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Welcome to Performing Arts Monterey Bay, a website dedicated to comprehensive coverage of live music, dance and theater, open to the public, in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. We include performance events by students in music, dance and theatrical teaching programs in our two counties. Esterly

Launched on May 1, 2013, Performing Arts Monterey Bay includes a Weekly Update of events and related commentary, including previews, and news. Each Tuesday we update our website because, unlike area print media, we believe our readers prefer to plan their TragicComicMasksHadriansVillamosaicweekend activities earlier than Thursday and, therefore, we send an email to our subscribers with a link to our Weekly Update. To subscribe, submit your email address in the box to the left, just below the Event Calendar box. (Your email address will remain confidential and not available to anyone else.)Spector

We publish a weekly profile of Monterey Bay Area people actively involved in the performing arts on our Performing Arts People page, plus guest editorials and op-eds. Our Links of Interest page includes links to a variety of outside opinions, relevant histories and critical commentaries.  Be sure to visit our Calendar frequently; important information will be added as it becomes available.

As you explore PAMB, using the tool bar above, you will find direct connections to presenters/producers of music (classical, jazz and popular), dance, theater and educational performance programs. By clicking on those named in each category you will automatically be connected to their respective websites, Facebook pages and/or other social media.

On the Who We Are page, accessible through our Contact Us page, you’ll find PAMB founders Scott MacClelland and Mark Burger, plus our growing stable of contributors as they are added. Our contributors are selected on the basis of their depth of knowledge of their art and their demonstrated skills as professional writers and critics.

We now offer opportunities for presenters and others to buy display advertising including special links to what they offer. For more information, contact us at Editor@PerformingArtsMontereyBay.com

Going forward, we ask you to be our eyes and ears should some important performance event fall below our radar. Our readers deserve it, and we will be equally grateful. If you don’t find a listing for your event, you can submit your information directly using the information response form on our Contact Us page. You can contact us directly at Feedback@PerformingArtsMontereyBay.com

We are pleased and excited at the response we have received so far and look forward to providing a focused and effective voice for the extraordinary riches of performing arts in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

Scott MacClelland, editor; SpectorDance photo by William Roden/New Dawn Studios