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Recent Stories by Sean Jordan

Sean Jordan: A ‘Phantom Thread’ in all of us

February 23, 2018 — As I mentioned in my last column, I am going through all the Best Picture nominees for the Oscars and this week I had the chance to see "Phantom Thread" starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Day-Lewis plays a meticulous and routine driven Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dressmaker

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Sean Jordan: Filmmaking ‘Holy Trinity’ — The Spielberg, the Streep, and the holy Hanks

February 15, 2018 — I am currently working through the Oscar nominations to try and see each film before the prestigious evening of March 4. I have just a few more still on the list, but so far I have seen: "The Shape of Water," "Get Out," "Dunkirk," "Darkest

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Sean Jordan: This player is ready

February 7, 2018 — About two weeks ago our City Editor Ross Maak recommended a book for me to read: "Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline. Ross and I share a deep-seated nerdiness with all things '80s and science fiction so this book was right up my alley. Typically

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Sean Jordan: Predicting the future

January 31, 2018 — The Golden Globes and Grammy's, among a few other award ceremonies, have come and gone and now we are headed to the biggest event of them all … My birthday. Just kidding, my birthday really isn't all that important to me, but it never fails

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Sean Jordan: Getting laughs at the Nugget Fringe Fest

January 24, 2018 — On Saturday I set out to seek what the Nugget Fringe Festival had to offer. I had planned to spend most of the evening at the Holbrooke Hotel, where all of the shows I wanted to attend were being held. What I didn't expect was

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Sean Jordan: A beautiful disaster

January 18, 2018 — What makes a bad film? Is it poor directing? Bad acting? Is it a terrible story? All the above? No matter what it might be, we all have certain criteria to consider a film to at least be good. What about a good "bad" movie?

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Sean Jordan: Explore and experience

January 10, 2018 — With the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicking off this week I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about one of my outdoor adventures, and to also encourage everyone to get out and explore or experience what the Sierra has to offer. Growing

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Sean Jordan: ‘May the force be with you …’

December 20, 2017 — Opening day for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has come and gone, but the mystery and wonder of the Star Wars universe is only growing since its first showing. You better believe I was there for opening night amongst the crowd of people down at

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Sean Jordan: Have a merry Thanksmas

November 21, 2017 — Is it me or has Thanksgiving turned into a Christmas prequel? I am not particularly fond of Thanksgiving, with the expectations and how the holiday has gotten out of hand in my opinion, but it just seems more and more that Thanksgiving has turned into

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Sean Jordan: Talking about tradition

November 15, 2017 — With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this time of year gets me thinking about tradition. For most people, Thanksgiving is a time where we get together with family and friends, eat some turkey, have interesting conversations (hopefully not political), and give thanks to whatever we

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Sean Jordan: Remembering what the holidays are all about

November 8, 2017 — The cold air is upon us and I feel more and more as though I belong in House Stark from "Game of Thrones" saying, "Winter is coming …" With the Sierra getting its first few inches of snow and the ski resorts ramping up for

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Sean Jordan: Embracing the different

November 1, 2017 — As I write this on Halloween, sitting in my Beetlejuice costume, I was thinking about being different. A trend that has been pretty consistent with my life is that I have been kind of an outsider. I didn't go to traditional schools, I didn't have

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Sean Jordan: Remembering the good times

October 25, 2017 — Halloween is right around the corner and my wife and I couldn't be more excited. As I mentioned in my last column this is her favorite time of year. She has been hard at work on her costume and helping me put the finishing touches

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Sean Jordan: Fall is here!

October 18, 2017 — Over the years I have experienced many seasons (as many of us do) in almost every part of the country, but I have to say fall in the Sierra is my favorite time of year. Some who know me well would say, "What?! You don't

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Concert has turned into benefit for victims of recent fires in western Nevada County

October 12, 2017 — What started as a regular event has turned into a benefit concert for those who have been affected by the recent fires in western Nevada County. The Rayos with Ancient Wave Tribe dance concert is set to perform at the Miners Foundry at 8 p.m.

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Sean Jordan: Fire and water

October 11, 2017 — With the current evacuations going on in the community and our fellow servicemen and women battling the fires I wanted to take a moment and address something that has been burning in my mind. As a ex fire dancer I know first hand the dangers

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Sean Jordan: Booming with talent

October 4, 2017 — I have to say, I have never seen so much talent come out of such a small community. In my short time here in western Nevada County I've had the pleasure of speaking with Emmy winners, award-winning actors and directors, artists, singer/songwriters, and incredible people

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ film has connections to Nevada County (VIDEO)

October 4, 2017 — Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, whose work has been nominated for multiple awards, have another film to hit theatres locally Friday, called, "Battle of the Sexes," starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone. The film, which has connections to Nevada County in more ways than one,

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Sean Jordan: PLAYing around

September 27, 2017 — When I started acting, I was a freshman in high school. I remember my drama teacher's first assignment — a pantomime, which is essentially telling a story without words or props. Everything is in your mind. You have to show the audience everything without actually

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Sean Jordan: Musically speaking

September 20, 2017 — Music speaks to us all in different ways. Some immerse themselves in the lyrics while others are entranced by the beat. No matter our forte, we all can connect to music in some fashion. For me it's all about the singer. If that singer also

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