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The Hum ~ Down the rabbit-hole ~ 9/20

The Hum ~ Down the rabbit-hole ~ 9/20

“Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large

The Hum ~ The Same Old Same Old?

The seasons are changing. This long, hot summer won’t be over officially until next Friday (Sept. 22, @ 1:02 p.m.) but cruel winds have already “hit heavy on the borderline,” and recently between fires and floods and guns on the Plaza, things seem out of control. How can we put things right? How about with music,


Everydayness Paul Mann  It looks harmless enough, everydayness. Schedules, routines, the daily round, the errands, the shopping, the gardening, the transient nuisances, the little kindnesses, the minor irritations, the spikes of pleasure and pain, the tedium, the evening pint or scotch, the leaning back and relaxing after satisfying work. Though we are always in a

Shout, sisters, shout! Belles of the Levee serves up vintage tunes with a side of charm

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union Sure, the Belles are beautiful women. Sure, their voices are as sweet as songbirds in a flowering tree. Sure, their songs are so old they sound new. But that’s not what makes their music so compelling and addicting. No. It’s the close and intricate harmonies that they weave so expertly

Trinidad Town, Harbor, and Landscape

‘TRINIDAD LIGHTHOUSE’ AND MORE Paul Rickard presents a new set of watercolor paintings on the theme of “Trinidad Town, Harbor, and Landscape” through September at the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust’s Simmons Gallery, 380 Janis Ct. in Trinidad, with an opening reception Friday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. as a part of Trinidad Art

The Hum ~ A labor of love ~ 8/30

Labor Day weekend is coming up. That used to mean the end of summer vacation and something about rich people wearing white, but those are archaic traditions. We have new traditions to replace them. Established as a holiday to honor trade unions and the “workers,” now it’s just another extended weekend. We’ll still set up

Paul Mann: Fig Leaves and Other Risible Camouflage

It is said love conquers all. Down the ages vaunted lovers discovered otherwise: Adam and Eve, Antony and Cleopatra, Abelard and Héloïse, Dante and Beatrice, Petrarca and Laura, Tristan and Iseult, Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky, Emma Bovary and Rodolph Boulanger, Daisy Fay Buchanan and Jay Gatsby. They learned that love, said to bear all

Theatre Review: ‘Ruddigore’ is ruddy good

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union VAN DUZER THEATRE – If you’re seeking to escape the delirium of current events, you need look no further than the delight of Humboldt Light Opera Company’s current production, Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore or the Witch’s Curse. Smaller in scale than some previous HLOC productions, this show highlights all the