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Comment Archives: Stories: Music, Arts & Culture

Re: “Pretty Theft

Saw all four shows two weekends ago and they are as stated...terrific! Pericles and Much Ado were our favorites as much for the stellar acting as for the magnificent stages/sets and lighting. Don't miss these shows!!

Posted by SusieMiller on 03/25/2015 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Pretty Theft

Love your description of Pericles! Best I've read... And you make me want to see this production of it...

Posted by Jeanie K. Smith on 03/25/2015 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The Heretic

Folks who know how to actually practice Holistic Management planned grazing somehow get much better results than university researchers who don't understand it.
I've visited Neil Dennis and Blain Hjertes ranches in Saskatchewan - they are part of a study of 7 farms that over a 3 year period sequestered nearly 9 tonnes of carbon per hectare per year. As Blain says. "All of these farms have had increases in grass production, had a decrease in inputs, are holding more water in the soil and producing more nutrient dense food. Clearly farmers are more profitable, consumers have better food and society has more water holding capacity mitigating floods and mitigating climate change. To view results check out the web site at www.soilcarboncoalition.org"

Posted by Tony McQuail on 03/12/2015 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Ghost Stories

Right before Tom took over, my friend's dad was the manager. We were about 11/12 at the time and basically lived there and helped him with everything from ushering to sell concessions. I saw many things while hanging there before and after hours. The projection booth ghost was seen many times. Also have seen someone in the balcony on several occasions. I've never been afraid though. Hanging at the Phoenix was partly responsible for me being a ghost hunter myself. Good times!

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Nikki Stras on 02/26/2015 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Banjos & Brushes

Congrats Amanda

Posted by Sam Hurley on 02/25/2015 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Banjos & Brushes

Along with even more artists and more bands!! Don't miss out!
-Soundproof the band (Cosmic Jam)

Posted by Sam Hurley on 02/25/2015 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Banjos & Brushes

Oh my gosh. This is amazing. Thank you guys so much.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Amanda Mae Blackmore on 02/25/2015 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Final Curtains

I watched Bonnie and Clyde last Friday and loved it! Great cast and the music is awesome and gets in your head in a good way. Congrats to 6th Street Playhouse!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by leesamunger on 02/25/2015 at 11:36 AM

Re: “The Heretic

Its not a system but holistic management. Anyone who tries to turn it in to a system will fail - as the trial showed.

Posted by Høgni Iversen on 02/18/2015 at 8:21 AM

Re: “The Heretic

Cattle that grazed according to Savory’s method needed expensive supplemental feed, became stressed and fatigued, and lost enough weight to compromise the profitability of their meat. And even though Savory’s Grazing Trials took place during a period of freakishly high rainfall, with rates exceeding the average by 24 percent overall, the authors contend that Savory’s method “failed to produce the marked improvement in grass cover claimed from its application.” The authors of the overview concluded exactly what mainstream ecologists have been concluding for 40 years: “No grazing system has yet shown the capacity to overcome the long-term effects of overstocking and/or drought on vegetation productivity.”

http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2013/11/12/…
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/20…
http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/201…
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijbd/2014/…

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Jim Corcoran on 02/18/2015 at 7:54 AM

Re: “John Brown Lives

Mr. Benét was not French. He was born in Pennsylvania, the second son of a U.S. Army colonel.

Posted by Eric on 02/15/2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Topsy Turvy

Carousel....where the moral of the story is that you can hit your wife, attempt to rob and murder someone, then commit suicide and when you get to "heaven's back gate" they'll let you go back down to earth to beat your daughter too. Just be sure to say you love them and then step right up to heaven. Yep well done Speckles on your musical promotion of domestic violence! It was awful.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by NorCal Lover on 02/14/2015 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Fatten Up

Second Line is a New Orleans Funk Band based in Sonoma County and we will be playing 3 Mardi Gras performances this weekend. We kickoff the weekend off on Saturday 14 February with a Voodoo Valentine Mardi Gras Ball at 8:00 pm at the Redwood Cafe. On Sunday February 15 Second Line is co-billing with the Dixie Giants at 755 After Dark (Aubergine) for a Saints and Sinners Mardi Gras Ball. On FAT TUESDAY 17 February Second Line is at The Parish Cafe in Downtown Healdsburg from 5 pm to 8 pm.. The Parish is a New Orleans restaurant and they will be serving the most authentic Mardi Gras cuisine west of the Mississippi.

