Weekly Update

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLEAudrey Stanley

This week celebrating Audrey Stanley, founder of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, once again fired up and building support for its phoenix, Santa Cruz Shakespeare. Meet an extraordinary woman; read her amazing story HERE.

 

THE RUMORS ARE TRUE

Following the departure earlier this year of Monterey Symphony executive director Ed Feingold, members of the boards of the Symphony and Carmel Bach Festival have held informal, and as yet inconclusive, talks about sharing administrative functions in order to consolidate costs. Regardless of outcome, the two well-supported institutions will retain their artistic independence. Stay tuned.

OH HAPPY DAY!

Monterey Peninsula Gospel Community Choir invites all who love to sing to join their rehearsal this Saturday, 12 noon, in the Choral Room at Monterey Peninsula College, pursuant to the next big gospel convocation in June at the Edwin Hawkins seminar in Oakland.

BLUES IN APTOS & REGGAE IN MONTEREY

The annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival will take over Aptos Village Park (in old Aptos Village) this weekend, featuring the Gregg Allman and Chris Izaak bands. And the American Roots Festival will do the same at the Monterey Fairgrounds, starting Friday morning. See our Calendar for details and contact info.

LOCAL THEATER

Several current shows are closing their runs this weekend, including The 25th Annual Spelling Bee at Monterey Peninsula College, Carmel, The Musical at Cherry Foundation, What the Butler Saw at Jewel Theatre and 3 Guys in Drag at Paper Wing Fremont. Magic Circle’s Good People is taking this Memorial Day weekend off but will resume the run the following weekend. Click HERE for more.

SUMMER ARTS AT CSU MONTEREY BAY

From June 30 through the end of July courses covering virtually all aspects of art and related technologies are on offer at the Seaside campus. The annual series will also include more than 35 public events. Stay tuned for a summary of details soon.

NEW MUSIC REVIEWS

Season finale performances by the Monterey & Santa Cruz Symphonies. Click HERE.

Scott MacClelland, editor