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More Than Movies

More Than Movies

The Watsonville Film Festival expands into four days

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Quilt Trip

Quilt Trip

Ann Baldwin May’s quilts are like abstract paintings

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Be Our Guest: George Lopez

Be Our Guest: George Lopez

Comedian George Lopez is best known for his starring role in the sitcom George Lopez, which ran from 2002-2007, but his resume also includes author, stand-up comedian, producer, and talk show host.

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Elbow Grease

Elbow Grease

Dancers literally build the new show ‘Economies of Effort’

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Nature Reclaimed

Nature Reclaimed

‘Broken Halos’ explores a post-apocalyptic future, with an eye to the past

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Be Our Guest: BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Be Our Guest: BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Now in its 39th year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival has a rich history of taking audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.

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Best of Pluck

Best of Pluck

Capitola’s Jennifer Cass on the good vibrations of the harp

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Sexual Feeling

Sexual Feeling

The 418 Project’s saucy dance show asks ‘What Is Erotic?’

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Stomp Making Sense

Stomp Making Sense

Las Cafeteras’ physical, exuberant sound and storytelling brings a traditional style into the 21st century

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Cross Country

Cross Country

Why the best guitarist in American country music is a Brit

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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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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