Zack Freitas at Bear's Hideaway. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Musicians take to the web for live performances

Online concerts are the new normal during shelter-in-place.

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Artist Riley Nester works in the world of sticker packs. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Art travels around the world with sticker packs

Collaborative medium brings together artists across the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and beyond.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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San Benito Stage Company Casino Night postponed

Fundraiser expected to be rescheduled later this year.

Luis Valdez, playwright and founder of El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Luis Valdez: Papier-mache and the theater of change

In the first of two articles, the El Teatro Campesino founder speaks of his childhood and early beginnings.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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San Benito Stage Company to host third annual Casino Night

SBSC brings back popular event to support fundraising opportunities for actors, camp attendees and students.

Musician Bocanegra rehearses for upcoming performances at the El Teatro Campesino 'Palabra' showcase from March 5-8. Photos by Robert Eliason.

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‘Palabra’ is El Teatro Campesino’s talent showcase

Four-day run debuts 13 new works of music, poetry and theater.

Rebecca Jackson performs at San Benito High School for the Violins of Hope project. Photos by Robert Eliason.

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Violins of Hope shares a Holocaust survivor’s story and sounds

SBHS students learn about the late David Arben and his journey from concentration camp prisoner to performing musician.

Bitterwater-Tully School eighth graders and teacher Mrs. Nino by San Francisco City Hall. (Eighth graders are: Estrella B., Katherine B., Addison E., Olivia G., Rachel G., Colten G. and Victoria S.) Photo by Gail Ivens.

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Bitterwater-Tully eighth graders see “Hamilton”

Students from San Benito and Monterey counties take a trip to San Francisco and get a civics lesson.

Flying Colors members perform at the San Benito County Arts Showcase on Feb. 13. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Thousands of San Benito students showcase their art

More than 1,200 works featured in mediums including pastel, poems and 3D printing.

Santino Leahy, Angelo Hillstock and Kayla Salazar received the highest marks and moved to the final round where they each recited a second poem. Photo by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

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Local Poetry Out Loud competition sends student to state finals

Kayla Salazar will represent San Benito County in Sacramento in March.

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Director Rachel Romina and the San Benito Oriana Chorale. Photos by Robert Eliason.

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Oriana Chorale sings of water and spring

Hollister group is seeking new voices for its diverse repertoire.

Zack Freitas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Zack Freitas: Guitar heroes, aliens, and 8-tracks

Hollister musician prepares for single release party and tour.

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Local Artists are Encouraged to Apply for the Open Studios Art Tour 2020

Applications are now open for the Arts Council's Open Studios Art Tour that will take place this coming April.

Photographer Rene Rodriguez can often be found on the backroads of San Benito County in search of just the right light for his images. All photos courtesy of Rene Rodriguez.

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The man behind the picture

Rene Rodriguez created the photo at the top of BenitoLink's homepage. Bold and dramatic, it captures a San Benito winter view of multiple ridge lines.

La Pastorela at the Mission. This year's performance is being held at the El Teatro Campesino playhouse in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Luis Valdez and the ‘Pastorela’ journey

El Teatro founder speaks on the Christmas show’s history and its return to San Juan playhouse.

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