Life and Type with Mari O’Meara – Oak Bay Information

– Text and photos by Lia Crowe

I meet Mari at an incredible ten mile point house she designed and as we walk around the exterior she is pleased to see the house a little busier now and the gardens more mature and full.

“The part that gives me a huge boost is walking through the finished house with our clients,” says Mari when I ask her which aspect of her work excites her the most. “The facial expression is priceless!”

Straightforward and to the point, Mari says the trait she possesses that has led to her success is to “keep going.”

When asked what is the best life lesson she’s learned, she says, “Life is too short, so seize the moment.”

When it comes to style, Mari laughs and says her personal style is “boring”.

She adds, “I long to be elegantly simple, but with a young family and a crazy schedule, it would be tastefully casual.”

Fashion & Beauty

Uniform: Elastic dress trousers, sneakers and a simple cotton shirt.

All-time favorite piece: Sloan Pants by Banana Republic – so versatile!

Favorite pair of shoes: Nike Frees, but apparently no longer available.

Favorite day bag: MEC fanny pack. I pack light. It easily slips into my work bag.

Favorite craft: MUJI Gel Ink Pens. I’m obsessed.

Favorite piece of jewelry or designer: White Garmin golf watch. I don’t use it for golf, I just like how big the time appears.

Fashion Obsession: Sneaker with EVERYTHING.

Accessory you spend the most money on: sunglasses because most of them don’t fit my nose.

Moisturizer: Sephora Collection Ultra Glow Serum.

Scent: Herbae by L’Occitane in Provence.

Must-have hair product: flat iron.

Beauty secret: sebum.

Style Inspirations & Life

Style icon: Frank Lloyd Wright.

Favorite artist: My kids.

Favorite Fashion Designer or Brand: Victoria Beckham.

Favorite Musician: The Weeknd.

Illustrated book/photo book: Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine by Bobby McAlpine and Susan Sully.

Last big read: I recently read the original Winnie the Pooh book to the kids and absolutely love it!

Book being read: Radical Compassion by Tara Brach and Dog Training Revolution by Zak George.

Favorite cocktail or wine: Neither. I only drink Daura Dam beer. Every day.

Favorite flower: peonies.

Favorite place on earth: Hawaii.

One thing that always puts you in a good mood in these difficult times: mountain biking.

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Antonio Brown now not Tampa Bay Buccaneer, head coach Arians says

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) points to the crowd as he leaves the field during his team’s offense against the New York Jets in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 is East Rutherford, NJ Brown left the game and did not return.

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Antonio Brown is no longer a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, says head coach Bruce Arians after the wide receiver left the field in Sunday’s 28:24 win over the New York Jets.

Brown took off his shoulder pads and jersey, ran across the end zone and went to the team’s locker room in the middle of the third quarter of Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium.

The Buccaneers lagged 24-10 at the time, going down offensively, but Brown wasn’t among the players in the game.

When asked about Brown in his post-game press conference, Arian said, “He’s no longer Buc. This is the end of the story.”

According to the FOX show, Brown “boiled over” something and couldn’t be convinced to stay on the sidelines with the team.

Co-recipient Mike Evans tried to prevent Brown from taking off his shoulder pads, but to no avail.

Brown stood in the end zone and made a “gesture of peace” to the crowd as the teams played across the field.

Brown had three receptions on five targets for 26 yards at the time of his departure. He has 42 catches for 545 yards and four touchdowns in seven games this season.

The 33-year-old has a trail of off-field incidents, distractions and legal issues that date back to the beginning of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most recently Brown was banned from the NFL for three games this season for forging a COVID-19 vaccine ID.

Brown spent the first half of the 2020 season banned for multiple violations of the NFL’s personal code of conduct. In January 2020, he faced the Florida police on charges of battery, breaking into an unoccupied vehicle, and criminal mischief.

He was released by the New England Patriots after playing a game in 2019 on charges of sexual misconduct and threatening text messages to his accuser. New England picked Brown up after he was fired by the then Oakland Raiders before playing in a game due to multiple controversies.

Two Luxurious SUVs With Distinctive Fashion – San Francisco Bay Occasions

By Philip Ruth –

Blocky or smooth? Outdoor or urban chic? SUVs have as many flavors as Baskin-Robbins, so you can probably find one that suits your taste.

