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The Music Academy Presents ‘Drumming’

Rare Performance of Minimalist Masterpiece

Colin Currie joins students and faculty for rare performance of minimalist masterpiece.

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Riding a Wave with Caroline Shaw

Acclaimed Composer Performs West Coast Premiere of Her Violin Concerto

The acclaimed young composer performs the West Coast premiere of her violin concerto at the Granada Saturday night.

‘The Humans’ Offers Humane Story of Family

Taut Tale of Three Generations

This taut tale of three generations of an unremarkable American family will strike a chord in nearly everyone.

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Audra McDonald’s Sublime Offerings

Singer Skillfully Weaved a Musical Mosaic

The singer skillfully weaved a musical mosaic, spotlighting the work of young musical theater artists.

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Jane Anderson Revises Her 1990 Play ‘The Baby Dance’ to Disappointing Results

Playwright Added Race to the Mix, but Choice Seems Retrograde

Director Jenny Sullivan’s production features several strong performances, but even good acting can only take us so far.

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Timely Tales from Shakespeare and Shaw

New York City–Based Bedlam Brings Resonant Classics to UCSB

New York City–based Bedlam brings ‘Saint Joan’ and ‘Hamlet’ to UCSB April 19-20.

Opera Singer Julia Bullock Finds Her Voice

Acclaimed Young Soprano Sings Music by and for Powerful Women

In her area recital debut, the acclaimed young soprano sings music by and for powerful women.

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Opera Singer Julia Bullock Finds Her Voice

Acclaimed Young Soprano Sings Music by and for Powerful Women

In her area recital debut, the acclaimed young soprano sings music by and for powerful women.

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Robert Sapolsky Breaks Down the Biology of Tribalism

His New Book, ‘Behave,’ Examines Why We’re Hardwired for Us/Them Dichotomies

His new book, ‘Behave,’ examines why we’re hardwired for us/them dichotomies

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Two Operas Hit the Stage: ‘The Barber of Seville’ and ‘Die Fledermaus’

Opera S.B. Presents Rossini’s Classic; Westmont Offers Up Strauss’s Masterpiece

Santa Barbara will be treated to a couple of classic comic capers when Opera Santa Barbara presents Rossini’s classic and Westmont offers up Strauss’s masterpiece.

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