Noel Freitas

If you haven’t hit the road by now, then you probably aren’t planning to see Monday’s solar eclipse in totality. The closest states to view it are Idaho and Oregon.  

But locally you still can see a partial eclipse, as long as morning clouds and fog don’t block your view.

Krista Almanzan

The Henry Miller Library is an iconic Big Sur destination.  But a bridge failure and landslides left it stranded without tourists to support it.

So the Library moved north and set up temporary shop in Carmel. Now it’s Executive Director is finding reason to make that temporary location permanent.

Festival Dates: July 5 - September 3, 2017. The nationally acclaimed Santa Cruz Shakespeare theater company has announced its 2017 season. This year’s program includes Shakespeare’s, "Measure for Measure" and "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" plus Alfred Hitchcock’s Thriller, "The 39 Steps". It is a line-up of surprise, suspense and seduction. The season kicks off July 5th and runs through September 3rd. Performances are outdoors in the Grove at De Laveaga Park in Santa Cruz.

Festival Dates: September 15-17, 2017. >500 artists / 100+ shows / 8 stages / 3 nights & 2 days / September 15-17, 2017. 90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring 500 artists, performing over 3 nights and two days,September 15th -17th, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.  Weekend ticket packages go on sale May 1st. Single day tickets go on sale May 15th.

Broadcast: August 20, 2017

During a few short weeks in the summer of 1967, thousands of hippies descended on San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to experiment with sexual freedom and mind-blowing drugs, debate social and economic utopias, and listen to loud rock music.

Marco Werman looks back at those hedonistic times through the music and recollections of those who were there 50 years ago, and hears why the world has never been quite the same for many of them. From the BBC.

Festival Dates: July 30 - August 12, 2017. Cabrillo Festival is all about new music for orchestra. This August Maestro Cristian 'Cristi' Macelaru steps up to the podium as new Music Director and Conductor. Cristi comes as a rising-star conductor with spectacular musicianship and boundless energy and begins his tenure with premiere-filled programs of new works and fresh re-orchestrations by an esteemed group of composers.

Festival Date: August 8, 2017. KAZU is proud to be a media sponsor of Kuumbwa Jazz, presenting Youssou N’Dour. One of Africa’s most beloved voices, N’Dour is a Grammy-winning world  music icon - combining traditional Senegalese music with a blend  genres from around the globe – known for his crossover collaborations with Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and others. Tuesday, August 8th at the Rio Theatre. Information and tickets at  kuumbwajazz.org

Festival Date: September 9, 2017 / KAZU is a proud media sponsor of the fifth annual mole and mariachi festival, presented by “Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.” This year’s event features local chefs preparing and competing in the annual mole competition – as well as music, artisan crafts, beer, traditional dancing, kids activities and more. Proceeds from the festival support educational programs, visitor services and restoration projects.

Krista Almanzan

Joe Erwin and I stand on land that didn’t exist before the Mud Creek Slide.  The ocean is at our backs.  In front of us, a semi-truck hauling enormous boulders makes its way down an access road carved into this new hillside.

“You know when you first see it you are overwhelmed by how big it is.  And you think what can we possible do,” says Joe Erwin, Project Manager with CalTrans.

Festival Dates: July 15-29, 2017. 90.3 KAZU is a proud media sponsor of The 80th Annual Carmel Bach Festival, July 15th - July 29th, throughout Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach. This year’s festival features more than 40 events including the main series concerts, featuring Mozart's magisterial C Minor Mass and Beethoven's Ninth, recitals performed on period instruments, a special family concert, a ‘Music and Ideas’ series, and much more. Concert lineups,  event details, and tickets available now at: bachfestival.org