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Charles Donelan

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‘Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook’: Classic Bistro Cooking

2004 Book Expresses Celebrity Chef’s Personality, Ethos

2004 book expresses the celebrity chef’s personality and ethos

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UCSB Arts & Lectures 2018-19 Season Announced

60th Anniversary Year Promises to Be Exciting

60th anniversary year promises to be more exciting than ever.

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John Butler Trio Plus on Tour for Upcoming Album

Aussie Jam Band Plays the Granada June 18

Aussie jam band plays The Granada Theater on June 18.

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2018 Ojai Music Festival

Music Director Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s Wildly Inventive Weekend

Music director Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s wildly inventive weekend

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2018 Floor to Air Review

'Sonnet of Limbs’ at the Lobero

‘Sonnet of Limbs’ at the Lobero

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Ensemble Theatre Offers Up ‘Cookin’ at the Cookery’

Musical Celebrates the Resilient Career of Alberta Hunter

Musical celebrates the resilient career of singer Alberta Hunter.

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Shakespeare & Me Reaches Out to Public Schools

UCSB Students Bring College-Level Acting to 3rd-12th Graders

UCSB Students Bring College-Level Acting to 3rd-12th Graders

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War and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Famed Funkmasters at the Santa Barbara Bowl

A pair of famed funkmasters at the Santa Barbara Bowl

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Manjari Sharma’s ‘Darshan’

Lotusland Presents Solo Show of Spiritual Photography

Lotusland presents this solo show of spiritual photography.

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Music Academy of the West Offers Spectacular Orchestral Series

2018 Academy Festival Orchestra Programs Expands to Encompass ‘The Planets’

The 2018 Academy Festival Orchestra programs expand to encompass ‘The Planets.’

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2018 Ojai Music Festival Preview

Patricia Kopatchinskaja Brings a Fresh Approach from Europe

Patricia Kopatchinskaja brings a fresh approach from Europe.

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The Indy Awards 2018

Two Nights Honoring the Best in Santa Barbara Theater and Dance

The two nights honored the best in Santa Barbara theater and dance.

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State Street Ballet Presents ‘Modern Masters’

Company Performed Seven Contemporary Dance Pieces at the New Vic

The dance company performed seven contemporary works at the New Vic Theatre

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War, George Clinton to Invade the Santa Barbara Bowl

Funk Pioneers Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Funk pioneers celebrate Memorial Day weekend.

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The Floor to Air Festival’s ‘Sonnet of Limbs’

Aerial Dance Reaches Out to Include More

Aerial dance reaches out to include more.

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Katy Perry 'Witness: Coming Home' Benefit

An Interview with Katy Perry Before Her Concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl

An interview with Katy Perry before her concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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The Branch House Takes Root in Montecito

A House for Today Rises Among Ancient Oaks

A house for today rises among ancient oaks.

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Mark Morris Dance Group in ‘Pepperland’

The Beatles’ Masterpiece Got an Anniversary Present from Mark Morris on May 10

The Beatles’ masterpiece got an anniversary present from Mark Morris on May 10 at the Granada.

The inCourage Chorus

A New Kind of Community Chorus

A new kind of community chorus

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‘Les Miserables’ at the Lobero

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre Presents ‘Les Mis’

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre Presents ‘Les Mis.’

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State Street Ballet’s ‘Modern Masters’

Seven Steps to Mastery with SSB at the New Vic

Seven Steps to Mastery with SSB at the New Vic

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Earth, Wind & Fire Coming to the Arlington

Five Decades of Funk Featuring Founder/Bassist Verdine White

Five decades of funk featuring founder/bassist Verdine White

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Community Arts Workshop’s New Programs

Residency Pilot Program Uses Art to Foster Community

Residency pilot program uses art to foster community.

‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ at the Lobero

An All-Star Cast Performs to Benefit Antioch’s Scholarship Fund

An All-Star Cast Performs to Benefit Antioch’s Scholarship Fund

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‘The Baby Dance: Mixed’

Jane Anderson’s 1990s Adoption Drama Updated

Jane Anderson’s 1990s adoption drama updated

Opera Santa Barbara’s ‘Trouble in Tahiti’ and ‘Gallantry’

Two Excellent Short Operas Showcase Studio Artists

Two excellent short operas showcase studio artists.

