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Charles Donelan

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‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley’ a Worthy Successor to ‘Pride and Prejudice’

A Charming Stage Sequel to ‘Pride and Prejudice’

A charming stage sequel to ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Under the Streetlamp Coming to the Granada

Vocal Quartet to Perform Hits of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s

Vocal quartet to perform hits of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s.

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Online Ticket Services Compete for Customers

AXS and Ticketmaster in a Battle of the Ticket Titans

AXS and Ticketmaster in a battle of the ticket titans

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Seven Painters in Search of the Unseen in Santa Barbara

Arts Fund Group Show Imagines World Through Others’ Eyes

Arts Fund group show, ‘Eyes of Another,’ imagines the world as seen through others’ eyes.

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Brad Nack’s 20th Anniversary Reindeer Show Opens December 8

Check Out One of Santa Barbara’s Best, Most Eclectic Holiday Traditions

Check out one of Santa Barbara’s best and most eclectic holiday traditions.

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John Nava Brings Painting and Tapestry to Sullivan Goss

On Display is a Masterpiece of Contemporary Tapestry

On display is the artist’s masterpiece of contemporary tapestry.

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‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley’

Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Gets a Stage Sequel

Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ gets a stage sequel.

The Santa Barbara Symphony and Pablo Sáinz Villegas are Two Peas in a Classical Pod

The Guitar Virtuoso Pablo Sáinz Villegas is in Residence

The guitar virtuoso Pablo Sáinz Villegas is in residence.

‘Happy Hour’ in the Time of #MeToo

Monica Bill Barnes at UCSB

Monica Bill Barnes at UCSB

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Dream Foundation Holds Gala at the Bacara

The 16th Annual Bash Raises Awareness, Money; Featured a Set from Cliff Richard

The 16th annual bash raises awareness, money; featured set from Cliff Richard.

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Leila Josefowicz and John Novacek in Recital for UCSB

Stirring Modern Music for Violin and Piano

Stirring modern music for violin and piano

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‘The Rocky Horror Show’ a Hit

Out of the Box Rocks Center Stage with a Stellar ‘Rocky’

Out of the Box rocks Center Stage with a stellar ‘Rocky.’

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From Good to Great with the UCSB BFA Program in Theater

Uniquely in the UC System, UCSB Offers Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Theater and Dance

Uniquely in the UC system, UCSB offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in theater and dance.

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Brad Mehldau Reviewed

Mehldau Shines in Solo Recital

Mehldau shines in solo recital.

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‘Manon’: A Young Woman’s Fall from Grace

Opera Santa Barbara Presents Massenet’s ‘Manon’

Opera Santa Barbara presents Massenet’s ‘Manon.’

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‘And Then There Were None’

San Marcos Stages a Classic Murder Mystery

San Marcos stages Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery.

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UCSB A&L Presents Leila Josefowicz

Top Violinist to Play for Up Close & Musical Series

The top violinist will play as part of the Up Close & Musical series.

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Pablo Helguera’s Panamerican Address

Artist Helguera Asks Santa Barbara to Address Itself

Artist Helguera asks Santa Barbara to address itself.

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‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’

Westmont Stages Brecht’s Satirical Tragedy

The Westmont College theater department shines in Bertolt Brecht’s apocalyptic gangster play.

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins to Play the Arlington

Folk Icons Reunite for Album and Tour

Folk icons reunite for album and tour.

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An Early Look at ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

Out of the Box Goes Horror Show for Halloween

Out of the Box goes horror show for Halloween.

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Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents the Israel Phil’s Santa Barbara Debut

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Israel Phil’s Santa Barbara debut.

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Reviewed | ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’

Hilarious Physical Comedy at SBCC

Hilarious physical comedy at SBCC

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Reviewed | ‘Mozart in Dance’ at the Granada

Symphony and Ballet Teamed Up for a Triumphant Mozart ‘Requiem’ on October 14

Symphony and Ballet teamed up for a triumphant Mozart ‘Requiem’ on October 14.

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Reviewed | ‘Guatemala from 33,000 km’

MCASB Show for ‘PST: LA/LA’ Takes Up Three Venues

MCASB show for “PST: LA/LA” takes up three venues

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Father John Misty: The Persona

Santa Barbara's Arlington Theater Goes for Tillman’s Persona

Santa Barbara's Arlington Theater goes for Tillman’s persona.

