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The Cruz Report: A Collective

Here we go, it’s fall! The Talk Programming Department has gathered its minions and we are ready to attack–or rather, occupy the airwaves with quality pieces. Look out for The Cruz Report, the Talk Programming collective Tuesday nights 8-8:30pm. Six of us DJ’s will be taking turns throughout the quarter to host the show and air pieces with the shared theme of local news and events. Our audience can expect interviews with professors, performances by local musicians, audio from local events, and even sound collages. Because there are so many of us in the collective, each Tuesday night will be packed with interesting information from a student perspective. The Cruz Report fits in right after Bruce Bratton’s Universal Grapevine, so keep the dial set to 88.1 when you hear those dudes from Creedence Clearwater Revival singing about grapes!

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Lil’ B – A Golden State Warrior?

The Santa Cruz Golden State Warriors tryouts were this weekend and there were many a talented players who came out to tryout for this NBA D-League team. Among all the players there was one that brought the attention of the folks from Pitchfork Magazine. The one and only Bay Area rapper and internet meme, LIL’ B BASEDGOD. LIL’B had tweeted about trying out for the team and he surely showed up to do just that — let’s hope that LIL’ B makes the team and we will make sure to go to every game.

Check out the Golden State Warriors website for more information about their upcoming season and check the link below for a video of Lil’ B practicing on his basketball skills.

 

http://www.nba.com/dleague/santacruz/

 

Do you think he has the skills to be on the team? If the Space Jam reference is any indication of his love for basketball, I’m sure he’ll be great.

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What a Month for Jazz!

If you haven’t already heard, it’s another great month for jazz is Santa Cruz. Some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today will be gracing us with their presence in our wonderful town. All of the shows are at the Kuumbwa Jazz center in downtown Santa Cruz. You do NOT want to miss these shows!

10/8- Kurt Elling 7/9PM

10/10- Hafez Modirzadeh/Vijay Iyer 7PM

10/15- Danilo Perez 7PM

10/18- Lionel Loueke Trio

10/22- Eliane Elias

And there is STILL more to come. Keep that radio dial tuned to the great 88 for more jazz programming starting this week! See ya’ll on the band stand.

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Fall for Hip-Hop

Fall is here, and Santa Cruz is the place to be for hip-hop enthusiasts! The next few months are crammed with hip-hop shows all the way until December. Starting on October 13th, Zion I will be at the Catalyst followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on October 24th and Brother Ali on October 25th. Blue Scholars will be playing the Catalyst on December 7th as well. If you feel like heading over the hill, Oakland’s Fox Theater will be hosting Aesop Rocky on October 24th and Nas & Lauryn Hill on November 19th. Get your hip-hop fix and go see some live shows this fall!