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Time to Register for the Foggy Moon Dance Weekend 2014

Foggy Moon Dance Weekend 2014 is coming and registration and secure online payment to attend will end Sunday, October 26th at 10pm.

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“Fiesta Del Mar" Celebration Encourages Families to Conserve the Ocean Together

“Fiesta Del Mar" Celebration Encourages Families to Conserve the Ocean Together

Families can learn how to enjoy and protect the ocean at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 10th annual “Fiesta del Mar” event on Sunday, October 19.  Fiesta del Mar is an annual Latin American cultural festival celebrating ocean conservation. This year’s fun-filled day will include activities for the whole family, including live performances by musicians and traditional Aztec dancers, bilingual feeding shows and crafts for kids. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free to the aquarium all day.

Monterey Museum of Art Executive Director “Knighted” By France

Monterey Museum of Art Executive Director “Knighted” By France

The Monterey Museum of Art Board of Trustees is announcing that Executive Director Charlotte Eyerman, Ph.D. was awarded the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters on October 3, 2014. 

On behalf of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Consul General of France in Los Angeles Axel Cruau bestowed the honor (the equivalent of knighthood) at a private ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA. The event was attended by Monterey Museum of Art Trustees Melissa Burnett (President), Ronda Eubanks (Vice President), and Stefanie Skinner, as well as former Trustee Robert Alspaugh and his wife. The gathering included Dr. Eyerman’s professional colleagues, supporters, and family members, hosted by Monsieur Cruau and his staff.

Cal State Monterey Bay faculty hold mock memorial for expired contract

SEASIDE, Calif. - Faculty, students and staff at California State University of Monterey Bay held a mock funeral procession Wednesday as part of an ongoing contract dispute.

Participants wore black and carried RIP signs in a symbolic memorial service for the expiration of the labor contract between the teachers' statewide union and CSU administration.

It was part of a statewide day of action held at by the California Faculty Association at 23 campuses in California.

The current labor contract expired 100 days ago and the two sides have not been able to reach an agreement. One of the central issues is that staff have not had salary increases in more than seven years.

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Historic Golden State Theatre in Monterey has new owners

Eric and Lori Lochtefeld announced that they have successfully closed escrow and are the proud new owners of the historic Golden State Theatre in downtown Monterey. The couple entered escrow the buy the theatre in May from previous owner Warren Dewey. The downtown Monterey property includes a 1000 seat theatre, 6000 square feet of additional event/exhibit space and five storefronts currently occupied by three restaurants and two retail stores.

In 2010, the Lochtefeld’s bought their first historic theatre in downtown Redwood City, the Fox Theatre, and have been a driving force behind the revitalization of that now booming City. They plan to tap their experience to expand upon the rich tradition of live entertainment in Monterey, utilizing the venue for live music, comedy shows, theatrical performances, film festivals, lecture series, and private events.

The Monterey Walk to End Alzheimer's is headed to the Monterey State Historic Park

The Monterey Walk to End Alzheimer's is headed to the Monterey State Historic Park.

Blue Water Weekend in Monterey

Foundation for the Performing Arts Center of Pacific Grove proudly presents the Blue Water Weekend in Monterey. A tribute to the music of John Denver starring Jim Curry & special guest John Sommer.  Acclaimed performer Jim Curry performs a musical tribute to the legendary John Denver. Considered to be one of the most beloved singer/songwriters of all time, John Denver was a prolific songwriter throughout his all-too-short life, having written over 200 songs. Jim Curry is one of the most lauded of tribute artists working today, and his voice can be heard in the CBS-TV movie Take Me Home: The John Denver Story. He is renowned for his ability to mirror John Denver's voice and clean-cut look, which is especially evident when performing such classic songs as "Rocky Mountain High", "Sunshine", "Calypso" and "Annie's Song".