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Youth Music Monterey County presents the TransAtlantic Ensemble featuring YMM alumna Mariam Adam, clarinet, with Evelyn Ulex, piano, on Friday, March 7 at 7:00 pm. All Saints’ Episcopal Church at Dolores S & 9th Avenue in Carmel. Selections include: Paquito D'Rivera, Brahms, Shchederin, Miguel del Aguila and Imani Winds' Jeff Scott. With guest musicians including YMM artistic staff Farkhad Khudyev, violin, and Aleksey Klyushnik, bassist. Tickets online at www.youthmusicmonterey.org, Call 831.375.1992 and at the door.
Community Music School presents Swedish music mavericks Väsen at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Dr. in Aptos. Friday, March 7 at 8 PM. Performers: Olov Johannsson, Mikael Marin, and Roger Tallroth. Väsen perform original compositions in traditional Swedish folk styles on nyckelharpa, 5-string viola & guitar. This concert is a benefit for Community Music School of Santa Cruz. For more info, sights & sounds, visit the website at www.vasen.se. Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/587261. Information www.communitymusicschool.org or (831) 426-9155.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers return to their old stomping grounds on Friday with an 8:00PM show at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Tickets at Tomboy on Soquel Avenue. Information at pulseproductions.net
Pacific Collegiate School presents Singin’ in the Rain, a musical production. March 7–9 and March 14–16 at the Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center Street in Downtown Santa Cruz. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets at seatyourself.biz/pacificcollegiate
The UCSC Concert Choir, directed by Nathaniel Berman, performs Lou Harrison's choral masterwork "La Koro Sutro" plus works by John Cage and Virgil Thomson. The concert is on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 pm in the Music Center Recital Hall at UC Santa Cruz. Tickets at santacruztickets.com or at the door. Information at arts dot ucsc dot e-d-u slash events
Kuumbwa Jazz welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis to the Santa Cruz Civic on Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 PM. For this concert, the orchestra celebrates the music of three respected composers whose works have stood the test of time: Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Chick Corea. Founded by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra has been going strong for 25 years. The original line-up consisted of Wynton's septet and former members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and now features fifteen of the best all-around musicians in jazz today. Marsalis, the first jazz composer to receive a Pulitzer Prize (for Blood on the Fields), conceived the idea of preserving and advancing America's art form through the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's performances. Tickets: SantaCruzTickets.com or Civic Box Office, (831) 420-5260
Join featured reader Patricia Zylius at the Poets' Circle Poetry Reading Series at the Watsonville Public Library on March 13, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The poet will read from her recently published chapbook, Once A Vibrant Field, with open mic for poets and musicians to follow. Supported by the Friends of the Watsonville Library and with a grant from the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County. Produced and hosted by Magdalena Montagne. Free and refreshments provided.
The Grammy-nominated a cappella vocal quartet, The Bobs, come to Don Quixote's International Music Hall, in Felton on Thursday, March 13 at 7:30pm. The Bobs are described as Manhattan Transfer meets Monty Python… Robin Williams meets Bobby McFerrin… J.S. Bach meets Jimi Hendrix. This original “band without instruments” has been skewering the classics, breaking all the rules, and clear-cutting their own unique path in the world of vocal music for over 25 years. This tour will introduce The Bobs’ 16th studio recording, “Biographies”, as well as a good dose of Bobs favorites! The Bobs are Matthew Bob Stull, Angie Bob Doctor, Dan Bob Schumacher and Richard Bob Greene. Info and tickets at http://www.donquixotesmusic.info.
Elf Empire Productions and Trout Farm Inn present Murder and All That Jazz, a murder mystery dinner theater. Final performance on Sunday, March 9 at the Trout Farm Inn on Zayante Rd. in Felton. Show written by Rita Wadsworth and Carolyn Hyatt. Directed by Stuart Serman. Dinner seating at 5:30pm. Information on Facebook at Felton Trout Farm.