The two we’re about to examine here are downright polar opposites in terms of niche and purpose, and both are so satisfactory to drive that you’d likely live in harmony with both of them. The decision between them depends on what you want to do with your new purchase and how you want to look. Land Rover has a long history of selling paid off-roaders, while Genesis is an emerging brand of the budget-conscious Hyundai.

I recently talked about the Genesis GV80 – the bigger brother of the $ 64,045 GV70 AWD 3.5T Sport Prestige featured here. Genesis have something interesting to do with their style as both of them were eye catchers. This GV70, in its $ 500 Adriatic Blue livery, added an unusually pleasant and masculine presence. The GV80 got curious looks, while the GV70’s attention was more focused and intense, similar to lust.

The Land Rover Defender 110 SE is typical of the brand and at first glance appears functional with many interesting shapes and design flourishes when the gaze lingers. The doors and hatch are a comfortable weight, and the rear skylights are a cool retro touch, while the floating trim panel on the B-pillars is refreshingly modern. The well-equipped 2021 tester cost less than $ 70,000.

The hot ticket for people who regularly park in parallel is the Defender 90, an arbitrary 20 of the 110 tested. But with two fewer doors it measures 180.4 inches compared to the 197.6 of the 110. That makes the Defender 90 shorter than a Civic or Corolla sedan, which greatly increases your chances of squeezing into one position. The GV70 can also be parked at 185.6 inches.

The high-300-horsepower club is a quick place, and the Genesis 375 and Defender 395 reviews translate into two-ton luxury SUVs that are consistently nimble, with muscles off the line and powerful bumps to overtake. The mileage is checked at 21 for the GV70 and 19 for the Defender.

The surroundings are correspondingly special inside. The Defender’s 14-way heated and cooled storage seats make you the commander of your domain. The instrument panel is long and wide, a contrast to the cockpit-like shapes of most modern cars, and the large windows add light whether your safari is through sunny Castro or the misty Sunset District.

The Genesis leans more towards the sports car as it feels more intimate. It has the brand-typical horizontal single-spoke wheel, and the dashboard behind it is gracefully curved and contoured. Sparkling lighted details light up the armrests and console, and there is just enough shiny stuff to make it feel like it all goes with it.

We discuss these different vehicles in the same breath because they are priced close together, and also because they are both fun. The Defender 110 was unexpectedly nimble, while the GV70’s ability to carve corners could make sports sedans obsolete. Both are worth an enthusiastic test drive.

Philip Ruth is a Castro-based automotive photojournalist and consultant with an automotive staging service.

Published on December 2, 2021

Bay Shore’s new artsy, tapas-style restaurant Zest opens tomorrow


Chef Michael Liebman’s motto is to live life with joie de vivre – and it is precisely this energy that he would like to exude with the food and art in his new restaurant.

Tomorrow, November 16, at 4 p.m. his tapas-style restaurant, Citrus peel, debuts to the public at 298 West Main St. on Bay Shore, in the building where he previously served as the Executive Chef for Slice of Bay Shore.

During the soft opening of the restaurant on the weekend, family and friends tried his menu and got a glimpse into the completely changed room.

“Hopefully the friendliness of the staff and the facility will make everyone want to come back,” he said. “It’s a great community and we never really understood how young Bay Shore really is.”

With bright colors and pop art photography throughout the room, Liebman hopes to create a positive atmosphere that unites people under a common denominator: food.

The menu includes upscale sandwiches, tapas-style entrees, and a bevy of small plates instead of entrees.

Customers can choose from a selection of beers, organic wines and a range of sangrias, which Zest will also offer as a flight option.

Portraits of a range of musicians and cultural icons – from Aretha Franklin to Marilyn Monroe to the Notorious BIG – line the dining room walls. Outside there is a mural that reads “Live Life with Zest” – an ideal backdrop for Insta-worthy photos.

Liebman wants Zest to be that family-friendly neighborhood spot and attract a younger crowd.

For example, children visiting them can unleash their inner artist with coloring and drawing sheets that Liebman wants to post on social media.

“I just wanted something that wasn’t the norm,” he said of Zest.

Click here to see the full story of how Zest came about here.

Scroll through the photos below to see the interior of the newly decorated restaurant.

Keep following greatbayshore.com for updates on Zest and follow the new Bay Shore Joint on Instagram (@zestlongisland).

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Above: Marilyn Monroe street art painting at the Zest on Bay Shore. Photo by Ana Borruto.

Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has Covid, stories say

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers # 12 looks on from the sidelines during the second half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 24-21.

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Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss the team’s next game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the Packers said after news reports on Wednesday that he tested positive for Covid.