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‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’

Westmont Does Brecht’s Gangster Play

Westmont does Brecht’s gangster play.

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Diving into ‘Mozart in Dance’

Santa Barbara Symphony and State Street Ballet Stage Mozart’s ‘Requiem’

Santa Barbara Symphony and State Street Ballet to stage Mozart’s ‘Requiem.’

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Pop! Bang! Pow! at The Arts Fund

‘Fun-raiser’ Features Psychedelic Pop Art, Magic, and Aerial Dance

‘Fun-raiser’ features psychedelic pop art, magic, and aerial dance.

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‘Husbands and Wives’ at ETC

Middle-Aged Couples Lead Troubled Lives

Middle-aged couples lead troubled lives.

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ArchitecTours 2017

AIA Architecture Tours Focus on ‘Living with Water’

AIA architecture tours focus on ‘Living with Water.’

‘Disgraced’ at Center Stage

Strong Performances in an Intricate Contemporary Play

Strong performances in an intricate contemporary play

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Rafa Esparza: ‘for you and the sky’

SBCC Atkinson Gallery Presents Esparza's Decolonial Adobe Installation

SBCC Atkinson Gallery presents Esparza's decolonial adobe installation.

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Ruth Ellen Hoag’s Funk Zone Mural

Artwork Captures Decades of History

Artwork captures decades of history.

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Nick Waterhouse at S.B. Polo & Wine Festival

Festival to Feature Macy Gray and Nick Waterhouse

Festival to feature Macy Gray and Nick Waterhouse.

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‘Husbands and Wives’ at Ensemble

ETC’s Jonathan Fox Helms Stage Adaptation of Woody Allen Film

ETC’s Jonathan Fox helms stage adaptation of Woody Allen film.

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Bill Murray Is Unbelievable

Film Star Performs Live with Classical Trio

Film star performs live with classical trio.

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Making Art in a Time of Rage

UCSB Course Features Artists of the Resistance

UCSB course features artists of the resistance.

‘King Lear,’ Cast One

UCSB’s Naked Shakes Doubled Down on Lear at UCSB’s Performing Arts Theatre on September 12

UCSB’s Naked Shakes doubled down on Lear at UCSB’s Performing Arts Theatre on September 12.

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‘Disgraced’ Comes to Center Stage

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Best Drama Gets SB Premiere

2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for best drama gets S.B. premiere.

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Tower of Power Plays the Granada

East Bay Funk Pioneers Make Tour Stop in Santa Barbara

East Bay funk pioneers make a tour stop in Santa Barbara.

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Lila Downs Opens Arts & Lectures Season

Grammy Winner Downs Brings Music New and Old to the Granada

Grammy winner Downs brings music new and old to the Granada.

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‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’

Santa Barbara Museums Collaborate On Massive Los Angeles/Latin American Art Project

Santa Barbara Museums collaborate on massive Los Angeles/Latin American art project.

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‘Anaïs, A Dance Opera’ at The New Vic

Protofeminist Anaïs Nin Gets a Rock/Dance Tribute

Protofeminist Anaïs Nin gets a rock/dance tribute.

‘King Lear’ at UCSB

Naked Shakes Takes On ‘Lear’

Naked Shakes takes on ‘Lear’.

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World Business Academy Honors Chopra, Partridge

Author Deepak Chopra and <em>Indy</em> Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Receive WBA Awards

Author Deepak Chopra and Indy Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge receive WBA awards.

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‘Anaïs, A Dance Opera’

The Life of Anaïs Nin Told Through Music and Dance

The life of Anaïs Nin told through music and dance

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DANCEworks’ ‘Sin Salida’

Beyond Tango with Kate Weare

Contemporary choreographer Kate Weare explores the tango tradition.

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Khalid in Concert

MTV’s Best New Artist Rollin’ at the Bowl

MTV’s Best New Artist was rollin’ at the Bowl.

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Philip Koplin: 1942-2017

Editor, Artist, and Funk Zone Pioneer

Philip Ivan Koplin died suddenly of a viral heart infection on July 6, 2017.