Thursday, March 26, 2015     Volume: 16, Issue: 3
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The Melodrama delivers laughs with 'Leading Ladies'

BY JOE PAYNE

If you look up “performance practices in the theater during Shakespeare’s day,” you will find that men played all of the female roles. Shakespeare himself toyed with this idea on more than one occasion in his plays, often writing female characters that dressed as men, and male char...

When in LA, do what the locals do

BY JOE PAYNE

Most of my experiences in Los Angeles have been while visiting my wife Candice’s family, including my brother-in-law Izaac Meras, who moved to Los Angeles from Santa Maria several years ago to work for Film This!, a company that acquires proper permitting and notification for film and televisi...

Old Orcutt merchants hold shop hop and stroll

BY JOE PAYNE

The Old Orcutt Merchants Association will present another Old Orcutt Stroll event, the Spring Shop Hop, on March 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Various businesses will be participating with differing attractions and offers throughout the day, including family friendly activities and entertainment. ...

Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos releases new logo 
and mission statement

BY JOE PAYNE

The Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos (DANA) originally formed to restore the 176-year-old Dana Adobe building, but with the task complete, the nonprofit organization has shifted its focus as it builds a new visitors center and has issued a new logo and mission statement. Its new name, the Dana Cultural C...