Karl Benjamin

Karl Benjamin

2009 Fall Arts Preview

In this issue of The Independent, our arts editors provide a hand-selected list of can’t-miss music, theater, film, books, visual art, and dance events taking place this autumn, as well as a rundown of Arts & Lecture’s stellar 50th Anniversary lineup. For a full calendar of all of S.B.’s goings on, visit

UCSB Arts & Lectures Turns 50 - Charles Donelan
• Visual Art - Elizabeth Schwyzer
• Film - Aly Comingore
• Theater - Charles Donelan
• Dance - Aly Comingore
• Books - Elizabeth Schwyzer
• Pop, Rock and Jazz - Aly Comingore
• Classical - Charles Donelan
• Venues

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Lavagnino’s Sudden Victory

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