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July's Arts! Alive is packed

(July 3, 2014) Remember being a kid and staring wide-eyed at one of those all-you-can eat buffets? The overwhelming, giddy-in-your-toes excitement over what to pick first? Well, this month's Arts! Alive features a...

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The Clunky Bunch

Marky Mark can't save us from Extinction

(July 3, 2014) Review TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. I don't seek out Michael Bay movies, but I don't really avoid them either. Once you've seen a dozen or so helicopters explode over a...

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Jersey Snore

Pearce and Pattinson shine in Rover

(June 26, 2014) Reviews JERSEY BOYS. When I visited New York years ago, the Four Seasons musical Jersey Boys was on Broadway and everywhere else in the city: billboards, the hotel TV's information...

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The Korbel Conspiracy

Is this the end for Dell'Arte's working class soap opera?

(June 26, 2014) Since 1992 there have been five episodes (including an unnumbered one) in Dell'Arte's soap opera saga of the working-class Dugan family in the fictional North Coast mill town of Korbel....

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Did the California fog bring you visions

(June 26, 2014) did the California fog bring you visions and love facing as far away from Brooklyn as an American can possibly be your children thick with curls running in the wet...

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Double Down

Jump Street and Dragon sequels win big

(June 19, 2014) Reviews 22 JUMP STREET. I find it hard to believe two years and change have passed since 21 Jump Street pleasantly surprised me with its quick-wittedness, scathingly foul mouth and...

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Doves Droning

(June 19, 2014) When I was young, A two-note whistle Did the trick. Always turning heads, Making eye contact, or not … Does it ever stop?...

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The Big Cheese

A new muralist climbs the scaffolds

(June 12, 2014) "I want people to think of Lucas Thornton when they think of murals in 20 years," says Lucas Thornton. Confident and proud after completing his latest large-scale achievements both at...

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Top Chef

Edge is dull, Fault charms

(June 12, 2014) Reviews CHEF. I will say, with no reservations (sorry), that I enjoyed this more than any movie this year. There've been bolder statements, as 2014 hasn't exactly been a banner...

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The Big Mad

Dell'Arte leads a summer-long festival

(June 12, 2014) For more than a generation, it's been mad in Blue Lake in June, ever since Dell'Arte created the Mad River Festival of stage performances. The festival got pretty hefty for...

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God Getting Old

(June 12, 2014) Just for practice, I created another planet.  Took me a week, and it was still unmanned!    And now I’m stiff and sore all over. Went to cancel it, but couldn’t...

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Art Walks & Festivals

First Saturday Night Arts Alive!

Saturday, July 5, 6-9 p.m.

(July 3, 2014) Presented by the Humboldt Arts Council and Eureka Main Street. Opening receptions for artists, exhibits and/or performances are held the first Saturday of each month. Phone (707) 442-9054 or go...

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Trinidad Art Night

Friday, July 4, 6-9 p.m.

(July 3, 2014) Upper Trinidad OCEAN GROVE 480 Patricks Point Drive. Afterparty at 9 p.m. with DJ Slum Lotus. $5 admission.  SAUNDER'S PARK (start of Patricks Point Drive). Fire Dancing by Circus of the Elements at 8:45...

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Third Friday McKinleyville Arts Night

Friday, June 20, 6-8 p.m.

(June 19, 2014) McKinleyville Arts Night is presented by members of the McKinleyville business community and is open for all McKinleyville businesses to display the work of local artists. Receptions for artists, exhibits...

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in our blogs...

Big Bang

(July 3, 2014) The Fourth of July is one of the few occasions when fire lights up the entire sky and nobody runs for help. There's more to Independence Day than gunpowder...

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Around Humboldt County

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Tourist Trap

(June 27, 2014) Hipsters, pack your bags. Eureka might be too mainstream for you now. The July-August issue of the American Automobile Association's Via magazine features seven highlights from the "vibrant Northern...

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