From the article:
"In fact, two monthly slams have started as a result of the NPBS, one at Santa Rosa's Arlene Francis Center (International House of Poetry, hosting its next slam March 15) and one at Cotati's Redwood Cafe (the Barnburner Slam, hosting its next slam March 12). "
I am not so sure about the accuracy of this statement. I am sure that Jake Ward, who is a Co-Founder of International House of Poetry at the Arlene Francis Center, a friend, and a Co-Castmember of mine on televsion's Eat The Fish Presents, was helping B-Sage with the North Bay Poetry slam when she was just getting started.
This article seams to imply that the whole north bay poetry scene stemmed from the Northbay Poetry Slam, when in fact, was this not all a result of the the poetry slams thrown at the Sonoma County Library?
Go Berry Go!! Can't wait!!
The place is a Hellhole and Andrews and his 'boy' Rickie are a couple of very nasty Greedheads. I would not be surprised if the dump gets burn down
Comes across like a self-aggrandizing, pompous loudmouth. What an idiot. He's a lot like El Ron in that way. The Fatman built his cult through pure aggrandizement, and Jamie the Troll is trying to build his own following on the back of Scientology and the Fatman. Fortunately, most people don't give a rats ass about Scientology anymore, so Jamie will have to eventually begin attempting to cultivate some sense of talent and originality, both of which he's lacked for years.
I can't imagine how his girlfriend tolerates his madness. Jamie, please put a dirty sock in it and save the world from the sickness of your voice which sounds like a screaming pig.
Successful professional actors rule!
I wonder how come they haven't called on some of Sonoma County's most successful home bred actor's to date. There are so many of them that I am sure would really enjoy participating and voting. I can think of quite a few incredibly successful professional actors and actresses that have come out of Sonoma County throughout the years and go one to be in many Broadway Shows that still reside or travel back to Sonoma County often.
The Author obviously never lifted a finger to read Agenda 21 or do any sort of investigative reporting.... just regurgitating what other people say. No wonder we are being usurped by the New World Order.... If people understood the main goal of the UN is to depopulate the planet and enslave who is left in the end, maybe they would "get it". The ultimate goal may not happen in the immediate future but I would think people would be slightly concerned about their progeny and future generations and resist laying the groundwork for it now. I highly recommend any intelligent person with the courage to admit our government lies and cannot be trusted to give this subject some very serious consideration. The global elite run the United Nations and they want the population down from 7.5B to 500M as shown on the Georgia Guidestones, the "10 Commandments" of the New World Order. They will be your "god" and it will NOT be pretty or even humane... The Eugenics movement is the same people behind this take-over and with Obama's recent Dictatorial behaviour, it is clearly they are closing in on our freedoms to condition us to be under their control.
What is the quote the movie title is based on? Which poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins is it in?
Thank you for your blatant sexist remarks in assuming that I am a man.
It was surprising to read the negative comment posted by Reality Check. Those comments were so, so negative and so against the efforts which the SOTAs make to bring the community together, if for one single evening during the year. All great projects begin as a small seed with an idea. To criticize the criteria for membership or anything else at this time is ridiculous because all of those things are things that develop with time and with the help of people who unite to the project to make it better. I should remind you that this is but the fifth year of the SOTAs. To celebrate and recognize, what is during the year, hard, exhausting work and dedication by so many wonderful artists in Sonoma County, is not something to be criticized but supported. Briano has the right idea here and the spirit and I wholeheartedly support him in his efforts. Rather than criticize the SOTAs, united in mediocracy should do a reality check on himself and his attitude. If you don't like what you see, involve yourself and help fix it, help make it better rather then to sit behind a computer and cover the project with a dark cloud.
You sound like someone who is guilty that they actually didn't make it to see much theater outside of SSU last year. Craven said that she doubted that "MANY SSU students" made it out after acknowledging that schedules make it difficult to for local theater artists to see others work. Frankly the rest of your post is ridiculous - to attack Mrs. Lichenstein and Mrs. Craven, and say that they are what is wrong with North Bay Theater shows your ignorance and your lack of respect for two women who are frankly responsible for 2 theaters remaining open in Sonoma County - theaters that constantly put on work that is completely "legitimate" in the eyes of the Bay Area theater. But I'm sure that you give up much of your time for free to keep a non-profit open, right TheaterGoer?
