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Charles Donelan

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UCSB Presents Conductor-less Chamber Orchestra

A Far Cry Rewrites Rules for How Ensembles Behave

A Far Cry is rewriting the rules for how chamber ensembles are supposed to behave.

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‘Sisyphean Justice’ at the Arts Fund

Woke Show Features Artists of Color from Santa Barbara

Woke show features artists of color from Santa Barbara.

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‘Heisenberg’ at Rubicon

Intimate Drama Explores the Experience of Uncertainty

Intimate drama explores the experience of uncertainty.

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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra at the Granada

Bay Area Ensemble Performs a “Viennese Pivot”

Bay Area ensemble performs a “Viennese Pivot.”

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ETC Presents Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’

Theater Company Crafts a Vivid of American Tragedy

Theater company crafts a vivid interpretation of the American tragedy.

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‘The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963’

Family Road Trip into Civil Rights Storm

A family road trip into the eye of the civil rights storm.

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Danish String Quartet Will Play Two Nights

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Grammy-Nominated Danish String Quartet x 2

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet x 2.

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ETC Presents ‘Death of a Salesman’

Arthur Miller Classic Gets a Reboot at New Vic

Arthur Miller Classic Gets a Reboot at New Vic

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The Art of Carl Gustav Jung

UCSB’s Art, Design, and Architecture Museum Exhibits Jung’s ‘Red Book’

UCSB’s Art, Design, and Architecture museum exhibits Jung’s ‘Red Book.’

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An Afternoon with Glenn Close

Academy Award Nominee Receives SBIFF Maltin Modern Master Award

Academy Award Nominee Receives SBIFF Maltin Modern Master Award

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Glenn Close to Receive Modern Master Award

SBIFF Honors the Golden Globe Winner for Her Storied Career

SBIFF Honors the Golden Globe Winner for Her Storied Career

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Bill Frisell and Petra Haden at the Lobero

Guitarist and Vocalist Stun Audience with Cover Songs

Guitarist and vocalist stun the audience with powerful renditions of familiar songs.

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Bill Frisell’s Movie Music Project

Guitarist Reimagines Songs Associated with Great Films

Guitarist reimagines songs associated with great films on his latest album, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star.’

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Leonidas Kavakos Plays Campbell Hall

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Violin Virtuoso on January 25

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the violin virtuoso on January 25.

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Itzhak Perlman in Recital

Program Explores Legacy of Fritz Kreisler

Program explores legacy of Fritz Kreisler.

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Opera Santa Barbara Turns 25

Gala to Celebrate Rise of Opera in Santa Barbara

Gala to celebrate the rise of opera in Santa Barbara.

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Jon Batiste Gets Audience Clapping

‘The Late Show’ Music Director at UCSB’s Campbell Hall

‘The Late Show’ music director filled UCSB’s Campbell Hall for his recent performance.

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Brian Charette at SOhO

B3 Master Will Jam with Julian Coryell

B3 master joined by Julian Coryell.

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Symphony Pairs Mussorgsky with Animation

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ Gets a New Look

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ paired with moving images.

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Parallel Stories: Rachel Cusk

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Presents Acclaimed Writer

Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents acclaimed writer.

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Lit Moon Presents ‘The Nina Variations’

43 Takes of One Famous Scene from Chekhov

43 takes of one famous scene from Chekhov.

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‘Cut and Paste’ at The Arts Fund

Dug Uyesaka Curates a Retrospective of Santa Barbara Collage Artists

Dug Uyesaka curates a retrospective of Santa Barbara collage artists.

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Symphony Does Motown for NYE

The Granada Hosts a Motown-themed NYE Party with the Santa Barbara Symphony

The Granada Hosts a Motown-themed NYE Party with the Santa Barbara Symphony

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‘The Glass Menagerie’

Lit Moon Performs Tennessee Williams

Lit Moon Performs Tennessee Williams

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Charles Donelan's Year in Review

Our Executive Arts Editor Picks His Favorite Articles from 2018

Our executive arts editor picks his favorite articles from 2018.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

Thrilling Recital of 20th-Century Sonatas

Thrilling recital of 20th-century sonatas.