www.SecondLineMusic.Com

Second Line is a collaboration of professional musicians that formed a project for the love of New Orleans music and culture. Their sound is defined by a combination of tight melodic grooves and highly syncopated New Orleans "second-line" rhythms under highly charged guitar and keyboard riffing. New Orleans funk is filled with raw, infectious, and downright dirty grooves. Smelly, greasy, fat (phat), and lowdown swamp funk thick as gumbo and nourishing as a barbecue shrimp po-boy.

The band features legendary musicians Val Fuentes (It's a Beautiful Day, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Zins) and Roy Schmall (Big Brother and the Holding Company, Snooky Flowers, Bill Cutler, Smoke Inc, Stephanie Teel Band). The band is fronted by lead vocalist Andre Kelly (Rosetown Revue and Mojo Filter), Jim Stice on Guitar and Vocals (Phenix, and the Zins), and Matt Petruska on Bass (Travelin' Soul).

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Matt Petruska on 02/12/2015 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Body Conscious

My second home! I have never felt better or more at home in any gym. A place of good energy, inspiration and support. To the moon Carlos and Glen!

Posted by Veronica Eicken on 02/06/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “High Drama

I agree with johnny you. 40 dollars is a lot to pay for community theater.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by paige on 01/25/2015 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Musical Cuba!

Thank you Charlie for that wonderful article, where should I bring your plate? :)
~Candace

Posted by Redwood Arts Council on 01/23/2015 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Musical Cuba!

Hi all,
Please call 707-874-1124 or go to www.redwoodarts.org. The phone number listed in the article is incorrect.
Thanks,
Candace Mackey
RAC Director

Posted by Redwood Arts Council on 01/23/2015 at 1:37 PM

Re: “High Drama

I've done six shows on the GK Hardt Stage at 6th Street Playhouse, and one of my favorite things to say about it is, "This theater has never let me down." I'm telling you... 6th Street Playhouse is more than just a favorite home to Sonoma County actors, it has a strangely- sentient quality about it. I have great confidence that these woes will soon be water over the falls, and something infinitely better than what has gone before will emerge. ~ Tice Allison

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by David Tice Allison on 01/22/2015 at 2:44 PM

Re: “High Drama

Please listen to what these people are saying. I do not think it is negative and people should not be put down for saying what they believe. Try to figure out why Cinnabar can fill its theater and extend many shows an extra week while 6th Street can't fill its 184 seats. I am a senior and now try to go on Thursday nights because of the increase in ticket prices the last few years. The past two shows on a Thursday night where half full or less. One being about a third full. Look at ticket prices at the JC, Main Street, Spreckels, etc and see if you have priced out a segment of your attending audience of years ago.
What I would like to see improved is amplified sound quality. Harsh unnatural sound, which especially seems to affect female performers is a negative for me. I stopped going to performances at the Raven Theater after one musical a few years ago where the sound was so bad---my group tried a variety of seat locations during the performance---that we stopped going. If there is an equipment problem how about a campaign for new equipment such as was done for a new light board a while back.
You have a very nice facility and good people working there I hope that your financial difficulties are resolved soon and I can enjoy many more years of great performances.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Johnny You on 01/22/2015 at 11:08 AM

Re: “High Drama

Well... This comment section took a turn for the worst. Shame on you for picking on Taylor and 6th Street as if they are the only theater company to precast. For the past year Sprekels has used the same two girls as the leads in many of their productions, and the JC has used the same girl as their female lead for the last three musicals. PEOPLE LIKE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD. The theater community is small and even smaller in Sonoma County so when you find someone who is talented and works hard, why wouldn't you want to work with them? This article was supposed to be about lifting the theater community up, not tearing individuals down. Can we please get back to the core of the article? Supporting local theater? I think what 6th Street did was very brave. Canceling shows they were looking forward to is never EVER easy, but it was smart. Now that they have proper fundraising and advertising, I can't wait to see what comes from them.

4 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Pickles on 01/22/2015 at 7:41 AM

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