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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Music Academy Festival Artists Series July 5 Concert

Caroline Shaw premieres along with works by Brahms, Francaix. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

‘The Robot War’

Joe Friend and Matt Haley’s graphic novel sets a robot apocalypse in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

‘The Exception’

Even Christopher Plummer can’t save this film; check out reruns of Hogan’s Heroes instead. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

JACK Quartet with Joshua Roman, Vivaldi’s ‘Stabat Mater’


A world premiere and a rediscovered classic in two MAW concerts. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

'Nothing That Is Ours'

D.J. Palladino gives Santa Barbara literary treatment in his first novel. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer Reading Suggestions

Chaucer’s Books staff offer myriad selection of great tomes. Read story.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ten Best Santa Barbara Novels

Sleuths, saints, and sinners explore the town’s enchantments and fatal illusions. Read story.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Deb Olin Unferth’s ‘Wait Till You See Me Dance’

Short story collection includes delightfully strange pieces. Read story.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jo Nesbø’s ‘Thirst’

Popular Norwegian crime-fiction writer shows what a perverse and creative imagination can conceive. Read story.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra

Fellows perform ‘Rite of Spring’ in first series performance. Read story.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Air at the Santa Barbara Bowl

French funk for Solstice. Read story.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PCPA Presents ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

Catch the comedy musical under the stars at Solvang Festival Theater. Read story.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Josh Kun Crosses the ‘Aural Border’

Josh Kun discusses Southern Californian and Mexican music history at SBMA. Read story.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

California Space & Light

Porch Gallery Ojai Invitational 2017. Read story.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Phillips, Topol, Watkins, and Irion Sing the 805

SOhO's Songwriter Round Up showcases Santa Barbara talents.  Read story.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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