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Chetco Pelican Players set to open 2012 season
January 25, 2012 03:45 am

 The Chetco Pelican Players will be offering a Valentine’s Day treat during February when it presents “Cupid and Psyche.”

The show opens Friday, Feb. 3 and will be performed for three weekends at the Chetco Playhouse, 1240 Chetco Ave., Brookings. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A special performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.

“Cupid & Psyche” is a romantic comedy adapted from an ancient Greek myth that explores the double-edged sword of love and doubt. 


Mombo shares magic of drums with students
January 21, 2012 05:40 am


Mombo encourages a student to “talk to me” using his hands on a djembe drum Wednesday. The Pilot/Scott Graves

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.

Eight energetic and squirmy third graders scurried to the front of the room and sat down in front of eight conga drums, eager for a chance to play.

After a few minutes of drumming up a storm, the eight students returned to their seats, and another eight took their place. Then another, and another.


Air Force band plays free Crescent City concert
January 21, 2012 05:39 am

 CRESCENT CITY – The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West’s jazz ensemble, The Commanders, will perform a free concert of classic big band jazz at  7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds, 421 Highway 101 N.

The concert will feature a variety of styles, from traditional big band swing to Latin and contemporary.

The Commanders is a newly revived ensemble from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, under the direction of Master Sgt. James Butler.  


Brookings grad Blake Heiss wrapping up his first film
January 18, 2012 06:09 am


Blake Heiss, who has been making films since his days at Brookings-Harbor High School, is wrapping up his first original film and sending it to film festivals. Submitted photo
Blake Heiss has loved filmmaking since his days at Brookings-Harbor High School.

“Even back then, I decided this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and career,” Heiss said.

At BHHS, he was involved in the B-TV program, participating in a weekly news broadcast and short comedy sketches.


Artisans find publicity within range
January 14, 2012 05:17 pm

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When Nola Range moved to Brookings in 2007 she saw local art everywhere she went – restaurants, businesses, a title company – but every time she tried to look up the artists online there was no information.

She said “this is wrong.”

One year later, she started the website wildriverscoastart.com.


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