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Friday, April 12th, 2013

Baseball — The story of a middle-aged obsession

By WALLACE BAINE A Guy I Know – the one who lives with my wife, carries my wallet and drives my car – this guy winced when a friend recently asked him why the new movie about Jackie Robinson is called “42.” It took him a minute or so to answer her, as if she

Friday, April 12th, 2013

‘FashionTEENs Santa Cruz’ to show off the creativity and fashion sense of Santa Cruz County’s next generation of artists

{APRIL 17, 7 p.m. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St., Santa Cruz. Premium Reserved $18.50, Reserved $13.50, Gen.Adm. $7.50. Details here. } By WALLACE BAINE Those who ponder the mystery of the contemporary teenager might be in...

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Santa Cruz’s favorite Brazilian jazz singer Claudia Villela looking to re-invent herself

{MONDAY 7 p.m. Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar St., Santa Cruz. $20 advance; $23 at the door. Details: } By WALLACE BAINE Claudia Villela has lived in Santa Cruz County so long now, you might think...

Friday, April 12th, 2013

The new documentary ‘Room 237′ teases out meanings in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror classic better left hidden

By WALLACE BAINE I think we can all agree that Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 classic “The Shining” is a disturbing film. But “Room 237,” the new documentary about that film? Much more disturbing. Kubrick’s film, we all remember,...

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Barry Phillips reflects on his long and close association with the great Ravi Shankar

By KIRBY SCUDDER “Six degrees of separation” is a theory originally proposed by playwright Frigyes Karinthy and popularized in a play written by John Guare. The theory is that everyone is six or fewer steps away, by...

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Beck comes to Santa Cruz; May 19 show at the Rio

Platinum-selling superstar Beck has just been booked to play the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz in a special acoustic performance to take place May 19. Tickets go on sale Friday at Showtime is 8 p.m. and...

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ is a hypnotic 24-hour marathon that will change your conception of time — at least for a while

{ THROUGH JUNE 2 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third St., San Francisco. 24-hour weekend screenings beginning in May. Space is limited. Follow @TheClockSFMOMA on Twitter for estimated wait times. $18 admission adults; $13 seniors;...

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The Boardwalk announces its summer music line-up featuring old faves and a few fresh faces (Camper Van Beethoven, ABC)

One of the most successful musical acts ever to emerge from Santa Cruz makes a homecoming this summer, as just one of the highlights of the 2013 Bands on the Beach free music series at the Santa...

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Christa Martin: Carlos Dye and his playful approach to ceramic art; also, Robert Larson and Jeannine Niehaus

By CHRISTA MARTIN I recently spent some time visiting with Ann Hazels (co-director of the Santa Cruz Institute of the Contemporary Arts) at the new SCICA gallery at the Tannery. On my tour, in order to walk...

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

In the new exhibit ‘The Dinner Parties,’ the Sesnon Gallery explores how artists are interpreting new trends in food and cooking

{THROUGH MAY 11 Opening reception, April 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at Porter College, UC Santa Cruz. Free. Details: } By WALLACE BAINE At first glance, art and agriculture do...

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