Category Archive: Central Coast connection

Aug 16

Russell Brand says humor is a survival instinct

Russell Brand will perform in San Luis Obispo as part of his Messiah Complex World Tour.

Editor’s note: As my loyal readers may have noticed, it’s been several months since I last posted on “She Likes to Watch.” The reasons for my lengthy absence include an increased work load, furlough and vacation time, and some technical difficulties that have since been resolved. However, I hope to begin posting again on a …

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Oct 23

The horror, the horror: "Psycho" plays tonight in SLO

Two horror classics — “Psycho” and “The Exorcist” — screen in San Luis Obispo this week Some roles follow actors their entire lives. Mention Anthony Hopkins, and you instantly picture Hannibal Lector. Harrison Ford is still linked to Han Solo. And Janet Leigh, whose credits include “Touch of Evil” and “The Manchurian Candidate,” will forever …

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Oct 16

"Blazing Saddles" screens tonight in San Luis Obispo

Mel Brooks’s off-color comedy “Blazing Saddles” is best in the West Note: If this post about “Blazing Saddles” seems familiar, it’s because I originally ran it in 2011. However, the facts are still pertinent. Mel Brooks, the delightfully crass filmmaker behind “The Producers,” “Spaceballs” and “Young Frankenstein,” has never worried about being politically correct. Unlike …

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Sep 18

SLO Rewind screening series starts tonight with “Reservoir Dogs”

Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut is still one of his best Picture this. A police officer sits in the center of an abandoned warehouse, tied to a folding chair. His mouth covered with duct tape, the captive cop watches nervously as another man, clad in black trousers, a black tie and a pristine white button-up shirt, …

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Sep 11

“Annie Hall” kicks off classic screening series

Woody Allen’s classic romantic comedy screens tonight in San Luis Obispo Before “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Say Anything,” before “Pretty Woman” and “When Harry Met Sally,” there was “Annie Hall.” Woody Allen’s classic romantic comedy centers around the relationship between standup comedian Alvy Singer (Allen), whose numerous neurosis can be traced to his bizarre childhood …

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Aug 02

Watch “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” under the stars

Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction classic screens tonight in San Luis Obispo Remember the sense of otherworldly wonder you experienced the first time you saw Elliott and E.T. cycle across a starry sky? You can recapture that feeling when you watch “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” this Saturday in downtown San Luis Obispo. The free screening is part of …

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Jul 30

No surprise here: Paul Rodgers still rocks

Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers thrills the crowd at the California Mid-State Fair.

The Bad Company frontman delivers an inspired performance in Paso Robles Note: As part of The Tribune’s coverage of the 2012 California Mid-State Fair, we’re running a series of concert reviews. Here’s my take on July 27′s classic rock two-fer, featuring Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Paul Rodgers. Paul Rodgers may be 62, but …

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Jul 29

Brad Paisley pumps up Paso Robles crowd

Country star Brad Paisley thrills the crowd with a flashy show at the California Mid-State Fair.

Country star shows other entertainers how it’s done at California Mid-State Fair Note: As part of The Tribune’s coverage of the 2012 California Mid-State Fair, we’re running a series of concert reviews. Below is Tribune staffer Lori Scott’s blow-by-blow commentary on a July 25 concert by country acts Easton Corbin, The Band Perry and Brad …

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Jul 26

California Mid-State Fair fans go gaga over Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush gives fans -- what else? -- a big rush at the California Mid-State Fair.

The popular Nickelodeon boy band thrills the crowd with “Windows Down” Note: As part of The Tribune’s coverage of the 2012 California Mid-State Fair, we’re running a series of concert reviews. Below, Tribune staff writer AnnMarie Cornejo shares her take on Monday’s concert by the Nickelodeon boy band Big Time Rush. The energy pulsing through …

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Jul 23

Alabama celebrates its Southern rock roots in Paso Robles

Alabama lead singer Randy Owen chats with the crowd at the California Mid-State Fair.

Dixieland delight: Alabama returns to California Mid-State Fair after 18 years Note: As part of The Tribune’s coverage of the 2012 California Mid-State Fair, we’re running a series of concert reviews. Below, Tribune staffer Emily Ula gives her take on Friday’s Alabama concert. A multi-generational crowd swooned over the classic country sounds of Alabama on …

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