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It’s All About the Music

Just four years in and S.B.’s Notes for Notes is broadcasting its tune throughout the U.S. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., October 22, 2014
Updated 10:58 a.m., October 22, 2014

The Wrecking Crew’s Hit Machine

Denny Tedesco’s film screens at the Plaza Playhouse Theater on September 27. Read story.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Arts Preview 2014

Theater, dance, and visual art events are ripe for the picking this autumn. Read story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Brad Nack, Tony Askew, and the Arts Fund

The Arts Fund re-centers and remembers with an appointment and a party. Read story.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Santa Barbara’s First Comedy Festival

Big-name comics converge on downtown stages for seven nights of shows. Read story.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Will Eubank’s The Signal Rethinks the Summer Blockbuster

The Santa Ynez High School alum cowrites and directs this sci-fi thriller, starring Laurence Fishburne. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Arts Preview 2014

This weekend’s Solstice Festival is filled with the kind of collaboration and community spirit that drives the arts. Read story.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Art and Design in the California Desert

A group from Santa Barbara’s Museum of Contemporary Art got an exclusive look at some of the most interesting homes, collections, and studios in Palm Springs. Read story.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Deck the Halls Brings Holiday Shopping to Ojai

The annual pop-up mall will host over 50 vendors on the grounds of the Ojai Rancho Inn on December 7. Read story.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Rolling Laughter

In advance of Wanda Sykes's performance at the Chumash Casino Thursday night, The Santa Barbara Independent got to chat with her. Read story.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

On the Road Again, with Hoss

Longtime rock 'n' roll road manager Mark “Hoss” Amans tells his tales in the new book Where the Action Was. Read story.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Game Developer in Town

A businessman teams up with his nephew to deliver Santa Barbara’s first video game company. Read story.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Best of the Arts 2011

The Independent's editors and contributors recap the year in arts-minded highlights. Read story.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Arts for Humanity's Sake

A chat with Karsen Gould, who founded and runs the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit Arts for Humanity. Read story.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Bowl Full of Stars

D.J. Palladino looks back on the venue’s first forays into rock ’n’ roll … and how far it's come. Read story.

Thursday, July 28, 2011
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