BLUE Ocean Film Festival’s featured flicks run to the horizon. Here are several to prioritize.
The BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit will breach at the end of September.
Lisa Coscino, credited with revitalizing Museum of Monterey, ousted from director spot.
The Monterey Bay Film Festival bursts with leading minority and upcoming student filmmakers.
Classic arts powerhouse Hidden Valley Music Seminars – long standing but little known – starts to celebrate a half century with <em>La Boheme</em>.
The famed composer brings a smaller (but faithful) festival back to the Monterey Peninsula.
Pulitzer-nominated <em>Now That’s She’s Gone</em> brings Ellen Snortland to Cherry Center.
A worldly revival is poised to hit Monterey’s Golden State Theatre.
A family comes together and falls apart in Tracy Letts’ unmissable hit <em>August: Osage County </em>at Paper Wing.
Comedian and car lover Adam Carolla brings his sarcastic shtick to Carmel’s Sunset Center.
A look back at the reborn Museum of Monterey (aka MoM) suggests it’s cleared the storm that nearly wrecked it.
A new exhibition at Steinbeck Center fights censorship so readers can decide what to read.
Dick Burns revisits his privileged <em>Mad Men</em> advertising career that he says led to a stroke.
Car-less Chris Essert is a diligent patron of all things cultural (and cheap) in Monterey County.
Academy award-winning Dustin Lance Black returns to support the local premiere of his artistic activism with <em>8</em>.
music education in the schools still lacks. here’s how the Carmel Bach Festival plans to help – and keep its tradition fresh and relevant for years to come
Dramaturge in Action
CSU Summer Arts unloads a month of improv, animation, art, theater and film on Monterey County.
Cherry Center’s Backstory studies Robert Altman’s later successes.
An Irish literary masterpiece and two Big Sur works of poetry bookend the weekend.
PacRep gives Yasmina Reza’s layered <em>God of Carnage</em> the depth it deserves.
A new Share a Movie with MoM plus the classic Films in the Forest spool superb films.
<em>America the Beautiful 2</em> and a new eating disorder center reveal how we slip into dieting dilemmas.
Composer Philip Glass scales down festival; plans benefit for Henry Miller Library.
The stories of John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie and the era that saw their creative heights come to life on the screen.
The Salinas Asian Festival gets at the dynamic identity of Chinatown.
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)</em> gets ambitious with mixed results.
Reefer Madness burns with humor and depth.
Artist Marilee Childs evokes the profound spirit of nature through her colorful still-life paintings.
It’s easier than ever to join the art fray; just open your eyes and take it all in.
People from the art community offer easy-to-access inroads for looking at art.
China-born Brenda Louie, artist and professor of Studio Arts at Sacramento State University, talks about her own painting “Warring States Series II.”
Monterey Museum of Art executive director E. Michael Whittington talks about Joseph Kleitsch’s “Red and Green”
Rajendra Roy seizes a dream opportunity to curate MoMA’s legendary film department in New York.
Panetta Institute series lines up powerhouse players for revolutionary 15th year.
California Views provides Monterey County with an unparalleled trove of local photos.
Western Stage’s SpringFEST sizzles with courageous historical content.
Don’t Fence Me In rides into town loaded with American West entertainment.
<em>Superior Donuts</em> entertains despite a weakness: playing surprisingly predictable stereotypes.
Monterey County Free Libraries celebrates 100 years of service
Public Enemy energizer Chuck D visits CSU Monterey Bay, remains vigilant.
As the Monterey county branch of the NAACP enters its 80th year, the activists who helped build Seaside into a center of black power look back on the fight for equality.
NAACP President Ben Jealous decries national addiction to incarceration over education.
Transcendental Vision</em> inspires ambiguity, contemplation and quiet.
WC brings a storied hip-hop career to the Planet.
More of the interview with Face of Islam photographer Jean Brenner.
<em>Face of Islam</em> closes human and geographic gaps at Pacific Grove Art Center.
First Night packs in the most intrigue of any event of the year.
Sedaris got dark, Sizemore got real and the <em>Weekly</em> kept listening through a 2011 stocked with stars.