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  • Old Haunts: ‘Ghost Talk’ returns to Stage Too

    Oct 5, 18 • ndemarino • UncategorizedNo CommentsRead More »

    By James Dungeon [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Erica Muse, co-director of 2018’s “Ghost Talk,” which is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, & 31, plus 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Stage Too, alley between Cortez and Marina streets behind Prescott Center for the Arts, 928-445-3286, PCA-AZ.Net, $10-$15.] What is “Ghost Talk”? It’s a series of performances, a compilation of different ghost stories from around Yavapai County. But they’re not just ghost stories — they’re all fact-checked, so they’re about or based on events and people for which there’s actual historical evidence. For example, there’s a pretty well-known legend about a ghost at Hotel Vendome — her name might be Annie — but that’s not backed up by any historical facts, so it’s not one we use. So, all the stories in “Ghost Talk” are based on things that actually happened. Now, whether those places are still haunted is up to each individual person to decide. “Ghost Talk” is a Prescott institution. How long has it been going on? In its current form, this is its second year. Last year, Prescott Center for the Arts decided on moving it from the main stage to Stage Too. Prior to that it was taking place at the big theater for about nine years, back when it was written and directed by Karen Murphy. Now it’s

  • Cut (or, better yet, collect) a rug: Navajo rug auction returns to Smoki

    Aug 31, 18 • ndemarino • UncategorizedNo CommentsRead More »

    By Robert Blood [Editor’s note: The following interview was culled from conversations between the reporter and Cindy Gresser, executive director of the Smoki Museum of American Indian Art & Culture. The annual Navajo Rug & Indian Art Auction is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 & 15. The mini-auction is 5 p.m. Sept. 14, the main auction preview is 9-11 a.m. Sept. 15, and the main auction is noon Sept. 15, all at Smoki Museum, 147 N. Arizona Ave., 928-445-1230, SmokiMuseum.Org.]   So what can you tell us about the Smoki’s Navajo rug auction? It’s now in its 22nd year. The rug auction is a fundraising event for the museum, obviously, but also an opportunity to introduce the public to the incredible art of our native people. Navajo weaving has been the lifeblood of their economy since the incursion of Euro-Americans onto this continent and it’s still a major economic factor in what they do every day. It’s important to make sure the Navajo weavers are still weaving and markets like ours ensure the public has access to their creations. How’s the art form changed over the years? A lot of weaving started with simple, basic patterns. Now, native people are doing incredible works of art that are constantly evolving. As new weavers are coming onto the scene, they’re changing designs. It’s no longer specific areas doing specific simple patterns. Now

  • Great American Solar Eclipse update

    Sep 1, 17 • ndemarino • UncategorizedNo CommentsRead More »

    As the September issue went to print, 5enses reporter and photographer Dale O’Dell was on his way back to Prescott after photographing the Great American Solar Eclipse from the location above. [Moonrise, Carhenge, Alliance, Nebraska. © Dale O’Dell 2017.] This is an unretouched photograph of the moon rising over Carhenge on April 10, 2017. Carhenge is a land-art installation featuring cars. If a group of cars stacked and arranged to resemble England’s Stonehenge isn’t interesting enough, Carhenge was directly under the path of the moon’s shadow on Eclipse Day, Aug. 21. More than 10,000 people from all over the world descended upon Carhenge in Alliance, Neb. to view the eclipse. The October issue of 5enses will feature Dale’s report and photographs from this momentous astronomical event. *****

  • A nice cave with a view

    Nov 28, 14 • ndemarino • Uncategorized4,544 CommentsRead More »

    By Gene Twaronite Recently, I signed up for a DNA test at one of those ancestry sites. It was a little pricey, but the idea intrigued me. Since my family originated in Lithuania, I fancied there might be some kings or brave knights of old, or at least a wizard (vedlys) or two in my background. After sending in the usual saliva swab, I waited anxiously for the results. Months went by without a reply. Finally, I decided to call the company. I had to go through three different people before I was transferred to the head honcho. “Yes, Mr. Twaronite, we have your lab results here. You may want to sit down for this.” I did not like the sound of this. The last time someone used those words was when the police called to tell me that my stolen car had been located at the bottom of the La Brea tar pits. “Your ancestry is most unusual, Mr. Twaronite. In fact, we would like to perform some additional tests on you. If you give permission, you might even appear in a research paper. Would you be willing to come down to our office?” “Not until you tell me what’s going on. What do you mean unusual? Are my genes abnormal? Is there some kind of disease I should know about? Am I gonna die?” “No, you’re not going

  • Last cyber rites: Antivirus exhales death rattle

    By Paolo Chlebecek Antivirus “is dead.” So says Brian Dye, Symantec’s senior vice president for information security. It’s time to plan for the funeral. The war against viruses is still on, but we seem to be losing on some fronts. More and more, we see computers compromised in various ways that keep Antivirus manufactures on their collective toes. Sometimes it’s just an inconvenience. But once there’s an untreated threat on a computer it’s like inviting a bad person into your house: They’ll invite their bad friends, who probably are worse. This leaves the door open for more problems. In reality, no computer is completely safe from attack. Yes, even Mac and Linux computers can be infected. Antivirus products, however, aim to prevent hackers from getting into a computer. But hackers often get in anyway these days. Dye wants to redirect efforts at Symantec. This reflects a major shift in the $70-billion-a-year cybersecurity business. Rather than fighting to keep the bad guys out, new technologies assume hackers get in. Now the aim is to spot them and mitigate the damage. When antivirus software was in its infancy 16-or-so years ago, there were very few competitors in the antivirus market. Most antivirus companies back then had a limited staff whose job was to dissect new virus specimens as they emerged. Later, they’d write reports about these new nasties and ship “detection signatures”

  • Betty Carr and Bruce Haughey’s ‘Form and Light’ opens 2013-02-14

    Feb 13, 13 • ndemarino • Uncategorized16 CommentsRead More »

    Betty Carr and Bruce Haughey’s “Form and Light” show opens Thursday, 2013-02-14, at Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery, 228 N. Alarcon St. Carr’s primary medium is oil painting. Haughey’s is ceramics. The artists reception is 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, 2013-02-22, and the show runs one month, through 2013-03-14. ***** Follow Betty Carr online at BettyCarrFineArt.Com. Follow Bruce Haughey online at Etsy.Com/People/Haughey43 The information in this story comes from a Mountain Artists Guild & Gallery press release. Read about more upcoming events there here

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