Head coach Matt LaFleur just said Rodgers is on the NFL’s Covid-19 protocol program.

“It won’t be available this week,” said LaFleur, without revealing the results of a QB test.

Rodgers, 37, said this summer he had been “immunized” against Covid, which led to some news reports reporting that he was vaccinated against the virus.

“There are guys on the team who haven’t been vaccinated. I think it’s a personal choice, I’m not going to judge these guys,” Rodgers said at the time.

When asked if Rodgers actually received a coronavirus vaccine, LaFleur said, “I’m not going to get vaccinated status for our players or coaches.”

The trainer said he didn’t know if Rodgers had any symptoms.

When asked if Rodgers’ claim of being immunized against Covid could be viewed as misleading to the public, LaFleur said, “It’s a great question for Aaron, I’m not going to comment on it.”

Sources told NFL Media that Rodgers has not received any of the COVID-19 vaccines.

That immediately raised the question of whether Rodgers had violated the NFL Covid Protocol rules, which placed numerous restrictions on unvaccinated players. For example, players who are not vaccinated will not be allowed to attend meetings in person at team facilities and will not be allowed to travel on team charter flights.

Rodgers was also seen without a mask at Packers headquarters. Unvaccinated players are required to wear masks in most cases in such situations.

The NFL issued a statement later Wednesday saying it was “aware of the current situation in Green Bay and will look into the matter with the Packers.”

“Primary responsibility for enforcing Covid protocols within club facilities rests with each club,” the NFL said, according to the NFL Network. “Failure to properly enforce protocols has in the past resulted in disciplinary action being taken against individual clubs.”

NFL Media reported that Rodgers had previously requested an exemption from the league’s Covid protocols and was denied them “based on his antibody levels that summer, which leave his unvaccinated status.”

“Rodgers received homeopathic treatment from his family doctor to raise his antibody levels and asked the NFL to review his status.” NFL.com reports.

“The league advised Rodgers of the … protocols that do not allow for such an exception for players. So Rodgers remained subject to a variety of restrictions, including daily testing, the wearing of masks, and a high-risk protocol for close contact that” force him to isolate himself for five days because of interacting with a positive person, even if he tested negative. “

The Packers have what is believed to be the best in the league, 7-1, and will play against the Chiefs on Sunday.

The training team’s quarterback, Kurt Benkert, previously tested positive for the coronavirus. left the team with only one QB, Jordan Love on their active list.

Love will begin against the Chiefs, LaFleur said.

Rodgers was named Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press in February for the third time in his career.

Rodgers will not be allowed to return to the Packers until November 13th, the day before their game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Learn how to Picnic in Fashion within the Bay Space

There is no better time to have a picnic than now. Weather barriers are few in the Bay Area – aside from fog and wind – and the pandemic has taught us that it’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re just sipping a sunset cocktail (or a mocktail) or enjoying a full three-course meal, we’ll talk about how to picnic in style, what foods are best to bring, and where to find the perfect picnic spot. We’re getting ideas to liven up your picnic with San Francisco Chronicle restaurant reviewer Soleil Ho, and we’d like your tips: What’s your favorite picnic recipe? Where are your favorite places in the Bay Area to bring family or friends out for an alfresco meal?

Bay Space residents wish to save more cash post-COVID: survey

Bay Area residents say they are ready to save more for an emergency and pay off debt after the unprecedented emotional and financial toll of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic.

But maybe they treat themselves to this long-delayed trip first. Or a really nice dinner.

These are the results of a new survey by financial services firm Charles Schwab, which surveyed 750 Bay Area residents about their financial plans in February. Two thirds of those surveyed said they would see themselves as savers in 2020, and 82 percent said they would save more than they would spend in the coming year.

In particular, 51 percent said they generally want to save more, while 28 percent want to reduce debt and 26 percent want to build an emergency fund.

“Many people have had an emergency in their own life,” said Colleen O’Brien, branch manager of Charles Schwab Oakland. “Everyone knows they should save, but that kind of catalyst, this event, really got people to do it,” he said

The results are similar to the results of a new national survey by Bankrate and SSRS, who reported that around eight in ten respondents said they had at least one financial regret come out of the pandemic. Most often, not saving enough for emergencies resulted in not saving for retirement and taking on too much credit card debt. About a quarter said they plan to save more for emergencies, while a fifth plan to spend less.

