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Artists Yahaira Ivonne Cardoza and Oscar Miguel Santos bring their electro-bilingual opera Luz y Sombra to the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (653 Paseo Nuevo) on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. The multimedia musical performance will focus on issues of love, loss, and gender identity. For info, call 966-5373 or visit


Imogen Heap has finally rescheduled her cancelled November 2009 tour stop in S.B. The Grammy-winning English songstress will return to town Monday, June 21, at the Granada Theatre. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at and


It was announced last week that the long-defunct Santa Barbara Drive-In Theater (907 S. Kellogg Ave.) will be reopening to the public on Friday, May 7, with the release of Iron Man 2. For tickets and show times, call 964-9050.

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