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Chick Corea & The Vigil

Chick Corea & The Vigil

Winning a Grammy is quite an accomplishment. Winning 20 Grammys? Now we’re talking some next-level artistry. Such is the case with Chick Corea, a keyboardist and composer whose many musical contributions include forming the pioneering jazz-fusion group Return to Forever. Over a celebrated career, Corea…

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Preview: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

Preview: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

A roster of world-class soloists and a program featuring three world premieres will delight audiences at this year’s Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, July 27- August 10. Famed conductor Marin Alsop is back, bringing with her festival newcomers, banjo master, Bela Fleck and ensemble Time…

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Cabrillo Stage Musical Season Continues with Oliver!

Cabrillo Stage Musical Season Continues with Oliver!

The Cabrillo Stage has been hard at work with their third production of the summer, Oliver—Lionel Bart’s musical refashioning of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale. Revisit Victorian London with Oliver Twist who just wants some more (please, sir!), Fagin, Nancy and Bill Sykes. Putting song and…

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Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’

You could almost hear the collective gasp when Shakespeare Santa Cruz called it quits last year. But local appreciators of the bard were not to be denied. Santa Cruz Shakespeare stepped in to bridge the gap, and is currently in its first run, kicking things…

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Foodie File: May’s Sushi Bar and Grill

Foodie File: May’s Sushi Bar and Grill

Can’t get your fill of top sushi? Stop by May’s Sushi Bar and Grill for the only all-you-can-eat sushi in town. Whether you are a sushi novice or regular, May’s extensive menu of mouthwatering appetizers and handmade rolls has something to offer everyone. And due…

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Time for Three bring Bluegrass Fusion to Cabrillo Music Festival

Time for Three bring Bluegrass Fusion to Cabrillo Music Festival

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is known for showcasing diverse, sometimes unexpected acts. But I must say, hearing the name Katy Perry mentioned in the same breath as the festival caught me by surprise. No, the pop starlet is not performing this year, but…

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July Fun at Santa Cruz MAH

July Fun at Santa Cruz MAH

Become a part of the fun this summer. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) is hosting a bevy of events and activities for all ages. Here is a selection of some of the activities coming up this July. Summer Art Markets This…

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Preview: Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

Preview: Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

Don’t miss the performing arts festival of the summer. The Third Annual Santa Cruz Fringe Festival runs July 11-20. Nearly 200 performances by approximately 30 different acts will take to the stage at seven venues across Santa Cruz. For the price of a ticket (individual…

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Be our Guest: Hop ‘N’ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival

Be our Guest: Hop ‘N’ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival

For some, music festivals offer a great excuse to get loose and drink up. The music is fun and all, but it’s really all about the brews. The Hop ‘n’ Barley Festival skips the part about drinking being a perk and gets straight to the…

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Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach

Free Friday Night Bands on the Beach

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the place to see all your favorite bands on the beach this summer. With two free shows every Friday evening at 6:30 and 8:30 on the Beach Bandstand, you can bring your beach blanket and chairs to settle in…

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