Weekly Update

TWO RUSH WEEKS OF HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES

Holiday shopping may be big, but singers, musicians, actors and dancers are running a tight fight for your time and attention. Legendary singer/songwriter Judy Collins appears at the Rio in Santa Cruz. Smuin Ballet gives two performances at Sunset Center. And much more on our Calendar. Click HERE.

PERFORMING ARTS PEOPLE

You may know Philip Pearce as a well-known regional actor in both leading and supporting roles. Or you may know him as our Senior Theater Critic. There’s a whole lot more to know. Click HERE.

BROADWAY BY THE BAY STAKES A CLAIM

Susan Meister went to their Anything Goes on Sunday and provides her perspective. Click HERE.

MUSIC IN MAY KICKSTARTER

252101-250Festival founder/violinist Rebecca Jackson wants to bring Tokyo Quartet’s first violinist, Martin Beaver, as guest artist to her big weekend next spring. But time’s running out for her to score the $4,000 she needs by Dec. 19. She’s halfway there, but time is running short. Click HERE.

THE RETURN OF VINYL RECORDS

It’s the fastest growing segment of recorded music. Read or listen to the report from NPR. Click HERE.

WHEN MARK TWAIN ROASTED WINSTON CHURCHILL

114 years ago, before an SRO audience at New York’s Waldorf Astoria. Thomas Maier tells the tale for Salon. Click HERE.

Scott MacClelland, editor