Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense, a band comprised of young musicians ages 8 to 17, performs at San Benito High School on Nov. 10. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Children and Youth

Youth mariachi group performs at SBHS

Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense features musicians ages 8-17.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

An Evening of Christmas Music at Mission San Juan Bautista

Performance by mezzo soprano Laure de Marcellus and longtime collaborator Alberto Urroz. Proceeds to benefit the parish.

Maestro Daniel del Valle Hernandez rehearsing with Esperanza del Valle. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Dance master leads Esperanza del Valle shows in San Juan Bautista

39th annual performances at El Teatro Campesino happen Nov. 1-3.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Schools & Education

SBHS Drama puts on two performances in November

Students to perform improvised ComedySportz show before putting on the mysterious Inn-Cognito.

Cristal Gonzalez of El Teatro Campesino poses with masks made for the Dia de los Muertos procession. Photo provided by El Teatro Campesino.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino shows volunteers how to create Dia de los Muertos masks

Workshops foster community and artistic expression.

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"The music is recognizable," said director Derek Barnes about the latest San Benito Stage Company teen musical "Leader of the Pack," which debuts Oct. 25. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Art & Culture

New San Benito Stage Company musical coming to Vets Hall

‘Leader of the Pack,’ based on the life and songs of Ellie Greenwich, opens Oct. 25.

Photo provided by Jafe Danbury.

Art & Culture

Local author releases novel about domestic abuse

With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, "The Other Cheek" challenges readers to reevaluate what they really know about domestic abuse.

Johnny Sanchez performing at Be True Cafe. Photo courtesy Victor Terrazas of Modality View Media.

Art & Culture

‘The Voice’ contestant rocks Hollister coffee shop

Be True Cafe hosts Johnny Sanchez for a two-hour performance.

Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Art & Culture

Hundreds sign petition to keep Christmas plays at the Mission

El Teatro Campesino performances there have become a Latinx cultural tradition.

Susana Valle and son Gael paint a rock together. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Schools & Education

Painting rocks at Calaveras Elementary

Parents and students spend Saturday revitalizing campus garden.

Hollister firefighter Vince Grewohl stands next to his art on display. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Art & Culture

First responders reveal their creative side in art exhibit

Show features works by police and fire at San Benito Arts Council reception, with proceeds going to mental health and peer support.

Jennifer Colby, Ramona Hill and River Sauvageau stand in the center of the mandala while others continue to paint. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Art & Culture

San Juan Bautista paints its third street mandala

Project honors indigenous peoples and underrepresented communities.

Local activist Mandisa Snodey asks Minister Barry Houston to smell the aroma of a book on Africa published in 1966. Snodey received the book from biologist Roy Johnson. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Art & Culture

Native peoples ceremony honors two for historical preservation

Community recognizes Richard Lopez and Minister Barry Houston at opening of SJB 150th celebration.

Mr. O playing music. Photo provided by David Huboi.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: A letter to Mr. O’s Academy of the Arts

David Huboi writes about supporting a local music academy during the San Benito GIVES campaign.

Students participate in the San Benito County Arts Council's STEAM Art Camp at the ARTspace ANNEX in Hollister. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: San Benito County Arts Council

Raising funds to support Arts in Education program, which serves over 6,000 local students throughout the county.