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Ted 2 Is Well-Worn Comedy

Seth MacFarlane goes places he’s already gone and doesn’t come up with comedy gold. Read story.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Music Academy Plays Beethoven’s Ninth

S.B. Choral Society joins Academy Festival Orchestra for Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” on Saturday, June 20. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is Funny and Moving

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s film is an accumulation of perfect small details, animated flourishes, and a wicked soundtrack. Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Art Garfunkel Serenades Lobero Audience

The singer opened the evening with two of the most moving tunes from the Simon & Garfunkel songbook. Read story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dope Triumphs on the Big Screen

This film is a goofy, summer-loving goose chase, but also finds the joke in limited expectations and the triumph in exceeding them. Read story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Isn’t Very Original

Swedish director Roy Andersson tries to build a new kind of feature film experience and doesn’t really succeed. Read story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Review: Is There a Dry Drunk In Your Life?

Author/therapist Carole Bennett pens a sequel to her Reclaim Your Life. Read story.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Overnight Goes for Relatable and Ridiculous

The film is more of “aren’t people weird” than laugh-out-loud funny. Read story.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BFD Music Fest Hits and Misses

Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At the Disco, and Modest Mouse play at the day-long event. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Night of Ska Punk at SOhO

Facuya, Ease Up, King Zero, and True Press rocked the club June 18. Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ojai Music Festival Saturday and Sunday

Rock Cello, Pipa, and Premieres by Pulitzer Winners Read story.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Tribute to Bob Dylan

SOhO celebrates the iconic musician’s 74th birthday. Read story.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Inside Out Hits it Out of the Park

The new Pixar is testament to something more than just how emotions run lives. Read story.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Review: Aquatic at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club

Artists compete to capture the essence of water. Read story.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Los Tigres del Norte Reign at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The 40-year-old band put on an astonishing show at the Santa Barbara Bowl June 13 Read story.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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