Monday, December 9, 2019

Rainbow Theater Returns for 20th Season

The Stevenson Event Center buzzed with students from all over the UC Santa Cruz campus, united on Sept. 26 with one goal — participating in Rainbow Theater’s upcoming season.

Gallery: Birth of Word Festival Invites Array of Performers

Presented by Cultural Arts and Diversity and Rainbow Theater, and organized by students in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP), the Birth of Word...

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

New York-based band The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, headed by Kip Berman, has been delivering wistful, fuzz-fueled indie pop gems since 2007. Following the departure of vocalist and keyboardist Peggy Wang along with bassist Alex Naidus, Berman was forced to reconfigure the band for the making of 2014’s “Days of Abandon." What resulted was a thoughtful record that scaled back the guitars and streamlined the arena-sized sound of their prior releases.

Hip-Hop, Women, Earth? Word.

By Gabrielle Garcia and Marwa Safi The worlds of feminism, hip-hop and environmental justice will dance together April 29 at the Merrill Cultural Center. Hosted...

Celebrating the Dead

Members of Senderos’ Youth Musical Ensemble play as the Día de Muertos procession heads from downtown to Mission State Historic Park. ...

How Much Work Goes into Multicultural Festival?

With the theme of “Cultivating Love & Resilience,” the 39th annual Multicultural Festival  (MCF) promises to uphold its tradition of bringing together different cultures...

Inspired by a Community of Youth

Minutes after Tahitian dance trio People of the Islands brought staff and students on stage to learn the ‘ote’a, and shortly before the final carne asada taco was eaten, the confident and strikingly prepared high schoolers from Durham, North Carolina took the stage in the packed Stevenson Event Center.

Looking to the Future, Recalling the Past

The Temptations are blasting from an eight-track and a raised, black fist is painted on the wall. It’s 1967 in Detroit, Michigan and Motown...

‘The Normal Heart’ Historicizes AIDS Crisis

This November, students can learn more about the history and struggle for gay rights in UC Santa Cruz’s live theater performance “The Normal Heart,” showing Nov. 1-10 in the experimental theater.

Q&A with ill-esha

Edge of Eden performer ill-esha talks about the endless possibilities of electronic music