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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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Literature

Hooked for Life

Hooked for Life

Lisa Jensen’s new adult fantasy explores a new twist on Neverland

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A&E

Doubting Harris

Doubting Harris

Ian Harris doesn’t care what you think—he’s just going to make fun of it

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Theater

What's Not to Like?

What's Not to Like?

Shakespeare returns to the Festival Glen with ‘As You Like It’ 

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A&E

Art Files: Heart of Glass

Art Files: Heart of Glass

Local glassblower Peter Vizzusi has found a following with his unique creations

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Theater

Boys in the Brand

Boys in the Brand

Pop parody, faux-faith merge in Cabrillo Stage’s energetic ‘Altar Boyz’

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Theater

Play On

Play On

Santa Cruz Shakespeare finds a way to get their Will

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A&E

Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Bridget Heny’s printmaking metaphysics

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Crop Circles

How the confusion over GMOs is undermining the organic movement

 

Week of Festivals: Full Moon, Lantern Festival, Purim, Holi

It is a week of many different festivals along with a full moon, all occurring simultaneously. Thursday Chinese New Year celebrations end with the Lantern Festival (at full moon). Thursday is also the Pisces Solar festival (full moon), Purim (Jewish Festival) and Holi (Hindu New Year Festival). Sunday, March 8, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. The festival of Purim celebrates the freedom of the Hebrew people from the cruel Haman (a magistrate) seeking to destroy them. Esther, the Queen of Persia, who was secretly Jewish, saved her people from death. The sweet cookie hamentaschen celebrates this festival. Friday, March 6, is Holi, the Hindu Spring Festival celebrated after the March full moon. Bonfires are lit the night before, warding off evil. Holi, the Festival of Colors, is the most colorful festival in the world. It is also the Festival of Love—of Radha for Krishna (the blue-colored God). It is a spring festival with singing, dancing, carnivals, food and bhang, a drink made of cannabis leaves. Holi signifies good over evil, ridding oneself of past errors, ending conflicts through rapprochement (returning to each other). It is a day of forgiveness, including debts. Holi also marks the beginning of New Year. At the Pisces Solar festival we recite the seed thought, “We leave the Father’s home and, turning back, we save.” Great Teachers remain on Earth until all of humanity is enlightened. The New Group of World Servers is called to this task and sacrifice. Sacrifice (from the heart) is the first Law of the Soul, the heart of which is Love. This sacrifice saves the world.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Don’t Tell a Soul

The Secret Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary
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So Long, Louie’s

Louie’s Cajun Kitchen & Bourbon Bar closes, plus Back Porch pop-up, and 2015 Outstanding in the Field tour