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ADVICE GODDESS | Oct. 22, 2020

by Amy Alkon Heavy Mental  I’m a woman who recently stopped talking with a guy I’d been seeing because, frankly, I didn’t find him intelligent enough. He is a good guy, but just a little dim for me. When I told my friends this was the reason I ended things, they said it was a bit snobbish. Does this make me an intellectual snob? I get that he has other good qualities, but I just don’t feel like they’re enough.  — Nerd Seeking Nerd Love sometimes requires one to make sacrifices, but these shouldn’t include avoiding any words with...

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MAGICAL, MACABRE MUSICAL REVUE | Conejo Players present Haunted Broadway Drive-In Theatre

PICTURED: Lilli Babb will perform music from The Phantom of the Opera for Haunted Broadway Drive-In Theatre this weekend. Photo submitted by Emily Dodi  The show must go on, but it can be a little tricky in the time of COVID-19. Luckily, theater people are a creative bunch and they always seem to find a way. Since stay-at-home orders were put in place, the Conejo Players Theatre has put up several Zoom and livestream productions and workshops. It also managed a way to go live and in (socially distant) person in August — and will do so again this...

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FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of October 22 © Copyright 2020  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): “I’ve been told that nobody sings the word ‘hunger’ like I do,” testified Aries chanteuse Billie Holiday. She wasn’t suggesting that she had a stylish way of crooning about fine dining. Rather, she meant “hunger” in the sense of the longing for life’s poignant richness. Her genius-level ability to express such beauty was due in part to her skillful vocal technique, but also because she was a master of cultivating soulful emotions. Your assignment in the coming weeks, Aries, is to refine and...

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FUN, FUN, FUN | The Beach Boys bringing good vibrations to the fairgrounds

PICTURED: Mike Love and The Beach Boys will be rocking out at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Friday, Oct. 23. Photo submitted by Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Beach Boys’ Mike Love knows the formula for a perfect concert — play the hits. The iconic band will do just that when it performs a drive-in concert at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. “We don’t like to disappoint,” he says. “‘California Girls’ is an iconic song. ‘Good Vibrations’ is an iconic song. ‘Kokomo’ is our biggest-selling single. It came out 32 years ago in the movie Cocktail. ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ comes to...

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PURPLE IS THE NEW PARTY | Almost infamous

by Paul Moomjean The election is only a few weeks away, and the game show reality program we’ve been living in looks to come to an end after election day. While President Donald Trump might have a more passionate base than former Vice President Joe Biden does, the call to normalcy and civil calmness seems more powerful of a base, benefiting Biden. Current polls have Biden sitting at a popular voting lead with polls ranging from 9 percent to 18 percent in favor of the longtime politician. While the popular vote isn’t the deciding factor, one can argue...

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