The Burlap Harlot Show Returns to Anderson Fairgrounds

Introducing an extraordinary artisan fair of trinkets & baubles, fabu junque couture, rustic chic and shenanigans. Couturier of all things artful & beautiful. Artisan-made & hand-crafted goods. Rustique chic. Upcycled and recycled. Trinkets and baubles. Junque couture. This is the… Continue Reading

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Local-Focused Show Lures ‘Harlots’ to Shasta Fairgrounds

In 2009, when Monica Templeton closed “Monica’s Vintage Inspired,” her Athens Avenue shabby-chic emporium, a whole cadre of artists, jewelry designers and furniture up-cyclers lost a home. And Redding lost a place to discover one-of-a-kind, artful gifts and décor, in a place that felt like home.

It was only a matter of time before Templeton …
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New Season Roars to Life at Shasta Raceway

Variety is the headliner at Shasta Raceway Park in Anderson this season, as the fairgrounds facility has scheduled everything from late model stock cars to open-wheel super modifieds to motorcycles. There’s even a weekend for monster trucks. The season kicks… Continue Reading

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Stock Car Racing – Really, You’ll Like It

It’s become evident to me that A News Café’s loyal audience enjoys reading about the finer things in life: Fancy restaurants, classically trained musicians, modern art, carbon fiber bicycles, European vacations. And sex. Clearly, you like reading about sex. My… Continue Reading

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Art and Craft Collide at the Festival of Quilts

The distinction between “art” and “craft” is often the subject of debate in creative circles. But, wait. Craft is defined as “an art requiring special skill.” As a verb, craft means “to create with skill and careful attention to detail.”… Continue Reading