Trial by Chalk

UCSB Dept. of Theater & Dance - publicity photos for Berthold Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" 5/11/17 UCSB Studio Theater

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Berthold Brecht’s “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” is a multilayered exploration of human nature. The good, the bad, the ugly and the beautiful, all wrapped in a wide-ranging play that covers revolution, corruption, politics, and the power of compassion and love. Informed by the aftermath of the Russian revolution and the…

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The Seasoned Troubadour and the Aussie Wunderkind

Rodney Crowell @ Sings Like Hell 5/7/17 The Lobero Theatre

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Rodney Crowell is a legendary luminary of the singer/songwriter/alt-country world and he returned to Sings Like Hell for another (his third) great show at the Lobero Theatre. Associations with Emmy Lou Harris, Roseanne Cash and Mary Karr, numerous hits and awards are just part of his story. Titles like “If Looks…

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Three’s a Charm

Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Yo Yo Ma playing Bach Trios - UCSB Arts & Lectures 5/2/17 The Granada Theatre

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Mandolin, cello and bass would not be the first combination of instruments that springs to the minds of most for playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s trios, but it was on the minds of Chris Thile, Yo Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer for quite a while. These three titans of their respective…

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Now That’s Big!

Marisa McCleod conducting young musicians for the BRAVO! concert at the Page Youth Center 4/29/17

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The Santa Barbara Symphony joined forces with the Santa Barbara Unified School District in a program called BRAVO!, and brought together nearly 200 young musicians to make a joyful noise at the Page Youth Center’s cavernous gymnasium. Under the direction of the Symphony’s principal bassoonist and music educator Marisa McCleod, respective conductors…

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