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Review: Self Evident Truths at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry

This nationally touring collection of photographs will culminate with a 2016 show in Washington, D.C. Read story.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: The Summer Impressionists, 2014 at Sullivan Goss

The cosmopolitan tendency in late 19th-century art was toward impressionism, then a new style out of France. Read story.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director Matt Reeves’s Planet of the Apes sequel is more poetic and carefully structured than its predecessor. Read story.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Looped at the New Vic

Diane Louise Salinger is brilliant as bad-girl actress Tallulah Bankhead in Ensemble Theatre Company’s latest production. Read story.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Review: Arsenic and Old Lace at SBCC’s Garvin Theatre

Wednesday’s preview performance showed great potential for this new take on the classic comedy. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review: Third Person

Paul (Crash, Million Dollar Baby) writes and directs this problematic tale of three interconnected couples. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review: Richard Thompson at the Lobero Theatre

The guitarist and singer opened up the show for himself on Wednesday, July 9. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review: The Academy Festival Orchestra July 12

Strauss, Beethoven, and Ravel were on call in this lustrous evening at the Granada. Read story.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Review: Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The former Beatle may have held the headliner spot on Saturday, but the real revelations came from his bandmates. Read story.

Originally published 2:00 p.m., July 14, 2014
Updated 11:14 a.m., July 15, 2014

Review: Daniel Hope at Hahn Hall

The Mosher Guest Artist led the Academy fellows for his exciting debut with Music Academy of the West. Read story.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Begin Again

The Once writer/director gives us a more-polished version of his breakaway musical hit. Read story.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Review: Bob Weir and RatDog at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Hippie ethos and jam-band noodling prove the perfect start to the all-American holiday weekend. Read story.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review: Tammy

Melissa McCarthy returns to the big screen in this moneymaking romp, cowritten and directed by her husband Ben Falcone. Read story.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review: The Knocks at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

We’ve got one question: Why so much gear? Read story.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Review: Joan Baez at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Indigo Girls stole the show away from its headliner on Wednesday, July 2. Read story.

Monday, July 7, 2014
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