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A BRAND NEW LUKE

Santa Barbara Junior High’s own Marjorie Luke Theatre (721 E. Cota St.) recently launched its newly revamped Web site for 2009 at luketheatre.org. The theater, now in its sixth year of operation, will be playing host to a series of exciting events in the new year, including a new season of ¡Viva el Arte! For more info on the space, call 884-4087.

HEEEERE’S HOWIE!

Howie Mandel, the famed comedian and host of NBC’s Deal or No Deal, will perform two live sets of standup this Thursday, January 15 at the Chumash Casino (3400 E. Highway 246) in Santa Ynez at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $65 and can be purchased by calling (800) 585-3737or visiting chumashcasino.com.

FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC

In the wake of the Tea Fire, which destroyed the homes of so many, the friends of fire victim Jeff Chemnick are soliciting music donations to help replace his lost collection of tunes. Chemnick, a Lotusland researcher and avid music fan, is in search of albums from all genres. If you’d like to donate, please contact Jeff Chemnick at 698-5887, or send donations to PO Box 3905, Suite 7-279, S.B., CA 93105..

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