The Best of Reggae-Fusion Comes to Santa Cruz

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Fusing California roots reggae with hip-hop, jazz and a bit of punk, Dewey and the Peoples is a hybrid wonder for a new generation of music lovers. Equally hard-hitting and inspired, the Bay Area-based five-piece is making waves up and down the coast, delivering captivating performances that rarely leave feet on the ground. Dewey and…

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Brazilian Carnaval Comes to Santa Cruz

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Rio de Janeiro may have wrapped up their annual Carnaval celebration, but in Santa Cruz the party has yet to begin. On Saturday, February 28, the Brazilian Carnaval Tour stops at Moe’s Alley for a night of dance, drumming, and all-star music performances. Dancehall legend, Pato Banton will perform his new fusion project with the…

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Mountain Tamer Sets Phasers to Jam

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Never mind the Star Trek reference, Santa Cruz’s psychedelic outfit, Mountain Tamer is the real deal, playing classic rock with an interstellar twist during high energy live performances that keep the audience entranced from beginning to end. Consisting of lifelong jam partners, Andru Hall (guitar/vocals) and Dave Teget (bass), with Casey Garcia on drums, Mountain…

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The Skinny on Good Fats

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Why has fat gotten such a bad rap? According to numerous researchers, the reduction of essential fats in the modern American diet has been a major cause of imbalance and inflammation – the underpinnings of many common chronic diseases, but fat continues to be vilified and targeted in many popular diet regimes. Local nutritional consultant…

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Aptos Farmers Market For Abundant Winter Squash

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Santa Cruz residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding fresh, local produce year-round due to the region’s Mediterranean climate and array of farmers markets available to consumers. One of the largest and most established markets in the county, is the Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College. Held every Saturday, in rain or…

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Santa Cruz Reggae Concert Honors Marley Legacy

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On what would have been reggae legend and humanitarian Bob Marley’s 70th birthday, the One Love Foundation is hosting a day-long concert with “conscious” artists at The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz as part of the organization’s weekend celebration of Marley’s legacy, which continues to inspire people around the world decades after his death in…

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