Dr. Manel Camps

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Feb. 22, 2016, Crown College Provost & USCS Professor, Manel Camps, came onto the KZSC’s Artists on Art.

When not guiding students to thinking critically, Dr. Camps teaches about disease both at the macroscopic level (anatomy) and molecular levels (molecular pathogenesis).  He thinks at great scale, from the earth to the individual cell and smaller.

We talked about Crown College’s annual Social Fiction Conference starts February 26th, Friday afternoon at 4pm, with a collaborative art project, followed by a showing of the film, Black Mirror – Fifteen Million Merits.

A fuSocial Fiction Conferencell day of events on Saturday, February 27, starting at 9am with a keynote by Laurie Palmer. One of my favorite artists/people, Newton Harrison will be presenting in the morning.

The annual Social Fiction Conference that provides a unique venue for analyzing issues of Social Justice. We examine and develop an understanding of how issues of social justice are embedded in society by examining the fictitious societies found in the Science Fiction, Gaming, and Fantasy genre and exploring their real-life corollaries. Visit this page for a complete list of our goals and learning outcomes!

All are welcome. It’s free and open to the public. Hope to see you there.

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Nathaniel Deutsch & Noah Wardrip-Fruin

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History Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Jewish Studies and Director of the Institute for Humanities Research, Nathaniel Deutsch & Computer Science Professor Noah Wardrip-Fruin came into the KZSC studio to talk about the upcoming UCSC IHR’s Questions That Matter: A Series of Public Dialogues in Santa Cruz Series, PLAY: Games, Life, and Death

The event takes place March 1, 2016, at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Doors open at 6pm for Wine & hors d’oeuvres. The program begins at 7pm.

$10 ticket includes one complimentary drink. Be sure to get your tickets soon. Last year, the event sold out.

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Rachel Nelson, Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman, & Nolan Calisch

Portland-based artists Harrell Fletcher, Molly Sherman and Nolan Calisch, collaborating under the name Public Doors and Windows (PDW) and Rachel Nelson of the UCSC Institute Arts and Sciences came into the KZSC studio to talk with Nada Miljkovic about their co-curated work, the Collective Museum.

Collective_Museum_Web3Collective Museum is an innovative participatory exhibition by Portland-based artist group Public Doors and Windows that encompasses 50 sites on the UC Santa Cruz campus. To mark the project’s launch, the Institute of the Art and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz is excited to announce a tandem exhibition at the Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery. The exhibition opens on February 11, 2016, and displays sculptures of each site in the Collective Museum, made by students in Professors A. Laurie Palmer and Dee Hibbert-Jones’s art classes, along with portraits of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who provided the sites and stories that compose the Collective Museum.

Exhibition dates for the Collective Museum are February 11 – March 12, 2016, in UCSC’s Porter College.

To hear our interview, please press the play button below. You’ll also find the interview with the IAS Director John Weber.

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John Santos & Musica Calibri

Nutz+REMIXEDWednesday, February 10th, John Santos joined us (via the telephone) on Artists on Art to talk about his ArtSmart event happening February 13th.

John Santos is widely acclaimed percussionist and educator in the Bay Area.
Música Colibrí with John Santos – Music of Latin America
Música Colibrí with John Santos – Experience a wide range of styles, rhythms and songs from Cuba, México, Puerto Rico, Perú, and other Latin American countries plus original compositions from five-time Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos — one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today!

Jose Roberto Hernandez – guitar, voice
Manuel Constancio – guitar, voice
John Santos – percussion


Introduce your family to the Arts! Tandy Beal & Company‘s ArtSmart Family Concert Series features award-winning artists in circus, music and dance and offers high-quality, interactive and affordable monthly concerts for families in downtown Santa Cruz!


All shows are on SATURDAYS at the SCC Veterans Memorial Building from 11:00am – noon.

Feb 13, 2016 – Música Colibrí with John Santos – Music of Latin America

March 12, 2016 – Espressivo – a small, intense orchestra

April 9, 2016 – The Magic Carpet – World Dance

May 14, 2016 – Step Right Up! – Circus and other Magic

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Santa Cruz Chamber Players

Jeff Gallagher, Barry Phillips and Solmaaz Adeli of The Santa Cruz Chamber Players came into the KZSC radio studio on February 10th to talk about their upcoming event: Concert Four – Dolcissime: O Sweetest Sound.  The show features music by Music by W.A. Mozart, Gunnar de Frumerie, Lou Harrison, Erich Korngold, and Barry Phillips and happens  Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm & Sunday, February 14, 3 pm at the Christ Lutheran Church, Aptos, CA.

jdls-37-comp-e1436296892996The Santa Cruz Chamber Players is comprised of:


Jeff Gallagher, artistic director and clarinetSolmaaz Adeli, mezzo-soprano
Lars Johannesson, flute
Barry Phillips, cello and composer,
Don Adkins, piano

Spend the Valentine’s Day weekend enjoying an intimate and elegant chamber music concert! You will certainly cherish this beautiful and sensuous music and carry it in your heart as a loving memory.

The musicians will perform some of the most melodic and beloved music from around the globe, including the world-premiere of Grammy-award winning Barry Phillips’ original Santa Cruz Chamber Players composition for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, cello, and piano.

This magnificently crafted chamber ensemble parallels – in miniature – the multi-faceted sonorities associated with the full orchestra and chorus, creating a singular and uniquely soulful chamber music experience. Expressed in songs both with and without words, and in delightful combinations of voice and instruments alone, immerse yourself in the very best that chamber music can provide for your listening pleasure.

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