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Charles Donelan

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Cynthia James’s Paintings at the Botanic Garden

Paintings of the Secret Life of Flowers

Paintings of the secret life of flowers.

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‘Phoenix Rising’: Mud and Ash as Art

James and Linda Haggerty’s Ceramics at Sullivan Goss

See James and Linda Haggerty’s new ceramics at Sullivan Goss, An American Gallery.

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Land of the Talking Dead

Santa Barbara Spiritualism Then and Now

Santa Barbara Spiritualism then and now

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Chris Fossek and Friends

Original Guitar Music at the New Vic

Original guitar music at the New Vic.

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‘Mamma Mia!’

PCPA Has a Midsummer Hit with ABBA

PCPA has a midsummer hit with the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!

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James Conlon on Mozart’s ‘Figaro’

L.A. Opera Director Comes to Music Academy for ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

L.A. Opera director comes to Music Academy for ‘The Marriage of Figaro.’

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Learning to Sail

ASA Certification at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center

ASA certification at the Santa Barbara Sailing Center

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Ojai Playwrights Conference 2018

‘Breaking Light’ at a Moment of Cultural Division

‘Breaking Light’ at a moment of cultural division.

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Interactive Art at MOXI

Abstract Virtual Worlds and Music from Your Fingerprints

Abstract virtual worlds and music from your fingerprints.

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‘Mamma Mia!’ in Solvang

PCPA Presents the Hit ABBA Musical

PCPA presents the hit ABBA musical.

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‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at PCPA

Christopher Durang’s Comedy in Sparkling New Production

Christopher Durang’s comedy gets a sparkling new production at Solvang Festival Theater.

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Four Ways of Looking at the Music Academy

From Conferences to Concerts and More

From Conferences to concerts and more

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‘Grease’ Goes Big at SBCC

There's Plenty to Like About This Ambitious Production

There’s a lot to like about this ambitious production, which runs through July 28.

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Barry McGee at MCASB

Renowned Graffiti Artist's ‘SB Mid Summer Intensive’ Impresses in Quantity and Quality

Renowned graffiti artist's ‘SB Mid Summer Intensive’ impresses in quantity and quality.

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‘Grease’ Will Rock at SBCC

Theatre Group to Present 1950s Rock Musical

Theatre Group to present the 1950s rock musical.

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‘Coastal Influence’ at Marcia Burtt Gallery

Group show captures the feeling of standing where the land meets the sea.

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‘JuxtaPOSE’ at The Arts Fund

Four Artists Expand the Field of Portraiture

Four artists expand the field of portraiture.

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‘Summer Nocturne’ at SBMA

Paper Hits of the 1970s

The ’70s show up in all their complex glory, combining celebration with criticism and offering much to consider for the present moment.

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Happy Meals and Happy Canyon

Ray Kroc’s Santa Ynez Valley Ranch and the Legacy of McDonald’s

Ray Kroc’s Santa Ynez Valley ranch and the legacy of McDonald’s.

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Freestyle Explosion at the Bowl

Nu Shooz, Taylor Dayne, and Five More Dance Acts Play Saturday, July 7

Nu Shooz, Taylor Dayne, and five more dance acts play Saturday, July 7.

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The Music Academy Presents OperaFest

Scenes Will Take Place Throughout Music Academy Campus

Scenes will take place throughout the Music Academy campus.

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‘Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook’: Classic Bistro Cooking

2004 Book Expresses Celebrity Chef’s Personality, Ethos

2004 book expresses the celebrity chef’s personality and ethos

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UCSB Arts & Lectures 2018-19 Season Announced

60th Anniversary Year Promises to Be Exciting

60th anniversary year promises to be more exciting than ever.

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John Butler Trio Plus on Tour for Upcoming Album

Aussie Jam Band Plays the Granada June 18

Aussie jam band plays The Granada Theater on June 18.

