Monterey County Local News: Art, Culture & Media


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02/15/2024
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Gonzales High School senior Anixia Davila was named the champion of the 2024 Monterey County Poetry Out Loud competition.

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02/14/2024
The Seaside City Council will consider implementing new signs and additional lighting to better welcome, inform and enlighten folks.

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02/07/2024
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Five galleries have closed in Carmel, the Central Coast’s mecca for visual arts, in the past two months.

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02/07/2024
UC Merced will be highlighted on an Amazon Prime show that showcases universities around the world.

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02/07/2024
Journalism and democracy are undeniably intertwined. As the late media critic James Carey put it, “No journalism, no democracy; but, equally, no democracy, no journalism.”

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02/05/2024
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Rachelle Escamilla begins a two-year term to promote poetry throughout region.

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02/05/2024
She toured the world wowing audiences, and she captured the public’s imagination for decades. No, not Taylor Swift; Ellen Beach Yaw, also known as Lark Ellen.

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02/05/2024
The Grateful Dead have broken the record for the most Top 40 albums to chart on the Billboard 200.

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02/02/2024
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Applications are being accepted for the title of Miss Salinas Valley Fair, which is open to any junior or senior high school girl in the counties of Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and northern San Luis Obispo.

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02/01/2024
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The First Theatre in downtown Monterey hosted California’s first-ever paid theatrical production in 1848, but wasn’t regularly used for that purpose until 1937.

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02/01/2024
James Dean’s last stop before he died in a car crash was at Blackwell’s Corner, a gas station in rural Kern County. His memory isn’t the draw it once was.

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01/30/2024
A shrink-wrapped Endeavour was hoisted and then carefully placed in its final location at the still-under-construction Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.

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01/28/2024
The proposal aims to help working artists become arts teachers in elementary schools.

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01/25/2024
A combination of tax credits, revenue sharing and coupons could bring stability, writes Steven Waldman, president of Rebuild Local News.

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01/23/2024
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The Arts Council for Monterey County and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors announced that Rachelle Escamilla has been chosen as the county’s 2024-2025 Poet Laureate.

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01/12/2024
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Arts Council for Monterey County has given $109,000 to 22 local arts organizations and nonprofit organizations with art programs, thanks to funding from Monterey County.

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01/09/2024
Pasadena is the only California city named a travel destination for 2024 by The New York Times. This comes despite the Los Angeles-area city being just the 45th-largest city in the state.

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01/08/2024
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Luke Fleming, founding artistic director of the Manhattan Chamber Players, is joining Chamber Music Monterey Bay as the artistic program director.

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01/08/2024
Philadelphia-based Audacy, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with $1.9 billion in debts, owns six radio stations in the Bay Area. These include 95.7 The Game, KCBS and 102.1 Jams.

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01/07/2024
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How Monterey County and Santa Cruz County ‘Give Back’

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