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Building Harmony

Building Harmony

Folk duo the Milk Carton Kids takes success one step at a time

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When I’m 65

When I’m 65

Santa Cruz celebrates the Rio Theatre’s anniversary 

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Altered State

Altered State

Santa Cruz’s Camper Van Beethoven take California fetish to BottleRock

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Public Images

Public Images

First Friday Santa Cruz celebrates its 10th anniversary 

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The Virtuoso

The Virtuoso

Irene Herrmann lives the sound of music  

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Are the Kids All Right?

Are the Kids All Right?

Gia Coppola on youthful indiscretion and her debut film ‘Palo Alto

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Big Finish

Big Finish

The Santa Cruz Symphony season finale showcases Mozart and Bernstein

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You Are the Exhibit

You Are the Exhibit

Pop up museums turn Santa Cruz culture into art history

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Theater

Slam Poetry

Slam Poetry

Orton’s crazed spirit lives in JTC’s hilarious ‘What the Butler Saw’

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Searching for Papiba

Searching for Papiba

Offstage, the man behind SambaDá has other deep ties to Santa Cruz

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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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Water Street Grill

YOLO gets reincarnated

 

What would make Santa Cruz better?

A lot more outdoor activities such as outdoor movies and concerts, food and art festivals, and more multicultural activites. Emmanuel Cole, Santa Cruz, Bicycle Industry Product Developer

 

Thomas Fogarty Winery

When looking for a bottle of something to have with dinner, Gewürztraminer 2012 is not the first wine to come to mind. Given the popularity of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir—to name but a few—Gewürztraminer sits low on the totem pole.

 

So Long, Louie’s

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