2016 Indy Theater Awards: Who Won What (Charles Donelan)

Location, Location, Location: The Business of Staging Work in S.B. (Ninette Paloma)

ON THE COVER: (from left) Leo Cortez as Fighting Prawn, Matt Koenig as Black Stache, and Andrew Philpot as Lord Aster in PCPA’s Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Luis Escobar / Reflections Photography Studio.

Armando the Award Painter

For many years, ceramicist Armando de la Rocha has been jumping off the pottery wheel on his Santa Barbara Street porch to paint our Indy Awards, which were given out to the S.B. theater world’s brightest stars this past Monday. An artist in town since 1997, De la Rocha, who is originally from Guadalajara, also teaches at Roosevelt and Crane schools, and has worked the kilns at SBCC over the years, as well. You can find his Mexican-influenced, skeleton-laden pottery down at the beach show on Cabrillo Boulevard every Sunday, or see him in action tonight, Thursday, May 26, when he’s conquering clay outside of the Granada Theatre from 5-8:30 p.m. as part of Santa Barbara Downtown’s Live Art & Wine Tour. 

In Print

Shipbuilding in Sycamore Canyon

Ken and Loretta Minor Spend Quarter-Century Crafting 29-Foot Sailboat

Ken and Loretta Minor spend quarter-century crafting 29-foot sailboat. Read story.

2016 Spring Happenings

Warm Zephyrs Bring an Abundance of Arts, Music, Events, and Fun.

Warm zephyrs bring an abundance of arts, music, events, and fun. Read story.


A New Live/Work/Arts Community Emerges on Garden Street

A new live/work/arts community emerges on Garden Street. Read story.

Let Lyin’ Dogs Sleep

Poodle Denied Face Time with Clinton

The Poodle is denied face time with Clinton. Read story.

Smart Phones = Dumb Kids?

Panel Discussion Follows Showing of Screenagers Doc

Panel discussion follows showing of 'Screenagers' documentary. Read story.

Maudet’s Crêpes: From Brittany, with Love

Benedicte Maudet Launches Fresh Crêpe and Gallete Business on East Haley Street

Benedicte Maudet launches her fresh crêpe and gallete business on East Haley Street. Read story.

Ra Ra Riot Shines on ‘Need Your Light’

Synth-Pop Rock Band Comes to Santa Barbara

Synth-pop rock band comes to Santa Barbara on tour for its latest record. Read story.

David Crosby Plays Solo at the Granada Theatre

CSNY and The Byrds Cofounder Talks New Solo Renaissance

The CSNY and The Byrds cofounder talks new solo renaissance. Read story.

Lucidity Festival 2016

More than 100 Musicians Plus Educational Courses

This year boasts more than 100 musicians plus pre-event educational courses. Read story.

Pico Opens in Los Alamos General Store

Will Henry and Kali Kopley Aim to Elevate Wine-Country Dining

Will Henry and Kali Kopley aim to elevate Santa Barbara wine-country dining. Read story.

Enda Duffy and the New Irish Renaissance

UCSB Professor Duffy Brings Irish Literature to a New Generation of Students

UCSB Professor Duffy brings Irish Literature to a new generation of students Read story.

There Will Be Dog

Desal Plant Hit with Collateral Damage from Coastal Commission Putsch

Desal plant hit with collateral damage from Coastal Commission putsch. Read story.

Hundreds of Farmworkers Laid Off

Homeland Security Investigations Strip Santa Maria Workforces Amid Labor Shortage

Homeland Security investigations strip Santa Maria workforces amid labor shortage. Read story.

Schnitzel and Me and Rain on the Roof

A Wintery Love Song to Dutch Garden, Santa Barbara’s Bastion of German Food

Behold the wintery love song to Dutch Garden, Santa Barbara’s bastion of German food. Read story.

Heartbreak and Hope in Lesbos

Santa Barbara Couple on Front Lines of Refugee Crisis

A Santa Barbara couple has been on the front lines of Europe’s refugee crisis. Read story.

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