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This Friday, November 4, Neighborhood Public Radio and Free Karate team up to present Picnic Revolution. From noon to 1 p.m., participants are invited to bring a battery-operated boom box to UCSB’s Storke Plaza and be part of an innovative and live sound collage performance. For details, visit


Last week, the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum was awarded a $250,000 James Irvine Foundation grant. CAF plans to use the money to increase their participation in underrepresented communities, as well as to maintain stability in the current unstable economic environment. For more on the award, visit

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