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2018 Ojai Music Festival

Music Director Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s Wildly Inventive Weekend

Music director Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s wildly inventive weekend

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2018 Floor to Air Review

'Sonnet of Limbs’ at the Lobero

‘Sonnet of Limbs’ at the Lobero

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Ensemble Theatre Offers Up ‘Cookin’ at the Cookery’

Musical Celebrates the Resilient Career of Alberta Hunter

Musical celebrates the resilient career of singer Alberta Hunter.

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Shakespeare & Me Reaches Out to Public Schools

UCSB Students Bring College-Level Acting to 3rd-12th Graders

UCSB Students Bring College-Level Acting to 3rd-12th Graders

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War and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Famed Funkmasters at the Santa Barbara Bowl

A pair of famed funkmasters at the Santa Barbara Bowl

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Manjari Sharma’s ‘Darshan’

Lotusland Presents Solo Show of Spiritual Photography

Lotusland presents this solo show of spiritual photography.

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Music Academy of the West Offers Spectacular Orchestral Series

2018 Academy Festival Orchestra Programs Expands to Encompass ‘The Planets’

The 2018 Academy Festival Orchestra programs expand to encompass ‘The Planets.’

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2018 Ojai Music Festival Preview

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Brings a Fresh Approach from Europe

Patricia Kopatchinskaja brings a fresh approach from Europe.

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The Indy Awards 2018

Two Nights Honoring the Best in Santa Barbara Theater and Dance

The two nights honored the best in Santa Barbara theater and dance.

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War, George Clinton to Invade the Santa Barbara Bowl

Funk Pioneers Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Funk pioneers celebrate Memorial Day weekend.

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State Street Ballet Presents ‘Modern Masters’

Company Performed Seven Contemporary Dance Pieces at the New Vic

The dance company performed seven contemporary works at the New Vic Theatre

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The Floor to Air Festival’s ‘Sonnet of Limbs’

Aerial Dance Reaches Out to Include More

Aerial dance reaches out to include more.

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Katy Perry 'Witness: Coming Home' Benefit

An Interview with Katy Perry Before Her Concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl

An interview with Katy Perry before her concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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The Branch House Takes Root in Montecito

A House for Today Rises Among Ancient Oaks

A house for today rises among ancient oaks.

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Mark Morris Dance Group in ‘Pepperland’

The Beatles’ Masterpiece Got an Anniversary Present from Mark Morris on May 10

The Beatles’ masterpiece got an anniversary present from Mark Morris on May 10 at the Granada.

The inCourage Chorus

A New Kind of Community Chorus

A new kind of community chorus

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‘Les Miserables’ at the Lobero

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre Presents ‘Les Mis’

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre Presents ‘Les Mis.’

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State Street Ballet’s ‘Modern Masters’

Seven Steps to Mastery with SSB at the New Vic

Seven Steps to Mastery with SSB at the New Vic

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Earth, Wind & Fire Coming to the Arlington

Five Decades of Funk Featuring Founder/Bassist Verdine White

Five decades of funk featuring founder/bassist Verdine White

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Community Arts Workshop’s New Programs

Residency Pilot Program Uses Art to Foster Community

Residency pilot program uses art to foster community.

‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ at the Lobero

An All-Star Cast Performs to Benefit Antioch’s Scholarship Fund

An All-Star Cast Performs to Benefit Antioch’s Scholarship Fund

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‘The Baby Dance: Mixed’

Jane Anderson’s 1990s Adoption Drama Updated

Jane Anderson’s 1990s adoption drama updated

Opera Santa Barbara’s ‘Trouble in Tahiti’ and ‘Gallantry’

Two Excellent Short Operas Showcase Studio Artists

Two excellent short operas showcase studio artists.

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Portugal. The Man at the S.B. Bowl

Santa Barbara “Feels It Still” with Portland Psychedelia

Santa Barbara “Feels It Still” with Portland psychedelia on Saturday night.

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‘Into the Woods’ at San Marcos High

Theater Students Take On Sondheim’s Fairy-Tale Musical

Theater students take on Sondheim’s fairy-tale musical.

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Jennifer Koh’s ‘Shared Madness’ Project

Violinist Brings Solo Works to St. Anthony’s Chapel

Violinist brings solo works to St. Anthony’s Chapel.