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Michelle Drown

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SBIFF 2018 Virtuosos Honorees Announced

Lineup Includes Gal Gadot, Timothée Chalamet, and John Boyega

Lineup includes Gal Gadot, Timothée Chalamet, Kumail Nanjiani, and John Boyega

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‘Nat Geo’ Photographer Talks Climbing and PTSD

Cory Richards on His Personal Demons and Giving Up Control

Cory Richards reveals his personal demons and explains how climbing has taught him to give up control.

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Bluetooth Earbuds for Discerning Listeners

Rowkin and FRESHeTECH Offer High-End Sounds at Affordable Prices

Employing clever design and top-of-the-line technology, Rowkin and FRESHeTECH offer high-end sounds at affordable prices.

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OTOjOY Makes Live Music Accessible to All

Thomas Kaufmann Is Changing Concert Experiences One Loop at a Time

Thomas Kaufmann’s team is changing concert experiences for people with hearing loss one loop at a time.

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An Irish Christmas at the Granada

Traditional Dancing and Music from the Emerald Isle

A night of traditional dancing and music from the Emerald Isle.

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Davey’s Voice Film Festival

Entries Wanted for Inaugural Fundraising Event

Entries wanted for the nonprofit’s inaugural fundraising event taking place January 2018.

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Willem Dafoe to Be Honored at 2018’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Actor to Receive Cinema Vanguard Award

Actor to receive Cinema Vanguard Award on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

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SBCC Theatre Group Opens Auditions

Try Out for Spring 2018 Offering, ‘Communicating Doors’

Try out for the Spring 2018 offering, ‘Communicating Doors.’

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High School Fall Theater Offerings

Dos Pueblos’ ‘Almost, Maine’ and SBHS’s ‘Cry-Baby: The Musical’

DP performs ‘Almost, Maine’ and SBHS offers up ‘Cry-Baby: the Musical.’

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UCSB Arts & Lectures Presents La Santa Cecilia

Grammy Award–Winning Group in Town on Día de los Muertos Tour

Grammy Award–winning group in town on Día de los Muertos tour.

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OK Go Stops in Santa Barbara

Alt Rock Band Brings Live Show to UCSB

Alt rock band brings live video performance show to UCSB.

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Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie

Legends of Rock and Roll Play the Arlington

Fleetwood Mac bandmates pair up for tour of new record.

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David Gray and Alison Krauss at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Top-Notch Show from Heralded Folk Artists

Co-headliners brought the house down with their stellar sets.

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Santa Barbara Tourism Generates $1.9 Billion Annually

Yearlong Visitor Study Highlighted at Annual Travel Outlook Presentation

Yearlong visitor study highlighted at annual Travel Outlook presentation.

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Shawn Colvin Comes to the Lobero

Singer/Songwriter Stops in S.B. on ‘A Few Small Repairs’ Anniversary Tour

Singer/songwriter stops in S.B. on her ‘A Few Small Repairs’ 20th anniversary tour.

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Boxtales Presents ‘Stand Up Stories’

Santa Barbara–Based Theater Company Presents Four Tales

Santa Barbara–based theater company presents four multicultural tales.

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Tears for Fears at the Bowl

Duo Presents Stellar Evening of Dynamic Music

Duo presented a stellar evening of meaningful, dynamic music that isn’t simply a pleasant nostalgia trip, but rather still resonates today.

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Tycho Plays the Lobero

Bay Area Band Brings Post-Rock Sound to Santa Barbara

Bay Area band brings their post-rock sound to Santa Barbara.

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Ray LaMontagne Plays the Arlington

Singer/Songwriter Wows Crowd

The singer/songwriter wowed the crowd with his acoustic set.

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Andrew Belle Plays SOhO

Electronica-Influenced Singer/Songwriter On Tour for ‘Dive Deep’

Electronica-influenced singer/songwriter is on tour for his latest record, ‘Dive Deep.’

Carp Arts Center Campaign

Funds Needed to Realize Goal of Performing Arts Center

Funds still needed to realize the goal of creating a performing arts center.

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Ojai Storytelling Festival

Three Days of Workshops, Music, and Theater Performances

The event offers three days of programming that includes workshops, musical and theater performances, and student outreach.

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Wildling’s Bay Area Adventure

Museum Offers Art, Literature, and Science in San Francisco Trip

Museum offers trip in search of “art, culture, and beauty” with Art, Literature, and Science in San Francisco.

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Outside Lands 2017, Day 3

Music Festival Wraps Up with an Impressive Line-Up

Outside Lands wraps up its third day with another incredible roster of musical acts.

