Tandy Beal Celebrates 40 Years

Tandy Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 2.02.47 PMBeal on Artists on Art talking about her upcoming “First Solo in Years” theatrical event, 40 Odd Moves, and her 40th Year Celebration of Tandy Beal and Company. The music is from the show and composed by Jon Scoville.

“Her stage is a wondrous wayside where mystery unfolds.”—Los Angles Times

This year, Tandy Beal and Company is celebrating over 40 years of bringing world-class performances to Santa Cruz County and proud to kick off the 2015 season with 40 Odd Moves: Solos and Other Entertainments and the first concert in the First Saturday Family Concert Series, Linda Tillery.

40 Odd Moves runs Friday and Saturday, January 30th-31st at 7:30PM, and Sunday, February 1st at 2PM at the Cabrillo Crocker Theatre.

The First Saturday Family Concert is February 7th, 11:00am at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Santa Cruz! Celebrate Black History Month with a concert by Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. All perfommances in this series are at the Vets Hall and begin at 11.

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David Dennis & Martjin Stiphout of Ventana Surfboards

On January 7th, 2015, David Dennis & Martjin Stiphout of Ventana Surfboards & Supplies came on UCSC’s KZSC‘s Artists on Art 1/7/15 to talk about the art of surfboard making, environmental activism and entrepreneurism. Martjin will be talking more about his art on Event Santa Cruz Non Starving Artists Night, January 29th, 6:15pm, at Cosmic as we listen to Artists from Santa Cruz that are making a living / supporting themselves and families through their art.

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Tandy Beal & Wallace Baine

Director, Tandy Beal & Writer, Wallace Baine came on to KZSC Artists on Art January 7th to talk about the play, Oscar’s Wallpaper, with Nada Miljkovic. Oscar’s Wallpaper premiers at the 20th 8 Tens @ 8 Festival beginning January 9th of 2015 and running through February 8th at the Actors Theatre.

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 6.25.52 PMBoth Tandy and Wallace are Santa Cruz Treasures and that do much more than directing and playwriting. Wallace has been and continues to be the one of the main reporters on local Arts and Culture at the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He is a writer, essayist, blogger and author of the soon-to-be published book, The Last Temptation of Lincoln. The play, Oscar’s Wallpaper, was first a chapter in that book when Wallace was inspired to submit to the 8 Tens @ 8 play Festival.  Tandy Beal is a producer/director/writer/dancer/choreographer/educator and celebrating this year her 40 years of the Tandy Beal & Company.

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Papiba Godinho & Dandha Da Hora of SambaDá


Great show w/ Papiba Godinho & Dandha Da Hora of SambaDá on KZSC‘s Artists on Art about the New Year’s Eve 2015 Party at Moe’s Alley.

It’s going to be a great Celebration. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.



Stephen Kessler – the Art of Poetry & Translation

Screen Shot 2014-11-28 at 3.14.47 PMPoet, translator, essayist, editor and novelist, Stephen Kessler came onto KZSC‘s Artists on Art to talk about his work, the upcoming publication of three books in 2015 and salons at Gabriella Cafe.

Stephen has published  several books of poetry, and was founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Sun in the 1980s. He has also been editor and/or writer at Santa Cruz Express, and more recently, Metro Santa Cruz.  He is widely known as a translator of Julio Cortazar, Jorge Luis Borges, Luis Cernuda, Fernando Alegria and the Spanish Nobel prize winner Vicente Aleixandre. He has published several volumes of poetry.

When asked how how he got into translating Spanish to English, non-native Spanish speaker, Stephen talked about beginning his spanish translation career due to growing up in LA. He believes that all Californians are Mexican.

We also talked about Paul Cocking‘s  salons at Gabriella Cafe, the first Tuesday of every month, with dinner at 6pm and conversation at 7pm. December 2, 2014 will feature Patrice Veccione and Wallace Baine talking about creativity. Stephen will have his salon next April 2015 to talk about his translation of Luis Cernuda’s entire works of Poetry.

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