“Emergency saving has long been the Achilles’ heel of financial security as too many Americans are ill-prepared for the unexpected,” Greg McBride, Bankrate’s chief financial analyst, said in a statement. “The sudden and deep recession sparked by the pandemic has driven that point home.”

The renewed interest in saving money comes after a year in which California hit 16 percent unemployment in April 2020, due to the pandemic and lockdown designed to slow the spread of the virus. As of March, there were still 696,400 more unemployed Californians compared to the same period last year, according to the Department of Employment Development.

More than half of the Bay Area respondents who took part in the Charles Schwab survey said they would be financially affected by the 2020 pandemic. About a third said their salary or working hours had been reduced. More than a fifth have been dismissed or on leave.

Even so, some residents are hoping to have fun after COVID. About 53 percent of respondents said they dream of traveling again, and a third plan to take a vacation. Another 20 percent are planning to break out money for dinner at a fancy restaurant, and 14 percent are throwing a party. The focus for people, said O’Brien, is now less on buying expensive items and more on shared experiences. Even she thought about going on a trip now that vaccinations are more common.

“Is there anyone who hasn’t?” She said. “Maybe it’s not a trip to Europe, but maybe it’s a trip we can all be on together.”

For those hoping to be considered wealthy, the survey found that Bay Area residents saw the amount they deem necessary from $ 4.5 million in 2020 to $ 3.8 million reduce this year. To be financially happy, residents say they need $ 1.3 million – up from $ 1.5 million reported in last year’s survey.

O’Brien said part of that decline could be caused by people who were lucky enough to stay busy during the pandemic and decided to retire early or realized they didn’t need that much money to keep in to retire as they had previously thought.

“What we found was that the focus shifted,” she said. “When you have all the time to save more, you become more reflective.”

In parts of the Bay Area, of course $ 4 million is barely enough buy a house.

7 Bay Space arts and leisure occasions to take a look at this week

Mugwumpin’s Black Baba struts along a picturesque path in the Cutting Ball Theater “Phantasmagoria”. Photo: Julie Schuchard, Cutting Ball Theater

The Chronicle’s Guide to Notable Art and Entertainment Events in the Bay Area.

Cutting Ball, Mugwumpin and Bay Area Theater Cypher team up for the Lewis Carroll collage

One of the few theatrical advantages of the pandemic is the emergence of exciting collaborations with multiple troops, as companies that have long been on each other’s radar suddenly have more bandwidth to enable partnerships.

The latest on this glorious list, “Phantasmagoria” brings together two stalwarts of the experimental and avant-garde, Cutting Ball Theater and Mugwumpin, with a relative newbie, Bay Area Theater Cypher, that combines theater and hip-hop.

The filmed show, with cast members from all three companies, is inspired by the poem of the same name by Lewis Carroll from 1869 and the pandemic feeling that you have shrunk to a mere ghost that has haunted your home. The show collages excerpts from several Carroll texts, followed by the twin ghosts Ghosty (Maria Marquis) and Ghostie (Akaina Ghosh), who only communicate via tin can phones as they are stuck in tiny cells and receive visitors from other places in the supernatural realm.

Ariel Craft Directed by and James Ard, who made a squishy, ​​squishy sound design for Cutting Ball’s “Utopia” in the fall repeats its role.

“Phantasmagoria”: Available until May 23rd. $ 25 per household. 415-525-1205. cutball.com

– Lily Janiak

The poster for the Shift Your World Film Festival Photo: Shift your world

The debut of Shift Your World, a virtual film festival about mindfulness

Thursday May 6th marks the debut of Shift Your World: Calling the Future Into Focus, a new virtual festival dedicated to films about wellness, mindfulness and the betterment of the world.

From the Petaluma-based Layer networkThe festival offers free film screenings, talks with directors and panel discussions. Those willing to pay $ 97 for a VIP Pass will have access to online classes, virtual receptions, and on-demand viewing of selected films through May 23.

The opening film “The Portal” follows six people who change their lives through meditation. Shift Your World has an interesting concept for a festival and a welcome one after a year of stress, loneliness and fear.

A full list of the opening line-up of 14 films will be available at the festival website.

Shift your world: Put the future in focus: Thursday, May 6th to May 9th. Free, $ 97 for VIP Pass. shiftyourworldfilmfestival.com

– Mick LaSalle

Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in Helgi Tomasson’s “Romeo & Juliet” for the San Francisco Ballet Photo: Erik Tomasson

SF Ballet repeats ‘Romeo and Juliet’ star-crossed lovers

The San Francisco Ballet’s 2021 digital season, featuring the company’s shorter and more intimate works, ends with two of the great full-length story ballets that have played a key role in Helgi Tomasson’s long tenure as Artistic Director.

