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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Dennis Lehane’s ‘Since We Fell’

Author writes an engaging read and a satisfying character study of a flawed but appealing protagonist. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

‘King Lear,’ Cast One

UCSB’s Naked Shakes doubled down on Lear at UCSB’s Performing Arts Theatre on September 12. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

‘Incognito’: Ambitious Play of Ideas

Nick Payne’s play makes its West Coast premiere. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nessi Gomes Soothes Souls at Yoga Soup

The special performance included a sound bath. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’

This fascinating documentary packs a lot of info, sobering sociocultural revelations, and stirring music into a revelatory two-hour journey.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

‘Dolores’

The film gives valuable, equal time to Dolores Huerta, an undeservedly lesser-known but vitally important figure in the farmworker struggle and grape boycott. Read story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Glitter Fish Plays SOhO

Area band gives an extraordinary performance for adoring fans. Read story.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ray LaMontagne Plays the Arlington

The singer/songwriter wowed the crowd with his acoustic set. Read story.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

‘Anaïs, A Dance Opera’ at The New Vic

Protofeminist Anaïs Nin gets a rock/dance tribute. Read story.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

‘King Lear’ at UCSB

Naked Shakes takes on ‘Lear’. Read story.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Lana Del Rey’s Sweet Sadness

The strong S.B. Bowl show was impressive if unsurprising. Read story.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Jonathan Dee’s ‘The Locals’

Author’s seventh novel keeps readers at arm’s length. Read story.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Mariel Bildsten and Phillip Menchaca Share SOhO stage

The Santa Barbaran trombonists channeled J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding for their lively set. Read story.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

DANCEworks’ ‘Sin Salida’

Contemporary choreographer Kate Weare explores the tango tradition. Read story.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Andrew Sean Greer’s ‘Less’

Author’s sixth book is funny from beginning to end. Read story.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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