Author Archive | Fleur Williams

Santa Cruz Symphony – Celebration!

The Santa Cruz Symphony’s recent production, Celebration!, was a gift to the romantic imagination, reminding us with music of the rapture associated with being alive. As always, SCS fostered a memorably vibrant exchange between the orchestra and soloists; performers and audience. Reviving work by iconic composers and introducing us to innovative music and musicians, the […]

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Ann Hazels - 2018 NEXTies Artist of the Year

Interview with Ann Hazels : 2018 Nexties Artist of the Year

The annual NEXTies award show is returning to the Rio Theatre on Friday, March 23, 2018. Now in its 9th year, the event celebrates Santa Cruz County’s talented locals who stand out for their outstanding achievements in industries ranging from food and fitness, to tech and the arts. This year, the Artist of the Year award is going […]

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Jonah Kim

Jonah Kim – Santa Cruz Symphony’s New Principal Cellist

Last weekend, the Santa Cruz Symphony (SCS) presented a debut recital featuring its new Principal Cello, Jonah Kim. The two time Grammy award winning cellist is an outstanding addition to our local Symphony. Kim’s extensive work across a range of genres with world-renowned artists, his expressive stage presence and talent as a cellist makes him […]

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Idea Fab Labs - See what artists are making with high tech tools!

Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz

The people behind Idea Fab Labs have masterminded a contemporary version of the classic work space. Located on the 2nd floor of the Wrigley Building on the West Side of Santa Cruz, Idea Fab Labs (IFL) is a multi-faceted work center equipped for people of all levels of creativity and craftsmanship. At IFL visitors can […]

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Interview with The Booth Bus : Northern California’s Vintage Volkswagen Photo Booth

No matter how many times a Volkswagen bus travels, changes ownership, or transforms, it always seems to fulfill its original purpose – inspiring adventure and celebration with great people. Anthony Alcala and his wife Jenna have taken the timeless culture of a VW bus to the next level by transforming their vintage camper van into […]

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Songs: Past, Present, and Future

Santa Cruz Symphony Performs Musical Poetry

Last weekend the Santa Cruz Symphony presented the third classic concert of the 2017-18 Season – Songs: Past, Present, and Future. The stirring performances brought musical poetry and exceptional local and guest talent to Santa Cruz stages, and shared the Symphony’s consistent and expansive artistic vision. The program began with the Prelude to “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” (“The Master […]

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Making Waves

Idea Fab Lab Artists Make Waves

Last month, Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz hosted its very first themed art exhibition – Making Waves. The free, all-ages event was held inside the creative and social hub of the Lab, located on the 2nd floor of the Wrigley Building. The themed art exhibition on December 9th coincided with the Westside Holiday Bazaar. This […]

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