Several Nights at the Opera

The Shasta College Theatre presents opera performances this week, including Puccini’s comedy “Gianni Schicchi” and scenes from “Rigoletto” and “I Pagliacci.” The operas are presented fully staged by Robert Waterbury, accompanied by Elizabeth Waterbury, and Ellen Southard on piano. The… Continue Reading


Here Kitty, Kitty — Now With Blurry Photo!

For the first time in my life, I’ve seen a mountain lion in the wild.

OK, “in the wild” is stretching it a little. The big cat was in somebody’s pasture, perhaps 100 feet from the road, and we humans were safely within the confines of my Ford Lemonstar minivan. But still, it gave me goosebumps. Continue Reading