Monday, August 30, 2021
Friday, August 27, 2021
a 2014 article by Laurie Jervis, "the influential 20th century architect Charles W. Moore called the courthouse the grandest Spanish Colonial Revival structure ever built."
the Calvary Chapel movement, which includes a Christian Surfing ministry. One of their flock, Matthew Taylor Coleman, a surf instructor in his early 40s, just made national news when he drove his 2-year-old and 10-month-old children to Rosarita Beach in Baja Mexico, and stabbed them to death with his fishing spear, convinced by QAnon internet sites that they somehow possessed "demon DNA sperm." The national news mentioned QAnon as the culprit for the horrific event, but neglected to mention the Santa Barbara Evangelical Christian Surf cult which was the breeding ground. This excellent Santa Barbara Independent article (click here) by Jean Yamamura begins with “It’s heavy. It’s so heavy,” said a surfing community insider who knew Matthew..."
(For a San Luis Obispo Tribune article on a proposed ban by the California Coastal Commission, click here.)
Temple of The People.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Janacek's Katya Kabanova in a vocally splendid and dramatically problematic production, followed by Elizabeth Cree, a new opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell that was universally acclaimed as a great new opera in a strikingly good production. I intended to see the final performance last Saturday, but a vaccinated cast member had come down with a "breakthrough" COVID case and the final performance was canceled at the last hour. The night before, I saw the final show, Eliogabalo, a 1667 Venetian opera by Francesco Cavalli that went unproduced until 1999.
Tuesday, August 03, 2021
(Click here for his website.)
Sunday, August 01, 2021
Avengers from San Francisco and X from Los Angeles.