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Starry Nites Co-Founders Talk Festival's Debut

The Desert Stars creators tell us why S.B. is the perfect place for their new event. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Shane Koyczan Shares Stories at SOhO

The Canadian spoken-word artist tackles themes of bullying and death in his work. Read story.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pianist Igor Levit Plays S.B.

UCSB Arts & Lectures brings the rising star to Hahn Hall March 9. Read story.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Peter Bradley at the Squire Foundation

The artist is the subject of a new book on color in modern art. Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., March 9, 2017
Updated 12:46 p.m., March 9, 2017

S.B. Debuts New Public Sculpture, ‘1925’

Artists Kym Cochran and Jonathan PJ Smith commemorate the famous quake at Jardin de las Granadas. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Night Vale Haunts Lobero with ‘Ghost Stories’

The popular podcast, created by a UCSB alum, hosts a live performance on Valentine’s Day. Read story.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lit Moon Tackles Tennessee Williams

John Blondell brings ‘The Glass Menagerie’ to the Westmont stage. Read story.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Gerald DiPego Talks New Book, 'Write!'

Santa Ynez author offers writing tips at S.B. Writers Conference Read story.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Life in a Costume Shop: An Interview with Designer Pamela Shaw

Take a peek at film and stage costume designer Pamela Shaw. Read story.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

‘Killing the Hangman’: Good Atmosphere But Lacks Taut Storyline

James Pattillo’s novel lacks tautness, and his otherwise promising novel is doomed to a predictable end. Read story.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mount Moriah Dances the Metaphysical

The NC band’s third release is a soul-seeking set of Southern rock and country. Read story.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Aoife O’Donovan’s New Record Is Divine

‘In the Magic Hour’ offers a beautiful aural alchemy of songs. Read story.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

‘Flashdance the Musical’

Julia Macchio stars in stage “Flashdance.” Read story.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano Moves Forward

¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! presents legendary band with new leader Read story.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cloves’ Soulful Vocals

The slow, acoustic serenades in ‘XIII’ are perfect for when you need to clear your head. Read story.

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