Arts

Students in a JMM Dance Co. class. Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

JMM Dance Co. to offer inclusive and bilingual summer camps

Nonprofit dance group seeks high school volunteers and additional funding, including a camp t-shirt sponsor.

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An artist rendering of the Wave Bench by Randolph Colosky planned to be installed at Dunne Park. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

Dunne Park getting new benches with artistic twist

Projects are aimed at attracting residents to the grounds while deterring homeless sleepers and vandalism.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito County Free Library Introduces cloudLibrary

New e-book and audiobook service offers library cardholders free access to over 90,000 titles.

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Paintings done by Ms. Toste’s Art One students. Photos by Diana Lopez.

Art exhibition displays student work on San Benito High School campus

Still life drawings, watercolor paintings and more displayed.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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Image courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

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El Teatro Family Day. Photo provided by San Benito Arts Council.

San Benito Arts Council announces 2019 grant awards

Over $6,000 distributed to local artists and cultural organizations through mini-grant program.

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"Art is important because it allows us to be individuals both as the makers and as collectors," said local artist Michaela Graves. Photos courtesy of Michaela Graves.

Local artist’s journey begins with a New Year's resolution

Lifelong Hollister resident Michaela Graves talks art, inspiration and the courage to follow one’s passion.

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Sand paintings done by SBHS students. Photo provided by Christina Ross.

San Benito High School holds art gallery opening reception

Community invited to attend student art exhibit on March 19.

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Hollister CCS Regional Band Members Lesley Prudencio (MMM), Megan Maggiora (MMM, Leeza Gatsonz (AAA), Isabella Velazquez (HDLA), Ignacio Velazquez (HDLA), Brandon Gatsonz (AAA), Danaka Perez (MMM), Tristan Molina (RSJ), Sarah Stopper (RSJ), Dylan Freitas (RSJ),  Lauren Agredano (RSJ), Yuvia Padilla (RSJ), and Samatha Andrijeski (RSJ). Not pictured David Gomez (MMM). Photo by Kevin Stopper.

Middle school students shine at honor band performances

Two Rancho San Justo students selected to attend State Honor Band performance in Fresno.

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Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Indigenous New Year celebration and community mandala coming to San Juan Bautista

March 30-31 celebration to take place during annual Art and Crafts Festival.

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The Rayburn Brothers Band comprised of (left to right) Craig and Keith Rayburn. Photo courtesy of Keith Rayburn.

Rayburn Brothers Band set to play Aromas Grange

Monterey-based musical brothers have spent the last 30 years making music together.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

City of Hollister awarded transportation planning grant to develop Complete Streets Plan

City gets $259,768 grant to develop study for Buena Vista Road, Santa Ana Road, Meridian Street and Memorial Drive.

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Local author Josh Oelrich. Photo by John Chadwell.

Meet local author Josh Oelrich at the library

Q and A portion to follow book reading.

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Dance C with their instructor, Ms. Nichols, after the competition. Photos by Malia Chang.

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: High school dance class attends first competition

Passionate San Benito High School students show their art through dance.

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From San Benito Stage Company production of Sylvia. Photo provided.

San Benito Stage Company opens 2019 season with Sylvia

New show intended for mature audiences opens Feb. 8.

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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. Photo provided.

Bilingual Family Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

Children and their families invited to enjoy story time Thursdays from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 7.

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Jan. 11 SBHS Winter Homecoming Rally. Photo by Malia Chang.

SBHS Winter Homecoming Rally

Students show their Baler spirit with dancing and games.

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Faviola is married to Carlos. They live in a van with Alex (9), Bruce (7) and Destiny (3).  Photo courtesy of Kirti Bassendine.

Kirti Bassendine’s art gives voices to the homeless

New photo exhibit at Gilroy Center for the Arts introduces you to your neighbors, the ones without homes.

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An unrecognizable Kirk Ward as bad guy Calvin Clay in new series Wayne. Photo courtesy of YouTube Premium.

Kirk Ward, Season Two

Hollister-born actor and TV producer has a new series called ‘Wayne’ on YouTube Premium.

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