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Charles Donelan

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Caroline Hambright’s Solstice Poster

'Solstice Universe’ Pays Tribute to Mentors

‘Solstice Universe’ pays tribute to mentors.

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Marc McGinnes ‘Rise Up’

Stilt Crazy After All These Years

Stilt crazy after all these years.

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New Solstice Gate Opens for Parade

Shelton’s Gate Adorns the Community Arts Workshop in Myth

Shelton’s gate adorns the Community Arts Workshop in myth.

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Music Academy of the West Season Preview

Seventy Years, 10 Composers, and One Big Mission

Seventy years, 10 composers, and one big mission.

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Announces 2017-18 Season

Bill Murray, Joe Biden, Samantha Bee, and a dance to the Beatles Coming Soon

Bill Murray, Joe Biden, Samantha Bee, and a dance to the Beatles coming soon.

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Disorderly Construct Breaks the Law

Artists Off Script at the Arts Fund Gallery

Artists off script at the Arts Fund Gallery.

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Ensemble Theater Co. Presents Syncopation

Dance Fever Hits at the New Vic

Dance fever hits at the New Vic.

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2017 Ojai Music Festival

Music Director Vijay Iyer Embraces Many Forms

Music director Vijay Iyer embraces many forms.

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‘Syncopation’ at Ensemble Theatre Company

Innovative Drama Requires Actors to Dance

Innovative drama requires actors to dance.

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David Blaine at the Granada

Magician Brings National Tour to Santa Barbara

The magician brought his national tour to Santa Barbara on June 2.

Ryan Adams Gives Thrilling Show

Fans Sit and Stand at the Granada

Fans sit and stand at the Granada.

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Ensemble Theatre Offers Young Actors Conservatory

Marcus Giamatti to Lead New Actors Training Program

Marcus Giamatti to lead new actors training program.

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Ojai Music Festival 2017

Celebrating Chicago's Role in Experimental Music

The fest celebrates Chicago's role in experimental music.

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Karen Elson Comes to the Granada

Second Album and Ryan Adams Tour for Elson

This is the second album and Ryan Adams tour for Elson.

One Night Stands at Center Stage

Seven Short Plays on One Bill

There were seven short plays on one bill.

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2017 Santa Barbara Independent Theater and Dance Awards

Recognizing Santa Barbara’s Best on the Stage

The Indy Awards recognize Santa Barbara’s best on the stage.

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Fourth Annual Event Spotlights Aerial Dance

Fourth Annual Event Spotlights Aerial Dance

Fourth annual event spotlights aerial dance.

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Parry Gripp Wins Daytime Emmy

Nerf Herder Founder Earns Top Honor for Outstanding Original Song

Nerf Herder founder earns a top honor for Outstanding Original Song.

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El Encanto Artist in Residence Cruz Ortiz

Belmond El Encanto Partners with MCASB

Belmond El Encanto partners with MCASB.

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‘Brundibár’ at the Lobero

Opera Santa Barbara Teams with Youth Symphony and Youth Opera Groups

Opera Santa Barbara teams with the Youth Symphony and Youth Opera Groups.

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‘In the Saddle’ at the S.B. Historical Museum

Exhibit Celebrates Horses and the Way of the West

The exhibit celebrates horses and the way of the West.

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State Street Ballet’s ‘Modern Masters’

Choreography That Reflects the Country and the City

The choreography reflects the country and the city.

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Brooklyn Rider at UCSB

Augmented String Quartet Plays Works by Glass and Kalhor

The augmented string quartet plays works by Glass and Kalhor.

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Profiles of Cool Careers, and the Latest Employment Trends in Santa Barbara County

Profiles of cool careers and the latest employment trends in Santa Barbara County.

Old Crow Medicine Show at the Granada

Triumphant First Night of ‘Blonde on Blonde’ at 50 Tour

It was a triumphant first night of ‘Blonde on Blonde’ at the 50 Tour.

