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Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Welcome to ‘Halloweenworld’

The oldest 'Frankenstein' movie in history, costumed country line dances to Stravinsky -- what's not to love at New Music Works' All Hallow's Eve extravaganza

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Viva Fashionista!

The blend of wild wearable art and stylish art-influenced commercial designs at FashionART Santa Cruz is an idea whose time has come

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Artistic interiors

Denise Rossi's palette is a room; Debbie Nargi-Brown's journey to the heart of African dance

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The idea festival

PechaKucha is a new kind of community gathering, neighbors telling neighbors about their magnificent obsessions

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Shocker at Moe’s: The inside story on Michelle Shocked’s bizarre performance art appearance

By WALLACE BAINE For a woman who named herself “Shocked,” and who has, for more than 25 years, used rebellion and confrontation as her artistic muse, what happened last night at Moe’s Alley should not come as...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Moe’s Alley fills the cancelled Michelle Shocked date with a ‘celebration of diversity’; Shocked to show anyway?

When Moe’s Alley cancelled tonight’s scheduled Michelle Shocked appearance, that left the club with an open date. So Moe’s, along with Pulse Productions and Vnes of Santa Cruz, has filled the slot with a couple of bands...

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Improv classes at the Fun Institute aren’t just for people who want to be better actors; they’re for people who want to be better people

By WALLACE BAINE It’s called “Last Letter, First Letter” and it works like this: You and your partner play out a scene – without a script, of course – and your job is to respond with something...

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Kirby Scudder: The comedian they call ‘DNA’

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. DNA is also one hell of a funny guy. Comedian DNA like many aspiring talents...

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Santa Cruz’s writers, artists and musicians come together for a month-long celebration of the greatness of Steinbeck’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

By WALLACE BAINE How do you know you’re an cultural colossus? A figure of such immense influence and lasting power that you leave behind mere celebrity like the dead skin of a snake? Well, here’s a hint:...

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

GAIL RICH – Skip Epperson

As a visual artists go, Skip Epperson must be the envy of many. After all, people typically encounter his work by sitting in a comfortable seat and gazing at it for an hour or two. Skip’s art...

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