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Santa Cruz Art of Guitar Exhibition and Festival

Santa Cruz is a place that inspires all forms of art, so it’s no surprise that some of the most high quality guitars being played by musicians around the world are produced by local luthiers. To celebrate this area’s influential guitar-building and music-making culture, musician Jayme Kelly Curtis introduced the first Santa Cruz Art of Guitar Exhibition and […]

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Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker Ballet with Live Orchestra

Of the many local artistic holiday traditions, one that continues to be an annual favorite is the Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre’s December performances of The Nutcracker. Next week, SCBT will raise the curtain for its 15th original production of the classic two act ballet, with five spectacular dance shows performed at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium with a […]

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Thursday Art Market at the Tannery Arts Center.

Tannery Thursday Art Market

The Tannery Arts Center has finally provided Santa Cruz with a central home for the arts, where artists can connect with each other and the general public through a variety of cultural events. For the past year, the Tannery has been wrapping up each week with the Thursday Art Market – a welcoming, casual event […]

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The Rio Theatre

The Rio Theatre

There is something unique and nostalgic about being entertained in a theater that celebrates a bygone era. Despite the challenges that many vintage venues face, the multi-purpose Rio Theatre has managed to maintain its classic décor, as well as remain a Santa Cruz beacon for locals to experience all forms of performing art. When it first […]

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Judo No is performing their debut show at Moe's Alley Thursday August 11th, 2016.

Judo No – Featured Artist

Mark your calendars for the debut show of Judo No: Full Contact Beats, at Moe’s Alley this Thursday, August 11th, 2016. In their own words, the band shares about their music: “JUDO NO puts the non in non-traditional.  By tastelessly twisting ancient rhythmic patterns from around the globe, and only constructing vocal harmonies deemed illegal by the […]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Center

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

In early 1975, locals Tim Jackson, Rich Wills, and Sheba Burney banded together to form a nonprofit organization and open a venue for live jazz music. The trio sold items at the flea market, and with $250 formed the Kuumbwa Jazz Society. After a few years of local fundraising concerts, the group secured a home […]

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