July 10, 2024

Shake It Up!

I think the reason that this play still is not only valuable but necessary is that Oscar Wilde was a very smart besides being a very witty man. I think it’s an amazing piece of work.

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July 3, 2024

The Latino Century

In dark times, we all need a little pick-me-up now and then, and Mike Madrid is here to offer a full jolt of optimism, albeit long-term optimism.
June 26, 2024

Bathed in Beauty

Sound has a timeless connection to meditation and healing, deeply rooted in cultures around the world. Australian Aboriginal tribes have been using the didgeridoo for more than 40,000 years as a powerful tool...
June 19, 2024

One Decade of Onewheel

The magic moment for one of Santa Cruz’s most innovative companies came when its founder rolled the dice and bet big at the Las...
June 12, 2024

The Odyssey of Sandy Stone

Born a Jewish boy, Sandy Stone was fascinated by the whole concept of recording sound. “There was something magic about the idea that you could transform one medium into another,” she says.
June 5, 2024

SC First Friday, The First 20 Years

Twenty years ago, when Kirby Scudder and Chip (yes, one name only) created First Friday, they were not thinking outside the box, they didn’t...
May 29, 2024

Santa Cruz Pride’s 49th Weekend!

Santa Cruz Pride festivities occurring on June 1 and 2 celebrate the diverse LGBTQ+ community across Santa Cruz County.
May 22, 2024

Big Maverick Energy

You need a maverick energy to be an inventor. From the Wright Brothers to Thomas Alva Edison, you can find yarns of gruff, prickly and outrageous behavior, and Bobby Seals is no different. There are stories about Seals, up in Northern California, that have become legend.
May 15, 2024

Giant Dipper celebrates a century of thrills

Riding the Giant Dipper is a rite of passage for virtually every young kid who grows up in or around Santa Cruz. You need to be 50 inches tall to get on the ride—a little over four feet
May 8, 2024

Turning Pages

Anyone in the word game, from writers to editors to publishers to professors of literature, knows that collectively we have one hell of a...
May 1, 2024

Rocking in Be Natural

The wild energy of youth is pouring from the practice rooms of Be Natural Music on rehearsal day. Evening approaches in the hours after...
April 24, 2024

Santa Cruz Symphony Tackles the Epic B Minor Mass

Conductor Daniel Stewart, choral director Cheryl Anderson and soloist Christian Pursell talk Bach.
April 24, 2024

Up From Underground: The IUMA Story

Founded in Santa Cruz, the Internet Underground Music Archive was the first source not only for indie bands but for online music anywhere.
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