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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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Ian Harris

Comedian Ian Harris Puts Anti-Scientific Thinking on Blast in His New Show, ExtraOrdinary

Standup comic Ian Harris doesn’t have any particular agenda other than to make people laugh—it just so happens that the things he finds laugh-worthy are logical fallacies, unfounded beliefs and anti-scientific thinking. By default, his act is largely an exercise in myth-busting and sacred cow tipping. Also a mixed martial arts fighter, Ian takes a […]

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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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