.Addie Mahmassani

Addie Mahmassani is a poet based in Santa Cruz. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Rutgers University-Newark and is currently an MFA student in creative writing at San Jose State University. There, she is a Teaching Associate as well as the lead poetry editor of Reed Magazine, California's oldest literary journal. She also surfs, sings and loves a part-sheepdog named Lou.
Sunny War
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Sunny War Joins Hammer Theater’s Sunset Series

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Smokey Robinson lights the stage on fire this weekend at Mountain Winery. With his incendiary career stretching back to the 1950s, Robinson reigns supreme...
Sep 6, 2022

Madeon Plays With San Holo and Young Franco

Just because summer’s over, it doesn’t mean the dancing has to end. This weekend, DJ and producer Madeon brings his infectious electropop to Stanford....
Elvis Costello
Aug 30, 2022

Elvis Costello’s The Boy Named If Tour Plays at Mountain Winery

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Kelly Akashi
Aug 24, 2022

Fall Art Line-up 2022

Art shows, chamber music, club events, concerts, dramatic productions, musical comedies, stand-up acts, symphonic extravaganzas and even some world premieres—it’s all coming up on...
Nadia Iman
Aug 16, 2022

Nadia Iman’s Angels & Demons Exhibit Hits Fuze Lounge

Local artist Nadia Iman floods Fuze Lounge with vibrant color and raw energy this Friday as she launches her exhibition Angels & Demons. She...
Trombone Shorty
Aug 9, 2022

Trombone Shorty Plays at The Mountain Winery

Though travel resumed this summer, that bucket-list trip to New Orleans may have eluded some Californians. Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown, however, offers the perfect...
Steven W. Thrasher
Aug 2, 2022

Steven W. Thrasher Discusses His Book, The Viral Underclass

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