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March 9: KZSC alum Julie Snyder speaking in Carmel

Julie Snyder, KZSC's former news director (1990s) and the co-creator of the world's most popular podcast, Serial, was the cover star of February 17th's Good Times weekly!  Don't miss the Q&A with Good Times Editor-in-Chief Steve Palopoli, where she talks about being a Senior Producer at This American Life and how that led to the birth and explosive growth of Serial--a Peabody-award winning true crime podcast series. And see if you can make it out to see Julie Snyder and Serial co-creator Sarah Koenig talk at The Sunset Center's ‘Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage With the Creators of Serial’ on Wednesday, March 9th.
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Feb 4: Hawaiian Musical Greats at The Rio Theatre

Two stars of Hawaiian music are at the Rio Theatre Thursday February 4th--Keola Beamer, composer, singer-songwriter, accomplished slack key guitar master and Henry Kapono, singer-songwriter, actor, and rocker. Moanalani Beamer will grace the stage with hula. These gentlemen of music brought us many of the original songs that have formed the identity of Hawaiian music since the 1970s.
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A Floral review (playing Jan 7 in SF)

Nothing really says DIY like a good ol' house show, and nothing says underground like bands that have forged their own distinct sound. I'd known Floral's guitarist since his punk rock days back when our bands were equally pissed off and equally terrible in that beautiful way that only punk is. What a few semesters at Berklee had done to him was simply mindblowing. With only a compressor to cut out feedback and static, his high treble tapping brought the room to a mathy frenzy. Fingers flashed and blurred. Feet flew over massive and elaborate pedalboards. Surely, math has never before been this rock. Or rock been this math. You know, whichever.
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Dec 16: Paula Fuga & Anuhea At Moe’s Alley

Warm it up, Santa Cruz!  Welcome the Island sounds of Paula Fuga and Anuhea to Moe's Alley Wednesday, December 16th at 8:30 pm. Paula has a truly exquisite voice and she uses her talents to be a cultural ambassador for her Hawaiian home and people. Anuhea, brings new reggae-tinged holiday music to the stage at Moe's Alley. Get your Island sway going on, groove to the music and the rare treat of having these two talents together on the mainland.
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The Merrie Monarch, David Kalakaua

Wiki Wiki Wednesday honors the birthdate of the last reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai'i this Wednesday between 6 and 9 am.  David La'amea Kalakaua was born November 16th, 1836 and known as 'The Merrie Monarch' for his enthusiastic revival of Hawaiian music, dance and sport. Fluent in English and Hawaiian, the young David Kalakaua studied law in his younger years, and led the group the Young Hawaiians, whose motto was "Hawaii for the Hawaiians." We will have many musical tributes to the king, along with a very special guest co-host, Ku Imua Kalakaua!
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KZSC Show Reviews – Of Montreal

This past week, the Catalyst presented the wonderfully weird indie sounds of Of Montreal and KZSC has exclusive photos from the fanatical festivities. Led by lead singer Kevin Barnes for almost twenty years, Of Montreal has always had a reputation…

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Sept 30: Debashish Bhattacharya live on KZSC

Debashish Bhattacharya is a master improviser on the Indian slide guitar, and KZSC is proud to host Bhattacharya on this week’s Used Records show, Wednesday September 30th between 9 am and noon. Bhattacharya developed a new system of playing--and teaching--Indian classical guitar centered on three of guitar designs of his own invention. He is in Santa Cruz for a concert on Friday October 2nd, at the Pacific Cultural Center.
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Dry Diggings Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Trying to find tickets to next weekend's Dry Diggings Festival (Sept. 25th-26th)? Tune into the Great 88.1 KZSC this weekend for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the premier reggae festivals of the season! Brought…

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Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes, Sat and Sun August 8th – 9th

It’s time again for the Fiesta de Artes, a free annual art and wine festival – in downtown Los Gatos. Featuring food trucks, a variety of live music performers, a play zone for kids, artists selling handmade crafts, and local beer and wine vendors. The Fiesta de Artes is Saturday and Sunday, August 8th and 9th, from 10am to 6pm at the Civic Center grounds in downtown Los Gatos.
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Fiesta De Artes Poster

Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes, Sat and Sun August 8th – 9th

It’s time again for the Fiesta de Artes, a free annual art and wine festival – in downtown Los Gatos. Featuring food trucks, a variety of live music performers, a play zone for kids, artists selling handmade crafts, and local beer and wine vendors. The Fiesta de Artes is Saturday and Sunday, August 8th and 9th, from 10am to 6pm at the Civic Center grounds in downtown Los Gatos.
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Mele’uhane Wednesday July 29th

  Keikilani and Leokani Lindsey come to California - and Santa Cruz - next "Wiki Wiki" Wednesday.  Keikilani is the father and Leokani the son in this family duo from Kona, on Hawai'i Island, also known as The Big Island.…

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De Temps Antan, Tues July 14th

Celebrate Bastille Day with the French-speaking band De Temps Antan, who will be bringing vibrant traditional music from Quebec to Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 7:30pm. This trio features former members of…

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Sat Aug 22: Verve Coffee’s 2015 Record Swap and Block Party

Come load up on vinyl records at the Verve Coffee Record Swap & Block Party on Saturday, Aug 22. KZSC will be there selling an eclectic mix of LPs and KZSC merch untill 5 pm, alongside other local music vendors like Metavinyl and Bluebeat. Sift through thousands of records, enjoy a wide variety of food trucks, groove to the live music and enjoy the local yard sale, too! It starts at 7 am at Verve Coffee's Roastery and coffee bar, in Seabright104 Bronson St.
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