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Acoustic Instrument Celebration Returns

Luthiers, Seminars, and Live Music Events

Meet luthiers, attend seminars, and see live music events at the second annual event.

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Outside Lands 2017, Day 2

Cold Temperatures and Hot Acts Dominate Saturday's Line Up

Colder weather swooped in for Day 2 of OSL, but the crowds still turned out in droves to see dynamic artists' line up.

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Outside Lands 2017, Day 1

Gorillaz, Alt-J, Little Dragon, and More Take Stage in San Francisco

The Gorillaz, Alt-J, Little Dragon, and more take stages in the heart of Golden Gate Park.

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An Interview with James Vincent McMorrow

Irish Singer/Songwriter Plays the Lobero

Irish singer/songwriter speaks of being a solo artist, defying genres, and following his musical muse.

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Cat Adoption Event

Free Felines from Five Santa Barbara County Shelters

Free felines will be available August 12-13 from five Santa Barbara County shelters.

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Robinson Eikenberry Memorial Concert

Santa Barbara Musicians Gather to Celebrate Music Producer’s Life and Legacy

Santa Barbara musicians gather at the Lobero to celebrate area music producer’s life and legacy.

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S.B. Schools Instrument Drive

Donate Your Unused Music Makers

Dust off your unused music makers and donate them to the next generation of Yo-Yo Mas, Jean-Pierre Rampals, or Trombone Shortys.

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Geoffroy’s Divine ‘Coastline’

Debut Record Mesmerizes

Montreal-based musician mesmerizes on debut record.

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Festival d'ete de Quebec

Canada's Oldest Summer Music Festival

Celebrating its 50th year in existence, the 11-day music festival kicked off with a stellar line up including Pink and Kendrick Lamar.

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Blondie Comes to the Bowl

Guitarist Chris Stein Talks New Record, New Tour

Guitarist Chris Stein talks new record, new tour.

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Summer Reading 2017

D.J. Palladino Releases First Novel, and More

D.J. Palladino releases his first novel, a fantastical murder mystery in 1958 Santa Barbara.

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James Bond at the Sunken Gardens

UCSB’s A&L Brings the Spy to Summer Film Series

UCSB’s Arts & Lectures brings the spy to its summer film series.

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Backyard Shorts FilmFest

Submissions Being Accepted for Event

Submissions are being accepted through September 15.

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Burger Central

Amazing, Little-Known Facts About Hamburgers in Santa Barbara and Lots More

Read on for amazing, little-known facts about hamburgers in Santa Barbara and lots more.

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PCPA Presents ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

Comedy Musical Under the Stars in Solvang

Catch the comedy musical under the stars at Solvang Festival Theater.

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PCPA Presents Beauty and the Beast

Fairy Tale Unfolds Under Stars at Solvang Festival Theater

The fairy tale will unfold under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theater, June 15-July 2.

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Crush Club Comes to Goodland

Brooklyn-Based Duo Creates Toe-Tapping Tunes

Brooklyn-based duo creates toe-tapping tunes that burrow into your head.

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John Legend Plays the Bowl

Artist Woos and Wows the Audience

The singer woos and wows the audience during his Santa Barbara tour stop.

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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.

‘Animals: A to Z’ at the Wildling Museum

Multi-Medium Exhibit Features Creatures Large and Small

The multi-medium exhibit features creatures large and small.

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UCSB Script to Screen Presents La La Land

Post-Film Discussion with Oscar-Winning Production Designers

There’ll be a post-film discussion with Oscar-winning production designers David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco.

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Profiles of Cool Careers, and the Latest Employment Trends in Santa Barbara County

Profiles of cool careers and the latest employment trends in Santa Barbara County.

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Lynsey Addario Comes to UCSB

Award-Winning Photojournalist Gives Talk as Part of Arts & Lectures’ ‘Nat Geo’ Series

The award-winning photojournalist will give a talk as part of Arts & Lectures’ ‘Nat Geo’ series.

Camille Umoff Wins Acting Scholarship

S.B. Teen Awarded $5,000

S.B. teen is awarded $5,000 from L.A.’s Music Center.

‘Best.Cover.Ever.’ Competition

Ryan Seacrest and YouTube Launch Singing Contest

Ryan Seacrest and YouTube launch a new singing contest designed to discover emerging artists.

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Rodney Crowell Plays the Lobero

Sings Like Hell Presents Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter

Sings Like Hell presents the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter on tour for his new record.