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Music in the Making

Read about the folks creating lilting melodies that emanate from Santa Barbara in our annual music issue. Read story.

‘The Nutcracker’ Takes the Stage

State Street Ballet brings Tchaikovsky’s classic to the Granada Read story.

Russell Crotty’s ‘Remote and Curious Worlds’

Imaginary condos for real exoplanets at Porch Gallery Ojai. Read story.

Santa Barbara Christmas Revels

An Irish immigrant solstice celebration at the Lobero Read story.

‘The Nutcracker’ Takes the Stage

State Street Ballet brings Tchaikovsky’s classic to the Granada Read story.

‘The Feral Detective’ Is a Page-Turner

Jonathan Lethem’s novel follows mystery in off-the-grid community. Read story.

The Buzzcocks’s ‘The Way’

Not groundbreaking, but contains some ace Shelley tunes. Read story.

Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra Have Sizable Jazz Chops

Band gave a joyously fourth wall-breaking performance at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

‘The Grinch’ 2.0

Original version is best, but new one is a sight to behold. Read story.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

Thrilling recital of 20th-century sonatas. Read story.

The Deliciously Delirious World of 'Maniac'

TV’s strangest, trippiest, and most biochemically fantastical love story this year. Read story.

Warming Music as December Rolls In

Area acts Lucinda Lane, Uncle Uncle, and Eamon Fogarty, plus visiting visionaries. Read story.

Sam Yahel’s Showstopper Moment

Regina Carter returns to the Lobero; Sings Like Hell welcomes Ariana Gillis. Read story.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

Thrilling recital of 20th-century sonatas. Read story.

‘The Grinch’ 2.0

Original version is best, but new one is a sight to behold. Read story.

Last-Minute Gifts for the Wine Lover

Books, blending kits, tasting tickets, glassware, and more.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

Thrilling recital of 20th-century sonatas.

Game of the Week: Women’s Basketball: Wayland Baptist at Westmont

College basketball’s winningest team comes to play the Warriors.

SeaVees Steps Up for Wildfire Victims

Santa Barbara footwear company gives away new shoes.

Carpinteria’s Man of Manuka

David Noll’s Pacific Resources International imports honey and sea salt from New Zealand.

‘The Grinch’ 2.0

Original version is best, but new one is a sight to behold.

‘The Feral Detective’ Is a Page-Turner

Jonathan Lethem’s novel follows mystery in off-the-grid community.

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