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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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‘Buyer & Cellar’ Gives Audience a Peek at Barbra Streisand’s Private Mall

Jonathan Tolins’s Play Is Delightful Show One-Man Show

Jonathan Tolins’s play raises interesting questions about the creative ways we attempt to control our environment and the fine line between befriending another person and using them.

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Tense Times Call for Powerful Percussion

L.A. Phil’s Joseph Pereira Discusses His New, Anxiety-Inspired Concerto

L.A. Phil’s Joseph Pereira discusses his new anxiety-inspired concerto.

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György Ligeti Classical Music Mini-Festival

UCSB Music Theorist Ben Levy Talks Composer’s Importance

UCSB music theorist Ben Levy, author of ‘Metamorphosis in Music,’ talks about the composer’s influence.

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CAMA Presents Juilliard Quartet

Astrid Schween Breaks Gender Barrier

Cellist Astrid Schween breaks gender barrier, one note at a time.

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‘Taking Sides’’s Dorm-Room Debate

Solid Performances Don’t Elevate Prosaic Play

For all its talk of artistic transcendence, the play is disappointingly prosaic.

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