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Interview: Transcendence Theater’s Brad Surosky on magic moments, hard work, and what the company has planned for the future

Hard work is an essential part of any artistic or financial success. Actor-singer-producer Brad Surosky, of Transcendence Theater Company, has learned that from personal experience – but he’s also learned that hard work is often not enough. Success also requires an additional little thing called luck. “So many things have had to line up perfectly…

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Talking Pictures: Word Horde Publisher Ross Lockhart on ‘Frankenstein,’ black-and-white movies, and the anniversary of the night Mary Shelley had a dream

“I’ve seen every one of the Universal Frankenstein movies,” declares lifelong horror fan Ross Lockhart, publisher and editor-in-chief of the North Bay’s award-winning book publishing company, Word Horde. “And I’ve seen most of the Hammer Pictures Frankenstein movies. But I’ve deliberately skipped things like that recent one, the thing with Harry Potter as Igor.” “That would be Victor Frankenstein, with…

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Remembering ‘The Pink Panther’

Blake Edwards’ “The Pink Panther,” released to an unsuspecting public in 1963, is best remembered as the film that gave the world Inspector Clouseau. Unstoppably clumsy, relentlessly persistent, the infuriatingly funny crime-stopper is arguably Peter Sellers most enduring and beloved character. But he was never intended to be a leading man. Initially, Clouseau was merely…