Richie DeMaria

Richie DeMaria is a Santa Barbara native who feels very fortunate to be working for the Santa Barbara Independent. He is grateful for the opportunity to write about music, movies, food, the outdoors, and interesting people. He enjoys spending his slim amounts of spare time with family and friends, practicing yoga, hanging at the beach, making music of his own, and escaping to the wilderness. With crownlike appendages, red fins, and a greatly elongated, undulating body, he is also believed to be the origin of many sea serpent tales.

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Moby, ‘More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse’

Moby and The Void Pacific Choir Deliver Hard, Fast Sounds

Moby and The Void Pacific Choir deliver hard, fast sounds.

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Bryan Ferry to Play Santa Barbara Bowl

Legendary Performer Will Mix Solo and Roxy Music Hits

The legendary performer will mix solo and Roxy Music hits.

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Santa Barbara Celebrates Peace Week

Paper Cranes, Sand Sculptures, and Meditation Mark Hiroshima Anniversary

Paper cranes, sand sculptures, and meditation mark the Hiroshima anniversary.

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Old Spanish Days La Presidente

Rhonda Ledson Henderson Heads Up Fiesta 2017

Rhonda Ledson Henderson heads up Fiesta 2017.

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Meet Fiesta 2017’s Saint Barbara

Robin Hill Cederlof to Portray the City’s Patron Saint

Robin Hill Cederlof to portray the city’s patron saint.

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Get to Know the 2017 Spirits of Fiesta

2017 Spirit Norma Escárcega and Junior Spirit Eve Flores

2017 Spirit Norma Escárcega and Junior Spirit Eve Flores

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Viva La Música at Fiesta

Enjoy Old Favorites Like Spencer the Gardener and Anthony Prieto

Enjoy old favorites like Spencer the Gardener and Anthony Prieto.

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Positively State Street: The Calm Before Fiesta

Zach Madden, Leslie Lembo, Jamey Geston Play Pre-Fiesta Shows

Zach Madden, Leslie Lembo, Jamey Geston play pre-Fiesta shows.

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A Coding Camp for Girls

Dos Pueblos High and UCSB Host STEM-Intensive Summer Camp

Dos Pueblos High and UCSB host a STEM-intensive summer camp.

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Draughtsmen Sponsors Blondes vs. Brunettes

Goleta Taproom Joins Fight Against Alzheimer’s with Flag Football

The Goleta taproom joins the fight against Alzheimer’s with flag football.

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