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Comment Archives: stories: Music, Arts & Culture

Re: “Naughty and Nice

To Serena Goldsmith's quibble over the "blatantly edited" use of a critical review. Agreed that the review is carefully worded, but the producers leave out the critic's issues with Coward's play which are notoriously difficult for modern audiences. Your consternation reminds me of a review of the original 1941 production: "London received Mr. Noel Coward's ghoulish farce with loud, though not quite unanimous acclaim. There was a solitary boo – from an annoyed spiritualist, presumably."

The performance at 6th Street that I saw was polished, well-paced, uniformly well-performed with a very hard veneer that Coward is known for.

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Posted by MJFargo on 10/31/2015 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Naughty and Nice

This review of Blithe Spirit is diplomatically written but translates as overall negative to any intelligent reader.

So it's disturbing (and more than a little offensive) that 6th Street Playhouse manages to twist it into a positive review by taking some of the more diplomatic words out of context. Hours after the Bohemian hit stands, the theater sent a promotional email to its distribution list that included this blatantly edited version of the review:
".....the Rocky Horror of drawing-room comedies......delightfully engaging performances by David Yen as optimistic author Charles, Gina Alvarado as the ghostly femme fatale Elvira and Lennie Dean as the well-meaning medium Madam Arcati..... visually magical."---David Templeton, The Bohemian

This is a mockery of the original. As a former theater critic, I cry foul.

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Posted by Serena Goldsmith on 10/29/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Dive In

Fabulous! Congratulations

Posted by Arlene Houghton on 10/21/2015 at 2:22 PM

Re: “Dive In

Very Nice

Posted by Mr P's R&R Riot on 10/21/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Vertigo

Man On Wire is superlative, in every way this article says The Walk is not. The ONLY added "value" (3D is hardly that), is in including the over-rated eye candy.

I avoid 3D when I can. It adds VERY little, but it takes away even more, by "reminding" us periodically of it's own drawbacks.

DIMNESS, is one of those unavoidable drawbacks. That dimness is caused by the medium itself, because providing us with enough light to see, would also provide enough for the viewer to readily perceive the color "fringes" that supply the 3D perspective.

That is the ONLY reason that cinema 3D glasses are always tinted, is to lower the perceptibility of those side fringes. This INHERENT dimness strains the eyes, just as reading in the dark does. People come out of 3D films cranky.

And it really doesn't add anything to the experience, as the FILM TECHNIQUE of responding to depth adds all that by itself, without the technical and psychological overhead.

3D is only a try at a new Cash Cow by the Cinema Industry. It will fail, as every new-and-intrusive technology is doomed to do, UNTIL they find an actual NON-intrusive way to do it.

Posted by Lightning Joe on 10/11/2015 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Hats Off

McKenna Faith is an amazing young artist! She's doin BIG things, even heard her on the radio in a recent trip to the Mid-West (Missouri) love her sound!

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Posted by Karen Thompson Morrell on 10/01/2015 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Hats Off

Love the sound of Ms McKenna Faith her boot stomping music is what concerts are about. Very talented you lady who is making quite a name not only locally, but across the states... Keep up the good work lil miss hope to see you in concert soon!

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Posted by Sandy Robison on 10/01/2015 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Holds Up

Danny , no two ways about it: you are on your way to stardom...congratz on your new endevor... all my best to you, sucess!pam

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Posted by Pamela Valeri on 09/09/2015 at 8:16 PM

Re: “In the Flow

Did you know there's a 1st Friday Art Walk Guerneville? This ia a great opportunity to check out this show and stroll thru town and visit about a dozen Artist Studio Galleries. Steet Artists and Music Buskers welcomed. Art-Music-Food-Wine 3-8pm year-round every First Friday

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Posted by Otto Walker Willis on 09/02/2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Golden State Wolf

Wolves are back in California.…

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Posted by Stett Holbrook on 08/20/2015 at 3:19 PM

Re: “It's the Future! or

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Posted by Jeffrey Weissman on 08/19/2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Golden State Wolf

Thank you for correcting the above mentioned error in the article.

Clemens Schenk
Producer - Director (OR7 - THE JOURNEY)

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Posted by CS on 08/19/2015 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Golden State Wolf

Here is the ticket link for the documentary OR7 - THE JOURNEY.

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Posted by CS on 08/19/2015 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Golden State Wolf

CORRECTION: The stand-in wolf NIWA is NOT from "Wolf Haven International" in Washington as quoted in this article, but from "Wolf People of Cocolalla" in Idaho.

Clemens Schenk
Producer - Director (OR7 - THE JOURNEY)

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Posted by CS on 08/19/2015 at 7:40 AM

Re: “In the Moment

Yay!!♡ Franti is great

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Posted by leslie 2 on 08/12/2015 at 11:17 PM

Re: “His Last Case

"Prickly ash" is also known as the Sichuan peppercorn.

Posted by Chef Fleisch on 07/30/2015 at 9:11 PM

Re: “His Last Case

I love the character of Holmes too much to see this movie, good as it might be. Sometimes it's best to let our idols be frozen at their peak.

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Posted by Susan L. Miller on 07/30/2015 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Intimate Art

Great story, and much appreciated. However, the admission information is incorrect. Individual admission is $5 Thursday through Sunday, with family admission at $8. Wednesdays are free. The prices quoted above are for an upcoming event, The Diebenkorn Pages, on August 1.

Posted by Ron Richards on 07/20/2015 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Fat Tire Temple

I've never defended horseback riding, as you claimed. I don't support it. All I said is that mountain biking harms hikers and equestrians, which is FACT. Of course, it also harms mountain bikers! I'm for protecting mountain bikers, too, but you and mountain bikers never say anything about that.

Posted by Mike Vandeman on 07/10/2015 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Fat Tire Temple

Your original post stated this: "The common thread among those who want more recreation in our parks is total ignorance about and disinterest in the wildlife whose homes these parks are. Yes, if humans are the only beings that matter, it is simply a conflict among humans (but even then, allowing bikes on trails harms the MAJORITY of park users -- hikers and EQUESTRIANS -- who can no longer safely and peacefully enjoy their parks)."
Who's the liar, Mike?

BTW, I am not a mountain biker and I agree that they should not be allowed on hiking trails. Feel free to hate me regardless.
Your total lunacy is duly noted.

Posted by Park User on 07/10/2015 at 3:50 AM

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