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Composing Himself

Composing Himself

Chris Pratorius on the art, community and addictive quality of writing music

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Thriller Nights

Thriller Nights

Family fun or fright-worthy, GT has got your Halloween covered

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Distinguished Gentleman

Distinguished Gentleman

Founder John Orlando has guided the Distinguished Artists series through 30 years of performances

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Pressing Matters

Pressing Matters

Master printer Felicia Rice on seven-year collaboration
‘DOC/UNDOC’

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A Season in Motion

A Season in Motion

As Motion Pacific evolves, its new season of dance blurs the line between audience and performer

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Hendrix Reloaded

Hendrix Reloaded

The Experience Hendrix Tour returns to Santa Cruz with new guitar slingers and past favorites

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Laughathon

DNA’s comedy festival is like a competition—with no prize

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Pre-Party On

Pre-Party On

Santa Cruz Music Festival teaser weekend Oct. 10-11 hints at bigger things to come

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En Plein Air

En Plein Air

Andrew Purchin on capturing the moment, art as a language, and Open Studios

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Lone Stars

Lone Stars

The Lone Bellow has turned a personal tragedy into musical triumph

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Jawing

Monterey Bay scientists are working to crack the mysteries of—and dispel the myths about—great whites. But in the highly contentious world of shark experts, there’s a fin line between love and hate

 

Altars of Remembrance, Forgiveness & Rapprochement

We’re in Scorpio now—things mysterious, ageless, hidden, sometimes scary. Friday is Halloween; Saturday, All Saints Day; Sunday, All Soul’s Day. Sunday morning at 2 a.m. (after midnight), Daylight Savings Time ends. Clocks are turned back. Tuesday is the General Election. Our vote is our voice. Each vote matters. Applying freedom of choice—Libra’s teachings. It’s time to build Halloween, All Saints and All Souls altars—with marigolds, pumpkins, sugar skeletons, copal (incense), pomegranates, persimmons, candy corn and cookies, orange and black. It’s so Saturn (now in Scorpio). Saturn is the dweller on the threshold (like St. Peter at the gates of heaven). Saturn can look like a Halloween creature—a gargoyle—a fantastic dragon-like creature protecting sacred sites. The dweller (Saturn) stands at the door or threshold of sacred mysteries, wisdom temples, inner sanctums of churches, offering protection, scaring evil away. The last day of October and first two days of November, when veils between worlds thin and spirits roam about, are times of remembrance, forgiveness, reconciliation and rapprochement. These actions liberate us. At death, when reviewing our lives and the consequences of our actions if we have forgiven, then we are free, less encumbered with grief and sadness. We place forgiveness on our altars. Happy Halloween, everyone! It’s good to dress up as what we’re afraid of. Or whom we would mentor. Then we become one with them. Note to readers: by Thanksgiving I will need a place to live (with purpose). Please contact me if you know of a place where I can rest for awhile. Teach and build community. [email protected] I will be leaving my mother’s home for the last time.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Not Cool

Even Bill Murray’s hipster cred can’t elevate ‘St. Vincent’
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