For program 6, the company repeats Tomasson’s “Romeo and Juliet” in an archive recording from 2015. This presentation – followed by a presentation at the end of the season of “Swan Lake” on May 20 – was shot for Lincoln Center in the cinema. and shows the former main dancers Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan in the title roles.

Music director Martin West conducts Prokofiev’s exuberant score.

“Romeo and Juliet”: San Francisco Ballet. Available to stream at 6pm Thursday, May 6th through May 26th. Single tickets, $ 29. 415-865-2000. sfballet.org

– Joshua Kosman

The singers Molly Netter (left), Rebecca Hargrove and Sonya Headlam play Julia Wolfe’s “Steel Hammer”. Photo: Courtesy of Cal Performances

Julia Wolfe’s ‘Steel Hammer’ explores the clash between man and machine

The legend of John Henry, the “steel driving man” who faces the power of the steam drill, has long appealed to audiences and artists alike. With its climatic showdown between man and machine, history is a constant symbol of our fascination and fear when it comes to technology.

Steel Hammer, the brilliant sounding oratorio by composer Julia Wolfe from 2009, uses this material to create a rich meditation on folklore and its power. The lively score alternates between sweetly tinged vocal harmonies and pure industrial outbursts.

“Steel Hammer”, performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars with singers Molly Netter, Rebecca Hargrove and Sonya Headlam, is coming to the Cal Performances at Home series in a new film version.

Bang on a can of All-Stars: Cal Performances at home. Available for streaming from 7pm Thursday, May 6th through August 4th. $ 5- $ 56. calperformances.org

– Joshua Kosman

Accordionist Rob Reich is pictured with bassist Daniel Fabricant Photo: Courtesy of Yoshis

Rob Reich and Daniel Fabricant highlight the return of live music to Yoshi’s in Oakland

Yoshi’s, the popular East Bay nightclub and restaurant, is finally reopening after a long hiatus caused by a pandemic. The venue currently offers free live performances Thursday through Sunday for guests with reservations for dinner.

The virtuoso duo of Rob Reich and bassist Daniel Fabricant is on the performance list on Friday, May 7th. Reich, who published one in August album with clarinetist Ben Goldberg, Fabricant and others, has received praise for his establishment as an accordion player with the highly acclaimed Tin Hat Trio, local favorite Circus Bella and other projects as well as for his skills as a jazz keyboardist and composer for local ensembles, including Gaucho jazz.

The venue recently revealed a redesigned stage in the dining area as COVID restrictions put pressure on the traditional performance space. Take this opportunity to enjoy sushi and music from some of the best local musicians while supporting an Oakland institution that has hosted many of the jazz greats since it opened in 1972.

Rob Reich / Daniel Fabricant Jazz Duo :. Friday, May 7th and 28th, 6pm. Free of charge when you reserve dinner. Yoshi, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. 510-238-9200. yoshis.com

– Anne Schrager

Soloist Dan Hoyle records the movement for racial justice in “Talk to Your People”.

The soloist Dan Hoyle is a shapeshifter. When he undresses one character to attract another, he appears to be reorganizing his bone structure, in keeping with the way each speaker holds his forehead, jaw, and shoulders.

Like his other works, his latest piece is a compilation of monologues and other vignettes that focus on an urgent social issue, but this pandemic-era project continues to evolve as Hoyle collects more stories. He originally named the ongoing show “Alone Together Now,” but when his focus shifted to this year’s Racial Justice Movement, a friend asked him to “speak to your people,” a mandate that resonated enough to support the new one Title to become.

Long-time collaborator Charlie Varon helped develop the piece.

“Talk to your people”: Saturday, May 8th and 22nd, 5:00 pm. $ 20-50 suggested donation. bit.ly/talktoyourpeople

– Lily Janiak

Pianist Allegra Chapman Photo: Kevin Fryer

The outdoor piano marathon celebrates spring and the return of live music

Live music returns to our world in a show of conscious but unmistakable progress. And what better way to celebrate this evolution than with a marathon of live outdoor piano music by some of the Bay Area’s best artists?

“Hear | Together, ”a free program presented by a consortium of local organizations at the Crowden School in Berkeley, will feature both local figures and students at the school in a diverse program of old and new music.

