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Extravaganza Lights It Up Again

The annual UCSB event at Harder Stadium is another huge success. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer Round Up at the Bowl

Last Sunday, alt rock’s hippest musicians took the stage at this year’s sold-out show. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In the Forest of Detroit at Center Stage

Ellen Anderson’s new play is a quirky mystery permeated with magical realism. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Far from the Madding Crowd

This retelling of Thomas Hardy’s novel maintains the pastoral gentility of the genre without drowning it in sappy sentiment. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: The Declarations of Independents

Sullivan and Goss’s group show focuses on women of modernism. Read story.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Review: Santa Barbara Symphony’s Porgy and Bess

Santa Barbara symphony gives a rousing season finale at the Granada. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road

Director George Miller blends the truly hideous with the spectacularly beautiful in this fourth installment. Read story.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NOLA Jazz Fest Delivers

No Doubt, Sir Elton John, Hozier, and many more rocked New Orleans April 23-May 3. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Review: Hot Buttered Rum

Nor Cal band gets the audience up and dancing at SOhO Friday, May 15. Read story.

Monday, May 18, 2015

High School Musical Theatre Awards

Ten area teens competed for a chance to go to round two of the New York Jimmy Awards. Read story.

Friday, May 15, 2015

CAMA Presents Tetzlaff-Vogt Duo

The renowned German violinist and pianist performed at the Lobero on May 11. Read story.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Hot Pursuit Is a Cold Fish

Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara star in this cliché odd-couple buddy flick trying to be The Heat Read story.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The D Train

Jack Black, James Marsden, and Kathryn Hahn star in this dark-hearted film. Read story.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CAMA Brings L.A. Phil to Town

L.A. Phil's spectacular Strauss, burnished Beethoven in S.B Read story.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Review: Bloody Poetry at UCSB

Poets Byron and Shelley are in love and trouble. Read story.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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