Thursday, March 27, 2003
TICKET WEBMEISTERS...Two longtime local box office gurus, Henry Guevara and Sky Rappoport, have revived Monterey''s 12-year-dead Center Stage Ticketing service and made it Web-friendly, thus creating the county''s first online ticketing service for local and out-of-town events. Center Stage Ticketing handles tickets to CSUMB''s World Theater, Monterey Peninsula College theater events, Pacific Repertory Theater, Staff Players Repertory Theater, El Teatro Campesino, and more. For a small handling fee-less than Tickets.com or TicketMaster.com, Rappoport promises-the service will book tickets 24 hours a day, at www.centerstageticketing.com. (Don''t type "tickets" instead of "ticketing," or you''ll get a similar service operating out of Idaho or Iowa, I can''t remember which, but they won''t be able to help you unless you want seats to the Des Moines Light Opera.)
ART SHOWCASE...This Sunday from 10am to 5pm at the Embassy Suites in Seaside, local artist Ignacio Ortiz and his business-major buddy Aimee Hess are hosting an art show designed to expose new artists to the marketplace. Artists may buy an exhibit table for $30, to show and sell their paintings, sculptures, collage, jewelry, glass art, and more. "Everything is going to be priced under $1,000," Aimee promises. "We would like local artists to have a chance in the marketplace. We don''t expect to make any profit from our first show, but hope to break even." Call 394-2496 for more information.