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What: Mateel Comedy Night (w/ Myk Powell and Jesse Allison)
Where: Mateel Community Center (Redway, CA)
When: Friday, February 6th (Doors- 8pm)
Why: A great new addition to the Mateel’s regular offerings!
Mateel Kicks Off A 2009 Comedy Series on Friday, February 6th
After several well received comedy shows in 2008, the Mateel Community Center is proud to announce the return of regular comedy nights and the kick off event for 2009 will be on Friday, February 6th. Transforming the Mateel Community Center into an intimate comedy club, complete professional comedians, full bar, candlelit tables, and even table service, the Mateel Comedy Night is Southern Humboldt’s only venue to catch up and coming professional comedians.
While the series eschews the star power of big name comedians, big laughs are still in store as the best and brightest underground talent from across the U.S. take part in the series. This first Mateel Comedy Night of 2009 will showcase headliner, Myk Powell, a Paso Robles, CA native who has the distinction of being “the only fat, white guy to be a return performer on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam,” and feature comedian, Jesse Allison, a pro who got his start in Cleveland, OH, did a stint with The Second City, and now resides in Portland, OR where he has been taking the west coast by storm.
Doors for Mateel Comedy Night will open at 8pm and admission is at the door only. The event is offered at a sliding scale of $10 and up and will directly support the continuation of a regular comedy series at the Mateel Community Center. Table seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis with a two drink minimum per person at the table. For more information call Mateel at 923-3368 or visit http://www.mateel.org and don’t miss the hilarious and highly anticipated return of Mateel Comedy Night on Friday, February 6th.
This Kos poster has put together a collage of thoughts, videos, and audios. Plenty of Buddy Holly, but also J.P. Richardson and Ritchie Valenzuela (aka Valens). Also young and old Don McLean.
I brought a sample video over. In this one the Arthur Murray Dance Party stuck its neck out a little bit. For the time it may have been slightly controversial, and there’s a little bit of buttering up for the stodgy crowd at the beginning – ….”now, no matter what you think of rock and roll…”
Lots and lots more through the above link.
This morning on KMUD which included various points of view in the studio and through telephone calls from 8 to 9. It’s probably archived by now at the KMUD site (which also has a great photo of Bruce Kanter on the main page). I was in and out of my car running errands and dropping kids off at school so I didn’t hear all of it.
Of course the discussion was along the lines we’ve had on this blog and others; all about striking the balance between community interests, environmental concerns, and property rights. They could only touch on the issues this morning, but it was a good start to a local dialogue. I have received emails expressing some interest in a summit forum of some sort in which the various concerns are represented on a panel discussion, perhaps held at the Mateel Community Center. Representatives of property rights groups, developer interests, the planning department, controlled growth advocates, and environmental groups would be invited. Obviously we would want to put it together in a timely manner for general plan update input. I’m open to ideas, and maybe we can hold a meeting to brainstorm in the near future.
Addendum: Heraldo has posted the entire Daniel Mintz article on the Dialogues Project in an effort to bypass the conflicts between the various interests. Haven’t yet read the article myself, but I know the subject is on the minds of many here in Sohum.
Also, I forgot to mention in my post this morning, conflicting numbers were tossed out by callers this morning as to population distribution in Humboldt County. One caller said that 80 percent of the population lived within a few miles of Humboldt Bay. Another said that “over 50 percent” of the population lives in the rural areas of south, north, and east Humboldt. Can anybody tell which numbers are closer to the truth?
Photograph comes from waterencyclopedia.