People Power teams up with UC Santa Cruz students for bike commuting workshop series
With severe drought conditions plaguing California, the recent patter of raindrops should have been a welcomed sound to the citizens of Santa Cruz County. But when one has recently committed to trek to work or school each day via bicycle, a morning downpour can be the cause of a rising dread and the subsequent decision to drive. That is, unless one has acquired the knowledge and gear necessary to transform a gloomy bike trip in the rain from a dismal chore to an...Read more...
Local coming-of-age doc stands out in Watsonville Film Festival lineup
When acclaimed Watsonville filmmaker Consuelo Alba witnessed her first Xilonen ceremony as an adult in the Pajaro Valley, the indigenous dancing and drumming rituals immediately resonated with her. She sensed right away that the pre-Hispanic rite of passage was just the sort of ceremony she would have loved to experience as a girl.
“I first heard about it and was really intrigued,” says Alba. “It took me a couple of years to attend and then I was blown away.”Read more...
The popular icon hits Santa Cruz and dives into some unforgettable bluegrass with the Steep Canyon Rangers*
Steve Martin’s celebrity really took flight back in the 1970s. Then a sharp, unforgettable stand-up comic, the man’s absurdist humor and talented musicianship became something to savor. Nearly four decades later, after establishing himself as a major box office draw, Martin’s orbit remains intact—but for reasons that might have eluded other performers of his generation. For starters, he managed to learn that cookie-cutter Hollywood films m...Read more...
Shpongle’s extraterrestrial electronica brings psychedelic music full circle
Four decades ago, Pink Floyd unveiled what was arguably history’s first psychedelic trance song: a synthesizer-driven instrumental called “On the Run.” Listening to that piece today, it isn’t difficult to imagine Pink Floyd as electronic music’s answer to Marty McFly, the time-traveler who played rock music for a pre-rock and roll audience in Back to the Future . “In times ahead, psychedelic music will be played on electronic instruments,” the band seemed to be saying. “Y...Read more...
How the situation in Ukraine is going to resolve itself.
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Citing a record dry 2013 and a current snowpack that is 20 percent...Read more...
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