, these ladies wait for no one. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • A little bit tavern wench, a little bit royal court, these ladies wait for no one.
You might be retro, but you'll never be Pict-warrior-in-fur-pants retro like Michael Ross. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • You might be retro, but you'll never be Pict-warrior-in-fur-pants retro like Michael Ross.

Angela Nelson is having a Jackie O./Anne Boleyn moment. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Angela Nelson is having a Jackie O./Anne Boleyn moment.
King William viewing the joust like a boss. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • King William viewing the joust like a boss.
Queen Elizabeth Woodville, aka the White Queen, and her little dog, Freya. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Queen Elizabeth Woodville, aka the White Queen, and her little dog, Freya.
 
Chanting monks keep it creepy in robes that go from morning  self-flagellation to evening vespers. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Chanting monks keep it creepy in robes that go from morning self-flagellation to evening vespers.
Tossing back a tankard at the Dark Horse Tavern. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Tossing back a tankard at the Dark Horse Tavern.
He might be the Red Knight, but the crowd cheered him on as "Sir Hotpants." - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • He might be the Red Knight, but the crowd cheered him on as "Sir Hotpants."
Atop his wooden cart, John Jaques has the best seat in the house for the joust. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Atop his wooden cart, John Jaques has the best seat in the house for the joust.
Spoiling for battle in chainmail. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Spoiling for battle in chainmail.
Back in black — the Black Knight charges his foe, already knocked from his steed. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Back in black — the Black Knight charges his foe, already knocked from his steed.
In broken-in boots, Colin Smithers puts the hunk in Hunker Hauser, a kind of tug of war on boxes. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • In broken-in boots, Colin Smithers puts the hunk in Hunker Hauser, a kind of tug of war on boxes.
In classic blue and gold, Elsa Von Aurich is her festival name, which is like a drag name with historical cred. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • In classic blue and gold, Elsa Von Aurich is her festival name, which is like a drag name with historical cred.
Tree Light patches it up and Marisa Wallace is pagan fabulous in white  antlers. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Tree Light patches it up and Marisa Wallace is pagan fabulous in white antlers.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GMOs: You're Doing It Wrong

Posted By on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Do not eat of the tree. - HOLLY HARVEY
  • Holly Harvey
  • Do not eat of the tree.
So, this piece of unsanctioned public art was on display yesterday at Eighth and F streets in Eureka. White bread, cantaloupe, bananas, cupcakes and peppers were all nailed to the tree for reasons that elude us. We're just grateful the meat and dairy groups were left out. 

Nailed it. - HOLLY HARVEY
  • Holly Harvey
  • Nailed it.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Rodeo Fabulous

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Ronan Rodoni - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Ronan Rodoni
Corral couture was in full swing at the Fortuna Rodeo this weekend. While the broncs and bulls bucked in the arena, it was a rodeo runway on the other side of the fence, with custom boots, blinding buckles, denim and Stetsons. Just take a gander at how folks worked their Western wear.


Haley Gibson - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Haley Gibson
Mickelle Flockhart and Travis Ammer - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Mickelle Flockhart and Travis Ammer
Brylynn Chipps - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Brylynn Chipps
Eddie Torrez and Seth Vasquez - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Eddie Torrez and Seth Vasquez
Cheyenne Wallace - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Cheyenne Wallace



Carina Irish - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Carina Irish
Jack Singleton - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Jack Singleton
Jessica and Van Simmons - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Jessica and Van Simmons
Renee Imperiale-Egan - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Renee Imperiale-Egan
Fidel - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Fidel
Mellissa Sterling and Leah Davis - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Mellissa Sterling and Leah Davis
Lacey Anderson and Shelby Smith - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Lacey Anderson and Shelby Smith
Future cowboys. - JENNIFER FUMIKO CAHILL
  • Jennifer Fumiko Cahill
  • Future cowboys.

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