Master Mindcrime: Interview with Geoff Tate

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Geoff Tate is no stranger to the spotlight. During his time as the frontman and mastermind behind the powerhouse group Queensryche, he churned out fifteen albums and was nominated for three Grammys and five MTV Music Video Awards, for which he won Viewers Choice. From 1984 until 2011, Queensryche was one of the top progressive…

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Mardis Groovy: Santa Cruz Music This Week

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Whether the worst of El Niño is over or we’re only in the eye of the storm, we’ve got some great weather and even better music coming to our lovely town this week. Plus, it’s Mardis Gras, so let’s throw some beads around and dance!   Monday, February 8 Aaron Neville Quintet ft. Charles Neville at The Rio…

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8 Tens @ Eight Theatre Festival Returns

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Preparing the expanded 8 Tens @ Eight festival means finding great art from all over the world—and a top team of artists here in Santa Cruz By Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld Culture watchers have been wringing their hands over our shrinking attention spans for many moons, but one plucky local theater company chose to embrace it long…

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Seacliff Gets New Park, County App Updated with El Niño Information

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SANTA CRUZ city residents have joined those in Capitola, Scotts Valley and the unincorporated areas of the county in being eligible to apply for HERO financing. The HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program enables property owners to finance water and energy-efficiency projects and pay for them over time through their property tax bill. Details…

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Fire Up That Gene Machine!

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Last week scientists, legal experts and advocacy groups from more than 20 countries attended a global summit on genetic engineering in New York City to establish a set of guidelines that would cover the use of gene-editing in humans. While the assembly acknowledged that gene-editing in humans has opened up vast possibilities in medical research, it…

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