‘Outside Mullingar’ extended two additional days at Main Stage West

After three weekends of full houses and enthusiastic critical and audience response, Main Stage West has added to additional nights of ‘Outside Mullingar,’ the delightfully offbeat romance from John Patrick Shanley (‘Doubt’). Directed by David Lear, and featuring marvelous performances from Jeremy Anglin, Sharia Pierce, Elly Lichenstein and Clark Miller, the play has inspired strong word of mouth,…

North Bay English Teacher named ‘Walking Dead’ “Ultimate Fan,” shows off mental skills on live T.V. zombie show

When it comes to the living dead, brains aren’t just for eating anymore – a fact that was on conspicuous display last month when a zombie-loving Petaluma educator made an appearance on AMC’s “Talking Dead” television show. Greg Raiewski, a 28-year-old lifelong Petaluman, showed off his brainpower after he was chosen as the ultimate “The…

Wrapping up the 19th Sonoma International Film Festival

The best parts of a film festival are often not the films, but what takes place in between them. From off-the-cuff post-film interviews and exuberant conversations between movie fans, to the parties, workshops and awards presentations that draw hundreds together under a tent or the open sky, it’s sometimes the memorable moments of spontaneous human…

Eavesdropping on opening night crowds at Sonoma Film Fest

“This is all pretty wonderful! Just super! We’ve had some bumps along the way, here and there, but this film festival is always the event of the year!” So exclaimed Sonoma’s Jerry Seltzer early Wednesday evening, as he stood with friends just outside the sprawling Back Lot Tent during the well-attended kick-off reception of the…