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

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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)

SLO Symphony calls off Pops by the Sea

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The annual Pops by the Sea concert will not take place this year as the San Luis Obispo Symphony sorts out its personnel problems stemming from the recent firing of conductor Michael Nowak. [Tribune] Pops by The Sea is traditionally... (Continue reading)

SLO Symphony will no longer work with the board

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In response to the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s Board of Directors firing longtime director Michael Nowak, the symphony’s musicians said in a press release on Saturday that they can no longer work with the current board. “We, the musicians of... (Continue reading)

We will get Maestro Nowak back

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OPINION By NANCY DAHL Is the San Luis Obispo Symphony Board so out of touch with the musical world that they learned nothing from the situation in Minnesota over the last three years? The Minnesota Orchestra Board would not settle a... (Continue reading)

Fundraising fight preceded firing of SLO symphony conductor

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Prior to his firing by the San Luis Obispo Symphony board, longtime music director and conductor, Michael Nowak, engaged in a heated argument over fundraising with the nonprofit’s executive director. [Tribune] Last week, the board fired Nowak, and Executive Director... (Continue reading)

Open letter to the SLO Symphony director

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OPINION By DIANE BLAKESLEE BROCATO Mr. Feingold, Although you’ve now had the job of executive director of the San Luis Obispo Symphony for approximately a year, to my recollection you and I have never met. My late husband, Dr. Earle... (Continue reading)

SLO Symphony conductor fired, violists threaten exodus

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The San Luis Obispo Symphony board of directors has fired its longtime music conductor and director, Michael Nowak, prompting the entire violist section to threaten leaving the orchestra. Last week, the board announced in a press release that Nowak was... (Continue reading)

Stills, Cray complete Mid-State Fair lineup

By COLIN JONES Stephen Stills and Robert Cray will co-headline the final open date at the California Mid-State Fair, CalCoastNews has learned. The concert will take place in the Chumash Grandstand Arena on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30pm. Ticket prices... (Continue reading)

5 reasons not to miss the best wine, surfing and film event ever

For the past five years, the Central Coast has been home to California’s preeminent wine and surfing event. With a Hollywood style movie premiere, a vintage car show, a surfing contest and a free concert on the beach, Wine, Waves... (Continue reading)

Steely Dan reels them in at Vina Robles

By COLIN JONES It’s another routine Tuesday night in mid-April, do you know where your intrepid, independent central coast music critic is? I’ll tell you where: alone and freezing my ass off at an outdoor show by 1970s stylists Steely... (Continue reading)



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