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The Muppets Are Coming to Santa Barbara

Kermit, Miss Piggy, and Fozzie Bear are among the favorite characters coming to town for PuppetPalooza. Read story.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Jazzman Nate Birkey Releases ‘Rome’

Trumpet-playing crooner with Santa Barbara roots records 10th jazz album in Italy. Read story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

CAMA Presents Juilliard Quartet

Cellist Astrid Schween breaks gender barrier, one note at a time. Read story.

Monday, November 6, 2017

21st Century Tango

Kate Weare and Esteban Moreno are creating new forms for DANCEworks. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., August 31, 2017
Updated 8:15 a.m., August 31, 2017

Miki Garcia Departs MCASB

Director and chief curator will take top position at ASU Art Museum. Read story.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Meet Cris Hamilton’s Delightful Creatures

Santa Barbara artist brings charming tiny monsters to life. Read story.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Meet Cris Hamilton’s Delightful Creatures

Santa Barbara artist brings charming tiny monsters to life. Read story.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Q&A with Eric Burdon

Rock ’n’ roll legend talks past successes and the timelessness of psychedelic rock. Read story.

Friday, May 5, 2017

BRAVO! Puts Families Inside the Sound

This is how the Santa Barbara Symphony and the school district make music together. Read story.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

MCASB Plans Museum in Funk Zone

The Museum of Contemporary Art buys the lot at 35 Anacapa. Read story.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Five for Fighting Plays the Lobero

Platinum-selling recording artist stops in S.B. with string auartet in tow. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Interview with Lukas Nelson

Promise of the Real frontman talks “masterpiece” new album and the S.B. Jazz Fest. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

KCSB’S Ally Gonzalez and Her Love of Radio

The station’s general manager talks her passion for broadcasting and future programming expansions. Read story.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SBCAST Is Born

A new live/work/arts community emerges on Garden Street. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., March 24, 2016
Updated 3:38 p.m., March 25, 2016

David McCullough Talks the Wright Brothers

Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives a gripping account of the birth of the airplane. Read story.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
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