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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

Review: Lucy

Luc Besson’s first head film is unintentionally campy but visually stunning. Read story.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Review: The Academy Festival Orchestra at the Lobero Theatre

Saturday marked the first performance of the Music Academy’s fellows under the baton of New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert. Read story.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Review: Boyhood

Richard Linklater writes and directs this real-time story about growing up. Read story.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: Orlando at Casa Esperanza

Elements Theatre Collective confronts the mystery of identity with fantasy and farce. Read story.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review: Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at Plaza Playhouse Theater

This play about Southern bridesmaids from the creator of Six Feet Under plays through July 27. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Music Academy’s Festival Orchestra at the Granada Theatre

Winning soloists on horn, violin, and piano were featured on Saturday, July 19 Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: The Purge: Anarchy

This sequel gets under your skin, in spite of its ridiculous premise. Read story.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Jurassic 5 at the Santa Barbara Bowl

This past Sunday, the Santa Barbara Bowl played host to a whole lot of underground ‘90s hip-hop fans. Read story.

Friday, July 18, 2014
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