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Past articles by John:

Rhythmic storytelling: Guitarist Yasmin Williams set to perform in Felton

Yasmin Williams is an extraordinary guitarist who will bring her unique rhythmic style to the Felton Music Hall Thursday. → Read More

‘Hope in Hopeless Times’ is third in trilogy from John Holloway

“Hope in Hopeless Times” (Pluto Press) is the latest book from political philosopher John Holloway, who was born in Ireland and has lived in Mexico for thirty years. This is the third book in a tri… → Read More

Jai Uttal to play album release concert in Bay Area

The Sentinel recently spoke with Jai Uttal about collaborating with his wife Nubia Teixeira on “Dust and Tears” and the beauty of the human voice. → Read More

‘How to be a (Young) Antiracist’ authors coming to Santa Cruz

The Sentinel spoke with authors Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone about their new book “How to be a (Young) Antiracist” ahead of their discussion in Santa Cruz this Sunday. → Read More

David Barsamian celebrates Noam Chomsky’s 94th birthday with new book

The Sentinel recently spoke with David Barsamian on Noam Chomsky’s 94th birthday about the US war machine, class struggle and the power of journalism. → Read More

UC Santa Cruz students visit prisoners in Soledad

Exercises in Empathy brings students and community members into prisons for multilayered discussions that explore healing, responsibility and restorative justice. Megan McDrew is the program direct… → Read More

Book applies Indigenous wisdom to current crises

“We Are the Middle of Forever: Indigenous Voices from Turtle Island on the Changing Earth” is a new book of interviews with Indigenous leaders compiled by Stan Rushworth and Dahr Jamail… → Read More

Jake Blount to perform Afrofuturist spirituals at Kuumbwa Jazz

Jake Blount will be performing songs from “The New Faith” at Kuumbwa Jazz Center on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. → Read More

Memoir reflects on Kid Congo’s adventures with The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Musician Kid Congo Powers talks to the Sentinel about his new memoir and shares stories about his time with The Cramps as well as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. → Read More

‘Communists in Closets’: Book Sheds Light on History of Queer Revolutionaries Amidst Anti-Communism and Homophobia

Bettina Aptheker explores this history in her new book from Routledge, “Communists in Closets: Queering the History 1930s – 1990s.” → Read More

We still don’t need that ‘Fascist Groove Thang’: Heaven 17 to play San Francisco during US/Canada tour

Gregory and Ware are currently on a U.S. / Canada tour with Heaven 17 that includes Bimbo’s in San Francisco on Oct. 2. The Sentinel recently spoke with Gregory about Heaven 17’s funky sound, polit… → Read More

One last ride: Oliver Tree comes home with ‘Cowboy Tears’

Oliver Tree will return to his hometown for a lively show Oct. 1 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The Sentinel recently spoke with Oliver Tree about life on the road, true happiness and working … → Read More

Back to the way things were: San Francisco Mime Troupe returns to Santa Cruz

After a two-year COVID-19 hiatus from live performances, the San Francisco Mime Troupe presents its unique blend of free political musical theatre with “Back to the Way Things Were,” at 3 p.m. Satu… → Read More

Fighting fire: Film revisits devastating 2020 CZU fire

This moving film was originally conceived as a live play and features Mountain Community Theater actors using the words of people who were evacuated, lost homes and possessions, battled with insura… → Read More

Hellbound Train: New anthology from guitarist Steve Tibbetts

Tibbetts fashioned this anthology from about half of the 10 albums he’s recorded for Manfred Eicher’s ECM record label, a relationship that began about forty years ago. → Read More

Songs of Slavery and Emancipation: Album revives slave revolt songs

The book and double-album were released on June 17 by Jalopy Records in New York and a film of the same name documents the process of discovering and recording American slave rebellion songs that h… → Read More

No More War: Activist Kathy Kelly on Resistance and Regeneration Conference

The No War 2022: Resistance & Regeneration Conference is happening Friday-Sunday. → Read More

Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love: Book celebrates playful disruption of dominant paradigm

Siegel lived in Santa Cruz from 1971 to 1982, when his father was the project manager for building Stevenson College at UCSC. Siegel worked for decades in public education and has lived in Seattle … → Read More

‘The Shamanic Bones of Zen’ embraces Indigenous roots and rituals

“The Shamanic Bones of Zen: Revealing the Ancestral Spirit and Mystical Heart of a Sacred Tradition” is the new book by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel. Published in February by Shambhala Publications, the b… → Read More

African roots of the Blues: Vieux Farka Touré to play at Felton Music Hall

The album Les Racines which translates as “The Roots” is set for release by World Circuit Records on June 10. → Read More