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On March 18 and 19, the oaken lakeside grounds in Santa Ynez will be alight with the glow of stars, both celestial and of the indie-rock variety. For the first time, the Starry Nites Festival is set to rock the Live Oak Campground with a colorful pastiche of indie-rock, classic-rock, and psychedelic-rock acts such as Alan Parsons, The Kills, Cat Power, The Dandy Warhols, She Wants Revenge, and many more. The festival, started by Tommy Dietrick and Kerry Brown of Joshua Tree’s Desert Stars Festival, kicks off a festival season that also includes the culmination of Lucidity Festival before its transformation into something as yet unknown (see future issues for deeper coverage on Lucidity). For now, we spoke with Starry Nites’ founders about what makes this festival unique, plus interviews with Alan Parsons, She Wants Revenge, and Kolars.

Notorious S.T.M.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is a hero for Sabrina Teryn McGraw, who's headed for Boalt Hall and has a seat on the Ninth Circuit in her sights. Sabrina's been spending the past weeks as The Indy's court intern, sitting in on the Haobsh prelim and admiring the attorneys' styles of questioning. Her accomplishments are near-legendary at UCSB's Phi Alpha Delta, including graduating from the U with highest honors, earning the top GPA of women in social studies, writing speeches for Scottish Member of Parliament Dennis Robertson as his intern, and co-captaining ΦΑΔ's indoor soccer team "Raising the Bar." Whew! "I am all about trying to smash gender norms," Sabrina said, "and I hope that adding myself to the 19.2 percent of women in federal judgeships will help me work toward that." Notorious, in the making.

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Women’s Water Polo Power

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Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions brings Olympic dreams to the pool. Read story.

Dr. Curtis Roads Wins 2016 Giga-Hertz Award

UCSB Composer and Researcher Praised for Electronic Music Innovations

The UCSB composer and researcher wins praise for his electronic music innovations. Read story.

Music Academy Announces 2017 Season

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A community concert with the N.Y. Philharmonic is planned for La Playa Stadium. Read story.

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Two New County Supervisors Sworn In

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Jimmy McMullin Recalls His Uncle’s Restaurant, Owned and Operated While Blind

Jimmy McMullin recalls his uncle’s restaurant, which he owned and operated while blind. Read story.

Odell Runs 50 Charitable Miles For 50th

Westmont Athletic Director to Donate to Westmont and S.B. Track Club

The Westmont athletic director will donate to Westmont and the S.B. Track Club Read story.

Filmmaker Mike Mills Talks ‘20th Century Women’

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Let Leonard Peltier Go Free

Interview with a Native American Seeking Clemency After 41 Years Behind Bars

Interview with a Native American seeking clemency after 41 years behind bars. Read story.

Republicans Beat Strategic Retreat in Attack on Ethics Watchdog

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Scandal meets stupidity as Congress takes on Office of Congressional Ethics and Affordable Care Act. Read story.

Santa Barbara Montessori Suddenly Closes

K-6 Private School Never Fully Recovered from Great Recession

K-6 private school never fully recovered from Great Recession. Read story.

Tennis Phenom Kayla Day Goes Pro

Santa Barbara Teenage Superstar Will Play Australian Open This Month

Santa Barbara teenage superstar will play Australian Open this month. Read story.

Youth Drought Project Teaches Students and Homeowners

Nonprofit Group Helps Harvest Rainwater and Make Yards Sustainable

The nonprofit group helps harvest rainwater and make yards sustainable. Read story.

Santa Barbara’s Year in Pictures 2016

Our Annual Photographic Trip Down Recent Memory Lane

Our annual photographic trip down recent memory lane. Read story.

Magic Mushrooms for Early Christians?

New Book ‘The Psychedelic Gospels’ Explores Possibility of Holy Hallucinogens

The new book ‘The Psychedelic Gospels’ explores the possibility of holy hallucinogens. Read story.

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