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Guitarist Rez Abbasi and his Acoustic Quartet will kick off the Redwood Jazz Alliance’s spring season at the Arcata Playhouse on Sunday. Abbasi’s Arcata show will be the first of two held in California. Submitted
The Redwood Jazz Alliance kicks off its spring season Sunday with guitarist Rez Abbasi and his Acoustic Quartet at the Arcata Playhouse. 

This show is one of only two California performances on Abbasi’s West Coast tour. The guitarist will be joined by vibraphonist Bill Ware, bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Eric McPherson.

Art Scene, Feb. 4, 2016

Violinist performs Sunday in Brookings

The Friends of Music presents violinist Stephanie Chase with pianist Brian Connelly at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 102 Park Ave., Brookings. Chase has made solo appearances with 170 orchestras worldwide, including the New York and Hong  Kong philharmonics. Individual tickets cost $20 (students under 18 are admitted free) and are available at Wright’s Custom Framing in Brookings, Del Norte Office Supply in Crescent City and at the door. For more information, call 541-469-7625 or 469-3473.

Shelter from the storm

Johnny Kau is just one of the volunteers who helps during Our Daily Bread’s movie nights. The organization needs more volunteers, especially women. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
All-night movies offered for homeless when the weather gets too cold, but volunteers needed

Our Daily Bread Ministries is offering a warm, dry place for Del Norte’s homeless to pass the night during the area’s worst weather.

The non-profit organization began hosting all night movies Dec. 1. Our Daily Bread will open its doors to men, women and children when the temperature dips to 32 degrees or below or if Crescent City is forecast to receive a quarter inch or more of rain with wind speeds of 20 mph or higher.

Drum major marches for 500K people

Drum major Andi Barneburg performed in London. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Andi Barneburg has seen her share of parades — the Fourth of July, Veterans Day and Homecoming — but nothing prepared the high school junior for London on New Year’s Day.

Cory's People: Great sisterhood is turning heads

The answer: 26, 25, 23, 17, 22 and 22. The question? What are the winning Superlotto numbers? Perhaps, but unlikely. Actually, it’s the number of years each of the women have been cutting hair at Turning Heads Beauty Salon in Crescent City.

Antique show looking for participants in Calfornia

Creators of the antique archeology show, American Pickers, are searching for interesting people with lots of interesting items. They will be in California in March.

American Pickers, which airs on the History Channel, follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz and explores the world of antique “picking.” Hitting back roads from coast to coast, Wolfe and Fritz comb junkyards, basements, garages and barns for unique items. 

According to the show’s creators, some of the items Wolfe and Fritz are hoping to buy include tin, wind-up and cast iron toys, pre-50s vending machines, pinball and slot machines, old movie posters, vintage movie memorabilia, vintage advertising items, taxidermy, pre-60s vintage diner collectibles, pre-60’s TV merchandise, mobster memorabilia, Civil War antiques and more. 

Wolfe and Fritz only pick from private collections, so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public. 

Folks hoping to be considered for American Pickers should e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave a message at 1-855-653-7878. Messages should include a name, contact number and description of your items. 

Student Spotlight, Feb. 2, 2016

Margaret Keating School

Student of the Month - December: Christopher Norris, Sky Pasene, SoneehlKwe Mendoza, Jordan Mendoza, Cheyenne Ross Donahue, Noah Mattz 

Bus Rider of the Month: Sky Pasene, Angelique Alfaro-Jaloma

100 years of North Coast movies

“A Lass of the Lumberlands,” filmed in Eureka and Arcata in 1916, is thought to be the first movie shot in the redwood region. Prints of the silent film serial are nearly impossible to find.
The first movie shot in the redwoods is so old finding a print is impossible.“A Lass of the Lumberlands” was filmed in Eureka and Arcata at a time when the roads were dirt, Humboldt State University was a mere three years old and getting a camera crew to the area was no mean feat.

Newton B. Drury to be closed to motor vehicles one Saturday a month

The Newton B. Drury Parkway will be closed to motorized vehicles the first Saturday of the month in 2016 starting Feb. 6.

Church Notebook: Resist tempatation to be unkind when others are mean to you

A couple days ago, cleaning out my purse, just about everything slid out of my wallet.

For the umpteenth time I thought about those fancy new ones that are supposed to hold everything but the kitchen sink, and keep those characters at bay who can steal your credit card information. Definitely better than the homemade one I carry, but it serves it’s purpose, this one of yarn and plastic canvas.

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