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Sunday, April 4, 2021

A Pandemic Poetry Reading with Laureate David Holper

Posted By on Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 11:23 AM

When the city council appointed David Holper Eureka’s first poet laureate in 2019, it was supposed to last a year. Then again, a lot of things turned out differently than planned in 2020 and the term was extended. You can watch Holper’s live reading via Zoom and on Public Access Channel 8 on Tuesday, April 6 at 2 p.m.

David Holper - PHOTO BY ERIC FURMAN
  • Photo by Eric Furman
  • David Holper

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Humboldt, Holper has responded by helping create outlets and community spaces through poetry. The stated mission of the Poetry on the Edge Facebook group he started describes itself as being “about living on the edge of the continent, on the edge because of the crazy pandemic we’re living in, and because words give us a way to explore both the shadows and the light.” Taking that exploration to other mediums, he’s also helped bring about a show of poetry and art at the Brenda Tuxford Gallery and is working on the upcoming David Josiah Lawson Oration Festival.

Holper also worked with Anne Frick to assemble and publish Behind the Mask, an anthology of local poets’ work created about and during the pandemic, which you can download here. As for what he’s been working on himself, his subject matter has shifted over the events of the last year.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

KEET-TV Presents Zoom Series: Conversations on Hemingway

Posted By on Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Ernest Hemingway at his home Cuba, late 1940s. - COURTESY OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION. JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, BOSTON
  • Courtesy of Ernest Hemingway Photograph Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston
  • Ernest Hemingway at his home Cuba, late 1940s.

Get to know the man, the myth, the legend when filmmakers and special guests explore Ernest Hemingway’s art and legacy in Conversations on Hemingway, a Zoom event series, happening Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Feb. 23 and continuing through March 18. The author is the subject of an upcoming three-part, six-hour documentary series directed by award- winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The virtual events will cover themes in Hemingway’s work and life, and include discussions with the filmmakers and leading writers and scholars, as well as clips from series. Register to attend at www.PBS.org/hemingwayevents.
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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Oberon Grill's Cameo on Most Terrifying

Posted By on Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 8:48 AM

If you haven't heard, Oberon Grill, or at least the storied building and former brothel in which it's housed, is said to be all kinds of haunted. Its tales of turning chandeliers and a woman in Victorian dress appearing are solid goosebump material and highlights of the Old Town Haunted History Ghost Tour. And if you tune in on Jan. 16, you can spot it on the "Blackbeard's Vengeance" episode of Most Terrifying with Jason Hawes on the Travel Channel.
Roy Kohl with the Oberon Grill's piano which isn't necessarily haunted but come on. - FILE
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  • Roy Kohl with the Oberon Grill's piano which isn't necessarily haunted but come on.
The episode is a repeat, shot in the course of a day in 2018 that was "great fun," according to owner Nicholas Kohl. The restaurant is remaining closed for now, with Kohl saying he'll open when the situation is "sustainable" for full service. Until then, you can see the spooky shots of the Ruby Room on TV.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

PBS American Portrait Premieres Tonight on KEET

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM

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What a year 2020 was. PBS endeavored to create a platform for American voices
during this transformative time, asking: What does it really mean to be an American today? The result, its storytelling project PBS American Portrait captures the remarkable story of 2020 through the voices of everyday people from every U.S. state and territory. In fact, KEET has been working with PBS to collect local stories for this series and some of those may be included.The four-part documentary series premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. on KEET-TV Ch. 13 and continues each Tuesday at 9 p.m. through Jan. 26. The series will also stream on all station-branded PBS platforms, including www.PBS.org and the PBS Video App.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

'Confession' Hits Amazon Prime with Local Talent and Scenery

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 7:16 PM

The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission has good news for those of us who've burned through our streaming queues: Humboldt artist and author Daniel Niyiri's thriller Confession is now available to stream on Amazon Prime. The drama centers on a forensic psychiatrist's evaluation of a captured murderer who claims to be a demon. Check out the preview below for a sample of the spooky film.

Gary C. Stillman as Det. Jared Lamb and Gavin Lyall as suspect Dean McCallum. - CONFESSION
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  • Gary C. Stillman as Det. Jared Lamb and Gavin Lyall as suspect Dean McCallum.