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Santa Barbara Christmas Revels

An Irish Immigrant Solstice Celebration at the Lobero

An Irish immigrant solstice celebration at the Lobero

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CAMA at 100

Community Arts Music Association Celebrates Centennial

Community Arts Music Association celebrates its centennial.

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What Is EdOut?

The Long Musical Reach of the Santa Barbara Bowl

The long musical reach of the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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Streaming for the Season

What to Listen to During the Holidays

What to listen to during the holidays.

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‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’

Spectacular Lip-Sync Performances Buoy Comedy

Spectacular lip-sync performances buoy comedy.

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Kronos Quartet

‘Music for Change: The Banned Countries’

‘Music for Change: The Banned Countries’

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‘p r i s m’ at REDCAT

A Powerful New Opera by Composer Ellen Reid

A powerful new opera by composer Ellen Reid.

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‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ at the New Vic

From Elvis Impersonator to Drag Queen

Play follows the transformation of an Elvis impersonator to a drag queen.

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CAMA Celebrates with Avital and Vivaldi

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to Play a Free Community Concert at the Granada

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to play a free community concert at the Granada.

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Nebula Dance Lab Presents ‘Helix'

Program Showcased S.B. Dance Scene

Program showcased the high standards, creative originality, and serious ambition of Santa Barbara’s dance scene.

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Lou Barlow Interview

Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr. Artist to Give Intimate Solo Show

Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr. artist to give intimate solo show at Gone Gallery.

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Russell Crotty’s ‘Remote and Curious Worlds’

Imaginary Properties on Real Exoplanets

Imaginary condos for real exoplanets at Porch Gallery Ojai.

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Kronos Quartet Makes ‘Music for Change’

UCSB Arts and Lectures Concert to Feature Compositions from Banned Countries

UCSB Arts and Lectures concert to feature compositions from banned countries.

‘The Soldier’s Tale’ and ‘Rite of Spring’

Symphony, State Street Ballet, and ETC Collaborate for Stravinsky Program

Santa Barbara Symphony with State Street Ballet and Ensemble Theatre Company collaborate for Stravinsky program.

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‘Vanity Fair’ at UCSB

William Thackeray’s Novel Makes Great Stage Drama

William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel makes great stage drama.

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Lit Moon’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’

A Tennessee Williams Classic at Center Stage Theater

A Tennessee Williams classic at Center Stage Theater.

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Opera Santa Barbara’s ‘La bohème’

Company Brings Gorgeous and Beautifully Sung Production to Granada

Company brought Puccini’s perennial audience favorite to the Granada stage.

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David Crosby and Friends Play Lobero

Quartet Performed Richly Evocative, Dreamy Folk Rock

The drummer-less quartet performed richly evocative, dreamy folk rock with lots of vocal harmonies.

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Kota Ezawa at MCASB

“The Crime of Art” Animates Art Theft

Oakland-based artist Kota Ezawa brings his skill with digital tools to bear on the history of art theft and art vandalism in the 20th century.

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‘Amélie’ at Center Stage

Out of the Box Brings Paris to Santa Barbara

Out of the Box brings Paris to Santa Barbara.

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Opera Santa Barbara Presents ‘La Bohème’

Puccini’s Immortal Tale of Artistic Life in the Latin Quarter

Puccini’s immortal tale of artistic life in the Latin Quarter.

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Sting and Shaggy Shake Things Up

Santa Barbara Bowl Show is a Funky Reggae Party

Santa Barbara Bowl show is a funky reggae party.

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‘Amélie’ by Out of the Box

Popular French Film ‘Amélie’ Becomes a Rock Musical

The popular French film ‘Amélie’ has become a rock musical.

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New Music from David Crosby

Legendary Singer and the Lighthouse Band Collaborate on ‘Here If You Listen’

Legendary singer and the Lighthouse Band collaborate on “Here If You Listen.”

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