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<b>PLAYING WITH FIRE:</b>  The Flaming Lips bring their famously over-the-top stage show to the Santa Barbara Bowl just in time for Halloween weekend.

George Salisbury

PLAYING WITH FIRE: The Flaming Lips bring their famously over-the-top stage show to the Santa Barbara Bowl just in time for Halloween weekend.


Fall Arts Preview 2013

Rounding Up the Season’s Best in Live Music, Visual Art, Theater, and Dance


As we close the book on summer, art lovers can rejoice in all that fall has to offer for fans of all disciplines. First up: The 2013 Santa Barbara Flamenco Arts Festival, which is fast becoming the destination for world-class and up-and-coming flamenco artists from around the globe. Below, we get the skinny on this year’s installment, which brings Spaniard Jesús Carmona to the Granada Theatre for his U.S. debut. And in the pages to follow, The Independent’s arts editors roll out everything else this fall has to offer, including a spectacular close to the Santa Barbara Bowl season, a strong start to the 2013-2014 UCSB Arts & Lectures calendar, and a refreshingly out-there theater lineup that includes at least one show in a funeral home. Prepare yourself: It’s going to be a spook-tastic season.

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