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September 20, 2023

Increased Frequency

Part installation, part immersive experience, FREQUENCY spins participants in a kaleidoscope of different realities.

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September 20, 2023

Music For Abolition

Terri Lyne Carrington is a jazz drummer, educator and author who grounds her projects in feminism, spiritual liberation and the movement to abolish prisons and police. Carrington will be performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival Sunday at 1:50pm with her band New Standards. Later Sunday she’ll be at the Pacific Jazz Café in a panel discussion with Angela Davis and Gina Dent.
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September 15, 2023

AfroLatine Fest Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month

The event, organized by Mi Gente in tandem with Santa Cruz Art League, takes place on Mexico’s Independence Day and highlights Latinx culture
September 13, 2023

Space is Still the Place

It was a half-century ago, but 70-year old trumpeter Michael Ray still vividly recalls his first encounter with the Sun Ra  Arkestra, as a teenager attending an outdoor music festival in suburban Philadelphia. “The first thing I noticed was all the musicians had suitcases filled with sheet music.”
September 12, 2023

Mountain Music

Promoter Michael Horne has put on 4,000 concerts in 40 years around Santa Cruz, but you probably don’t know his name. His company, Pulse Productions...
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September 12, 2023

Days of Future Passed

The future is always relevant: after a decade-long dormancy, two animated satires of futurism re-emerge like cicadas. Season 11 of Futurama continues The Simpsons’ co-creator...
September 6, 2023

An Air of Mystique

Author weaves Hawaiian mythology, history and elements of womanhood in sensational debut short story collection
August 30, 2023

You’re Precious

Alabaster DePlume moves through the world with a sense of compassionate curiosity. The poet/singer/saxophonist, whose given name is Gus Fairbairn says, “Curiosity is one antidote to fear.”
August 23, 2023

At First This Poet Didn’t Know It

Poet Laureate Farnaz Fatemi merges her Iranian heritage with American Experience If part of the lure of poetry is in the community it offers, then...
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August 17, 2023

New Art Exhibit Opens In Watsonville

Work part of downtown art/wine walk
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August 15, 2023

Outspoken Mimes

Breakdown, San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Summer Musical, Arrives in Santa Cruz Shortly before my interview with Alicia M.P. Nelson, a member of the storied San...
August 15, 2023

Karen with a K brings rock opera to Corralitos

Comedic play is based on the internet meme Karen blunders on social media, blames everyone else, then doubles down and does it all over again....
August 4, 2023

Royal Folly, Brilliant Theater

SCS's King Lear—Ultimate Drama Admit it. We were there to watch a distinguished actor power his way through ultimate Shakespeare. Yet one of the most...
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