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On the Verge Opens

Santa Barbara Summer Repertory festival premieres original plays starting July 16 Read story.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Minions Doesn’t Live Up to the Hype

The movie based is completely witless, a lot of predictable slapstick substituting for clever plotting, and even the satire. Read story.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Music Man Hits the Right Notes

SBCC has produced a widely accessible play, a family-friendly show that exemplifies the enthusiastic involvement of the area theater community. Read story.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Amy Is a Tender and Tragic Story

The film reveals a compulsively creative old soul happiest in the studio and on the small stage. Read story.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Self/Less

It lacks the courage of the original film Second’s convictions, but somehow still works as a little suspense movie with a terrific cast. Read story.

Monday, July 13, 2015

An Upset Entertaining and Clever

On the Verge Festival presented the hilariously dark commentary on professional sports. Read story.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Music Academy of the West’s Summer Fest Continues

Osmo Vänskä conducts the Music Academy of the West’s Academy Orchestra in Kalevi Aho’s Gejia and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Read story.

Monday, July 13, 2015

David Gray and Amos Lee at the Bowl

The singer/songwriters each deliver solid sets to a delighted audience Wednesday, July 8. Read story.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Aerosmith at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Classic rock band wowed the crowd with their spectacular show. Read story.

Friday, July 10, 2015

John Mayall Plays SOhO

The blues legend treated the audience to a memorable show. Read story.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CA Cool at Sullivan Goss

Californian-made art from the 1950s to today hang on the gallery’s walls until September 27. Read story.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Magic Mike XXL Is a Lighthearted Road Trip

Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello return for the sequel to the 2012 hit film. Read story.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jeremy Denk Plays Mozart at Music Academy Festival

Acclaimed pianist shines in a Music Academy of the West’s program at the Lobero on July 3. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., July 8, 2015
Updated 12:00 a.m., July 9, 2015

Malala Yousafzai: Education Ambassador

She survived Taliban assassination attempt and now speaks for students. Read story.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Terminator: Genisys Travels the Same Old Path

If you watch this film in 3D with your ears plugged, it’s okay summer fare. Read story.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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