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This week: 

FashionART Santa Cruz takes the very best of fashion and art and turns it into performance art with a full-blown multi-media runway fashion show featuring ready-to-wear pieces. Local, independent designers and unique one-of-a-kind art pieces, all strut  down the runway for a truly unforgettable event. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. Saturday, September 26 at 7:00pm. http://www.fashionartsantacruz.com

SpectorDance in Marina presents East West, a multidisciplinary performance that sheds light on the struggles, hopes, and dreams of those involved in gang culture. Through rap music, dance, visual images and spoken word, East West explores why youth are attracted to gangs, the horrific impact of gang violence on community, the brutal reality of gang life in prison, and how people transform to find ways out gang life. East West is a tool for prevention and offers an innovative way for dance to contribute toward solutions. Saturday, September 26 at 7:30 pm (pre-show reception at The Western Stage's Mainstage Atrium Patio at 7 pm) and Sunday, September 27 at 2 pm. At the Western Stage, 411 Central Avenue, Salinas. 831-755-6816 or www.westernstage.com  

The Distinguished Artists Concert Series features concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi in a program entitled, "Classics with a Touch of Poetry: Music of Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Liszt.”  Sunday, September 27, 4 pm. Pre-concert talk 3 pm. Peace United Church on High Street in Santa Cruz. Tickets and information at www.distinguishedartists.org


Santa Cruz’s Jewel Theatre Company’s production of Arthur Miller’s “The Price” continues at Center Stage on Center Street in downtown Santa Cruz. Directed by Joy Carlin. With performances through October 4. Tickets and info at jeweltheatre.net

Coming up:

Kuumbwa Jazz presents guitarist Mighty Mike Schermer next Thursday, October 1. Schermer honed his guitar skills in Bay Area clubs for two decades -- usually playing with the blues-drenched Soul Drivers -- before moving to Austin in 2009. Schermer has worked as a sideman for Marcia Ball, Elvin Bishop, Angela Strehli, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Musselwhite, and many other top blues artists, while simultaneously developing his talents as a vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 pm, concert at 7:00 PM. Tickets at kuumbwajazz.org.  www.mighty-mike.com

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater presents “A Literary Halloween: Chilling Tales from Classic Authors.”  In keeping with the season, Susan Forrest has compiled and directed a collection of deliciously creepy Victorian-era horror stories by Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and F. Marion Crawford. These classic tales, written by men, will be read to you by the following women:  Sarah Albertson, Elizabeth Mullins, Suzanne Schrag and Suzanne Sturn. Suitable for children from 10 to 100, there may even be some spine-tingling sound effects. Performances are from 7–8 pm on October 8 at the Scotts Valley Library Branch and from 7–8 pm on October 21 at the Downtown Santa Cruz Library.

Tickets are on sale for The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild at Mountain Community Theater’s Park Hall in Ben Lomond. A zany, madcap comedy by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paul Zindel. Opening Friday, October 2 and playing through Sunday, October 25. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee performances are October 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets at brownapertickets.com. Info at mctshows.org


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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KUSP Performing Arts Calendar 203 8th Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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