‘Evita’ worth a look — or two — at CCAT
I went to see “Evita” at Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre and truly enjoyed the musical show by Andrew Lloyd Webber thoroughly.
What a huge undertaking for director Randy Schwalbe, and what an incredibly demanding show, as well, for the cast and crew! Yet they pulled it off remarkably well.
The musical harmonies and solos all sounded exceedingly good, so much that I’m going to see (and hear) it again in a few weeks. This will be a first that I got to see a show twice!
All their hard work and zillions of hours of rehearsing really paid off. I just wanted to pass the word along.
Vacation Bible School a great experience
The Vacation Bible School at the Presbyterian Church was a great week for the kids. The week ended with a barbecue for kids and parents. Once again, hot dogs were graciously provided by the Sow’s Ear and Cookie Crock. When you’re in these businesses, thank ’em!
John R. Angel
Women’s Equality Day is Aug. 26
Aug. 26 is Women’s Equality Day. This observance not only commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.
We are reminded that there is still more work to do, including working to protect the right to vote from efforts to restrict it; working to achieve equal pay for equal work; and working toward equal access and funding for women’s health care and services.
As we celebrate, we honor the women who fought for this right: Carrie Chapman Catt, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Nina Otero-Warren and others often overlooked in studying American history.
When they first organized, American women were a disenfranchised class. They had to overcome barriers. They were frequently harassed, often jailed and sometimes attacked by mobs and police.
Through grassroots efforts, circulating petitions and pamphlets, writing articles in newspapers and magazines, giving speeches at churches, convention halls and on street corners, they persevered and created one of the most successful nonviolent civil rights movements in American history.
President, League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County