State Street Ballet ‘Modern Masters’

Contemporary Ballet at the New Vic

The contemporary ballet comes to the New Vic.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Plays the Granada

Mahler Songs and Two Scoops of Schubert

The group offers Mahler songs and two scoops of Schubert.

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Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Calls Off 2017-18 Season

Board of Directors Ponders Fiscal Uncertainty

The Board of Directors ponders the orchestra's fiscal uncertainty.

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BRAVO! Puts Families Inside the Sound

How the Santa Barbara Symphony and the School District Make Music Together

This is how the Santa Barbara Symphony and the school district make music together.

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Keigwin and Wolcott’s ‘Places Please!’

Duo Explores the Backstage World of Dance

The duo explores the backstage world of dance.

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Brooklyn Rider Plays UCSB

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Brooklyn Rider

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Brooklyn Rider.

‘Damn Yankees’ at San Marcos High

Baseball Meets Faust in This Classic Broadway Musical

Baseball meets Faust in this classic Broadway musical.

Chamber Orchestra Suspends Operations for 2017-18

Decision Pending on Future for Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

Decision pending on future for Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

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Old Crow Medicine Show Plays Dylan

Concert to Celebrate 50 Years of ‘Blonde on Blonde’

The concert will celebrate 50 years of ‘Blonde on Blonde.’

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Opera Santa Barbara presents ‘La Rondine’

Belle Epoque Paris Intrigue from Puccini

The company presents belle epoque Paris intrigue from Puccini.

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Larry Keigwin’s ‘Places Please!’

DANCEworks Benefit at the Lobero

DANCEworks benefit at the Lobero

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Music Academy of the West to Host Renée Fleming

Important On-Sale Dates for Music Academy Season

The Music Academy of the West will begin single ticket sales on May 13.

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‘High Fidelity’ Comes to Center Stage

Out of the Box Takes on Record Store Musical

Out of the Box takes on the record store musical.

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‘Last Train to Nibroc’

DogStar Theater Company Debuts at Center Stage

The DogStar Theater Company debuts at Center Stage.

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‘Bullets Over Broadway’

Santa Barbara High Stages Woody Allen Musical

SBHS presents the Woody Allen musical #BulletsOverBroadway with period songs April 28-May 7.

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Travis Scott Bird’s Eye View Tour

Rap Star Travis Scott Opened 2017 Tour at Santa Barbara Bowl on April 12

Rap star Travis Scott opened his 2017 tour at the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 12.

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‘Baby Doll’ at ETC

Tennessee Williams’s Southern Sex Comedy Comes to New Vic

Tennessee Williams’s Southern sex comedy comes to the New Vic.

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Sigur Rós

Icelandic Storm Session at Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7

An Icelandic storm session hit the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7.

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State Street Ballet’s ‘Cinderella’

Prokofiev’s Classic Score with Crowd-Pleasing Contemporary Choreography

The audience was thrilled with Prokofiev’s classic score with crowd-pleasing contemporary choreography.

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John Pizzarelli at Lobero Theatre

Quartet Showcased Arrangements of Music by Paul McCartney

The quartet showcased arrangements of music by Paul McCartney.

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Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Underground Railroad’

National Book Award Winner to Speak at UCSB

National Book Award winner to speak at UCSB on April 5.

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John Pizzarelli at Lobero Theatre

Quartet Showcased Arrangements of Music by Paul McCartney

The quartet showcased arrangements of music by Paul McCartney.

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St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Visits Granada

Outstanding Brahms and Shostakovich from Russia’s Top Orchestra

Russia’s top orchestra brings outstanding Brahms and Shostakovich.

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'Talk Like a Californian'

New Guide to Slang from Cultures of North, South, Tech, and Surf

Here’s a new guide to slang from cultures of North, South, Tech, and Surf.

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Lit Moon’s ‘Richard III’

Four Women Perform Shakespeare’s Most Machiavellian Play

Four women perform Shakespeare’s most Machiavellian play.

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