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What’s Streaming?

<strong>What’s Streaming?</strong>
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime Metro Service“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” one of the best drama-comedy series ever. ■ By Jim Hitt / Media Columnist Comedy falls into two categories. Low comedy is often defined as physical or slapstick. Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges are practitioners of low comedy. High comedy is characterized by witty dialogue, satire, biting humor. Television series such as Seinfeld, Arrested Development and Modern Family fall into this category. In a television, good comedy is hard to sustain, especially in a series that produces 18 to 22 shows a season. The British were the first to discover that series like Faulty Towers worked (more…)
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Tribute to Foreigner returns to HHT

<strong>Tribute to Foreigner returns to HHT</strong>
Top tribute band “4NR” expected to top last year performance Hemet Historic TheatreLast year, 4NR filled the auditorium with cheering fans, the dance floor so full it looked like a mosh pit. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed Fall has arrived and with it a return of the Tribute to Foreigner at the Historic Hemet Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 20. Last year, 4NR filled the auditorium with cheering fans, the dance floor so full it looked like a mosh pit. Lead Singer Kyle Frost was so amazing that at times the dance floor stood motionless, captivated by his performance – holding a note so long that you forget to breathe just (more…)
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Soboba project progressing

<strong>Soboba project progressing</strong>
Power to Soboba Resort energizes workers Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansRaised access flooring for the replacement casino is nearing completion near the site of the future feature bar. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Southern California Edison recently completed the task of providing permanent power to the Soboba Replacement Casino and Resort Project in San Jacinto. This marks yet another milestone reached as development continues to move forward with finishes on the exterior and the interior. “This allows us to start testing and continue our systems commissioning process,” said Tom Groenendal, Senior Superintendent for C.W. Driver, general contractors for the project. “We need electrical in place before we can (more…)
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Three Dog Night tribute debuts at HHT

<strong>Three Dog Night tribute debuts at HHT</strong>
At night’s end, the audience was cheering: “Joy to the World!” Photos by HHTHHT hosted a tribute to Three Dog Night last Saturday. ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed The Historic Hemet Theatre hosted a special Tribute to Three Dog Night featuring 3DN on Saturday, Sept. 24. Close friends Bradley Ford, Dave Alcantar and John Gebhardt have played the music of Three Dog Night for 10 years, but each performer has been heavily involved in other projects, so in recent years, the 3DN band fell by the wayside. Ford has performed twice at HHT with Fortunate Son, his Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, which will return again in this November. Meanwhile, (more…)
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Tribute to the Cars to appear at HHT

<strong>Tribute to the Cars to appear at HHT</strong>
Hemet Historic TheatreHeartbeat City is a band that has recreated the look and sound of the Cars, dressing in the 80s style of the band and perfecting a sound close to the real thing! ■ By Susan Carrier / Contributed On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Historic Hemet Theatre will host a tribute to the Cars, a band that pioneered synthesizer pop music in the late 70s and early 80s. Performing the tribute will be Heartbeat City, a band that has recreated the look and sound of the Cars, dressing in the 80s style of the band and perfecting a sound that is amazingly close to the real thing! Although less well (more…)
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Prep underway for Soboba Pow Wow

<strong>Prep underway for Soboba Pow Wow</strong>
The 22nd annual inter-tribal event starts Friday Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansA recent Soboba Pow Wow Committee meeting at Soboba Springs Country Club included, from left, Glen Begay, Chuck Castello, Rosemary Morillo, Lynn Saenz, Andrew Vallejos, Darrell Lopez and Francine Miranda. Committee members not pictured are: Pamela James, Catherine Modesto, Geneva Mojado and Johnna Valdez. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Six months ago, members of the Soboba Pow Wow Committee started meeting to plan this year’s event. The 22nd annual Payomkawichum (People of the West) Soboba Inter-tribal Pow Wow will be Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16 at the outdoor Soboba Event Center. Francine Miranda has been (more…)
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Hemet Library 7th annual golf tournament

<strong>Hemet Library 7th annual golf tournament</strong>
Foundation helps the community by supporting adult literacy Photos by Hemet Library FoundationThe Hemet Library Foundation promotes adult literacy with an annual golf tournament fundraiser and several helpful programs. ■ Hemet Library Foundation / Contributed The Hemet Library Foundation is a non-profit fundraising organization that assists the Hemet Library with financial support in the fight against illiteracy. Proceeds of the Foundation’s 7th Annual Golf Classic, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, go toward the Public Library’s Adult Literacy and Childhood Reading Programs. The harmful effects of illiteracy continue to plague our country. According to ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation, a safer, stronger, and more (more…)
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Soboba hosts fitness classes

<strong>Soboba hosts fitness classes</strong>
Health and wellness stressed at weekly workouts Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansShakoora Kabeer, left and Jodie Arres, right, meet with personal trainer Daniel Mazza after a Fitness Class at the Soboba Sports Complex on Aug. 30. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Tribal members from the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians don’t have to travel very far to get the benefit of a great workout with a personal trainer. Daniel Mazza offers free classes each week at the Soboba Sports Complex for those that want to learn how to get in shape and stay healthy. Mazza is a Fitness Specialist for Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc. which operates several (more…)
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Three Dog Night tribute at HHT

<strong>Three Dog Night tribute at HHT</strong>
3DN will pay tribute to successful 60s-70s band Hemet Historic TheatreVeteran performers John Gebhardt, Bradley Ford and Dave Alcantar have joined up to create this memorable tribute to the music of Three Dog Night with a group named “3DN.” ■ Susan Carrier / Contributed Tickets are going fast for the upcoming Tribute to Three Dog Night, featuring “3DN” on Saturday, Sept 22 at the Historic Hemet Theatre. Three Dog Night was one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, recording 21 consecutive Top 40 hits and earning 12 gold albums. Unlike most classic bands, Three Dog Night wrote only a handful of their own hits. Their (more…)
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Seniors find a new place to party on Sundays

<strong>Seniors find a new place to party on Sundays</strong>
The Wild West Arena is taking the place of the now closed Winchester Inn Photo by Chris Smith / The Valley ChronicleSeniors display advanced country dancing skills at the Wild West Arena every other Sunday. ■ By Chris Smith / Advisory Editor There never will be another Winchester Inn like the now closed saloon in the town of Winchester where a variety of bands played to the wee hours, and you knew you always could find a good time, good music and reasonably priced drinks. The Winchester Inn was especially a favorite of Hemet seniors on Sunday afternoons for they could listen to country western, dance, have a good time and (more…)