Girl Talk +

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Local writer and SB Independent columnist Starshine Rochell began her UCSB Arts & Lectures interview of fiery comic Samantha Bee by asking about Bee’s passion for blazers, and it kind of set the tone for the evening as a sort of get-to-know-the-real-person-behind-the-star affair. The relaxed chat was a real contrast…

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Starting Early

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As often happens during a Q&A following a masterclass, child prodigy Leila Josefowicz was asked how long she has played the violin. She started at age three, and it turns out she soloed with the Santa Barbara Symphony at age nine. I imagine it occurred to some of the aspiring…

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Is The View Different Now?

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The news is filled with inappropriate behavior by men toward young women and their over-reliance on violence, and the thorny knot of immigration which may never be untied, so Arthur Miller’s 1955 play “A View From the Bridge” takes on some new meaning and relevance for today’s audiences. There are…

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Distressed Damsel Delights

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Opera Santa Barbara began their 2017-18 season with Jules Massenet’s “Manon,” their most ambitious production to date. Boasting hundreds of costumes, a huge chorus and the lovely voice, visage and acting of Sarah Coburn in the title role, it was a tremendous success. Brava!

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