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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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‘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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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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‘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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Dorrance Dance Delivers

Tap Troupe Performs Two Spectacular Works

The tap troupe performed two spectacular works on Wednesday, March 8.

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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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‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’

A Supercharged Look at a World Without Power

A supercharged look at a world without power.

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‘The Cunning Little Vixen’

Opera Santa Barbara’s Operatic Fox and Friends at the Granada

Opera Santa Barbara brought the operatic fox and her friends to the Granada.

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Andrea Bowers and Marcos Ramírez ERRE

‘So Close and So Far’ at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art; Plus ‘Into Nothing’ at Architectural Foundation

‘So Close and So Far’ at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art; plus ‘Into Nothing’ at Architectural Foundation.

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“Blood Wedding’ at Westmont

Westmont Cast Sheds New Light on Garcia Lorca’s Classic Tragedy

Westmont cast sheds new light on Garcia Lorca’s classic tragedy.

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‘A Flea in Her Ear’

French Farce in Full Effect at SBCC

The French farce is in full effect at SBCC.

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Opera Santa Barbara Presents ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’

Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian Stars in Janáček’s Beast Fable

Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian to star in Opera Santa Barbara production of ‘The Cunning Little Vixen.’

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‘The Devil’s Music’ Roars at Rubicon

Miche Braden Brings Bessie Smith to Life in ‘The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith’

Miche Braden brings Bessie Smith to Life in ‘The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith’

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‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’

UCSB Presents Postapocalyptic, ‘Simpsons’-Referencing Musical Play

UCSB presents postapocalyptic, ‘Simpsons’-referencing musical play.

Maria Schneider Orchestra Soars

Lobero Theatre Hosted the Jazz Orchestra on Monday, February 20

The Lobero Theatre hosted the jazz orchestra on Monday, February 20.

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‘Lydia’ at UCSB

UCSB Theater Offers Complex Wisdom in Border Drama

UCSB Theater offers complex wisdom in border drama.

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Rimini Protokoll’s ‘Home Visit USA’

Rimini Protokoll’s ‘Home Visit USA’

MCASB brings Berlin performance collective to Santa Barbara homes.

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‘A Walk in the Woods’ Coming to Plaza Playhouse Theater

Drama Reflects on Personal Side of U.S.-Russian Diplomacy

This drama reflects on the personal side of U.S.-Russian diplomacy.

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Sullivan Goss Changes Hands

Respected Gallery Gets New Owner but Retains Name and Mission

The respected gallery gets a new owner but retains its name and mission.

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‘Blood Wedding’ at Westmont

Garcia Lorca’s Modern Tragedy

The college’s Festival Theatre presents García Lorca’s modern tragedy.

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State Street Ballet's ‘Rite of Spring’

Glorious Return to Granada for State Street Ballet

Glorious return to Granada for State Street Ballet.

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‘Cradle of Champions’ at SBIFF

Golden Gloves Documentary Celebrates Spirit of New York City

Golden Gloves documentary celebrates spirit of New York City

Santa Barbara Symphony at Granada Theatre

Schubert, Copland, and a New Clarinet Concerto on Sunday, February 12.

Schubert, Copland, and a new clarinet concerto on Sunday, February 12.

Review: Bruckner Orchestra Linz at the Granada

Dennis Russell Davies and Robert McDuffie Show Extraordinary Musicality

Dennis Russell Davies and Robert McDuffie showed extraordinary musicality.

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State Street Ballet’s New Spin on ‘Rite of Spring’

Edgar Zendejas Puts New Moves on Stravinsky

Edgar Zendejas puts new moves on Stravinsky.

Everything New Sounds Old Again with Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee Talks the Art of the Antique Cover.

Scott Bradlee talks the art of the antique cover.

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Canada’s Ballet BC at the Granada Theatre

A Night of Bold Choreography by Women

A night of bold choreography by women.

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David Wiesner at SBMA

Artist Depicts ‘Wordless Storytelling’ Through Timeless Images

His impressive new exhibit shows ‘Wordless Storytelling’ through timeless images.

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‘Porgy and Bess’ Revived at ETC

Ensemble to Stage Jazz Version of Gershwin Classic

The ensemble will stage a jazz version of the Gershwin classic.

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SBIFF Virtuosos Award

Eight great actors honored Saturday, February 4

Eight great actors received honored on Saturday, February 4

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‘Puccinality’ at UCSB College of Creative Studies

‘The Handmade Life of Fran and Keith Puccinelli’

‘The Handmade Life of Fran and Keith Puccinelli’

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SBIFF's Mickey Duzdevich Talks Festival Programming

Senior Programmer Explains How Films Are Selected

Senior programmer explains how films are selected from the 3,000 plus submitted.

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Sam Haywood Interview

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Sam Haywood and Joshua Bell

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Sam Haywood and Joshua Bell.

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Holly Bowling’s Piano Jams

The pianist interprets Phish and the Grateful Dead.

The pianist interprets Phish and the Grateful Dead.

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Indivisible

Director Edoardo de Angelis

Neo-surrealistic tale from Italy about conjoined twins finding independence through song.

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‘Radical Bodies’ at UCSB’s AD&M

The Revolutionary Dance Art of Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer

This exhibition explores the revolutionary dance art of Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer.

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company ‘Story/Time’

Dance and Narrative On the Clock

Dance and narrative were on the clock in ‘Story/Time.’

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