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San Luis Jazz Band leader pleads guilty to extortion

Mitch latting

BY KAREN VELIE The leader of the San Luis Jazz Band plead guilty last month to three counts of extortion against his wife. Mitch Latting, 66, is scheduled to be sentenced by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn... (Continue reading)

Rocktober comes to the Central Coast


By COLIN JONES After a busy summer of festivals and fair shows, live entertainment on the Central Coast keeps its mojo going with an fresh slate of fall concerts to keep local music lovers happy. Metal is making its mark... (Continue reading)

Boston brings home the bacon

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By COLIN JONES If I said it once, I’ll say it a hundred times: there’s no bigger, better event in San Luis Obispo County than a headliner concert at the California Mid-State Fair. Sure, it’s hot and smelly with lots... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Symphony fires its director

Director Edmund Feingold

The San Luis Obispo Symphony board of directors fired Executive Director Edmund Feingold, it announced Friday night. The termination comes just three months after former Music Director Michael Nowak was ousted. Nevertheless, the symphony board said Feingold’s termination was unrelated... (Continue reading)

Def Leppard redeems and delivers

Photo by Jennifer Campa

By COLIN JONES After Saturday night’s Motley Crue fiasco which left many fair goers seething with anger and frustration, rock fans and California Mid-State Fair officials were certainly hoping for some rock and roll redemption Monday evening. Well, they got... (Continue reading)

Motley Crue burns midnight oil, fans at fair

Motley Crue

By COLIN JONES I love those UPS ads that talk about their dedication to logistics. It’s probably something nobody but those in the delivery biz give a lot of thought to. Well, the first Saturday night concert at the 2015... (Continue reading)

Question for the SLO Symphony musicians: WTF?

Michael Nowak

OPINION By DAVID CONGALTON I called former San Luis Symphony conductor Michael Nowak at home Wednesday morning. Michael had invited me to serve as emcee at the special Pops concert he was planning for Labor Day weekend in Avila Beach.... (Continue reading)

Nowak rejects symphony offer

Michael Nowak

Former San Luis Obispo Symphony conductor Michael Nowak announced Thursday morning that he will not accept an invitation to conduct three concerts during the 2015-2016 season. Nowak, who served as conductor and musical director of the Symphony since 1984, was... (Continue reading)

SLO Symphony invites Nowak back as guest conductor

Michael Nowak

Ousted San Luis Obispo Symphony conductor Michael Nowak has the opportunity to lead three concerts in the upcoming 2015-2016 season. The symphony board fired Nowak in May and has since faced outcry from the public, as well as members of... (Continue reading)

Go-Go’s singer to headline SLO Pride in the Plaza

Belinda Carlisle

By COLIN JONES Belinda Carlisle, lead singer for eighties, all-girl pop group the Go-Go’s, headlines ‘Pride in the Plaza’ on July 12 with a concert at Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo. The all-day festival, also featuring popular local musicians... (Continue reading)

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