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Theater

Wind Commander

Wind Commander

Cabrillo Stage rises to the challenge of ‘Mary Poppins’

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A&E

Getting Framed

Getting Framed

Framemaker Troy Stafford on the archaic craft of custom-built frames

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A&E

The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music powers up for its 53rd season with an international roster of young talent

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A&E

Sound Palette

Sound Palette

Hannah Lash on composing orchestral piece ‘Eating Flowers’ for Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

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A&E

Fresh Print

Fresh Print

Trula Hickman of Sentinel Printers on running a green, custom print shop in an evolving industry

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Theater

Tooned In

Tooned In

Cabrillo Stage musical ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live!’ maximizes the fun of cult TV touchstone

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Theater

Next Stop: Twilight Zone

Next Stop: Twilight Zone

Rod Serling’s vision gets new life in two stage adaptations in Santa Cruz

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A&E

Be Our Guest: POP-UP COMEDY CLUB

Be Our Guest: POP-UP COMEDY CLUB

Win tickets to DNA's Pop-Up Comedy Club on SantaCruz.com

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Theater

Much Ado, Indeed

Much Ado, Indeed

Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s three-play festival opens with innovative casting twists

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Literature

Once Upon a Timeline

Once Upon a Timeline

Wallace Baine puts his own spin on American history in new short-story collection

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You Are What You Post

Online personality algorithms put astrological profiles to shame, but UCSC psychologists are raising questions about sharing personal data

 

Venus Direct, Mercury Retro Soon, Honoring Our Labors

As Burning Man (nine days, Aug. 30-Sept. 7 in the sign of Virgo) burns in the hot white desert sands, a petal of the rose created by retrograde Venus and the twelve-petaled Sun in Virgo’s petals unfold. All of us are on the burning ground (Leo) in the womb (cave of the heart) of the mother (Virgo), gestating for humanity once again (each year) a new state of consciousness. Both Virgo and Cancer, feminine (receptive energies) signs, are from our last solar system (Pleiades). When humanity first appeared on Earth we were nurtured by the mother, a matriarchy of energies (on islands in the Pacific). Eve, Isis and Mary are part of the lineages of our ancient Mother. Overseen by the Pleiades, the Earth (matter, mater, the mother) in that last solar system was imbued with intelligence (Ray 3). As we move toward autumn, another mother, Ceres realizes she has mere weeks left with her beloved daughter, Persephone. Persimmon and pomegranate trees prepare for autumn, their colors signs of hope as the light each day continues to dim. Sunday, Venus in Leo turns stationary direct, yet continues in her shadow until Oct. 9 (when retrograde Mercury turns direct). Slowly our newly assessed values emerge from the Venus retrograde. We thought in Venus retro how to use our resources more effectively. Mercury retrogrades Sept. 17. Monday is Labor Day. Let us honor the labor of everyone, all life a “labor.” Let us honor Labor Day and all those who have “served” (labored for) us this past year. We honor their labors. We honor the labor of our parents, those who have loved us. We honor our own labors, too. We are all in service, we are all laboring. We are all valuable.

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Girl Gone Wild

’70s SF recalled in raw, poignant ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’
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