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Since 1986, Monterey County Theatre Alliance has facilitated the relationship between the area's theater venues, artists, and audiences while promoting Monterey County’s rich history of live performances.

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Graphic Novel 'Bipolar Bear' Tackles Sensitive Topics

Theodore is smarter than the average bear. But even he has one hell of a time trying to navigate the health care system.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Voices of Monterey Bay report
Community Radio Station KSQD in Santa Cruz Seeks Signal Expansion

KSQD's current frequency contour stretches from Santa Cruz to Aptos. The expansion could reach audiences in Watsonville, Hollister, Prunedale, Monterey, Carmel, Salinas and beyond.

(Nov. 13, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report

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Monterey County radio station signs deal to reach 30 million listeners

GREENFIELD — Monterey County internet radio station The Barrel of Rock, through a deal with its distributor LIVE365, has signed an agreement with the subscription service TuneIn On Air. This agreement will allow The Barrel of Rock to expand its …

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Salinas’ Mystery Lights Close in On Stardom

Skyrocketing record sales, packing venues throughout New York City, a major record deal—the infectious garage rockers are just getting started

Image caption: Don't get stomped.
Could Mastodon Become the New Twitter?

Following Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, droves are fleeing the social network and joining Mastodon, an open-source federated service in the 'Fediverse.'

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Monterey County Dance Foundation raises money for ballet costumes

SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Dance Foundation hosted “A Toast to Dance” fundraiser earlier this month at Scheid Vineyards in Greenfield to raise money for new costumes. The Saturday afternoon event consisted of a variety of “The Nutcracker Ballet” dance …

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Monterey County, Arts Council unveil ‘Destination, Salinas’ mural

SALINAS VALLEY — Arts Council for Monterey County and the Monterey County Board of Supervisors unveiled a new mural last week at the Monterey County Government Center in Salinas. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 27 for the new public …

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Robert Louis Stevenson finds his muse: An Artful Love Story, Part I

There is an adage: “Behind every great man is a great woman.” That couldn’t be truer than in the relationship between the famous 19th Century Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and his beloved wife and muse Fanny Osbourne. Stevenson was …

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The 65th Monterey Jazz Festival brought outstanding musicianship and happy crowds to Monterey all weekend.

The 65th Monterey Jazz Festival over the weekend of Sept. 23-25 was a fine return to form for this beloved tradition, which came back with an abbreviated lineup in 2021 after a Covid hiatus and this year with a packed…

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Three new murals coming to Salinas offer an opportunity to beautiful public space—and build community connections.

Tajha Chappellet-Lanier here, thinking about public art and its ability to change how we experience public spaces.

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Residents compile research on King City for new history book

KING CITY — John and Karen Jernigan have teamed up with Howard Strohn to write a history book about King City, “Images of America: King City,” which was released July 25.  The Jernigans, longtime residents of King City, worked with …

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CSUMB debuts play about local students’ lives in Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — “Las Memorias,” an original play produced by California State University Monterey Bay and written and performed by local high school students, premieres this week with three performances open to the community. As part of CSUMB’s summer youth …

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