No longer a pejorative

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“Commercial artist” in some circles used to be considered an oxymoron, most likely by “non-commercial artists,” a moniker which now only applies to the ones who don’t sell their work. Striking, thought provoking and original artwork now fills the covers and contents of magazines, books and advertising and has a…

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A Really Young Lion

Joey Alexander swings at Campbell Hall - UCSB Arts & Lectures 10/16/16

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Piano prodigy Joey Alexander has a lot of buzz going for him, with good reason. He’s got gobs of talent, finely honed instincts and a deep understanding of Jazz that belie his tender age. He has the potential to become one of the greats if the arc of his rise continues and he’s already…

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The Whole 9 Yards

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The 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the “Ode to Joy,” calls for a big collaboration. The Santa Barbara Symphony and Maestro Nir Kabaretti joined forces with members of the choruses from the Santa Barbara Choral Society, the Quire of Voices, UCSB and San Marcos High School, along with noted soloists Jeanine De…

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Camerata Pacifica’s October concert

Inna Failks - Camerata Pacifica 10/14/16 Hahn Hall

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Evocative lighting and superb playing by Inna Faliks and Robert Koenig who stepped in at the last minute due to the illness of scheduled guest Vasilly Primakov. Paul Huang, the Bob Christiansen Violin Chair, also shone in this delightful and deep concert.

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