Sounding so sweet

Karla Bonoff at the Lobero Theatre 8/18/16

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  Karla Bonoff has one of the sweetest voices and writes achingly beautiful songs about being in and falling out of love, so it was a truly special evening, to be serenaded by one of the greatest singer/songwriters of our time. Karla is also a master of between song banter. Her story about Wynonna Judd (known…

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A balmy evening of

Kristin Lee, the first "Bernard Gondos Chair in Violin" 8/17/16 Lovelace residence

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The wonderful home of hostess Lilian Lovelace, nestled in the foothills above Montecito, made the perfect setting for a languorous evening of fine music and food in honor of Camerata Pacifica’s new “Bernard Gondos Chair in Violin,” Kristin Lee. Attendees were treated to a short concert by Ms. Lee accompanied by Egle Januleviciute, followed by a…

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Labors of love

Beatrice still resists in "Much ado About Nothing" 8/15/16 UCSB Studio Theater

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Which amounts to “Much Ado About Nothing” in the case of this Tango. Mixed signals, jealous plots, blundering fools, a resurrection, a lot of tears, angst, some singing & dancing, and even great merriment? Naked Shakes strike again. In the capable hands of director Irwin Appel and a crew of fine actors…

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