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Deconstructing Martin Gore as Deejay

It seemed people were at the event to bask in the aura of a legend, the music a mere sideshow. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Choir Teacher from Santa Barbara Shares Her Talents with L.A. Schoolkids

Kelci Hahn leads Hamilton High School choir to competition victories and a collaboration with Pharrell at the Academy Awards. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

History of the Gaviota Pass

“The wildest pass I have yet seen here” and other memories of Santa Barbara County’s dramatic “gate.” Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Aerosmith Comes to the Bowl

The music legends will Rock Santa Barbarans Tuesday, July 7. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Elements Theatre Collective Presents A Bright New Boise

The Obie-winning play examines the working-class experience at an Idaho Hobby Lobby craft store. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cutler’s Stagecoach Whiskey

Review of Cutler’s Artisan Spirits Stagecoach True American Whiskey. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cory Sipper Returns to Music Scene with a New Album

The singer/songwriter releases Make Your Magic after a 10-year hiatus. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Great Grills of Fire

The Santa Barbara Independent’s 6th Annual Sizzling Summer BBQ Contest. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On Women Athletes and Semana Nautica

World Cup and beach volleyball tourney grow respect for women’s sports; plus heptathlete Barbara Nwaba fifth best in world. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Music Academy of the West’s First Show of the Festival

The Academy Festival Orchestra presented Bolero June 27 at the Granada Theatre. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

ArtBarkers

They loved them in Ljubljana. ArtBark's production in Slovenia of Alma.Sama won such acclaim that the theater company was invited to the neighboring Festival Velenje and back to the Cankarjev Dom next year. Read story.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Aija Mayrock Beats the Bullies

Young, Santa Barbara-raised author pens The Survival Guide to Bullying. Read story.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nuance Tries to Crack Lower State Street Nut

Santa Ynez–raised chef Courtney Ladin opens new urban bistro in Hotel Indigo between Funk Zone and West Beach. Read story.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Fair Lady Kicks Off the Outdoor Theater’s Season

PCPA’s summer opener brings the laughs and good spirits to Solvang. Read story.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Native Landscaping with Botanic Garden’s Easy Eight

A list of drought-tolerant plants to put in your yard; plus, who has the wisest garden in town? Read story.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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