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Comment Archives: stories: Music, Arts & Culture

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/…

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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).

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Posted by Pickles on 01/22/2015 at 7:41 AM

Re: “High Drama

The elephant in the room not discussed in this fine article is the question of just how much theatre this area can support and the oversaturation of one particular genre. How practical is it to have every large house doing a Broadway musical (some classics, others not so) and often simultaneously? I too have heard the complaints about repetitive casting from inside and outside the community, and I think it points more towards the issue of repetitive show styles than anything else. Then there's the issue of "recycling" shows throughout the area. Theatre companies often claim that "their" audience isn't another company's audience so there should be no problem in mounting a production of a show that was done elsewhere just last year. So much for growing your audience and reaching out to the larger community. This area has a lot of talented theatre artists who work with many of the local theatre companies. If they really want to survive and thrive, the local theatre companies need to figure out a way to work with each other, too.

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Posted by Yeah, it's me... on 01/21/2015 at 10:29 PM

Re: “High Drama

Luckily for you BoHo reader, Bonnie & Clyde will be my last show at 6th Street as I have upcoming shows booked in Berkeley and San Francisco - so you will not have to be subjected to me onstage anymore. I do hope you see "Bonnie and Clyde" though. It's a beautiful show with a cast chalk full of non 6th Street performers, including our Clyde who traveled from the East Coast to play the role, and many other talented folk. I feel honored to have played so many fabulous roles - and hope that even though you didnt appreciate my performance, I'm happy that you still supported local theatre. - Taylor Bartolucci

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Posted by huichica on 01/21/2015 at 10:18 PM

Re: “'Selma' Stumbles

What was so regrettable about Selma was that it falsely portrayed the role of President Johnson and completely left out the role of Rabbi Heschel who was a critical supporter of Dr. King. Rabbi Heschel was by Dr. King's side during the Selma march, Dr. King called him "my rabbi", and Dr. King was planning on spending Passover with Rabbi Heschel just before he was shot.

Posted by richgold47 2 on 01/21/2015 at 6:13 PM

Re: “High Drama

I have heard that comment, about using the same actors repeatedly, from subscribers and theatre-goers, not just actors. Audience-fatigue is real. People want to see new talent, and a theatre will never grow if it becomes too inclusive, and the community doesn't feel it's "their community theatre." If I go to see Kiss Me Kate, Spamalot, Victor, Victoria, Boeing Boeing, Scoundrels,Funny Girl, etc. how likely is it I will want to see the same cast in Bonnie and Clyde? The talent is there, but even Barbra Streisand wore people out after a while, before she took a much-needed break.

25 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by BoHo reader on 01/21/2015 at 3:59 PM

Re: “High Drama

Seems we have a disgruntled actor...^^ boooo! What a negative outlook you have on this local company. It shows versatility, not a casting problem. Sonoma County needs to support local theatre and shows.

6 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by areyesSonomaCounty on 01/21/2015 at 3:23 PM

Re: “High Drama

As harsh as this will be, It'll probably help A LOT if the same actors weren't cast in all the shows. People don't want to go to see the same person every time they go and want to enjoy an amazing show. That's why no one wants to pay/donate. And no one wants to audition for things, knowing that they aren't going to get what they want anyway. Things are never going to change for the theatres, 6th street mostely, if things don't change casting wise.

27 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by live_655321 on 01/21/2015 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Barn Raising

BIG things are happening with Lucky Penny. Barry and Taylor have put their all into creating a permanent home for theatre in Napa and the North Bay. Support it in whatever way you can.

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Posted by Lucas Sherman on 01/21/2015 at 1:01 PM

Re: “High Drama

Thank you for this great article. Please help keep local theatre alive.

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Posted by Lucas Sherman on 01/21/2015 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Shot Down

$105 M in four days, I think the only bullshit here is your review!
http://deadline.com/2015/01/weekend-box-office-american-sniper-kevin-hart-the-wedding-ringer-paddington-blackhat-martin-luther-king-jr-1201349929/

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Posted by JustSaying! on 01/18/2015 at 3:43 PM

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