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Whole World In Our Hands -- Eager to join the modern family of nations, the young of Vietnam share their hopes and dreams with two CSUMB students.
Bird Brains And Whole Hearts -- Sharon Daly and Linda La Rone run a popular pet store but their real calling is the sharing of knowledge and joy.
Word Play Wonders -- Local high school students find fun and fulfillment in the world of poetry.
Wild mushrooms exist in intricate interdependence with other living things in our forests and pastures, yet they remain a breed apart.
My sister saw a newt the first time she looked at her son. Shane was not yet born, but the image produced by the sonogram in the doctor’s office offered Carole a glimpse of her fetal child in the form of a creature she has cherished since childhood: the slender form of a newt. A little squiggle of life, appearing on the sonogram screen as shadow against shadow, elemental and uncomplicated and pulsing with possibility.
The road is only one more unnecessary detour in a long day spent avoiding the Interstate. On your old auto club map it appears as the thinnest, palest line among the map’s many vivid colors, as if it might not even be a road, perhaps a boundary marker. You’re in a flat dusty agricultural area somewhere east of Fresno, seriously off track given your itinerary from San Francisco to Los Angeles; you abandoned I-5 earlier this morning after being passed by countless revved-up, impatient engines, whiny horns, contemptuous stares.
Preview article about a Miró String Quartet concert presented by Chamber Music Monterey Bay and featuring a Central Coast premiere of a work by Chan Ka Nin.
Giving Voice To The Past -- The 12 singers of Chanticleer pay tribute to a legendary German cabaret act.
Narrative Constructions -- A house-sized installation invites viewers to wander through the homes of fictional characters and piece together stories from clues.
Wandering Eyes -- Three artists explore faraway locales and bring their findings to Peninsula galleries.
A Colorful Family -- Four generations of women from the Chappellet family showcase their artwork.
Woman Of The Cloth -- Textile artist Mary Balzer Buskirk weaves the sublime into the everyday fabric of life.
Nude Dimensions -- Five local artists interpret the human form unveiled.
The Marriage Of Emotion And Fact -- Long separated after common origins, pioneering nature print artist and zoologist F. G. Hochberg rediscovers the linkage of science and art.
Sing The Body Eclectic -- Five very different artists run their minds, eyes and fingers over the human form in celebration of its colorful complexity.
Hidden Agendas -- Lisa Coscino Gallery’s new exhibit of six contemporary Mexican painters reveals a largely invisible artistic world.
Temple In A Teapot -- Celebrating both the mundane and the transcendent, Don Weygandt’s exhibit of vessel monoprints evokes the “value of suggestion.”
Generous Imaginings -- The artworks of Emile Norman and Eve Tartar grace many of the Central Coast's public spaces.
The Unexpected Moment -- Through fleeting encounters, two Monterey photographers achieve colorful contact with both the exotic and the shared.
Bouncy Bauble -- The Western Stage production of “On the Town” offers the pleasures of classic entertainment.
The Singing Detective -- The Western Stage's “City of Angels” offers jazzy take on writers and detectives in 1940s Los Angeles.
Fearless Role Almost Saves "Clockwork" from Shortcomings
Bask in the Goofy Glow of PacRep’s Funny “Forbidden Broadway”
Anton Chekhov opens his brilliant play “Three Sisters” with a trick. Irina, the youngest daughter of the Prozorov family, is celebrating her Saint’s Day with family members, townspeople and soldiers. Irina is young, fresh-faced and beautiful, and the house and garden are garlanded with pink and white flowers. Everything about the occasion points to a spirit of youth and renewal. Yet Irina’s mother and father are both in the ground; and her brother-in-law gives her the same gift he gave her last year, a useless volume from the school where he teaches; and Irina’s deepest wish is to return to Moscow—the magical place where she believes her real life will begin. Time is marching on, but Irina, like the rest of the Prozorovs, feels left behind.
Not Our Town -- Based on unsparing interviews with Matthew Shepard’s neighbors, “The Laramie Project” plumbs the depths of hatred and compassion.
"Once Upon a Mattress" a True Summertime Treat
Paper Wing’s “O Brother” Is Rousing Entertainment
Concert Version of “Funny Girl” Features Vivid Performances
Midway through Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame,” the aptly named Hamm asks, “We're not beginning to ... to ... mean something?” His fretful question is met with laughing derision by Clov, Hamm’s companion of uncertain relationship. “Mean something! You and I, mean something! Ah, that's a good one.”
Sound Writing -- Paul Fleischman hits the right tone in Seek.
Dirty Business -- Amy Stewart shares the joy and frustrations of creating a Central Coast garden.
Call Of The Wild -- How an observatory caretaker on a remote mountaintop learned to lure predators in order to capture them on film.
Into Weary Eyes -- An exhibit of Dorothea Lange's work reveals the photographer's compassion for people caught in struggle.
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