And finally, it would be good to point out that an awards ceremony does little to "unite" people. Especially this morning, the local community is awash with how ridiculous this years nominees are... The SOTA's are not leading to unity, they are leading to another forum, like the complete bullshit "Broadway Bay Area Awards", where there is no criteria for membership - just a scorecard of how many of your friends can send Briano an email and get a ballot.
United in mediocrity. Bravo indeed.
Alison makes some killer wines, and I'd recommend anyone who enjoys Pinot Noir to try her Carneros or Rodgers Creek offerings. At $19/29 respectively, they're both a great deal and display some great flavors.
Mister Myers needs to get his head out of his 1,000 acre ranch in LA-LA land and actually GO to Israel and learn the facts of the West Bank "occupation". Why does Israel occupy the West Bank? Because in 1967 five (or six) Arab nations, including Jordan attacked and the Israeli army ended the conflict in six days, gaining in ground not only the West Bank but the Gaza Strip AND the Sinai Desert. Lets talk about who is terrorizing who here...lets talk about why my friends who live in the West Bank, one Moshav over from a Palestinian neighborhood get along with their neighbors yet need to ride in bullet proof buses to get to Jerusalem. Lets talk about the countless attacks, bombs, car bombs etc., carried out over the past 30+ years against Israeli citizens - no military strikes, strikes on weddings, movie theaters and city buses, killing and injuring thousands of Israeli men, women and children as well as tourists and yes, their Arab bredren to boot. Yes - the conflict is ancient. Yes - the Israeli government has been less than fair to their Arab residents. But let's not forget that this country lives in a world of "Code Red", something Mr. Myers and the rest of the cushy USA have no idea about, no clue of the duck and cover existence over there. Soda Stream, as well as other organization in Israel are making in-roads in the social situation between "normal" Arabs/Palestinians and "normal" Israelis. I bought a soda stream recently because I love fizzy water and I too am tired of throwing away plastic bottles. I love my Soda Stream because it represents more than just fizzy water now - it represents even the smallest effort to combine and understand cultures. Mister Myers can't see the forest for the trees here simply because he has been overcome with the PC hippy-dippy "don't murder me" attitude so prevalent in Sonoma County, and garnered and encouraged in an effort to be "right and hip". Mr. Myers needs to study the history and situation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more thoroughly before denouncing not Israeli even, but JEWISH efforts to start building a bridge. I don't imagine he knows in his soul how important it is for the state of Israel to continue to exist and thrive. One viewing of the film Exodus should be a start. You can rent that on Netflix.
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As a SOTA Academy member myself, I can personally say that in just five years, the awards have grown incredibly and are steadily working toward a more professional arena. Even the first year, it wasn't exclusively SSU shows nominated. By year 4, more than 8 theatre companies comprised the nominees. While it's still a growing organization, the hard-working people behind are SOTA including its president are doing a great job, I think of continuing to build and make the show better. The show itself is a piece of theatre and wonderfully honors and recognizes everyone's hard work. There will always be people with something opposing to say about it- that's their opinions and that's perfectly fine. I do hope that the public or other theatre artists can come to show and see what they think about it. It's always a fun night where people from all circles of theatre can meet, greet, share, and share a nice experience.
Curious as to why Craven would doubt that SSU students would see shows outside of SSU. Young actors in Sonoma County make up an incredibly huge part of the theatre scene outside of scholastic environments. It's hers and Lichtenstein's self centered, exclusive and closed mindset that's keeping the North Bay theatre community shut out from the world of legitimate Bay Area theatre. Even though it might not be a perfect model for an awards group, Briano's efforts to be inclusive and celebrate the community are inspiring. And it's not surprising that it's a young person championing unity in our arts community. Much of the most exciting, effective and daring theatre being produced in the North Bay comes from companies that are largely run by folks under 40. I say Bravo.
Bohemian: Stupid article to write up because they now, have been ripped off. FaceBook photo of thief, burglarized of a $10 K dollar Yamaha mixer and other sound techie gear. But you had to get it out there....Loose lips create rip-offs...
Alejandro Moreno S._______ Non-trainable?.....I smell french fries from biodiesel...The Sonoma County Recorders office describes the parcel owned by the State Of California. Good luck in your thinking.
Great story young Nicolas. I might steal NSFD. Hilarious.
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