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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

‘The Grinch’ 2.0

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

‘The Feral Detective’ Is a Page-Turner

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Buzzcocks’s ‘The Way’

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

‘Shoplifters’ a Deft Delicately Rendered Family Saga

Emotionally powerful in quiet, unexpected ways. Read story.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

‘Cinderella’ Is a Ball

Theater League’s new version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical punches up the traditional fairy tale. Read story.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A Stunning ‘South Pacific’

Rubicon Theatre ends its season with a powerful play. Read story.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’

Spectacular lip-sync performances buoy comedy. Read story.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Trey Anastasio at the Granada

Phish guitarist gives a stellar solo show. Read story.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kronos Quartet

‘Music for Change: The Banned Countries’ Read story.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

‘p r i s m’ at REDCAT

A powerful new opera by composer Ellen Reid. Read story.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Carol Anderson’s ‘One Person, No Vote’ Is Timely Tome

Author Carol Anderson explores what’s going on with the fundamental right of voting in America. Read story.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Green Book

An uncommonly well-told tale of a bodyguard and classically trained pianist Don Shirley. Read story.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

‘Viper Club’ is Uneven But Important

Killing the messengers is an alarming reality and this film serves as a wake-up call. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Nebula Dance Lab Presents ‘Helix'

Program showcased the high standards, creative originality, and serious ambition of Santa Barbara’s dance scene. Read story.

Monday, December 3, 2018
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