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The 25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival has officially been slated for February 4-14, 2010. In honor of the fest’s quarter centennial, passes will be available for 25 percent off prices from now through Sunday, June 21. To purchase, call the SBIFF office at 963-0023 or visit


Santa Barbara Dance Alliance has named Nikki Pfeiffer its 2009 Teen of the Year for her work in dance and the community. Pfeiffer will receive an award from Mayor Marty Blum during Saturday’s On the Verge teen choreography showcase at the Marjorie Luke Theatre (721 E. Cota St.). Call 966-6950 or visit for details.

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