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Tuesday, September 1st, the Mateel Community Center in Redway will host a rare performance by legendary Brazilian tropicalia and psychedelic rock pioneers, Os Mutantes. Revered internationally and mega-stars in their native Brazil, Os Mutantes have been together since the late 1960’s and remain one of the most original rock and roll acts of all time. Fronted by visionary guitarist/ vocalist, Sergio Dias, and his brother, Arnaldo (keys/ vocals), Os Mutantes feature an out of this world stage presence and one of the most eclectic live shows in music today.
Doors open at 8pm and renowned guitar alchemist, Scott Huckabay, will open. Advance tickets are on sale now at the usual local outlets and online at http://www.inticketing.com for the price of $28. MCC members are $25 in advance at the Mateel office and admission at the door will be $30. For more information call 923-3368
But honestly, even knowing what I know now about the historical significance and grand experience of it all, if I was back in time I’d probably have opted out of Woodstock. I’d probably have preferred a quiet weekend on the beach somewhere. Even if I’d been in my 20s.
Addendum: Well, this is also a bit sacrilegious. It was my favorite performance in that documentary I sat through like 5 times in high school, usually in a double feature with The Kids are Alright or the disco version of Hair.
* To the devoted group of community members who have stepped up to help preserve the Humboldt State University’s Natural History Museum. The group, which includes College of the Redwoods Professor Karen Reiss, among others, has a daunting task ahead. First, they must come up with a plan by Aug. 28 to raise roughly $120,000 — the university’s costs through the end of the fiscal year to keep the museum open. If they are able to clear that hurdle, they then have several months to concoct a strategy to raise a daunting $300,000 to $400,000 annually to keep the museum afloat. While the task sounds enormously difficult, they have the support of nearly all Humboldt County residents, and we applaud them for mounting the heroic effort.
I really hope they can pull it together. It is such an important resource. A rush of new memberships would certainly register community support, and a membership gets you free entry into science museums across the country, including the Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science, and OMSI.