You’ve seen this movie before. You’ve even seen it with Mark Wahlberg in the lead. But to be fair, our middle-aged incarnation of Marky Mark can still work a room.
James Durbin, who started singing in bars at 15, has an edge that even his most ardent fans may have missed as they watched his ride on national television last year. “Being on [American] Idol, you get this stigma of being this wholesome person or else you don’t make it very far,” Durbin said before a secret concert earlier this week.
On a cold Santa Cruz night, where’s the best place to be? Bellied up to the bar in a cozy, friendly pub, lifting a pint and forgetting your woes.
Musings on a sunny Santa Cruz weekend.
The Santa Cruz Mountains is one of California’s oldest wine making regions, and it’s making some of the country’s most exciting wines—if you know where to find them. That’s why there’s Passport Day, which literally provides a map to some of the appellation’s greatest treasures. This Saturday, from 11am to 5pm, anyone with wine passport can gain access to some 50 local wineries—including many that are normally closed to the public.
Two members of the defunct St. Louis band MU330 join four ex–members of Santa Cruz’s Slow Gherkin (A.J. Marquez, Matt Porter, Brendan Thompson and Phil Boutelle) and local reggae drummer to an all-star ska dream team.
That heavenly hand-held creation that starts with butter, sugar and flour is one of the greatest gifts to mankind, and Santa Cruz has some excellent examples of it.
Mini cupcakes for you inner child and a pinot for lovers.
In a performance at Cabrillo College, guest composer Mark Kilstofte’s Ballistic Etude 3.1 will run riot across six members of the NMW Ensemble. The seven-minute piece, in the form of a “hunting” ritornello, paints a now-frantic, now-darkly-insinuating film noir image while its hero attempts to rescue his girl from evil clutches.
A visit to MAH on the occasion of a Nutzle show, in which the author falls into a reverie.