Thursday, January 17th, 2013

GAIL RICH – Linda Burman-Hall

This year marks the end of the fourth decade for the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, the brainchild of founder, artistic director and harpsichordist Linda Burman-Hall. The festival, a series of five concerts annually, is not only focused on performing music from the Baroque period – think J.S. Bach and Handel’s “Messiah” – but in recreating

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013


  NEXT WEEK GAIL RICH AWARDS Call it Santa Cruz’s version of the Lincoln Center Awards. From the among the vast numbers of artists, performers and writers making their home in Santa Cruz, six individuals are chosen...

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Past Gail Rich Award Winner

1997 Rick Walker, musician Peter, Diana, Marina and Lyle Troxell, family of artists Holt Murray, sculptor Bob Lowery, blues musician Laura Ellen Hopper, radio pioneer Sara Wilbourne, dancer Eric Schoeck, talk-show host Joe Ferrara, comic-book merchant Philip...

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

2013 Gail Rich Award Winners

Santa Cruz County is that place where the guy behind the café counter is a singer/songwriter, the woman showing you a house for sale is a landscape painter and your next-door neighbor is writing her third novel....

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Christa Martin: Jewelers and designers come together in Younglove Collective

I’m a sucker for female-empowerment stories, especially when it comes to the arts. So, when my hair stylist in town told me about a quartet of women making good on their creative talents — a clothing designer,...

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

The new Santa Cruz Institute for Contemporary Art is looking to shake up the local art scene by bringing in a bit of worldly sophistication

The Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts is a new thing. But it’s also a not-so-new thing. Technically, the SCICA has existed for nine years — though, it was more a concept than an actual place. “People...