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Santa Cruz Shakespeare Announces 2023 Plays—and Paul Whitworth’s Return

After surviving a divorce from UCSC and then the difficulties caused by the pandemic, Santa Cruz Shakespeare releases its 2023 schedule and plans for improvements to its Grove theater.

(Aug. 23, 2022) → Read the full Lookout Local report
New Exhibit Challenges Perceptions of Homelessness

Photographer Gina Orlando encouraged nine people—all current or former members of the Downtown Streets Team—to explore their surroundings through point-and-shoot cameras.

(Aug. 3, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report

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Lynn Guenther’s Passion for Teaching Inspired ‘Light of the Bay’

New book explores history through the eyes of local legend Laura Hecox


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How Watsonville’s Thriving Arts Scene Came Together

After years of being ignored, artists and arts organizations break through in South County


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PV Arts opens new exhibit, celebrates Porter Building sale

Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) has had a busy week. Not only have they opened a new exhibit at their gallery on Sudden Street, they also held their first event at the Porter Building, which the organization took ownership of Aug. …


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Watsonville artist’s sculpture heads to Burning Man

Every year, tens of thousands of people from across the globe gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for Burning Man, an experimental festival focused on art, self-expression and community.  The week-long event has participants arrive with their own shelter, food …


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Opinion: Why Locals Only is a Unique Music Festival

Santa Cruz musicians get a much-needed showcase


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New Film Honors Those Affected by the CZU Lightning Complex Fires

Mountain Community Theater’s ‘The CZU Fire in Their Own Words: Fighting Fires, Losing Homes and Rebuilding Community’ is a living document and gift to the community


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Locals Only Music Festival Showcases the Santa Cruz Scene

Unique festival Aug. 20-21 at Santa Cruz Fairgrounds is swan song for longtime local promoter ‘Sleepy’ John Sandidge


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Capitola Artist Crafts Colossal Shark Sculpture

Jim Herbert built a 17-foot great white shark out of scrap metal


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Watsonville playwright’s new work explores family, culture

Writer, director and actor Steve “Spike” Wong remembers the moment he realized he wanted to tell stories. He was about 5 years old and was riding the Jungle Cruise attraction at Disneyland with his parents. He managed, he said, to …


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