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Performing Arts 2008

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Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland.

Published on September 16, 2008

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STP frontman Scott Weiland (left) belts through the hits with guitarist Dean DeLeo during last Saturday's tour-closing show.

Published on September 16, 2008

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Canadian crooner Michael Buble served up a collection of American standards and original compositions during his two-night stint at the Bowl.

Published on May 13, 2008

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Reggae great Don Carlos packed SOhO on Saturday night with his infectious brand of rootsy jams.

Published on April 8, 2008

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Trumpeter Bobby Bradford returned to town last Saturday for an evening of blues and jazz at UCSB.

Published on February 12, 2008

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America's Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley rock out during their Sunday night performance at the Granada Theatre.

Published on April 8, 2008

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Singer, songwriter, and feminist icon Ani DiFranco brought the house down Sunday night at the Lobero Theatre.

Published on April 8, 2008

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Mudcrutch at the Arlington

Published on December 23, 2008

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Charles Lloyd has never sounded better, whether it is on tenor sax (pictured), alto sax, flute, or even piano.

Published on June 4, 2008

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Tennessee rockers Lucero (fronted by Ben Nichols, pictured) played to an eager and rowdy crowd at Stateside last Friday night.

Published on July 28, 2008

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Frontman Ben Gibbard led Death Cab for Cutie through a set of tunes new and old last Tuesday at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Published on June 30, 2008

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss delivered a splendid collection of duets and solos to a packed Bowl crowd last Wednesday.

Published on July 1, 2008

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John Mellencamp

Published on August 4, 2008

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Dwight Trible brought his unique, compelling, and at times improvisational jazz vocals to SOhO last Wednesday night.

Published on August 12, 2008

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Larry Carltoo at Soho

Published on December 23, 2008

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David Sanborn recalled the compositional genius of Ray Charles and the soulful style of saxophonist Hank Crawford at his recent Lobero Theatre appearance.

Published on August 19, 2008

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Iconic country crooner Willie Nelson delighted fans at Saturday night's Bowl show with a smattering of songs from his nearly 30-year-long career.

Published on September 8, 2008

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Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson played a mix of oldies, goodies, and tunes from his new album, That Lucky Old Sun, during last Wednesday's show at the Lobero.

Published on September 15, 2008

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Saxophonist and Gatsby Jazz Festival headliner Gerald Albright was a hands-down highlight of the multifaceted first annual smooth jazz concert.

Published on September 2, 2008

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Pianist Christopher Taylor explored the limits of musical endurance with his two-and-a-half hour solo performance of Olivier Messiaen's Vingt regards.

Published on July 14, 2008

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James Taylor

Published on August 4, 2008

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Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne led an ecstatic crowd through a night of song, dance, and new wave worship during Saturday's performance at the Arlington.

Published on October 6, 2008

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Ahmad Jamal at the Lobero Theatre

Published on December 23, 2008

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Superstar prodigy Lang Lang has played Santa Barbara several times before, including a recital at Campbell Hall in 2003. Here he is seen onstage at the Granada on Tuesday, October 28.

Published on November 4, 2008

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k.d. lang returned to the Arlington Theatre on Saturday night, performing a collection of country, pop, and standards that spanned her career.

Published on October 14, 2008

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Soloist Joan Kwuon joined the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61.

Published on November 4, 2008

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Blitzen Trapper's Eric Earley (left) and Marty Marquis (right) led the Portland-based band through a set of folk-tinged rock-outs on Monday night at Muddy Waters Cafe.

Published on December 2, 2008

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Simon Le Bon leads Duran Duran through a set of new tracks and old favorites during their season-opening performance at the Santa Barbara Bowl on Saturday.

Published on May 6, 2008

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CCR frontman John Fogerty dished up the hits along with some new material Sunday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Published on May 6, 2008

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Nas at UCSB's Extravaganza

Published on December 23, 2008

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Robert Smith talked less and sang more during The Cure's set at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

Published on June 4, 2008

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Published on August 29, 2008

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Published on August 29, 2008

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Radiohead

Published on August 29, 2008

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Published on August 29, 2008

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George Clinton at the West Beach Music Festival

Published on December 23, 2008

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George Clinton at the West Beach Music Festival

Published on December 23, 2008

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Lila Downs at the West Beach Music Festival

Published on December 23, 2008

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The crowd at George Clinton at the West Beach Music Festival

Published on December 23, 2008

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Night time at the West Beach Music Festival

Published on December 23, 2008

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Brendan Benson (left) and Jack White share guitar duties onstage during last Thursday's Raconteurs show.

Published on October 2, 2008

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Alicia Keys at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Published on December 23, 2008

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Charlie Haden (pictured) led his Liberation Music Orchestra through a stunning string of politically charged music this past Saturday night at the Lobero.

Published on November 4, 2008

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John Doe

Published on December 8, 2008

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Ziggy Marley

Published on September 16, 2008

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Jason Miraz at the West Beach Music Festival

Published on December 23, 2008

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Jackson Browne mixed classic hits with newer tunes during his rollicking Friday night performance at the Arlington.

Published on October 7, 2008

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Former Pixies frontman Frank Black took to the stage under his Black Francis moniker Saturday night at Velvet Jones.

Published on August 25, 2008

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The multitalented Ben Harper led his band of Innocent Criminals through a mix of rock, soul, and classic covers during Friday night's Bowl show.

Published on August 25, 2008

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Steve Miller

Published on August 12, 2008

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Steve Miller (right) rocks out with fellow band mates Billy Peterson (left) and Gordy Knudtson (center) during Thursday night's Bowl show.

Published on August 12, 2008

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Snoop Dogg opened the show when 311's annual Summer Unity Tour stopped at the Santa Barbara Bowl last week.

Published on July 1, 2008

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Snoop Dogg

Published on December 23, 2008

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Despite a hollow start, Brandi Carlile developed a rapport with her Lobero crowd on Sunday evening.

Published on June 24, 2008

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Jazz veterans Bill Frisell and Joey Baron wowed a packed house at the Lobero Theatre on Saturday night.

Published on January 16, 2008

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The Santa Barbara Bowl warmly welcomed Sheryl Crow's eclectic mix of new tunes, old favorites, and classic rock covers last Thursday night.

Published on June 17, 2008

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Acclaimed singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright stopped by the Marjorie Luke last Thursday for an intimate solo performance.

Published on March 13, 2008

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Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and David Crosby.

Published on June 24, 2008

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The stylish and self-deprecating Keb' Mo' brought rootsy blues to the middle-class masses when he played the Lobero last Friday.

Published on June 17, 2008

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Helio Sequence's Benjamin Weikel (left) and Brandon Summers rocked SOhO well into the wee hours last Friday night.

Published on June 17, 2008

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Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, and Jack DeJohnette combined free improvisation with old-fashioned showmanship at the Granada.

Published on April 22, 2008

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Odetta

Published on December 23, 2008

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SB Symphony World Percussion Fest - Colin Curie

Published on December 23, 2008

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UCSB A&L - Eiko & Koma "Mourning" - Campbell Hall 5/1/08

Published on December 23, 2008

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Ensemble Theatre - Syringa Tree

Published on December 23, 2008

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Parsons Dance @ Lobero theatre 5/2/08

Published on December 23, 2008

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Feeling the burn: Pyrospin performers get fired up at Reds, practicing for a gig at L.A.'s Decom festival.

Published on March 11, 2008

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Published on March 11, 2008

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Published on March 11, 2008

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Closing Night of the West Beach Music Festival

Published on December 23, 2008

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