Arts & Entertainment

Santa Cruz Waves launches new print magazine

June 23, 2014
Santa Cruz Waves launches new print magazine

In an era when many dead-tree publications are moving to digital only or closing all together, Santa Cruz Waves has taken the opposite tactic and has launched a new, tangible print magazine. The online hub for all things surfing and Santa Cruz lifestyle is going old-school and ambitious with plans for a new bimonthly magazine of…

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Bookshop Santa Cruz gets grant from author James Patterson

February 20, 2014

Bookshop Santa Cruz is receiving a grant from bestselling author James Patterson. Patterson, best known for his Alex Cross detective series, announced he’s giving $1 million to independent bookstores around the country, including our own Bookshop Santa Cruz. “Every day, booksellers are out there saving our country’s literature,” Patterson told the San Francisco Chronicle.  “The…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Jan. 24-26, 2014

January 24, 2014

Happy Friday! Hopefully you haven’t caught this winter plague that seems to be going around and can get out and enjoy the weekend! There’s still time to see this year’s Oscar nominees in advance of the awards ceremony, but there’s also a number of fun-sounding local events going on to. Of course, the big news…

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Applications being accepted for the 2014 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

January 10, 2014
Applications being accepted for the 2014 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

The next Santa Cruz Fringe Festival isn’t until July, but applications for performances are already being sought. The deadline is Feb. 22.

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UC Santa Cruz: Winter 2014 Living Writers Series – The Alumni Series

January 8, 2014

Oooh, the Winter 2014 Living Writers Series at UC Santa Cruz is legit, and it’s all UCSC alums. There is quite the exciting lineup this year. All talks will take place on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall. January 9: Novelist/Memoirist Reyna Grande is the author of the novels Across a Hundred Mountains andDancing with Butterflies,…

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The Art Bar is now open at the Tannery

December 31, 2013
The Art Bar is now open at the Tannery

Back in September, Santa Cruz News told you about the efforts to start a philanthropub here in Santa Cruz. Local poet Kevin Devaney – you’ve probably seen him on Pacific Avenue crafting one-of-a-kind poems on his vintage typewriter – was among those who spearheaded a campaign to bring the Art Bar to fruition. He’s an…

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Upcoming (((folkyeah!))) shows in Santa Cruz County

December 26, 2013

There are tons of great-sounding shows I’m looking forward to in the coming year. Here’s a sampling, these ones all hosted by the promotion company known as (((folkYEAH!))), Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and Nell Robinson, Don Quixote’s Music Hall, Jan. 11. White Fence with Fine Points and Light Fantastic, the Catalyst Atrium, Jan. 15. Yuck, Don…

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Museum of Art and History gets major grant

December 19, 2013

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History has been selected to receive its largest foundation grant since opening. The James Irvine Foundation selected the MAH for a $345,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation for deepening local engagement with culture. “We are excited to support the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and…

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Body Love Burlesque is back

December 4, 2013
Body Love Burlesque is back

Earlier this year, Laina Copley hosted her first “Body Love Burlesque” series.  Copley —  who has been dancing for years — told Santa Cruz News in September, doing burlesque can provide performers with tons of positive reinforcement and validation that you’re OK how you are, she says. She launched her eight-week ”Body Love Burlesque Boot…

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Director Peter Sellars at UC Santa Cruz Thursday

December 3, 2013
Director Peter Sellars at UC Santa Cruz Thursday

I admit I got a little overly excited when I first read that Peter Sellars was going to be speaking at UC Santa Cruz Thursday. Yes, at first I read that as “Sellers” and was extremely impressed by the university’s ability to bring people back from the dead. But no, this is a different person…

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