Author: VCR Staff

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY | March 25, 2021

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY Week of March 25 © Copyright 2021  Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the novel House of Leaves, the hero Johnny Truant describes his friend Lude as wanting “more money, better parties, and prettier girls.” But Johnny wants something different. What is it? He says, “I’m not even sure what to call it except I know it feels roomy and it’s drenched in sunlight and it’s weightless and I know it’s not cheap.” In my opinion, that declaration is far too imprecise! He’ll never get what he wants until he gets clearer about it. But...

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EYE FOR BUSINESS | Corban Campbell, Singing Sun Coffee

PICTURED: Corban Campbell (right) with wife Raquel and son Oscar at Singing Sun Coffee in Ventura. Photo submitted Singing Sun Coffee 1930 E. Main St., Ventura Are you from Ventura County originally? I grew up in Merritt Island, Florida. It’s where the space shuttles launch from. When did you move to California? Where do you live now? I moved to California 16 years ago to live on my friend’s boat in the San Diego Harbor while remodeling it. It was a live-work situation. We (my wife, Raquel, and son, Oscar) now live just a couple miles away from the...

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HOMESPUN | The 805’s Taylor C’Mone transforms soul into song

PICTURED: Neo-soul and R&B artist Taylor C’Mone. Photo submitted by Marina Dunbar The 805 has produced many talented musicians who breathe life and soul into the area that produced them. Ventura County native Taylor Simone, stage name Taylor C’Mone, is blending elements of old-school blues with modern musical production techniques. Her debut album WOMXN is the spirit of an old soul with the tastes of a trendy innovator.  It’s no wonder that C’Mone is able to achieve such a distinctive aesthetic, as music has been an intrinsic part of her life since before she was born.  “Starting from the beginning,...

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PRANCING ON THE PORCH | Dance returns to Ventura with “Peep From the Street”

PICTURED: Stars of “Peep From the Street,” from left: Alyssia Troutman, Emma Steiner, Ella Hoyt and Ella Ullrich. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Noblin/Ventura County Ballet by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer It’s been a quiet couple of years for local dancer, Aloft Dancetheatre founder and GyrotonicⓇ teacher Pamela Pilkenton. A former member of the Plexus Dance Theater and NAMBA Performing Arts Space, Pilkenton has been keeping clients in shape at her second-floor studio near Memorial Park and, since March 2020, waiting out the pandemic like the rest of us. But spring has sprung, dancers gotta dance, and Pilkenton is ready...

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ADVICE GODDESS | March 25, 2021

Stalk Of Shame I’m a 34-year-old woman seeking a relationship. Last week, I went to dinner with a man. We had an instantaneous connection and ended up having sex. I haven’t heard from him since. I’ve always believed sex on a first date doesn’t matter if there’s a connection. Now I’m worried I moved too quickly. I’m tempted to call him. Any advice on what to say? — Disappointed Chasing a man into wanting you is usually about as successful as trying to split atoms with small household tools. You may believe sex on the first date “doesn’t matter,”...

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