Cascade Theater Announces New Managers

photo by Mike Burke  Redding’s historic Cascade Theatre is happy to announce the appointment of the theater’s new management team.  Jana Pulcini-Leard has been named to the restructured position of General Manager and Executive Producer. Currently the theater’s producer for… Continue Reading


Mistress of the Mix: Music To Make Love By

When you were a kid, did ever make that awful discovery that your parents, um, actually…um… had a romantic life? That they weren’t just Mom and Dad, but that they were also living, breathing, sexual creatures, who participated in the… Continue Reading


Mistress of the Mix: Island Treasure Hunt

I’m an island girl. And I think I have the right to call myself that, because for a huge chunk of my adult life, I’ve lived on islands. The day after I graduated from college, I flew off to Greece and lived for several months on the island of Crete. At the end of the Continue Reading


Mistress of the Mix: Never Too Much of a Good Thing

I’m sure you’ve got some Go To songs in your back pocket, am I right? Songs that no matter where you are, no matter what you’re doing, put you in a good mood. Get your feet moving. Whether you’re in… Continue Reading


Mistress of the Mix: How To Have A Truly, Actual, Really Happy New Year

I think I’m old enough now that I can finally admit that I’m too old for this crap. And by that, I mean I’m too old for partying til I puke, staying up all night long, mixing my liquor, and… Continue Reading


Mistress of the Mix: The Miraculous Rescue of Whiskey Ted

It was just another normal night in Alaska. Yes, just as I promised last year, it’s another true tale of winter survival against incredible odds, from back in the day. It’s the story of The Miraculous Rescue of Whiskey Ted.… Continue Reading


Mistress of the Mix: Thanksgiving Feast

My mother has done it again. Sigh. Here we are, a week before Thanksgiving, and my mother called me today to discuss her plans. If you’ve been a longtime reader of The Mistress of The Mix, you may recall that… Continue Reading