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Richie DeMaria

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Transgender Community Space Opens

Lisa's Place Is One of a Kind

Lisa's Place is one of a kind.

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Lucidity Evolves In Year Six

Eudaimonia Celebrates Collective Experience

Eudaimonia celebrates collective experience.

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State Street: Chuck Berry, Strand of Oaks, and Fuzjn

The Rock Legend Passes, plus New Music about Living On

The rock legend passes, plus new music about living on.

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Meet the New Crop of Santa Barbara Resisters

Tough and Energized, They're Swinging High and Hitting Hard

Tough and energized, they're swinging high and hitting hard.

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Starry Nites Festival Has Mellow Kickoff

The Low-Key Rock Fest Featured The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, Cat Power

The low-key rock fest featured The Kills, The Dandy Warhols, and Cat Power.

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Chef’s Corner: Jen Jasinski

James Beard Award–Winning SBCC Grad Returns for Cooking Up Dreams

The James Beard Award–winning SBCC grad returns to S.B. for Cooking Up Dreams.

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Beefhearts Pop-Up’s Popping Off

Chefs Nick Bodden and Ronald Allen Crank Out Creative Takes on Comfort Food

Chefs Nick Bodden and Ronald Allen crank out creative takes on comfort food.

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Exploring Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park

Gower Gulch Loop Is One of the Park’s Best Hikes.

The Gower Gulch loop is one of the park’s best hikes.

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Buellton Hosts Wine and Chili (and Craft Beer) Festival

4th Annual Event Features Over 20 Chili and Salsa Cooks

4th annual event features over 20 chili and salsa cooks.

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Starry Nites Festival Launches at Live Oak

Inaugural Festival Features Alan Parsons, She Wants Revenge, Kolars, and Many More

The inaugural festival features Alan Parsons, She Wants Revenge, Kolars, and many more.

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Spring Happenings 2017

Swing Into Spring with These Upcoming Events and Activities in and Around Santa Barbara

Swing into spring with these upcoming events and activities in and around Santa Barbara.

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Starry Nites Co-Founders Talk Festival's Debut

Desert Stars Creators Tell Why S.B. Is Perfect Place for New Event

The Desert Stars creators tell us why S.B. is the perfect place for their new event.

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Alan Parson's Ongoing Projects

Legendary Sound Engineer Talks Concept Albums, Classic Rock

She Wants Revenge Wants to Celebrate

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The Mutineers Host Brewhouse St. Pat’s Show

S.B.-Portland Band Joined by Matt Armor and The Matters

The S.B.-Portland band will be joined by Matt Armor and The Matters.

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Killer Kaya Plays Starry Nites, Velvet Jones

Six-Piece Shines with Its Kaleidoscopic Psychedelia

The six-piece shines with its kaleidoscopic psychedelia.

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Shane Koyczan Shares Stories at SOhO

Canadian Spoken-Word Artist Tackles Themes of Bullying, Death

The Canadian spoken-word artist tackles themes of bullying and death in his work.

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Arnoldi’s Chef Is Cracking Pi

S.B.’s Tim Hushion Asserts Randomness May Be Predictable with Pi

S.B.’s Tim Hushion asserts that randomness may be predictable with pi.

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Alton Brown Gets Cooking at Arlington Theatre

Food Network Star Combines Food, Chemistry, and Music in ‘Eat Your Science’

The Food Network star combines food, chemistry, and music in 'Eat Your Science.'

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Rita Wilson Hosts Liner Notes

Singer/Actor Talks to Hit Songwriters at Granada Theatre

The singer/actor will talk to hit songwriters at Granada Theatre.

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Tao Jonz Plays Whiskey Richards

State Street Favorite Returns; Plus a New Beatles Book by Carpinteria Author

The State Street favorite returns; plus, there’s a new Beatles book by Carpinteria author Mark Brickley.

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Tropical Winetails at High Roller Tiki Lounge

Michael Cobb's Solvang Hideaway Gives Grapes a South Pacific Spin

Michael Cobb’s Solvang hideaway gives grapes a South Pacific spin.

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Interview with Lukas Nelson

Promise of the Real Frontman Talks 'Masterpiece' New Album, S.B. Jazz Fest

Promise of the Real frontman talks “masterpiece” new album and the S.B. Jazz Fest.

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Santa Barbara Jazz Fest Spices Up Weekend

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Second-Line Procession, Katrina Documentary Part of Festivities

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, a second-line procession, and a Hurricane Katrina documentary are just part of the festivities.

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S.B. Debuts New Public Sculpture, ‘1925’

Artists Kym Cochran and Jonathan PJ Smith Commemorate Famous Quake.

Artists Kym Cochran and Jonathan PJ Smith commemorate the famous quake at Jardin de las Granadas.

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Buck Johnson Rides at Red Piano

Aerosmith Keyboardist/Solo Artist to Play Mix of Originals and Covers

Aerosmith’s touring keyboardist/solo artist will play a mix of originals and covers.

