DEBBIE CHINN GETS A NEW JOB
CONTROVERSIAL FORMER Bach Festival executive director snatched up by Opera Parallèle in San Francisco. Click HERE
SOME HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK
MARK SHILSTONE and the Monterey County Theatre Alliance are staging David Mamet’s A Life in the Theater at Carmel’s Cherry Foundation Center. The great South African musical ambassador, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, appears at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Click our CALENDAR for all this week’s other goodies.
WHY MUSIC MOVES US TO TEARS
FAMED NATURALIST and filmmaker David Attenborough gives a unique explanation.
“PEOPLE GET READY”
THIS WEDNESDAY, January 18, 7:30pm, a solidarity-empowerment gathering for Santa Cruz, “a lively community gathering with speakers and singers” in anxious anticipation of the Donald Trump inauguration. Rio Theatre, Soquel & Seabright Avenues, Santa Cruz.
SANTA CRUZ SHAKESPEARE MEETS GOAL
NEW DELAVEAGA VENUE upgrade fully funded. Bravo! Click HERE
CLASSICAL MUSIC IN KENYA
IS CHANGING LIVES. Another ‘Great Big Story.’
WHAT THE HECK IS A ‘COMMUNIST’ BALLET?!
FROM 1964, a ballerina weeps over the hammer and sickle in Mao’s production of “The Red Detachment of Women.” Click HERE LOOKS AND SOUNDS a lot like Hollywood musicals of that era.
FRESH MUSIC REVIEWS
“MADE IN VIENNA” in Aptos and CURTIS ON TOUR in Carmel. Click HERE
ALSO, have a behind-the-scenes look at the Curtis on Tour program.
Scott MacClelland, editor; Rebecca RC Brooks, associate editor