Director Kirsten Brandt and a student cast present Machinal, the ground-breaking 1928 expressionist drama inspired by the infamous murder trial of Ruth Snyder, a New York housewife accused with her lover of killing her husband. The pair were convicted and executed by electric chair in January 1928, with Snyder becoming the first woman executed in New York State in the twentieth century. The sensational story captured the attention of numerous journalists and writers of the time, including the author Sophie Treadwell. The 1944 film noir "Double Indemnity" starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray was also inspired by the Ruth Snyder case. A writer with a background in theater, Sophie Treadwell began her career in San Francisco and later moved to New York after covering World War 1 in Europe. Machinal plays Thu-Sun, March 6-9 in the Mainstage Theater at UC Santa Cruz. 7:30pm (Sundays at 3:00pm). Talk-backs: Audiences are invited to 2 post-show conversations after both Saturday performances. Tickets at santacruztickets.com, the UCSC Ticket Office, and the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium box office.
Paper Wing Theater presents Bill W and Dr. Bob by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey starring Lj Brewer as Bill W. and Chuck Messenger as Dr. Bob. Through March 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM. Playing at Paper Wing Theatre, 320 Hoffman Avenue, Monterey. www.PaperWing.com
Jewell Theater Company presents the Pulitzer-nominated play Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg. Playing through March 16 at the Center Stage in downtown Santa Cruz. Details online at jeweltheatre.net
The Portland Cello Project performs on Tuesday, March 18 in Felton at Don Quixote's in Felton. Known for their original material as well as inspired arrangements of artists from Radiohead to Jay-Z, PCP as they're known to their fans continue to expand on how and where cello music is heard. Joining PCP will be Patti King (Radiation City) as a guest singer on a few songs ranging from PPCP's arrangements of Radiohead's OK Computer and their recent studio recording of Beck Hansen's Song Reader, recorded on the heels of three sold-out nights performing Song Reader live in Oregon. Info: (831) 335-2800 and http://www.donquixotesmusic.info/
Coming up next week and beyond:
Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Gary Bolen. March 14-30. This timeless comedy has inspired countless other plays, films and television shows is now reimagined as a brawling, boozy Prohibition-Era comedy, set in a shady 1930’s speakeasy. Tickets at the MPC Box Office (831-646-4213) Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and 2 hours prior to any performance or online at www.TicketGuys.com
The Queer Queens of Comedy are coming back Santa Cruz to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on March 23 at 5:00 PM. Producer and internationally known comedian Poppy Champlin is one of the quickest witted comics working either coast. With a Showtime Special under her belt, is producing her own tour; The Queer Queens of Qomedy. She artfully selects the best of the best lesbian comics from across the country to join her at each venue. Now, in its eighth year, Poppy is thrilled to have Curve Magazine as this year’s official sponsor. Jennie McNulty Is one of the premiere comedians in the country. Curve Magazine rated her as one of the top ten lesbian comics. She has a playful energetic style that is both disarming and spontaneous. Working for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq Jennie is serving this country well. Her television credits include LOGO’s One Night Stand-Up and NBC’s Starting Over. Her club list is extensive; from Detroit to Las Vegas Jennie is tried and true. And in her spare time Jennie plays professional Football. The next Queen to join the troupe is Karen Ripley. A Bay Area resident for many years, Karen has played Pride Festivals and Women’s Festivals, Dinah Shore, Michigan Women’s Festival and comedy clubs criss-crossing this continent. With a deadpan delivery and one-liners that make you pee your pants, Karen is still one of the funniest comics out today. She is a treat to watch. At The Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz. 831-427-2227. Tickets at www.BrownpaperTickets.com
AUDITIONS, FUNDRAISERS, WORKSHOPS & MORE:
StageBridge and Cabrillo College Extension PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP-STAGEBRIDGE Sampler: Saturday, March 22
1:10pm-1:40 PANEL DISCUSSION: PERFORMING ARTS AND THE MATURE PERFORMER
1:45-2:45pm The Art Of Stepping Forward, Auditioning
2:50-3:50pm Say Yes! Improvisation
4:00-5:00pm Dance, Dance, Dance
To Register CALL: 831-479-6331 or REGISTER ONLINE at: http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/creative.html#perform
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