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Portugal. The Man at the S.B. Bowl

Santa Barbara “Feels It Still” with Portland Psychedelia

Santa Barbara “Feels It Still” with Portland psychedelia on Saturday night.

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‘Into the Woods’ at San Marcos High

Theater Students Take On Sondheim’s Fairy-Tale Musical

Theater students take on Sondheim’s fairy-tale musical.

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Jennifer Koh’s ‘Shared Madness’ Project

Violinist Brings Solo Works to St. Anthony’s Chapel

Violinist brings solo works to St. Anthony’s Chapel.

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Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Performs Recital at Granada

UCSB Arts and Lectures Presented the Met Opera Star on April 15

UCSB Arts and Lectures presented the Met Opera star on April 15.

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The Theatre Group at SBCC’s ‘Crimes of the Heart’

Beth Henley’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize–Winning Play Feels Dated

Beth Henley’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize–winning play feels dated.

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LIV ON Free Concert at the Lobero

Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky, Beth Nielson Chapman To Perform on April 25

Olivia Newton-John, Amy Sky, Beth Nielson Chapman To Perform on April 25

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Sir András Schiff Explores Brahms

Masterseries Recitalist Demonstrated Profound Connection to Music

The Masterseries recitalist demonstrated a profound connection to the music.

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S.B. Symphony Takes On Mahler’s 6th

Weekend Program Highlights Composer’s Epic Vision

Weekend program highlights composer’s epic vision.

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ETC Scores Hit with ‘The Invisible Hand’

Ayad Akhtar’s Revives the Political Thriller

Ayad Akhtar revives the political thriller, a genre that has been mostly absent from the stage.

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Music Academy Announces New Season, New Partnership

London Symphony Orchestra to Host Fellows and Perform in Santa Barbara

London Symphony Orchestra to host fellows and perform in Santa Barbara.

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Mezzo-Soprano Joyce DiDonato Brings Her Supple Voice to the Granada

UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents Opera Superstar in Recital

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents opera superstar in recital.

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ETC Presents ‘The Invisible Hand’

Capitalism Meets Religious Extremism in Ayad Akhtar’s Kidnapping Thriller

Capitalism meets religious extremism in Ayad Akhtar’s kidnapping thriller.

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‘American Idiot’ Wields the Emotional Power Tools of Rock

Out of the Box Presents Green Day’s Grammy-Winning Musical

Out of the Box presents the Grammy-winning Green Day musical April 6-15.

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State Street Ballet Presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Company Dances Prokofiev’s Two-Act Adaptation of Shakespeare’s Famed Play

Company dances Prokofiev’s two-act adaptation of Shakespeare’s famed play.

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‘A Chorus Line’ Doesn’t Disappoint

Theater League’s National Tour of the Broadway Classic at the Granada


Theater League presented a national tour of the Broadway classic at the Granada for two nights.


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UCSB Reads Presents ‘Lab Girl’ Author

Hope Jahren Will Read from Her Best-Selling Book on April 3

Hope Jahren will read from her best-selling book on April 5 at Campbell Hall.

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Globe Theatre Actors Visit Santa Barbara Schools

Three Practitioners from London Teach ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Three practitioners from London teach ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to school kids.

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Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band Delivered One Surprising Moment After Another

Uproarious Night of Traditional Chinese Folk Music

An uproarious night represented a distinctive achievement in the spread of traditional Chinese culture to the West.

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CND’s ‘Carmen’ Is a Mind-Expanding Work of Art

Enduring Story Puts Femme Fatale in More Comprehensive Context

This enduring story puts the femme fatale in a more comprehensive context than she ever has been granted before.

Pianist Peter Serkin Plays Mozart, Bach’s Goldbergs

The virtuoso delivered a superb concert for the CAMA Masterseries at the Lobero on Saturday, February 24

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Westmont’s ‘Die Fledermaus’

Westmont Does Johann Strauss II at the New Vic

Westmont brings bold approach to Johann Strauss II at the New Vic.

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Opera Santa Barbara Does Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’

Sparkling Production Emphasized Outrageous Behavior and Disguises

Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ emphasized outrageous behavior and disguises.

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‘Staging the Daffy Dame’ at UCSB

Launch Pad Presents a Play About a Theater Program

Launch Pad presents a play about a theater program.

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Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band Bring Raucous Art Form to S.B.

UCSB Arts & Lectures Welcomes Pipa and Puppets

UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomes pipa and puppets on Thursday, March 8.

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