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This week: 

Epiphone, Guitars not Guns, and Musicscool present "Destroy the Night" -- a tribute to the music of The Doors and Led Zeppelin featuring James Durbin at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz on Friday, July 25. Doors open at 7:15. Two great groups who were formed in the late 60s, Led Zeppelin and the Doors, by one great new group with local roots in an imaginary time tunnel to a 60s/70s psychedelic rock concert! James Durbin, Guitarist/keyboardist and Musicscool founder Dale Ockerman of White Album Ensemble. James will be joined by Dale Ockerman and other Musicscool alumni (Ty Wallace, Jesse Holsapple, Will McDougall, and Caleb Larsen) to do a hometown concert of Doors and Led Zeppelin music for an awesome Fillmore-Style "Double Bill." A portion of profits will benefit Musicscool Scholarships Fund (of which James was the first recipient), and Guitars not Guns, a non-profit, pro-youth music, anti-violence program. Epiphone has generously donated two fine guitars, which will be autographed and raffled at intermission. You are invited to wear your trippiest "Summer Of Love" attire in the spirit of the Fillmore or Avalon concerts. Tickets: www.ticketweb.com

Lionel Bart’s classic musical Oliver!, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, opens at Cabrillo Stage in Aptos on July 25 for a 4-week run. Songs include Enjoy the pathos and drama, while delighting in such musical theatre classics as "Food, Glorious Food," "I'd Do Anything," "Where is Love?," "Consider Yourself," "As Long As He Needs Me," and "Reviewing the Situation." Tickets and information at cabrillostage.com

Open rehearsals begin this Sunday evening at 7:00pm in the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Audiences are invited to sit in as maestro Marin Alsop and the Festival Orchestra concentrate on the works featured in the opening night concert next Friday. Details can be found online at http://cabrillomusic.org/events-calendar/

World-renowned Arabic accordionist and singer Elias Lammam, originally from Lebanon and now resident of Santa Cruz, directs the Elias Lammam Trio, performing classic, popular, and original Arabic music on July 26 at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz. 7:30 pm. With guests Tareq Rantisi and the Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble. A concert of popular and original Arabic music performed by the Elias Lammam Trio, directed by Elias Lammam of Lebanon, with special guest Tareq Rantisi of Boston. The Santa Cruz Arabic Music Ensemble will open the show. Tickets:  http://EliasLammamKJC.brownpapertickets.com

And Continuing:

The 77th annual Carmel Bach Festival and music director and conductor Paul Goodwin, continues with a full schedule of concerts and events this week through next in and around the Monterey Peninsula, with final performances on July 31. Details at bachfestival.org

Paper Wing Theatre in Monterey presents the final weekend of their stage production of George Orwell’s "1984" adapted by Robert Owens, Wilton E Hall, Jr., and William A Miles, Jr. 1984 plays through July 26, Friday and Saturday at 8PM. With surveillance cameras and spies in the cities, there is nowhere to hide. Winston and Julia, two citizens of the post-modern day police state called Oceania where every human action is scrutinized, fight the odds and the Party to attempt an illegal love affair. Playing at 320 HOFFMAN Avenue, Monterey. Tickets at www.PaperWing.com

The Monterey Peninsula College Theatre Department production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic American musical OKLAHOMA! Continues through this Sunday at Monterey Peninsula College. Tickets from the MPC Theatre Box Office (831-646-4213) or online at www.mpctheatre.com.

Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Kirsten Brandt and As You Like It directed by Mark Rucker continue through August 10. PLUS: two performances of the Fringe Show: The Beard of Avon directed by Steve Boyle (July 29 and August 5 only. Tickets and information online at http://www.santacruzshakespeare.org/

Coming up next week and beyond:

The renowned Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music opens on Friday, August 1 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium with banjo soloist Béla Fleck and the Festival Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, in the West Coast premiere Fleck’s The Impostor Concerto and works by Dylan Mattingly and Andrew Norman. The festival continues on Saturday with two West Coast premieres and on Sunday with a performance by the string trio Time for Three. The two-week festival concludes at the Mission San Juan Bautista on Sunday, August 10 with a program featuring violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Festival details at cabrillomusic.org.

A gala staged reading of Philip Slater’s off-beat comedy Shadowed takes place on Saturday, August 2 at 8 PM at Center Stage, 1001 Center Street, Santa Cruz. Shadowed is the play Slater wanted to share with Santa Cruz before he died last year. Tickets at the door. All-star cast directed by Gerry Gerringer. Tickets available at the door.

SpectorDance presents its Choreographer’s Showcase featuring cutting edge Choreographers from around the globe. Featured Choreographers: Katrina Amerine – Pasadena, CA, Jahnna Biddle – Monterey/Los Angeles, CA, Marika Brussel – San Francisco, CA, Jacqueline Cousineau – France, Mads Eriksen – San Jose, CA, Nancy Evans Dance Theatre – Pasadena, CA, Mark Foehringer – San Francisco, CA, Cristina Goletti – Italy, Erica Klein – Monterey/Los Angeles, CA, Jenn Logan – Pasadena, CA, Matthew Nelson – Santa Barbara, CA. The SpectorDance Choreographer's Showcase brings an eclectic mix of choreographers together for a dance event that is always an audience favorite. Saturday, August 2 at 8:00 pm and Sunday August 3 at 2:00 pm, at Spector Dance, 3343 Paul Davis Drive, in Marina. For information and tickets: 831-384-1050 and www.spectordance.org

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe presents its 55th season with RIPPLE EFFECT, a musical comedic tale of intersecting lives and cultures that reflect the familiar neighborhood tensions polarizing San Franciscans today. Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Evictions, Google Glass wearing nouveau riche, The War on the Poor. What is The City coming to? Two shows: Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 outdoors at San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz. 2:30 pm music, 3:00 pm show. http://www.sfmt.org

Timothy McAllister performs the Saxophone Concerto by composer John Adams on Saturday, August 9 in the final weekend of events at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Conducted by Marin Alsop. Details at cabrillomusic.org.


Auditions for Youth Music Monterey County’s Junior Youth and Honors Orchestra, Chamber Players, Brass Ensemble & Woodwind Ensembles. Wednesday, August 20, 3:30 PM-8:30 PM, by appointment only. Auditions held in the Music Building at Monterey High School, 700 Pacific St. in Monterey. Register online at: http://www.youthmusicmonterey.org/joinymmc.php
For more info: 831.375.1992 or email office@youthmusicmonterey.org


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