Category Archives: Attractions

Go Fourth! No fireworks, but plenty of flashy festivities to keep everyone entertained on Fourth of July

Saturday, July 4, 2009, should have been a prime party day. Yet most Americans, still mired in a depressive hangover following one of the worst economic downfalls in U.S. history, felt uneasy celebrating. We canceled festivals, shelved fireworks, tightened belts and pointed fingers. Monterey Bay Adventures

Kim Weston brushes up black-and-white photos with colored oils for latest exhibit

Kim Weston laughs aloud when he considers what his famous Uncle Brett might have thought of the delicate strokes of color he has added to several of the black-and-white fine-art photos he’s shot in recent years. “He wouldn’t have understood it at all,” he speculates. Monterey Bay Adventures

‘It’s never too late’: Blues singer Paula Harris hits stride at 46

The “overnight success” of Paula Harris, who performed Saturday on the main stage of the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, has been anything but. The 46-year-old blues belter says she wallowed in such anonymity over a 20-year period that she began to wonder what life as a housewife might be like. Monterey Bay Adventures

Charlie Musselwhite, JJ Grey, Jackie Greene push the boundaries at Monterey Bay Blues Festival

The 27th annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival is living the blues. You know, one day you’re up and the next day you’re down. Ain’t that the truth? Accordingly, it makes perfect sense that this year’s catch phrase is “The Blues is Forever.” Monterey Bay Adventures

PacRep presents a civilized bloodbath with ‘God of Carnage’

It’s billed as a comedy of manners — without the manners. But watching people behave badly as their marriages falter, their lives are rent and their dirty laundry is aired for all to see is one of the most attractive draws to theater audiences. Monterey Bay Adventures

Western Stage opens season celebrating 50 years of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

If people want to see the real ‘Cuckoo’s Nest,’ they should see the play version,” said Mark Shilstone-Laurent, director of The Western Stage’s season-opener. The show opens Friday, June 1 in the Studio Theater at Hartnell College’s Performing Arts Center. Monterey Bay Adventures