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Here There be Monsters: The Al Astrella Monster Movie Memorabilia Collection

By Julie Horner Albert Astrella started out as a kid who liked to draw pictures of cemeteries. “My mom didn’t know what to make of me,” he said. Astrella started collecting monster movie memorabilia as a pre-teen in the early 1960s. A faded snapshot kept safely in a folio of correspondence, handbills, and ticket stubs shows a 12-year-old Astrella posing… Read More
Claire Campbell Congo Threads Photography Column: Gale McCreary Photography 

Photography: Clare Campbell and Congo Threads

By Gale McCreary We dream of helping others in desperate poverty…Clare Campbell does it. With little more than an insatiable desire to provide opportunity to those whose lives are terribly challenged, she founded Congo Threads, a not-for-profit educational and fund-raising organization, that serves the women and children of Congo. Today two Ishara Houses provide nurturing homes for 54 orphans, plus… Read More

Live Music Weekend Roundup Halloween 2022

Halloween weekend is finally here after much anticipation. The adults seem giddier than the kids conjuring up costume ideas and deciding where to spend the evening. Indulge in the season’s snack size sweets and enjoy dancing with friends! Here’s a taste of what’s haunting the 831 Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31, Halloween 2022. Friday, October 28 Three on… Read More