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Sword fights and turkey legs: Renaissance Faire returns | Food and Cooking
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Sword fights and turkey legs: Renaissance Faire returns | Food and Cooking

The Royal English Crown may be in a period of transition, but Henry VIII’s reign over Hanford’s Renaissance of Kings Faire has never been stronger. The annual Kings Faire returns to Civic Park Oct. 1-2.“Hanford has one of the best Renaissance fairs in California,” said Hanford Parks and Recreation supervisor and Faire organizer, Armando da Silva. “And it’s the last fair to remain free.” ...
Gerald Carpenter: Elite Theatre Company Celebrates ‘The Latinx Experience’ | Arts & Entertainment
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Gerald Carpenter: Elite Theatre Company Celebrates ‘The Latinx Experience’ | Arts & Entertainment

In the United States, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 has been designated National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Sugar skulls gather in preparation for the festivities marking The Day of the Dead. (Freepik) The annual observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, inaugurated by President Lyndon Johnson, and expanded to the present 30-day period by President Ronald ...
Art Matters Talk Looks at Builder Julius Caesar | Arts & Entertainment
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Art Matters Talk Looks at Builder Julius Caesar | Arts & Entertainment

Posted on August 15, 2022 | 4:14 p.m. Colossal head of Julius Caesar from Trajan’s Forum in Rome, early 2nd century AD, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. (Courtesy photo) Chris Hallett, professor of Roman art with the Department of History of Art, UC Berkeley, will talk about Julius Caesar as Second Founder of Rome & the Evolution of the First Imperial Forum, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, as part of Art Matters Lecture series in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Mary Craig Auditorium. Julius Caesar spe...
Rough quarter for city entertainment sites | News, Sports, Jobs
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Rough quarter for city entertainment sites | News, Sports, Jobs

YOUNGSTOWN — The city-owned Covelli Centre, Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and Wean Park had a rough second quarter with an $88,333 operating loss. The entertainment facilities have done worse only three other times between the months of April and June: in 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and in 2006 and 2007, the first two second quarters ever for the center and several years before the amphitheater and park opened. It could have been worse as the quarter was initially budgeted to lose $181,916, said Eric Ryan, president of JAC Management Group, which operates the center, amphitheater and park for the city. “We didn’t have a lot of ...
Linda Purl to Perform at Ensemble Theatre Company Fundraiser | Arts & Entertainment
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Linda Purl to Perform at Ensemble Theatre Company Fundraiser | Arts & Entertainment

Posted on August 13, 2022 | 3:41 p.m. Linda Purl Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) will present Curtain Up, a fundraising event featuring a dinner and live performance by actor Linda Purl ("Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story") and a silent auction, 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala St. All proceeds support ETC’s mission to present professional quality theater in Santa Barbara. Silent auction items include a three-night stay at the Manhattan Club Penthouse in New York City, including t...
State Street Axe Club Aims for the Bull’s-Eye as Entertainment Hub in Santa Barbara | Business
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State Street Axe Club Aims for the Bull’s-Eye as Entertainment Hub in Santa Barbara | Business

Brett Michaelson is Santa Barbara's newest axe man. The entrepreneur launched the State Street Axe Club at 427 State St. with a soft opening last week, and a full opening this week, after more than two years of trying to open a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. The wait, however, appears well worth it. "This town needs entertainment," Michaelson told Noozhawk. "People want something to do at night for fun. They don't just want to sit around and go to the bar again." In an innovative yet simple concept, customers can throw axes at dartlike...
Entertainment Critic Jim Ruocco Gives Rave Reviews for Thrown Stone’s Athena!
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Entertainment Critic Jim Ruocco Gives Rave Reviews for Thrown Stone’s Athena!

Editor's note: Here, international/national/regional entertainment critic Jim Ruocco reviews Thrown Stone's production of Athena.  "Athena" is being staged at Thrown Stone (Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, 440 Main St., Ridgefield, CT) through August 6, 2022. For tickets or more information, call (203) 442-1714. website: thrownstone.org   The immersive setting for Gracie Gardner's "Athena" is a high-performance piste - an officially raised platform where fencers compete in full-fencing gear using techniques, combat and exemplary disciplines to score winning points made through the weapon's actual contact with their dueling opponent. Parrying.Sparring.Dodging.Teasing.Scoring.Winning. It's a contest embellished by guttural screaming, slippery tactic...
Making Online News Accessible for Everyone
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Making Online News Accessible for Everyone

How do we make online news accessible for everyone? This article addresses four key issues: Sources, forms of access, value of annotative journalism, and the impact of paywalls. In addition, it looks at the role of social media in enhancing access to content, and the future of journalism. There are many different ways to consume online news, and the following information is a brief overview of some of the most popular ones. Read on to discover more. Sources of content Many people have a favorite news source. They use a TV station, a radio show, a publication, or some other form of knowledge record. These sources, sometimes called news sources outside of journalism, may be individuals or organizations that report on news events or have direct access to the news. For example...
South Coast Business & Technology Awards Laud Local Innovators | Business
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South Coast Business & Technology Awards Laud Local Innovators | Business

Posted on June 18, 2022 | 3:46 p.m. Ceremony grosses more than $287,000 for Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara Kurt Ransohoff, left, Kirsten McLaughlin, Kathy Odell, Matt Rowe, Savannah Hunt, Michael Crandell, Ron Werft, and Charles Fenzi. (Emily Hart Roberts) Ten standout organizations and individuals were honored at the 2022 South Coast Business & Technology Awards ceremony June 16 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. The annual awards event celebrates innovation, leadership and success in ...