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Charles Donelan

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‘The Death of Kings: Seize the Crown’

Shakespeare’s History Plays Adapted by Irwin Appel

Shakespeare’s history plays adapted by Irwin Appel.

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‘Lotusland in Origami’

Folded Paper Art at Lotusland through May 18

The state of the folded paper art at Lotusland through May 18.

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PCPA Presents 'The Wolves'

Beloved Theater Company's Latest Effort Focuses on the Drama of Girls' Soccer

Beloved theater company's latest effort focuses on the drama of girls' soccer.

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‘The Death of Kings’ Returns

Epic Shakespeare Adaptation Is Back in Shorter Version

Epic Shakespeare Adaptation Is Back in Shorter Version

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Santa Barbara Symphony Presents ‘Amadeus Live’

Orchestra Will Synchronize with 1984 Mozart Film

Orchestra will synchronize with 1984 Mozart film.

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A ‘Haven’ for Aerialists

Artist Tamika Rivera x Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance at SBCAST

Artist Tamika Rivera x Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance at SBCAST.

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‘The Magic Flute’ at the New Vic

Westmont College Scores with Mozart Opera

Westmont College scores with Mozart opera.

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‘Eugene Onegin’ at the Lobero

Opera Santa Barbara Presents Tchaikovsky

Opera Santa Barbara presents Tchaikovsky.

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A Teacher for All Time

Shakespeare’s Globe Practitioners in Santa Barbara Schools

Shakespeare’s Globe practitioners in Santa Barbara schools.

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New York Polyphony Plays Hahn Hall

Quartet Sings a Mass for Darwin

Quartet sings a mass for Darwin.

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New Plays in Los Angeles

‘FILLx7’ and ‘The B-Side’

‘FILLx7’ and ‘The B-Side’

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Westmont Brings ‘The Magic Flute’ Mozart Opera to New Vic

Mozart’s Opera Offers Immortal Musicianship and Fairy-Tale Flights of Imagination

Mozart’s opera offers extravagant displays of immortal musicianship and fairy-tale flights of imagination.

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Russian Week for CAMA, Opera Santa Barbara

Russian National Orchestra Appearance to Be Followed by Tchaikovsky Opera

Russian National Orchestra appearance to be followed by Tchaikovsky opera.

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Danish String Quartet at UCSB

Deeper into Denmark with the DSQ

Deeper into Denmark with the DSQ.

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Art Lost and Found

Lara Favaretto Installations Herald New Era for MCASB

Lara Favaretto installations herald a new era for the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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UCSB Presents Conductor-less Chamber Orchestra

A Far Cry Rewrites Rules for How Ensembles Behave

A Far Cry is rewriting the rules for how chamber ensembles are supposed to behave.

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‘Sisyphean Justice’ at the Arts Fund

Woke Show Features Artists of Color from Santa Barbara

Woke show features artists of color from Santa Barbara.

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‘Heisenberg’ at Rubicon

Intimate Drama Explores the Experience of Uncertainty

Intimate drama explores the experience of uncertainty.

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at the Granada

Bay Area Ensemble Performs a “Viennese Pivot”

Bay Area ensemble performs a “Viennese Pivot.”

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ETC Presents Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’

Theater Company Crafts a Vivid of American Tragedy

Theater company crafts a vivid interpretation of the American tragedy.

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‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963’

Family Road Trip into Civil Rights Storm

A family road trip into the eye of the civil rights storm.

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Danish String Quartet Will Play Two Nights

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Grammy-Nominated Danish String Quartet x 2

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet x 2.

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ETC Presents ‘Death of a Salesman’

Arthur Miller Classic Gets a Reboot at New Vic

Arthur Miller Classic Gets a Reboot at New Vic

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The Art of Carl Gustav Jung

UCSB’s Art, Design, and Architecture Museum Exhibits Jung’s ‘Red Book’

UCSB’s Art, Design, and Architecture museum exhibits Jung’s ‘Red Book.’

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An Afternoon with Glenn Close

Academy Award Nominee Receives SBIFF Maltin Modern Master Award

Academy Award Nominee Receives SBIFF Maltin Modern Master Award

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Glenn Close to Receive Modern Master Award

SBIFF Honors the Golden Globe Winner for Her Storied Career

SBIFF Honors the Golden Globe Winner for Her Storied Career

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Bill Frisell and Petra Haden at the Lobero

Guitarist and Vocalist Stun Audience with Cover Songs

Guitarist and vocalist stun the audience with powerful renditions of familiar songs.

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Bill Frisell’s Movie Music Project

Guitarist Reimagines Songs Associated with Great Films

Guitarist reimagines songs associated with great films on his latest album, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star.’

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Leonidas Kavakos Plays Campbell Hall

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Violin Virtuoso on January 25

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the violin virtuoso on January 25.

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Itzhak Perlman in Recital

Program Explores Legacy of Fritz Kreisler

Program explores legacy of Fritz Kreisler.

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Opera Santa Barbara Turns 25

Gala to Celebrate Rise of Opera in Santa Barbara

Gala to celebrate the rise of opera in Santa Barbara.

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Jon Batiste Gets Audience Clapping

‘The Late Show’ Music Director at UCSB’s Campbell Hall

‘The Late Show’ music director filled UCSB’s Campbell Hall for his recent performance.

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Brian Charette at SOhO

B3 Master Will Jam with Julian Coryell

B3 master joined by Julian Coryell.

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Symphony Pairs Mussorgsky with Animation

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ Gets a New Look

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ paired with moving images.

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Parallel Stories: Rachel Cusk

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Presents Acclaimed Writer

Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents acclaimed writer.

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Lit Moon Presents ‘The Nina Variations’

43 Takes of One Famous Scene from Chekhov

43 takes of one famous scene from Chekhov.

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‘Cut and Paste’ at The Arts Fund

Dug Uyesaka Curates a Retrospective of Santa Barbara Collage Artists

Dug Uyesaka curates a retrospective of Santa Barbara collage artists.

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Symphony Does Motown for NYE

The Granada Hosts a Motown-themed NYE Party with the Santa Barbara Symphony

The Granada Hosts a Motown-themed NYE Party with the Santa Barbara Symphony

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‘The Glass Menagerie’

Lit Moon Performs Tennessee Williams

Lit Moon Performs Tennessee Williams

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Charles Donelan's Year in Review

Our Executive Arts Editor Picks His Favorite Articles from 2018

Our executive arts editor picks his favorite articles from 2018.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

Thrilling Recital of 20th-Century Sonatas

Thrilling recital of 20th-century sonatas.

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Santa Barbara Christmas Revels

An Irish Immigrant Solstice Celebration at the Lobero

An Irish immigrant solstice celebration at the Lobero

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CAMA at 100

Community Arts Music Association Celebrates Centennial

Community Arts Music Association celebrates its centennial.

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What Is EdOut?

The Long Musical Reach of the Santa Barbara Bowl

The long musical reach of the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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Streaming for the Season

What to Listen to During the Holidays

What to listen to during the holidays.

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‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’

Spectacular Lip-Sync Performances Buoy Comedy

Spectacular lip-sync performances buoy comedy.

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Kronos Quartet

‘Music for Change: The Banned Countries’

‘Music for Change: The Banned Countries’

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‘p r i s m’ at REDCAT

A Powerful New Opera by Composer Ellen Reid

A powerful new opera by composer Ellen Reid.

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‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ at the New Vic

From Elvis Impersonator to Drag Queen

Play follows the transformation of an Elvis impersonator to a drag queen.

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CAMA Celebrates with Avital and Vivaldi

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to Play a Free Community Concert at the Granada

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to play a free community concert at the Granada.

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