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Charles Donelan

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‘Communicating Doors’ at SBCC Offers Laughs and Imagination

Time Traveling Comedy/Thriller from Alan Ayckbourn

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Communicating Doors’ March 2-17.

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‘The World of Extreme Happiness’ Casts Shadow on World We Live In

Excoriating Take on Contemporary Chinese Urban Life

A play about the Chinese Dream that offers an excoriating take on contemporary Chinese urban life.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Delivers Thrilling Performance

Nicola Benedetti Joins OAE for all-Beethoven Program

Nicola Benedetti joins OAE for all-Beethoven program.

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Symphony Celebrates Leonard Bernstein

Lisa Vroman to Sing with Orchestra and Chorus

Lisa Vroman to sing with orchestra and chorus that revels in breadth of composer’s achievement.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy Explored

Sarah Vowell and Tony Kushner Discuss the 16th President’s Contributions

Sarah Vowell and Tony Kushner discuss the lasting role of the 16th president.

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Cameron Carpenter Takes the Organ to New Levels of Sonic Performance

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents 21st-Century Organ Recital at the Granada

The world’s reigning maverick organist radiates an enthusiasm for what he’s doing that overflows in cascades of conceptual sparks.

Belvedere Sponsors 33rd SBIFF

Premium Vodka Lubricates Film Fest Lounges

Their premium vodka lubricates film fest lounges.

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SBIFF Virtuosos Awards

A Laughter-Filled Evening with Six of the Year’s Biggest Stars

A laughter-filled evening with six of the year’s biggest stars

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Cinema Vanguard Award: Willem Dafoe

Three-time Oscar Nominee to Receive SBIFF Tribute on Thursday, February 1

Three-time Oscar nominee to receive SBIFF tribute on Thursday, February 1.

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2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kicks into Gear

Fascinating Films, Acclaimed Actors, and More

From Oscar nominees to art-house indies, the schedule is packed with films for all.

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Dane Goodman, Master Artist

Focus on the Masters Selects Goodman for Documentation in 2018

Focus on the Masters selects well-known Santa Barbaran for documentation in 2018.

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‘Miracle on 42nd Street’ Shows Grand Social Experiment That Yielded Notable Results

Documenting Manhattan Plaza, Home to Performing Artists of New York

Documenting Manhattan Plaza, home to performing artists of New York

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‘The City of Conversation’ at ETC

Chronicling the Decline of Georgetown’s Power Elite

Chronicling the decline of Georgetown’s power elite

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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony Offered Splendid Britten and Shostakovich to a Weary City

St. Louis Symphony offered splendid Britten and Shostakovich to a weary city.

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Alan Brown Retirement Party

SOhO to Celebrate Sound Engineer on Saturday, January 27

SOhO to celebrate sound engineer on Saturday, January 27.

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‘Buyer & Cellar’ Comes to the Rubicon

A Solo Show at Home with Barbra Streisand

A solo show at home with Barbra Streisand

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CAMA Presents the St. Louis Symphony

Maestro David Robertson’s Farewell Tour Features Augustin Hadelich

Maestro David Robertson’s Farewell Tour Features Augustin Hadelich

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Chris Thile Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures

Mandolin Unbound at UCSB’s Campbell Hall

Mandolin unbound at UCSB’s Campbell Hall

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'100 Grand' at Sullivan Goss

Celebratory Annual Exhibition in Its Ninth Year

Celebratory annual exhibition in its ninth year

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‘American War’ Darkly Imagines Second Half of 21st Century

Dystopian Debut Novel Portrays an America Divided

The dystopian debut novel portrays an America divided.

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Narrative Paintings in Asian Art at the SBMA

‘Story-Telling’ Examines Multiple Strategies for Visual Narrative

“Story-Telling” examines multiple strategies for visual narrative.

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Chris Thile’s ‘Thanks for Listening’ Is 10 Songs from Radio Show

Tunes from Thile’s First Season of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

Tunes from Thile’s first season of “A Prairie Home Companion.”

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Beverley Jackson Pop-Up at Marigold

Collages, Baskets, and More Available 1st Thursday

Collages, baskets, and more available on 1st Thursday

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Year in Review: Charles Donelan’s Favorite Stories of 2017

Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan Picks a Few of His Favorite Articles from the Past Year

Executive Arts Editor Charles Donelan picks a few of his favorite articles from the past year.

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‘Sacred Art in the Age of Contact’ Connects Chumash and Catholic Art

‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’ Exhibit Examines Chumash and Latin American Traditions

‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’ exhibit examines Chumash and Latin American traditions.

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Gary Goddard Accused of Child Abuse in Santa Barbara

Victims Participated in Santa Barbara Youth Theater

Victims participated in Santa Barbara Youth Theater.

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.

‘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’

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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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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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‘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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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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