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Review: Sarah McLachlan at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Canadian chanteuse stops in S.B. on her tour to promote her eighth studio album, Shine On. Read story.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Review: Yuna at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

Never mind the Auto-Tune: Yuna is the real deal. Read story.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Review: Maxwell at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Neo-soul artist Maxwell took over the Bowl with some lover-man moves on Thursday, June 26. Read story.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Review: Vans Warped Tour at Seaside Park

Linkin Park makes a sort-of surprise appearance at the still-breathing punk-rock road show. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Book Review: History of the Rain

The Swain family story — brought to vibrant life by Niall Williams — is everyone’s story; it’s about how we aspire and endure Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Left Coast at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

This exciting exhibit showcases the SBMA’s recent acquisitions in contemporary art and photography. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Think Like a Man Too

Think Like a Man Too is a speed demon of a rom-com that refuses to leave its audience bored for a millisecond. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Thom Pain (based on nothing) at the McDermott-Crockett & Associates Mortuary

In this shocking existentialist monologue, the boundary between performer and audience proves permeable. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: The Country House

Daniel Sullivan directs and Blythe Danner stars in this co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club. Read story.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Jersey Boys

Corny as it may be, this is one of the better examples of the often tawdry music biopic. Read story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: The Academy Festival Orchestra at the Lobero Theatre

This exciting concert pitted Romantic music by Richard Strauss against classical symphonies by Prokofiev and Beethoven. Read story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: Camelot in Concert at the Granada Theatre

Robert Sean Leonard and Brandi Burkhardt led a stellar cast in this one-off production. Read story.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: Michael Franti & Spearhead at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Bowl hosted tour stop #1 for Soulshine, a “lifestyle festival” brought to us courtesy of Michael Franti. Read story.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: The Milk Carton Kids at the Lobero Theatre

Tom Brosseau kicked off a stellar and moving night of acoustic folk on Thursday, June 19. Read story.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Shots from Soulshine

Santa Barbara Bowl hosts first stop on Michael Franti's yoga-music festival. Read story.

Friday, June 20, 2014
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