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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

‘Last Train to Nibroc’

The DogStar Theater Company debuts at Center Stage. Read story.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Travis Scott Bird’s Eye View Tour

Rap star Travis Scott opened his 2017 tour at the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 12. Read story.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Theatre Group at SBCC Presents ‘Rabbit Hole’

The moving production features excellent performances by a strong cast. Read story.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

‘Baby Doll’ at the New Vic

ETC stages Tennessee Williams’s saga of a dysfunctional love triangle against a backdrop of mid 20th-century southern poverty. Read story.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Coachella Interview: Sofi Tukker

One of Sunday’s best acts talks the Grammys and Brazil. Read story.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Coachella Weekend 1 Wrap-Up

Radiohead, Kendrick, and Gaga headlined, but up-and-comers were equally exciting (or more). Read story.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Santa Barbara Symphony Presents Pärt, Greig, and Sibelius

Guest conductor Christian Arming delivered a concert of major metropolitan caliber, a testament to the quality of our town’s symphony. Read story.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Radiohead Gives Another Unforgettable Bowl Show

The band delved deep into the darker parts of its catalog. Read story.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Camerata Pacifica Channels Discontent

Camerata Pacifica uses composition to embody chilling political era in ways that words cannot. Read story.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Generationals Energize SOhO Scene

The New Orleans–based indie pop band transported the crowd into the carefree ebullience of warm nights. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Kathy Griffin Kills at the Granada

The comedian had the audience in stitches for the entirety of the two-and-a-half-hour show. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sigur Rós

An Icelandic storm session hit the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

‘Ghost In the Shell’ Fails Beloved Japanese Franchise

Scarlett Johansson’s stilted delivery of mostly dumb dialogue never rings true. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Regina Spektor Makes S.B. Tour Stop

The pop singer captivates the Arlington audience on Wednesday, April 5. Read story.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

State Street Ballet’s ‘Cinderella’

The audience was thrilled with Prokofiev’s classic score with crowd-pleasing contemporary choreography. Read story.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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