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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Neil Young Plays Pop-Up Shows in Santa Barbara

The rock and roll legend performed three consecutive nights at the Lobero. Read story.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Andrea Riseborough Shines in ‘Nancy’

This impressive first feature film drops us into the murky world of Nancy, who may or may not be a woman kidnapped as a young girl. Read story.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sugarland Gives Spectacular Performance

Country pop duo is back and better than ever after five-year hiatus. Read story.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’ Is Sublime Work

Author Arundhati Roy writes novel of breathtaking humanity and scope. Read story.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Comes to Life in Solvang

While the script itself may leave the audience wanting, the PCPA cast and crew do not. Read story.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

‘Anthony Bourdain’s Les Halles Cookbook’: Classic Bistro Cooking

2004 book expresses the celebrity chef’s personality and ethos Read story.

Monday, June 18, 2018

The Household Horror of ‘Hereditary’

The film creates an eerie mood but falls short on plot. Read story.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Cookin’ at the Cookery Grabs Ahold of the Audience

ETC’s production offers an enjoyable, toe-tapping evening of excellent music and a cast and band that exude genuine joy in the performance. Read story.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 Ojai Music Festival

Music director Patricia Kopatchinskaja’s wildly inventive weekend Read story.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

2018 Floor to Air Review

‘Sonnet of Limbs’ at the Lobero Read story.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tom Jones Gives Powerful Set at the Bowl

As comfortable with pop as he is with soul, blues, R&B, rock and roll, and gospel, Jones revealed why he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Read story.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

‘Murder Gone Missing’ Disappoints

Had the execution of this mystery been equal to its conception, this book might have worked. Read story.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

War and George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

A pair of famed funkmasters at the Santa Barbara Bowl Read story.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

‘Lost in Space’ Is Netflix’s Latest Binge-Worthy Series

The series deftly blends family-friendly elements with bizarre, scary forces. Read story.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Chirgilchin Bring Its Music to Santa Barbara

Master throat singers from the Russian Republic of Tuva performed at UCSB on May 18. Read story.

Friday, June 1, 2018
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