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.

Recent Stories

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Havin’ a Craic on State Street

St. Paddy’s Gigs Keep the Party Going

St. Paddy’s gigs keep the party going.

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Dante Elephante Looks Ahead

SXSW-Bound Band Plays SOhO with Clean Spill, Lvxe, Made Up People

SXSW-bound band plays SOhO with Clean Spill, Lvxe, and Made Up People.

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Dos Pueblos Jazz Choir to Compete at Monterey Festival

Student Ensemble One of Eight in Nation to Be Selected

The student ensemble is one of eight in the nation to be selected.

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Positively Strong on State Street

805Strong, King Shelter, and More Shows

805Strong, King Shelter, and more shows rock February.

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Amo Amo Debuts for a Good Cause

Jim James–Produced Band Helps Montecito at SOhO

The Jim James–produced band will help Montecito at SOhO.

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Dan Zimmerman Trio Kicks Off February

The Coffis Brothers, Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress Round Out Month

The Coffis Brothers, Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress round out the month.

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TEDx Evolves at Laguna Blanca

Santa Barbara Prep School Curates Sold-Out Event

Sold-out event a success despite fire, floods, and evacuations.

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The Uncertain Future of Montecito’s Trails

Mudslides Completely Reshaped Watersheds

Favorite hikes in Santa Barbara front country have been ravaged by fire and flood.

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Spoon Gives Confident, Tight Performance at the Arlington

Rock Group Showed Off Sterling Professional Skills and Experimental Prowess

Rock group showed off its sterling professional skills and experimental prowess at its Santa Barbara show on January 18.

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Francis Arant and Jan Lamberton Smith Release ‘Yellow Flowers’

Cuyama Mama Teams with Son for Album of Poem-Songs

Cuyama mama teams with son for album of poem-songs.

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