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Photographs Demonstrate a Love of Natural Beauty

Photographer Tina Cabezut delights in showcasing the natural beauty of the Arizona desert. Her exhibit at the Milinda Perry Gallery highlights her ability to focus on images that bring harmony, balance and contentment.

Original Dance Production to Premier March 17

Benicia Ballet premiers Legacy, a full-length ballet that reflects the emotions and challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease, as it is expressed through the dance.

Fashion History Exhibit at MoMA

Benicia’s fashion maven Christina Strawbridge shares her impressions of the exhibit, Items: Is Fashion Modern? finishing it’s run at MoMA in New York. With it’s vast array of items juxtaposed in unusual groupings it offered a stimulating picture of fashion through the ages.

BOTTG Conducting Auditions for Spring Season

Award-winning local theatre group gears up for its spring season with new director Angelina LaBarre, for the romantic comedy Coming Apart, by Fred Carmichael.

The Heart Has Represented Love for Centuries

As Valentine’s Day looms large, Christina Strawbridge’s musings on the heart leads to a concern about her own, as unusual rhythms lead to a Holter Monitor to record heart activity.

Painter/Art Instructor Paints the Beauty of the Bay Area

Bay Area artist Nancy Roberts loves painting “en plein air,” (paint outdoors), capturing Bay area beauty with a “quirky eye.”

Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubenstein Rise to Power

After seeing the Broadway musical “War Paint,” where two strong women created global empires in the 20th century, Christina Strawbridge recalls her mom’s and sister’s foray into the beauty industry.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in December. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, First Street Café, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre and the Uptown Theatre in Napa.

Upcoming Exhibit at Milinda Perry Gallery

After designing books for 40 years, California artist John Tullis discovered the joy of oil painting. His upcoming show, Eyes Wide Open, runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 31.

An Auspicious approach to the Number 13

As Benicia Magazine enters its 13th year, we offer 13 random facts that involve the number we consider to be quite lucky.