Author Archives: William C. Reis

Ryka Aoki’s novel “Light from Uncommon Stars” shines on a diverse San Gabriel valley – Press Telegram

In Rika Aoki’s novel “The Light of a Rare Star”, the essential instrument of the plot is the real instrument. The violin appears in the story as part of a tort transaction, a source of competition and a tool of empowerment. Set in the San Gabriel Valley, the speculative fiction work “Light From Uncommon Stars” combines elements of folklore and ...

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Obituary of Vivian Mullikin (1930 – 2021) – La Crosse, WI

Vivian J. Mullikin ONALASKA – Vivian J. Mullikin, 91, of Onalaska, WI, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Mulder Health Care in West Salem. Vivian was born on February 11, 1930, to Harold and Rosalie (O’Donnell) Armstrong in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in Fort Frances, graduated from high school, graduated from business school in two ...

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Vivian J. Mullikin | Obituary

ONALASKA — Vivian J. Mullikin, 91, of Onalaska, WI, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Mulder Health Care in West Salem. Vivian was born on February 11, 1930, to Harold and Rosalie (O’Donnell) Armstrong in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in Fort Frances, graduated from high school, graduated from business school in two years, and worked ...

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Opinion: Debate over media coverage of Gabby Petito

Re “Body Found in Wyoming Believed to be Gabrielle Petito” (September 19): Explain to me why I should care about this story. Yes, the loss of life is tragic, but the disappearance of a person who aspired to be a social media influencer is neither national nor newsworthy in San Diego. One of the national television networks spent 30 seconds ...

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Pittsburgh Catholic and jazz giant enjoys revival

Mary Lou Williams in New York, 1946. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. By Mike Aquilina A stack of Mary Lou Williams records near the turntable meant something in the 1950s and 1960s. It indicated that the owner was not just a jazz fan, but rather a listener of a certain sophistication. Williams was known as the “First Lady of ...

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Perth International Jazz Festival in the CBD from November 5 to 7 and Saturday November 13 in Busselton

“Come Play” is the Perth International Jazz Festival’s invitation to singers, musicians and the public, over a weekend in Perth November 5-7 and the following Saturday, November 13, in Busselton. A range of free and paid events include a Jazz Parade in Hyde Park, where everyone is welcome to bring their instrument to join the jam. “We’re bringing the best ...

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Mary Watkins Obituary (2021) – Delphos, OH

DELPHOS – Mary Jane Watkins, 87, of Delphos, died on Wednesday morning September 22, 2021 at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort. Wayne, IN. She was born on September 17, 1934, in Elgin, to Delmar and Lucille (Thomas) Welker, who both predeceased her. On February 22, 1997, she married Willis ‘Will’ Watkins who predeceased her in death on June 2, 2008. ...

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Sounds from the weekend of September 24 to 26

BRADENTON – The 941 has another weekend of great live music offerings at popular local venues. Check out The Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see which bands you can catch and where. Dive bombers AMI blue marlin Friday: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Divebombers are, “Toe tappin ‘knee slappin’ foot stompin ‘good old American music.” Members George Worthmore (Blues ...

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