Nyiri is joined on the project by cinematographer Matt St. Charles, whose commercial work for Wildberries Market, Sole Savers and the Minor Theater you've likely seen. The movie is edited by Humboldt State University grad Cole Saxton, whose resume includes feature films, documentaries, music videos and television ads.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Dell'Arte's Holiday Show Comes to Your Living Room

Posted By on Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 11:55 AM

As you scan the growing list of holiday traditions we'll be skipping this year due to COVID-19 and Humboldt County's move into the purple "widespread" risk tier, cross off the annual Dell'Arte holiday show. The Blue Lake-based theater folks are taking the always innovative performances, which normally tour the county with free shows for the kiddies, virtual. This year, you and the little ones can catch its adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic Hansel and Gretel live streaming and on local PBS TV station KEET.

Oscar "Oz" Nava and Laura Jill Murillo Hart as the babes in the wood. - SUBMITTED
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  • Oscar "Oz" Nava and Laura Jill Murillo Hart as the babes in the wood.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Local Luthier's 'Pawn Star'-dom

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Wolf Navarro knows everything about guitars. Well, that's what somebody told the producers of Pawn Stars, anyway. Navarro doesn't make that claim himself but when a mutual friend from the NFL/custom car reality show Tackle My Ride shared a photo of the Humboldt guitar craftsman's work, landing him an interview with the Pawn Stars folks, he went for it.

A shot from Season 17, episode 25 of Pawn Stars. - COURTESY OF WOLF NAVARRO
  • Courtesy of Wolf Navarro
  • A shot from Season 17, episode 25 of Pawn Stars.

The History Channel show's guitar expert had just departed and its producers were looking for a new face to show up in the Las Vegas shop to geek out over vintage instruments and music history. Navarro is more than qualified to research and estimate the axes up for negotiation on Pawn Stars, having been in the custom guitar business since 2009, spending time at guitar shows and learning his craft from local artisan Gabe Douge of Black Devil Guitars. 

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

KEET's 'Asian Americans' Panel Kicks off Series

Posted By on Sat, May 9, 2020 at 8:32 PM

Nobody knows what day it is anymore but it's definitely May, and that means Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. KEET is kicking off a series of programming about the history and cultural impact of Asians and Pacific Islanders with an Ovee preview screening and panel discussion this Sunday, May 10 at 4 p.m. (free).
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Yours truly will be hosting with Zoom-ed in panelists, including Malina Syvoravong, Ali O. Lee and Sue Y. Lee. We'll be diving into how the stories of detention at Angel Island, Patsy Mink's historic election to Congress as the first woman of color and her fight for equal treatment for women and men in education, the racist murder of Vincent Chin in Detroit in 1982 and the original DREAMer, Tereza Lee reverberate now. Sign up at www.ovee.itvs.org and select Asian Americans KEET to see the screener followed by discussion and send your own questions and comments via chat. Invite your mom.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Looks in the Lobby: Photos from Oscar Night in Eureka

Posted By on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 4:49 PM

How did you do on your Oscar pool? At the Eureka Theater and Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission's red carpet night, smart predictions (and luck with the raffle) won folks chocolate Oscars. But the real competition was in the lobby, where volunteers served drinks, Michael Dayvid served tunes and attendees served looks. 
Jessica King, Carly Robbins and Klark Swan dressed for an action movie we would absolutely watch. - PHOTO BY ZACH LATHOURIS
  • Photo by Zach Lathouris
  • Jessica King, Carly Robbins and Klark Swan dressed for an action movie we would absolutely watch.
NCJ photographer Zach Lathouris caught some of their shine in the slideshow below. Gawk along with us at the evening's fashion moments.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Geeking Out: Photos from Ohana Comic Con

Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 5:02 PM

The second annual Ohana Comic Con in the Sapphire Palace at the Blue Lake Casino Hotel welcomed hundreds of attendees on Saturday, despite the power outages elsewhere. Lights were on thanks to the micro-grid electricity generating system in place. The family-friendly, two-day event surged with the superpowers of costumed adults and children as they shopped at vendors, played board and video games, and participated in a costume contest. The event also featured make-up demonstrations (think scary clowns and evil nuns) and panel conversations with two celebrities from the movie world. Check out the highlights in the slideshow below.

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