Nextstage Santa Cruz Local News Theater 

Stagecraft: NextStage Productions Presents Theater for the Community

By Julie Horner The curtain parts and a crescendo of applause fades to an expectant hush as the orchestra strikes its first strains. The actor’s heart leaps to the limelight. Santa Cruz County is home to unending community spirit, unlimited talent, and plenty of uncommon expression. To celebrate the return of live theater, NextStage Productions is excited to share what’s… Read More
Cloudbank Ginny UCSC Arboretum Column: Josh Reilly Columns Gardening 

Spring at the UCSC Arboretum

By Josh Reilly The UCSC Arboretum holds one of the largest collections of Australian, New Zealand, and South African plants outside their continents of origin. It also has a huge native California Garden, a collection featuring natives and drought-tolerant plants that do well in Santa Cruz area gardens, and a Succulent Garden, featuring plants from semi-arid regions all over the… Read More
Anthony Arya Entertainment Music 

Anthony Arya Music Video Debuts at Hallcrest Vineyards

Anthony Arya’s California Air Music Video debuts at Hallcrest Vineyards in Felton on Sunday, May 8 starting with a live performance at 4:00 followed by a potluck and no-host wine bar until 8:00. The music video premiere starts at dusk. In the summer of 2021, Arya started an outdoor concert series at Hallcrest performing from the vineyard’s working 1947 Dodge… Read More
oganookie Entertainment History Music 

Oganookie Reunion at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center

By Julie Horner Guitarist, piano player, and songwriter Jack Bowers talks about it like it was yesterday. “We came to Brookdale in 1970 and set up camp in a big house on the top of Western Drive with an apple orchard.” Dubbed the “Oganookie Farm,” Bowers said it was “14 musicians, a manager, and kids and women living cooperatively.”  According… Read More