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Review: The Odyssey Project at Center Stage Theater

Juvenile offenders and UCSB students interpreted Homer on Sunday, August 3. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Chris Pratt stars as the leader of a ragtag team of space misfits in this thrilling and spot-on sci-fi tale. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Review: Ruckus at The Arts Fund

Tech meets art in this highly interactive group show, on view through August 16. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Books: The Mythology of Eden

Authors Arthur and Elena George dig deep into the story of Adam and Eve. Read story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Books: Review of Casebook

Like growing up itself, Mona Simpson’s Casebook is a hit and miss experience. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Arcade Fire at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Canadian symphonic popsters pulled out all the stops for their Monday, August 4 tour stop. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Carmen at the Granada Theatre

Director David Paul and conductor James Gaffigan led cast, chorus, and orchestra on August 1 Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Get On Up

Chadwick Boseman goes way beyond trance-channeling and completely transforms himself into James Brown. Read story.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Review: Foreigner and Styx at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The 1980s rockers gave us a night of hits and misses on Sunday, July 27. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Title and Deed at Rubicon Theatre

This new comic monologue explored the concept of homeland on Thursday, July 24. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: A Double Dose of Michael Matheson

Two simultaneous shows by this promising artist are on display through August 31. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff’s latest feels like Garden State Redux — and not in a good way. Read story.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: Slightly Stoopid at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Stephen Marley and Cypress Hill opened this genre-crossing show on Friday, July 25. Read story.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: Ghetto at Center Stage Theater

Theater in the Jewish ghetto of Vilna is the setting for Joshua Sobol’s play about the survival of the spirit. Read story.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: Solace: The Photography of Joseph Donovan

These painterly photographic landscapes are on view at wall space gallery through August 30. Read story.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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