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January 2015

Making The Cosmos Local

January 27 @ 7:00 PM

Questions That Matter: Making the Cosmos Local. For millennia, people across the globe have searched the sky for answers. They have imagined and reimagined the cosmos, from an infinite and eternal backdrop full of other worlds, to a young Earth encircled by nearby planets and crystal spheres of stars. What is the relation between our lives here on Earth and the wider realm of nearby planets, distant stars, unfathomably faraway galaxies, and a potentially infinite universe—or swarm of universes? Where do…

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Blame Sally

January 30 @ 7:30 PM

If you sense a slight incongruity in the title of Blame Sally’s Speeding Ticket and a Valentine, rest assured that it’s as purposeful as the life it describes is random. The album lifts its name from a line in the bridge of the hard- charging leadoff single, “Living Without You,” which describes a day, or maybe entire existence,that’s “sweet and sour at the same time/mink and a porcupine/speeding ticket and a valentine.” Clearly, this is a band that knows its…

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Youth Bank Cabaret 2015

January 31 @ 6:00 PM

Benefit for the Youth Resource Bank’s endowment for at-risk youth. NOT MY FAULT – a young rock group featuring singer Brooke O’Brien and teenaged musicians from the Aptos area. They will present a mix of originals penned by Brooke and covers.  Brooke has a style and message that is confident and compelling.  She has a way of calling the audience to attention. MARTY O’REILLY & the Old Soul Orchestra – a phenomenal hard-to-define group that bridges Americana, Blues, & Old…

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February 2015

Singers Showcase

February 6 @ 7:00 PM

Sample some of the best singers in our region: Lori Rivera, Heather Houston, Gail Swain and the winners of the regional acappella Harmony Sweepstakes: Prime Time. This is your chance to snap up their new recordings or help fund production on the next one. Short opening sets from the Bear Hugs (Claire & Jerry Paul) and songwriters Galen Brandt & Carol Valentine. Variety of music from cabaret showtunes to jazz, blues and rock. The third half of the evening will…

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LIBERACE

February 7 @ 8:00 PM

Jon Mark Hurley, member of Actors’ Equity teams with Susan Stuart, Cabrillo College Theatre Arts, and artistic director at Our Public Theatre to present a one-man extravaganza based on the brilliant career of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, otherwise known as LIBERACE. Written by Brent Hazelton and produced in cooperation with the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre gave its premiere in Liberace’s home town, in the 2010-11 season to great acclaim. This funny yet tender journey…

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LIBERACE

February 8 @ 2:00 PM

Jon Mark Hurley, member of Actors’ Equity teams with Susan Stuart, Cabrillo College Theatre Arts, and artistic director at Our Public Theatre to present a one-man extravaganza based on the brilliant career of Wladziu Valentino Liberace, otherwise known as LIBERACE. Written by Brent Hazelton and produced in cooperation with the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre gave its premiere in Liberace’s home town, in the 2010-11 season to great acclaim. This funny yet tender journey…

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White Album Ensemble “Unplugged”

February 13 @ 8:00 PM

SOLD OUT! WAE productions present: A Valentine’s weekend concert, the White Album Ensemble “Unplugged”, our traditional Beatles love songs all on acoustic instruments. Selections will be included from the last 7 BEATLES albums including Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper’s, Magical Mystery Tour, The “White” Album, Let it Be, and Abbey Road; with an accent on beautiful melodies, acoustic guitars, grand piano, and rich vocal sounds. This is the period where the Beatles no longer performed “live’, as the music had…

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Carolyn Sills Combo // Sherry Austin & Henhouse

February 15 @ 7:30 PM

With The Carolyn Sills Combo’s debut disc, fans of ‘proper country’ have some new heroes,” says Country Music People Magazine. A roots music group with a vintage sound older than its years, The Carolyn Sills Combo is breathing fresh life and heartfelt twang into the timeless sounds of post-war American music. Fans of classic country, blues and western swing from the 40s/50s are falling in love with the band’s original songs, written and produced by Sills and her longtime guitarist…

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Teresa Tudury and Friends

February 21 @ 7:30 PM

Teresa Tudury and Friends comes to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center Saturday for a night of both moving and hilarious music and textured with the unique comedic voice of Teresa Tudury. Tickets: $20/Advance  $25/Door Advance paper tickets are available at Streetlight Records and Tomboy (next to the Rio Theatre) Doors: 6:30 PM For more information and advance tickets go to www.PlanetCruzComedy.com This is a Planet Cruz Comedy Production

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Doug Carn West Coast Organ Band feat. the Tenor Titans

February 22 @ 7:00 PM

Four jazz virtuosos explore the unlimited possibilities of the Jazz Organ combo with two tenor saxophone voices! In a career dating back to the 1960s, piano and organ master, Doug Carn, has released eight solo albums and played alongside such artists as Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Horn, Melvin Van Peebles, Earth, Wind & Fire and Nat Adderley as well as appearing more recently on albums by Cindy Blackman and Wallace Roney. His early recordings on the Black Jazz label combined a…

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