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Music in the Making

Read about the folks creating lilting melodies that emanate from Santa Barbara in our annual music issue. Read story.

‘The Nutcracker’ Takes the Stage

State Street Ballet brings Tchaikovsky’s classic to the Granada Read story.

Russell Crotty’s ‘Remote and Curious Worlds’

Imaginary condos for real exoplanets at Porch Gallery Ojai. Read story.

Santa Barbara Christmas Revels

An Irish immigrant solstice celebration at the Lobero Read story.

‘The Nutcracker’ Takes the Stage

State Street Ballet brings Tchaikovsky’s classic to the Granada Read story.

‘The Feral Detective’ Is a Page-Turner

Jonathan Lethem’s novel follows mystery in off-the-grid community. Read story.

Joan Halifax in Conversation with Pico Iyer

An evening with a bodhisattva. Read story.

The Buzzcocks’s ‘The Way’

Not groundbreaking, but contains some ace Shelley tunes. Read story.

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Have Sizable Jazz Chops

Band gave a joyously fourth wall-breaking performance at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

‘The Grinch’ 2.0

Original version is best, but new one is a sight to behold. Read story.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

Thrilling recital of 20th-century sonatas. Read story.

The Deliciously Delirious World of 'Maniac'

TV’s strangest, trippiest, and most biochemically fantastical love story this year. Read story.

Warming Music as December Rolls In

Area acts Lucinda Lane, Uncle Uncle, and Eamon Fogarty, plus visiting visionaries. Read story.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

Thrilling recital of 20th-century sonatas.

‘The Grinch’ 2.0

Original version is best, but new one is a sight to behold.

‘The Feral Detective’ Is a Page-Turner

Jonathan Lethem’s novel follows mystery in off-the-grid community.

Anderson .Paak’s ‘Oxnard’

The singer’s punchy drumming and vocal performances are particularly notable throughout his SoCal-infused compositions.

The Buzzcocks’s ‘The Way’

Not groundbreaking, but contains some ace Shelley tunes.

‘Shoplifters’ a Deft Delicately Rendered Family Saga

Emotionally powerful in quiet, unexpected ways.

Santa Barbara Christmas Revels

An Irish immigrant solstice celebration at the Lobero

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