December 6, 2023

Ramblin’ Jack at 92

If you ever have the opportunity to speak with folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, you quickly learn how he earned the sobriquet “Ramblin’.” Ask him a question and you’ll get more than you bargained for.


November 28, 2023

A Look from Behind Bars

Anthony Michael Jefferson describes himself as a “returned citizen.” The actor, playwright and chef was incarcerated for 23 years in Soledad State Prison for first degree murder and was released in 2015. The Bumpy Road Less Traveled is Jefferson’s powerful one-person play...
November 22, 2023

Reading For Flood Victims

Local literary heavyweights are coming together for Pajaro Rising, a fundraiser that puts the spotlight on those still dealing with the aftermath of the Pajaro floods. The event will take place  Nov. 30 at the Cowell Hay Barn on the UCSC campus...
November 15, 2023

The Inciters Bring Back the Weekend Dance Party

A low murmur fills the room as people find their seats. The lights dim and the stage becomes illuminated. Eleven members dressed in matching...
November 10, 2023

Peggy Townsend and the Call of the Wild

Santa Cruz author Peggy Townsend talks about her brand new adventure novel, The Beautiful and the Wild, launched Nov. 7 at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Christina...
November 8, 2023

Acid Mothers Temple

Musical prophets without honor in their home country, Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. have been making mind-melting psychedelic music for nearly...
October 25, 2023

De-evolution Is Real

DEVO, the band that brought the world “Whip It” and “Freedom of Choice” brings their farewell tour to the Santa Cruz Civic on November 2. John Malkin has an interview
October 25, 2023

Catch a Shining Cross

f you chart the course of any comedian’s career, you see hills and valleys, but David Cross seems to have broken that mold and consistently climbs higher and higher up the mountain of success. From his legendary role on Arrested Development, to being the manager of Alvin, Simon and Theo, to his dabbling in Marvel’s cinematic universe...
October 25, 2023

Hilarious Crossing

British playwright Tom Stoppard's 1984 play-within-a-play comedy, Rough Crossing, launches the Jewel Theatre's ultimate season with madcap flourish. Hellbent on creating a theatrical success...
October 25, 2023

Bonny-ween, Spooktacle, Monster Song

Local musicians Bonny June and Ken Kraft answered my phone call in the voices of their alter-egos, Countess June and Count Kraftula. Vampire-vaudeville is not a genre currently on any Billboard charts, but as they told me about the creepy, hilarious songs they’re working on lately, I started to think it could be.
October 18, 2023

Overtures to Opera

At the upcoming Santa Cruz Symphony program Operas of Seville, audiences will be transported by five of the best-known and best-loved operatic overtures. The selected...
October 12, 2023

Andrew Duhon Brings New Orleans Vibes To Felton

Duhon play Felton Music Hall on Thursday Oct. 12
October 12, 2023

The Hand That Feeds

Author Laura Tillman tells the story of an immigrant farmworker turned renowned chef.
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