Exclusive Interview with James Durbin

For those of you who haven’t heard, local musician James Durbin was recently announced as the new lead singer for Quiet Riot, the legendary metal band.  James was kind enough to grant an interview to AptosCommunityNews about this new musical venture. First, congratulations on joining Quiet Riot! That’s quite an accomplishment. 1) How did you […]

See The Cabrillo Stage Production of Chicago!

This past Friday, my wife and I went to see the opening night of the Cabrillo Stage production of Chicago at the Crocker Theater on the campus of Cabrillo College. We live not far from there, and for years I’d been driving under the pedestrian bridge across Soquel Drive and seeing the various banners for […]

Crocker Theater

The Crocker Theater is located on the campus of Cabrillo College.  It is part of the Cabrillo College Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts Complex, and it provides the highest quality performing arts center in Santa Cruz county. The theater seats 523 people when the orchestra pit is full, or 571 people without the orchestra pit. There’s […]

Cabrillo Stage Announces 35th Anniversary Summer Festival

Cabrillo Stage, the Broadway style musical theatre company at Cabrillo College, announces its 35th Anniversary Summer Festival starting June 23 and playing through August 14. Audiences can expect another fun-filled summer of entertainment as Cabrillo Stage produces two shows chosen in celebration of a 35 year tradition of Broadway style entertainment. As Chicago was the first musical Cabrillo […]

Temple Beth El to Host Music Panel

New Music Works, Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal and Temple Beth El invite you to join them for a panel discussion with musical illustrations about the historic and timeless musical connections that link the Middle East and West, on Friday, April 15, 8PM, at Temple Beth El. Celebrated Israeli composer and lecturer Eitan Steinberg and vocalist Etty […]

Santa Cruz American Music Festival 2016

Attention Aptos music and blues lovers! The Santa Cruz American Music Festival 2016 lineup has been announced, and none other than the legendary Buddy Guy will be headlining the festival at Aptos Creek Park on Saturday, May 28th (memorial day weekend). A number of other artists have also been announced, including Trombone Shorty, Robert Randolph […]

Final Curtain Call at the Aptos Cinema

This week saw the Final Curtain Call at the Aptos Cinema, which closed on January 26th, 2015 after 45 years of operation. The new owners of the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center have elected not to renew the Cinema’s lease, which will expire at the end of the month. The word on the street is […]

Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening

I attended the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 15 2014. I shot some video of both the ribbon cutting and a variety of the exhibits…which you could hardly see, because there were so many people there. In fact, they counted over 2,000 people through the doors […]

Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery

The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery is not actually located in Aptos – but it’s right next door in Capitola, and it’s such an amazing place that were it actually located in Aptos, it surely would be an Aptos Gem. And although it isn’t physically in Aptos, there’s no question that many Aptos children […]

Dinner and a Movie in Aptos

The owners of the fabled Nickelodeon Theater and Del Mar Theater in downtown Santa Cruz also have the good taste to own the Aptos Cinema in the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center. They have partnered with a number of local restaurants to create Date Night Santa Cruz, which is a Dinner and Movie Special. For just […]