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Ghostface Killah, Hayley Kiyoko Kick Off March

Also: Laura Stevenson Plays Funzone; Amy Holland Rides Lennon Bus

Also: Laura Stevenson plays Funzone; Amy Holland rides Lennon Bus.

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Anand Varma and Rodrigo Medellín Discuss Microscopic Worlds

‘Nat Geo’ Photographer and Bat Researcher Share Studies at UCSB

The ‘Nat Geo’ photographer and bat researcher share their studies at UCSB.

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Notes for Notes Teaches Black History with Music

Blues and Jazz Serve as Educational Tools for Teen Band The Jazz Villains

Blues and jazz serve as educational tools for the teen band the Jazz Villains.

Laughs and Scares with Night Vale’s ‘Ghost Stories’

Live-Action Rendering of Supernatural Podcast Is a Delight

The live-action rendering of the supernatural podcast is a delight.

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How to Officiate Your Friend's Wedding

Insights in How to Officiate Your Friend's’ Wedding

Here are insights and things to know on how to prepare for officiating your friends’ wedding.

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Breathe into Rollness at S.B. Yoga Center

Low-Impact Exercise Works Alignment, Energetic Meridians

The low-impact exercise works out your alignment and energetic meridians.

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Brunch Cocktails @ Finch & Fork

Lead Bartender Joe Dohany Crafts Breakfast in a Glass

Lead bartender Joe Dohany crafts breakfast in a glass with exciting new cocktails.

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Gamelan Goes On at UCSB

Richard North Leads Indonesian Ensemble in Quarterly Concert

Richard North will lead the Indonesian ensemble in its quarterly concert.

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Hanni El Khatib to Rock SOhO Authentically

DIY Skateboard Lifestyle Rocker Wears Heart on Lyrical Sleeves

The DIY skateboard lifestyle rocker wears his heart on lyrical sleeves.

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Banff Mountain Film Fest Back at Arlington

Recurring Festival Brings Moviegoers to Mountains (and Canyons and Oceans)

The recurring festival brings moviegoers to mountains (and canyons and oceans).

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Kamasi Washington at Campbell Hall

It's A Family Affair for Washington and Band

It's a family affair for Washington and band.

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Billy Crystal Comes to Santa Barbara

Comedian Invites Fans to ‘Spend the Night’ at Arlington on February 18

Q&A with the comedian who invites fans to the Arlington Theatre on February 18.

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One Last Tour for David Cassidy

After 49 Years, Teen Idol Waves Good-Bye to West Coast at Granada

After 49 years, the teen idol star will wave good-bye to the West Coast at the Granada.

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SBCAST Hosts 3-Minute Film Festival

Inaugural Festival Screens Short-Length Works from Around World

The inaugural festival will screen short-length works from around the world.

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The Chieftains Return to S.B. at Granada

55 Years Later, World-Famous Irish Traditionalists Still Going Strong.

Fifty-five years later, the world-famous Irish traditionalists are still going strong.

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Swan Song for Just Play Music & Lucidity Festival

Swan Song for Just Play Music & Lucidity Festival

The State Street music store closes, and the festival concludes its six-year cycle.

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KCSB’S Ally Gonzalez and Her Love of Radio

The Station’s General Manager Talks Passion for Broadcasting, Programming Expansions

The station’s general manager talks her passion for broadcasting and future programming expansions.

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Creedence Clearwater Revisited Revists Chumash

Bassist Stu Cook Talks Keeping It Fresh, Younger Listeners, and ‘Fortunate Son’

Bassist Stu Cook talks keeping it fresh, younger listeners, and ‘Fortunate Son.’

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Night Vale Haunts Lobero with ‘Ghost Stories’

Popular Podcast Created by UCSB Alum Hosts Live Performance on Valentine’s Day

The popular podcast, created by a UCSB alum, hosts a live performance on Valentine’s Day.

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KCSB Turns 55

UCSB Station Hosts Fund Drive, Plus the Knocks at SOhO

UCSB station hosts fund drive, plus the Knocks at SOhO.

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Beyond Manzana Schoolhouse

An Epic 25-Mile Weekender to the Sisquoc and Back

An epic 25-mile weekender to the Sisquoc and back.

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SBIFF Outstanding Directors

Chazelle, DuVernay, Jenkins, Lonergan, Veillenueve Deemed Among Year’s Best

Chazelle, DuVernay, Jenkins, Lonergan, and Veillenueve were deemed among the year’s best.

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Kamasi Washington’s Epic Jazz Hits UCSB

Saxophonist Contributed to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

The famed saxophonist contributed to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly.’

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All's Well at Mission Street Ice Cream

Everything Same but the Name at Iconic Shop

Everything is the same but the name at the iconic shop.

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Manzana Trail Magic

Good Time to Explore San Rafael Wilderness

Now’s a good time to explore this popular hike through the San Rafael Wilderness.