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Charles Donelan

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Miki Garcia to Leave Museum of Contemporary Art

Executive Director Will Take Top Position at Arizona State University Art Museum

Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara Miki Garcia has announced her resignation effective November 1, 2017.

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Judith Owen Sings About the Big Stuff

Singer/Songwriter on Tour with Bryan Ferry

The singer/songwriter talks touring with Bryan Ferry.

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The Deepest State

New Documentary ‘Icarus’ Exposes Russian Sports Doping Scheme

New documentary ‘Icarus’ exposes Russian sports doping scheme.

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Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Closes

After 38 Seasons, SBCO Ceases Operation

After 38 seasons, SBCO ceases operation.

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Diana Krall

Krall Quintet Charms the Santa Barbara Bowl

Krall Quintet charms crowd at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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On the Verge Reviewed

‘At the Table,’ ‘A Likely Pair,’ and ‘Outcry’

‘At the Table,’ ‘A Likely Pair,’ and ‘Outcry’

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Music Academy Finale Week Concerts

Three Great Nights of Music

Seventieth anniversary season ends with an extraordinary week of shows.

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‘Newsies’, a Fast-Paced, Enjoyable Show

PCPA Musical Praises Union Power

PCPA musical praises union power.

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Close Escapes: Venice Beach

Hotel Erwin Provides Hip Luxury in the Heart of Venice Beach

Hotel Erwin provides hip luxury in the heart of Venice Beach.

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‘The Elixir of Love’

Music Academy Does Donizetti

Music Academy does Donizetti.

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Ojai Playwrights Conference

OPC Celebrates 20 Years of Bold New Works

OPC celebrates 20 years of bold new works.

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‘High Society’ at SBCC

Cole Porter Songs Fitted to a Philadelphia Story

Cole Porter songs fitted to a Philadelphia story.

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On the Verge Summer Rep

Community Arts Workshop Hosts Innovative Summer Theater Festival

Community Arts Workshop hosts innovative summer theater festival.

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Launch Pad Summer Reading Series

UCSB Play-Development Program Expands

The UCSB play-development program expands.

‘Appalachian Spring’: American’s ‘Ode to Joy’

Aaron Copland’s Classic and a World Premiere

Aaron Copland’s classic and a world premiere are on the evening’s slate at the Tue., Jul. 11 concert at the Lobero.

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‘Newsies’ at PCPA

Newsboys Dance and Sing for a Fair Deal

Newsboys dance and sing for a fair deal.

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Stage Left Presents ‘Legally Blonde’

Their Take on the Hit Musical Plays at Santa Barbara High School

Their take on the hit musical plays at Santa Barbara High School.

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Troubadour John Craigie Sings of California

‘No Rain, No Rose’ Singer to Play Santa Barbara Bowl

‘No Rain, No Rose’ singer to play Santa Barbara Bowl

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Review: ‘Stupid Fucking Bird’

Aaron Posner’s Chekhov-Based Comedy Gets a Fine New Production

Aaron Posner’s Chekhov-based comedy gets a fine new production

‘High Society’ Comes to SBCC

Theatre Group to Present Cole Porter Musical

Theatre Group to Present Cole Porter Musical

JACK Quartet with Joshua Roman, Vivaldi’s ‘Stabat Mater’


A World Premiere and a Rediscovered Classic in Two MAW Concerts

A world premiere and a rediscovered classic in two MAW concerts.

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‘Stupid Fucking Bird’

A ‘Seagull’ for a New Century

Chekhov’s ‘Seagull’ for a new century.

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Air at the Santa Barbara Bowl

French Funk for Solstice

French funk for Solstice.

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‘Citizen Twain’

Val Kilmer Brings His Mark Twain Film to the Lobero

Val Kilmer brings his Mark Twain film to the Lobero.

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California Space & Light

Porch Gallery Ojai Invitational 2017

Porch Gallery Ojai Invitational 2017.

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Music Academy of the West Concerts on June 20 and 22

A Jeremy Turner Commission Premiere and a Recital by David Daniels

A Jeremy Turner commission premiere and a recital by David Daniels.

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Eric Ambel Coming to the Lobero

Sings Like Hell Presents Eric Ambel and Charlie Faye on Saturday, June 24

Sings Like Hell Presents Eric Ambel and Charlie Faye on Saturday, June 24

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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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