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September 26, 2023

Things To Do In Santa Cruz

There is no voice like Valerie June’s, and wow is it a good one. But June is more than her vocals—deep sound, moving in both its layered complexity and its tributes to musical traditions of the past. June’s songs scratch the itch for anyone seeking the spiritual experience of collective ecstasy that only beautiful music can create.
September 20, 2023

Things to Do in Santa Cruz

One of the main bands reviving ska in the ’70s was The English Beat. And good news—they are still reviving ska! Lead singer Dave Wakeling and his backing band bring all the hits, like “Mirror in the Bathroom,” “Save It For Later” and their incredible cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Tears of a Clown.” This will be an absolute dance-fest of an evening.
September 12, 2023

Things To Do In Santa Cruz

Esteemed promoter (((folkYeah!))) brings Afrofuturist pioneers The Sun Ra Arkestra to town for a concert of dreams. At 99-years-old, alto-saxophonist Marshall Allen, who has been a member since 1958  but isn’t traveling with the band, leads the famed group through its 60+-year sojourn across swing, rock and blues.
September 6, 2023

Things to do in Santa Cruz

At the age of seven, most people were learning their times tables. The precocious Biréli Lagrène, however, was already on his way to becoming a jazz icon, spending his days learning the improvisational guitar stylings of the mythic Romani-Belgian composer Django Reinhardt. That was approximately five decades, 26 albums and seven live concert films ago.
August 30, 2023

Things to do in Santa Cruz

This week's picks for things to do include country, 80s rock, Americana, punk and jazz music of the most creative kind. Plus, comedy and poetry. Check out what's happening and discover a surprise or two.
August 23, 2023

Things To Do in Santa Cruz: August 23–29

WEDNESDAY ART PAINT NIGHT AT ABBOTT SQUARE Do you love to paint? Have you ever dabbled on a canvas with some acrylics or oil? This Wednesday...
August 17, 2023

DUI Suspect Strikes Vehicles And Home

A 53-year-old Castroville man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he was involved in multiple separate crashes on Green Valley Road in Watsonville California Highway Patrol...
August 15, 2023

Things to do in Santa Cruz

WEDNESDAY LATIN ELIADES OCHOA is a Cuban musical legend. For the longest time, appreciation for his talent stayed mostly in Cuba. Though he had been strumming...
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