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Arts, Entertainment, Dining, Calendar

A&E

Two Souls, One Sea

Two Souls, One Sea

With song and acrobatics, Santa Cruz duo transcends norms

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A&E

Etchings of Eden

Etchings of Eden

Stephanie Martin’s hand-colored intaglio prints are inspired by the botanical and avian worlds

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A&E

Strokes of Genius

Strokes of Genius

Yoko Ono brings John Lennon’s art to Santa Cruz

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Literature

Take a Breath

Take a Breath

Mark Stephens wrote the book on yoga, literally

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A&E

Sol Survivor

Sol Survivor

For his 3,000th show, local promoter Michael Horne debuts the two-day Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival

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A&E

Animated Life

Animated Life

Larry Cuba’s algorithmic graphics blend the world of mathematics into cutting-edge digital art

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Literature

Lady Luck

Lady Luck

Amy Bloom follows the twists of hope and desire in ‘Lucky Us’

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A&E

Walk Together, Mock Together

Walk Together, Mock Together

Santa Cruz native Joe Sib goes from one-man punk show to stand-up

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Theater

Time of Our ‘Wives’

Time of Our ‘Wives’

Santa Cruz Shakespeare hits new comic heights with ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

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A&E

Art Files: Opposites Attract

Art Files: Opposites Attract

Using found objects, Victoria May seeks beauty in dichotomy and tension, the creepy and absurd

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On the Waterfront

As the wharf celebrates its centennial, a personal reflection on its essential place in Santa Cruz’s history

 

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, occurs this year during Libra, the sign of creating right relations with all aspects life and with earth’s kingdoms. We contemplate (the Libra meditation) forgiveness, which means, “to give for another.” Forgiveness is not pardon. It’s a sacrifice (fire in the heart, giving from the heart). Forgiveness is giving up for the good of the other. This is the law of evolution (the path of return).

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of September 26

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Best of Santa Cruz County

The 2013 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll and Critics’ Picks It’s our biggest issue of the year, and in it, your votes—more than 6,500 of them—determined the winners of The Best of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll. New to the long list of local restaurants, shops and other notables that captured your interest: Best Beer Selection, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Customer Service and Best Marijuana Dispensary. In the meantime, many readers were ever so chatty online about potential new categories. Some of the suggestions that stood out: Best Teen Program and Best Web Design/Designer. But what about: Dog Park, Church, Hotel, Local Farm, Therapist (I second that!) or Sports Bar—not to be confused with Bra. Our favorite suggestion: Best Act of Kindness—one reader noted Café Gratitude and the free meals it offered to the Santa Cruz Police Department in the aftermath of recent crimes. Perhaps some of these can be woven into next year’s ballot, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the following pages and take note of our Critics’ Picks, too, beginning on page 91. A big thanks for voting—and for reading—and an even bigger congratulations to all of the winners. Enjoy.  -Greg Archer, EditorBest of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll INDEX

 

Apricot Wine for Dessert

Thomas Kruse Winery, a participant in the new Santa Clara Wine Trail, has been around for a long time—since 1971, to be exact. When our little group arrived to try some wine at the Kruses’ low-key tasting room, Thomas Kruse and his wife Karen were there to greet us. Theirs is a small operation, and they’re proud to offer quality wine at affordable prices. “Because we are small and low-tech, it’s easy to relate to the whole winemaking process,” says Karen—and the Kruses take pride in making wine “just like it has been made for centuries.”