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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

‘The Icon Hunter’: One Woman’s Mission to Recover Cyprus Artifacts

Nonfiction book tells of refugee Tasoula Hadjitofi’s quest to reclaim her nation’s stolen heritage. Read story.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Captain Liz Clark Comes of Age in 'Swell'

The sailing surfer’s autobiography is a page-turning high-seas adventure. Read story.

Friday, April 6, 2018

‘Circus of the Queens’ Is a Sweet, Satisfying Tale

Audrey Berger Welz writes of one woman’s determination, heart, and love. Read story.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Dark Comedy ‘Barry’ Dazzles in Series Opener

Bill Hader stars as a reluctant hitman in his fab new show on HBO. Read story.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Durand Jones & the Indications Charm SOhO Crowd

The band played Motown-infused sounds with rich saxophone, zippy trombone, grooving bass, raw guitar, and classic organ. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

BASSH Showcases Area Social Dance Scene

The tone of the event is light and enjoyable, and the focus is on the importance (and fun) of a dance education. Read story.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

State Street Ballet Presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Company dances Prokofiev’s two-act adaptation of Shakespeare’s famed play. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Decemberists Bring Playful, Theatrical Revelry to the Arlington

Portland-based band offered a night brimming with clever expression and audience engagement. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Avett Brothers Do Not Disappoint

It was an intoxicating evening of music and mutual crowd-band admiration. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

‘Itzhak’ Gives Glimpse Into Violinist Itzhak Perlman’s Life

Director Alison Chernick presents a touching and persuasive documentary on the celebrity virtuoso. Read story.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tyler, the Creator Makes Rare UCSB Appearance

The rapper discussed his life and work with history professor Terence Keel in front of a sold-out Campbell Hall crowd. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘Wrinkle in Time’ Is an Empowerment Powerhouse

Replete with beautiful backdrops and stunning effects, this story possesses both significance and magic. Read story.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘Ramen Heads’ Takes Viewers on Mouth Watering Journey

Japanese documentary delves into the specialized world of legendary gourmet ramen makers. Read story.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Josh Bell Plays with and Conducts Mendelssohn and Beethoven

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields orchestra gave a congenial performance last Wednesday at the hands — and bow — of Maestro Joshua Bell. Read story.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

David Starkey Reviews 30 Books of Poems

Former Santa Barbara Poet Laureate and current Independent book reviewer, offers up one book for each day of National Poetry Month. Read story.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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