Allegra Chapman will play music by Bach and Grazyna Bacewicz, and Elizabeth Dorman will perform works by Timo Andres, Scarlatti and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. Sarah Cahill will premiere a selection from a new work by Frederic Rzewski. And as a sealer, Robert Fleitz will find his way through Dylan Mattingly’s ambitious two-hour piano epic “Achilles Dreams of Ebbets Field”.

“Hear | Together “: Sunday, May 9th, 10 am-7pm. Free of charge with a reserved ticket. Evidence of vaccination or negative COVID test required. Crowden Music Center, Rose and Sacramento Sts., Berkeley. bit.ly/alternatingcurrents

– Joshua Kosman

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El Campanil Theater presents ‘Young Frankenstein’

An all-star comedic actor in Young Frankenstein, a classic Mel Brooks film that will be screened on May 15th at the El Campanil Theater, 602 W. Second St. The theater opens at 1:30 p.m. for the film at 2:00 p.m. The committee on Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson consists of Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman and Medeline Kahn. Tickets are $ 10 for adults and $ 8 for seniors and teenagers. For more information, see www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

The sword fighting class is held in the Drama Factory

A workshop on sword fighting will take place in the Drama Factory on the weekend. Many theatrical productions may require stage sword fighting skills during audition and cast acceptance, especially classical or Shakespearean theater.

The workshop, which is offered on two Saturdays – June 5th and 12th from 11 am to 2 pm – covers all the initial fighting techniques used for fighting with stage swords. Instructor Richard Palaziol has been in the industry for more than 30 years and has trained stage and film actors across the region and around the world through his book. Drama Factory has been using its expertise for many years and for handling its armaments.

The sessions take place outdoors and masks are mandatory. Beginners are welcome as well as returning intermediate level combatants. The troop spokesman said it “takes security very seriously” and stated that real swords are being used. When it comes to abuse or security protocols, the force breaks off the session. There are only 20 places available.

To register, send an email Director@dramafactory.org with your name, age, address and contact phone number. Please tell us whether you have already attended theater lessons and whether you have received sword training. If accepted, a $ 20 donation is recommended.

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Kinsella Theater Group Offers Auditioning Tips on May 15th

Steve Kinsella of the Kinsella Theater Group will be offering a free audition clinic through Zoom on May 15th at 11am. The director is offering the clinic pending the return of live theater soon. He said that he believes that if people get the “big picture” auditions will be less scary.

The clinic will cover topics such as securing an agent, auditioning for camera, commercials, musicals, dramas, comedies, and more. To get the zoom link, write to DirectorKinsella@gmail.com and write down if you’d like to work on your pieces as he will help as many as possible. For more information, please call 925-516-9009.

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The international film series is continued with “Riders of Justice”.

The International Film Showcase returns to the Orinda Theater in May with limited seating due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The storefront opens on May 14th at the Orinda Theater with the US premiere of “Riders of Justice” from Denmark. To comply with Covid-19 restrictions, the theater limits attendance to 50 people for each performance. There are three screenings per day from May 14th to 16th at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm. No demonstrations during the week.

The film has received multiple awards, many nominations, and high marks from around 5,000 people on IMDB. It is played by Mads Mikkelsen. The cost is $ 10 plus a $ 1.26 processing fee per ticket. For ticket reservations go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-film-showcase-riders-of-justice-tickets-151742555067.

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Byron Bay locals protest deliberate Netflix actuality sequence | Leisure

“There was no advice at all. You just walked in unannounced, ”added Gordon.

Gordon hosted a community meeting on the matter last week and complained that most of the cast were not from Byron Bay.

Netflix said its first Australian reality series would “aim to create a connection between the people we meet on the show and the audience”.

“The show is authentic and honest, and while it has all of the classic hallmarks of form and embraces the drama, heartbreak and conflict that make for such entertaining viewing, our goal is to lift the curtain on influencer culture to the motivation to understand the need and pain behind this very human need must be loved, ”read a Netflix statement.

“The reason we chose Byron Bay as our location was because of the region’s unique characteristics as a melting pot of entrepreneurship, lifestyle and health practices, as well as the sometimes uncomfortable combination of traditional ‘old Byron’ and alternate ‘new’ “Added the statement.

The city with 9,000 inhabitants is one of the most famous in Australia, also because the actors Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky built a mansion there. International celebrities residing or spending time in Byron Bay include Matt Damon, Zac Efron, and Simon Baker.