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This week: 

Local sensations, the Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men present a Tribute to The Everly Brothers at Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz on Friday, August 28 at 8:00pm. The Coffis Brothers (Jamie Coffis, Kellen Coffis, Henry Chadwick, Aidan Collins, Kyle Poppen) will play a set of original songs followed by a full set of Everly Brothers songs at the intimate Kuumbwa Jazz Center in downtown Santa Cruz. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1850276

Candid Camera with Peter Funt comes to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on Saturday, August 29 in a benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank. "Candid Camera's 8 Decades of Smiles! With Peter Funt" has pleased audiences nationwide. Peter's stage comedy is blended with a behind-the-scenes peek at clips and quips from the show's funniest scenes. Candid Camera is the only entertainment program to have produced new episodes in each of the last eight decades-from Allen Funt's start in 1948, through Peter's acclaimed run on TV Land last summer. Now, Peter presents the favorite scenes, many of them filmed in Santa Cruz County. Several audience members will get a chance to join Peter on stage to answer Candid trivia questions and win prizes. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1810132 

Kuumbwa Jazz presents Brazlian-born vocalist Claudia Villela performing in tribute to Elis Regina – Brazil's most influential pop/jazz vocalist. Villela will perform a set of Regina's signature songs followed by a set of her own engaging compositions. Performing with Villela are Jeff Buenz, guitar; Gary Brown, bass; Celso Alberti, drums; and newcomer Vitor Goncalves, piano and accordion. Thursday, September 3, 7:00 pm at Kuumbwa Jazz in downtown Santa Cruz. kuumbwajazz.org


Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s season closes in the glen at UC Santa Cruz this weekend with final perofrmances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing, plus The Liar. Tickets at santacruztickets.com. Information at www.santacruzshakespeare.org.

Coming up:

Alasdair Frasier’s Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School 32nd Annual Fiddle Extravaganza: Friday, September 4 at 8:00PM at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.  World-renowned and Indie Award-winning Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser leads more than 150 musicians in a lively celebration of music, song, and dance.  Featuring fiddlers Anders Hall, and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, singers Moira Smiley and Laura Cortese, dancer Nic Gareiss, and cellist Natalie Haas. Tickets at santacruztickets.com or at (831) 420-5260.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents “A Cry of Wilderness” -- poetry and prose from the literature of many cultures, celebrating the spirit of land and earth, and our deepest connections to it. The readers include:  Robert Colter, Susan Forrest, Robert Strayer and Suzanne Sturn, who also compiled and directed. Performances are from 7–8 pm on September 10 at the Scotts Valley Library Branch and from 7–8 pm on September 16 at the Downtown Santa Cruz Library. Performances are free, but donations are most welcome and appreciated.

Single Day Arena and Grounds Tickets for the 58th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 18–20, are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888-248-6499. The Festival features 500 artists, and nearly 100 performances from iconic and emerging jazz artists, educational events, conversations, and exhibits on eight stages, for 30 hours of live music spanning two days and three nights, accompanied by an array of 75 vendors selling international cuisine and merchandise on the oak-studded 20 acres of the Monterey County Fair & Event Center. The full lineup for the 58th Monterey Jazz Festival can be found on montereyjazzfestival.org.

The World Theatre at Cal State Monterey Bay presents The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China performing "Peking Dreams" was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China. "Peking Dreams" features many impressive circus and acrobatic acts such as hats' juggling, diving through rings, bicycles, feet juggling with umbrellas, unicycles, adagio of four and grand martial arts. The program also includes traditional circus acts like hula hoops, balance on high chairs, aerial silk, solo trapeze and rope tricks (lasso) commonly featured under the circus tent. This production was performed for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and has been performed for more than 600 shows in front of more than 400,000 people in China, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. csumb.edu/worldtheater


If your PERFORMING ARTS organization has an upcoming event which might interest KUSP's listening audience, please send a BRIEF press release or SHORT public service announcement to: performing at kusp dot org

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