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Martinez designer-entertainer returning home for book signing

Martinez designer-entertainer returning home for book signing

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A Martinez native whose career has made him a widely recognized decorator is coming home next month to celebrate the publication of his second book. But Nathan Turner, who is known for his appearances on Bravo’s cable program “Million Dollar Decorators,” didn’t write about designing or how to make a home more […]

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Collection of romantic comedy one-act plays at Campbell

Collection of romantic comedy one-act plays at Campbell

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor Onstage Theater closes out its 40th season this month with “A Funny Little Thing Called Love” at the Campbell Theater, a series of one-act plays written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the writing trio that is sometimes collectively know as Jones Hope Wooten. Jones Hope […]

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BottleRock’n Napa Valley

BottleRock’n Napa Valley

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

by Steve Langsam For the sixth straight year Napa Valley is prepared to rock with over 86 musical acts filling the airwaves of the Napa Valley Expo for BottleRock May 25th through May 26th. This year features some of the best acts the festival has had including The Killers, Muse, Bruno Mars, The Chain Smokers, […]

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Drowsy Chaperone photo gallery

Drowsy Chaperone photo gallery

| April 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

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Salvaged plastics become art, not ocean trash

Salvaged plastics become art, not ocean trash

| April 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

A giant patch of garbage that covers twice the area of Texas is growing exponentially in the Pacific Ocean between Hawai’i and California, according to Scientific Reports. And much of the debris are tiny pieces of plastic, which is why the patch wasn’t discovered until 1997 by yachtsman Charles Moore when he sailed through the […]

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Entertainers from Martinez, Benicia perform at Rakkasah West

Entertainers from Martinez, Benicia perform at Rakkasah West

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rakkasah West, one of the largest belly dance festivals in the world, featured performers from multiple countries from around the globe as well as from as close as Martinez and Benicia. A longtime celebration of Middle Eastern and North African dance and music, the festival features both dancers and musicians. Its workshops give practitioners a […]

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Finding owls …

Finding owls …

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

While I was out hiking after our last major storm I came across two downed owls, the one pictured a Great Horned Owl and the other a Barn owl. Heavy rain can be hard on them. Interesting fact: Owl flight feathers have comb-like fringed edges, making them feel much softer, that enable these hunters to […]

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Martinez students engage at Eugene O’Neill Studio Retreat

Martinez students engage at Eugene O’Neill Studio Retreat

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

By CHARLIE JARRETT Special to the Martinez Gazette Between March 10 and 17, five gifted and inspired students from Alhambra High and Briones High took up the challenge offered by the Eugene O’Neill Foundation, in partnership with the Eugene O’Neill National Park, to express themselves in a free artistic enrichment program for high school students. […]

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Artu4ia’s final show to be its ‘Last Hurrah’

Artu4ia’s final show to be its ‘Last Hurrah’

| March 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

Artu4ia will have its final exhibit at its downtown area workshop and gallery, and its award-winning owners John Kleber and Carol Ludwig Kleber are calling it the “Last Hurrah” Art Show. Artu4ia will be closing at the end of the month, and the Klebers will be moving to Pennsylvania. Open for the past five years, […]

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Poison Apple garners awards at junior theater festival

Poison Apple garners awards at junior theater festival

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Poison Apple Productions, the theater company that provides performing arts experiences to youth and young adults, has earned five awards from the Junior Theater Festival, said Gina Roth, managing director and secretary of the company’s board of directors. The awards are the New Works Showcase for the West Coast premiere of “The Children of Eden” […]

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