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Can you solve the mystery of the missing Trump paintings?

Can you solve the mystery of the missing Trump paintings?

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union TRINIDAD – “Camel Rock According to …” was one of the “most creative shows ever” according to Connie Butler, curator emerita of the Westhaven Center for the Arts. Marvin Trump, painter and retired architect who died last year, painted 20 views of Camel Rock, each in the style of a

Movie Review: ‘Asquatchalypse Now’ a tart, trippy trail tale

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA PLAYHOUSE– A confession: all things Bigfoot induce in me a coma-grade boredom. I know, Sasquatch is our very own corny local monster, lighten up. But it’s also just a somewhat overachieving version of the many fleabitten regional legends nurtured by the rural chambers of commerce and gift shops

The Hum ~ 2/22 ~ Together

The odometer on our dear old Volvo wagon was still going, well past 200,000 miles. It was time for retirement. We settled on a newish Volkswagen SUV called a Tiguan. Curious about the word, which I never heard before, I googled it and learned that it’s made up, a merging of tiger and iguana thought

Theatre Review: A tour de ‘force vive’

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union EUREKA – Before Lene Hau stopped light, before Chien-Shiung Wu separated uranium, before Lise Meitner discovered nuclear fission and before Marie Curie identified radium, Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise Du Châtelet dissected fire in a quest to understand the basic energy that moves the universe. Born to privilege,

The Hum ~ 2/8 ~ Facing absurdity

It seems like someone has hijacked every conversation in America, on all social networks, on TV, in talk among friends. On his latest platform, Facebook, newsman Dan Rather uses theatre as a metaphor for current events. “If all the world’s a stage, and Donald Trump is in the role as President, he is playing the

A decade of play at the Arcata Playhouse

Bob Doran Mad River Union ARCATA – It was in February, 10 years ago that the Arcata Playhouse opened its doors for a grand cabaret, the first of many such shows mixing theatre, music and comedy. To mark that anniversary this weekend they’ve planned — you guessed it — another star-filled cabaret, plus a roll-back-the-rugs

The Hum ~ 2/1 ~ When, where, what, who & why?

Sometimes things fall through the cracks, plans get waylaid, delayed until it’s too late. Lately, it seems there are plenty of things that grab my attention like a kitty who goes where she’s not supposed to go. You get the picture. I’d arranged for an email interview with Karl Denson, saxophonist for Tiny Universe, a

NCRT’s Oh … klahoma OK

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union EUREKA – What could be more American on Inauguration weekend than launching a production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!? The classic musical – a staple of amateur theatricals – tells the story of two love triangles set against a backdrop of deep, sometimes violent, social division (farmers vs. cowmen) and

Entertainment events of the week, Jan. 25, 2017

VIDEO GAMES at the library The McKinleyville Public Library, 1606 Pickett Rd., invites all to play video games Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in the library conference room. Play family-friendly games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Minecraft, Guitar Hero and Wii Sports with others. These games are easy to learn and fun to