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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

‘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

‘Cabaret’ Is a Well-Crafted Presentation

UCSB delivers a provocative vision of entertainment in times of decay. Read story.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Jay Farrar Duo and Johnny Irion Play the Lobero

It was a night of high tones and low drones (sitar and otherwise) across the beautiful acoustic spectrum. Read story.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Modest Mouse Sets the Arlington Ablaze

The band trotted out songs from all of their seven albums, giving the audience a career-spanning grand tour in the space of two hours. Read story.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Audra McDonald’s Sublime Offerings

The singer skillfully weaved a musical mosaic, spotlighting the work of young musical theater artists. Read story.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

State Street Ballet Presents ‘Modern Masters’

The dance company performed seven contemporary works at the New Vic Theatre Read story.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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