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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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Tanniversary 2014

Tanniversary 2014

The Tannery Arts Center is holding a special daylong event of exhibitions, performances, curator’s talk, dance workshops and art demonstrations on June 21. The all ages event is free and celebrates the ongoing transformation of the former leather factory into a mixed-use housing and art…

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Be our Guest: Seun Kuti

Be our Guest: Seun Kuti

When Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti died in 1997, his youngest son, saxophonist/percussionist/vocalist Seun Kuti, who was only 14 years old at the time, took over frontman duties for his father’s band, Egypt 80. Since then, Seun has worked to keep the elder Kuti’s message of…

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Preview: Rich Tycoon to Rock Juneteenth

Preview: Rich Tycoon to Rock Juneteenth

Veteran hip-hop artist Rich Tycoon, formerly Filthy Rich, will perform at Santa Cruz’s annual Juneteenth celebration at the Louden Nelson Community Center Saturday. Tycoon, who co-founded the local rap group Black Bizness in 2005 and has performed with luminaries such as Chris Rene, SF Bay…

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Local Arts Icon Ralph Peduto Dies

Local Arts Icon Ralph Peduto Dies

Ralph Peduto, a local writer, actor and director, has died. Peduto leaves behind a legacy that included roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams and The Rock. In Santa Cruz, he was just as well-known for his work in local theater, his generous personality and his…

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