The Singer

The Singer

The Singer – Linda Stansberry –   “I am actually, against all the odds, trying to make this my main income.” Blase Bonpane is more than a crooner, more than a father, more than a music teacher. He’s a Humboldt guy with a Humboldt style, and he wants to infuse your big day with some big groove. Full disclosure: Bonpane is also my former highschool music teacher, and as such there might be a slight…

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Leon Villagomez

Leon Villagomez

Leon Villagomez Interview by Linda Stansberry Photo by Anna Villagomez Leon Villagomez won’t let us sing his praises. When speaking about his work, he often says the “photographer should be invisible.” But all of the Humboldt Made members he’s photographed have glowing things to say about his work and his personality and, well, we think he’s the best. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Leon earned an undergraduate degree in Finance and a Masters in Administration before…

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Interview with J Sun of Deep Groove Society

Interview with J Sun of Deep Groove Society

Interview with J Sun of Deep Groove Society   Interview by Jeri Vergil and Kiana Vigil-Gibbs  Photography by Jesse Rather Back in the day, Arcata had a club called Brew n’ Beats on the plaza. It was live. Anyone of that era remembers how their hearts dropped when they first saw the mural (by the pool tables) had been painted over. From Cafe Tomo to Jambalaya, Hefe’s to Siren’s Song Tavern, we love to dance…

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Mendocino Art Center: The Heart of Art

Mendocino Art Center:  The Heart of Art

Mendocino Art Center: The Heart of Art Written by Nathan Butler | Photo Contribution by the Mendocino Art Center   John F. Kennedy once said “if art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” As a society how do we go about setting our artists free? Where are some of the places that vision takes them? The Mendocino Art Center…

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ARTS ON THE AVENUE

ARTS ON THE AVENUE

Rio Dell’s ARTS ON THE AVENUE Because Art is Good For You By Benjamin Fordham If you like art, food, music, or the town of Rio Dell, you need to check out Arts on the Avenue, held on the second Saturday of every month in downtown Rio Dell. Put on by the Eagle Prairie Arts District, the event is based loosely on Eureka and Arcata’s Arts Alive! and Arts Arcata events, but more relaxed. “It’s…

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Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms

Mycality Mushrooms   Healthy Living Through Mushrooms By Stephanie Giles   A bulbous mushroom grows from a block of sawdust, sprouting what looks like a mane of white hair that seems to lay perfectly straight. Yes, it’s a mushroom, but take a bite and you will taste the salty tenderness of lobster. This is a Lions Mane mushroom and it’s just one that Michael Egan grows. After Egan graduated from HSU with a Soils degree, he…

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A New Humboldt Buzz

A New Humboldt Buzz

A New Humboldt Buzz     By Nathan Butler | Photo by Meghan Quintanilla     With the growing demand for local and sustainable food, Humboldt has found a brand new buzz. All-natural honey is now a local industry. The days of buying low-grade Chinese honey is over. One company leading the charge back to local and healthful products is Humboldt Honey. Started in 2012, they purchased the company based in Myer’s Flat. Suddenly those…

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Leaves of Grass: Arcata’s Grass Band

Leaves of Grass: Arcata’s Grass Band

Leaves of Grass: Arcata’s Grass Band              The music scene of Humboldt County is diverse. We have bluegrass, electronic, reggae, jazz, funk, punk and rock all within our reach. It’s no surprise that bassist Dan Davis, singer/guitarist Mark Morin and percussionist Chris Johnson of Grass Band play the full range of that spectrum.             Grass Band formed back in 2001, when Davis, Morin and Johnson met at Humboldt State University….

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Sherae O’Shaughnessy is F#?king Funny

Sherae O’Shaughnessy is F#?king Funny

Sherae O’Shaughnessy is F#?king Funny Have you ever wondered how turned on you could get by, “Quiet sex?” Have you ever put off breaking up because of your joint Netflix account? Have you ever laughed about the Salem witch trials? You will. Because it’s funny, people. In case you don’t think so, don’t worry. Sherae O’Shaughnessy and the Ba-Dum-Chh comedy troupe are here to help us understand: it’s okay to talk about it, and it’s okay to laugh at it. The world won’t crumble….

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