The Truth of the Matters

Fareed Zakaria - UCSB Arta lecture 9/27/16 Granada Theatre

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Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post columnist and host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, is one of the most thoughtful and insightful commentators on matters politic and global. His wide ranging (and sold out) talk at the Granada Theatre, kicking off UCSB’s Arts & Lectures 2016-17 season, focussed mainly on the U.S. presidential campaign…

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Toils and troubles aplenty

Jamison Jones as Macbeth and Kathryn Meisle as Lady Macbeth 9/18/16 New Vic Theatre

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Macbeth. The name alone delivers shivers. Ensemble Theatre Company’s new production will surely be dark and bloody, but there will also be some new twists in Artistic Director Jonathan Fox’s adaptation. This will be the first production of one of the Bard’s plays by ETC in nearly thirty years, in honor…

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Variety is.

Camerata Pacifica - Paul Huang, Richard O'Neill and Ani Aznivoorian 9/16/16 Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West

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Start off with Bach’s The Goldberg Variations, which is all about messing with a theme and add some spice; keep changing it in devilish ways. In this case, Paul Huang, Richard O’Neill and Ani Aznivoorian played the heck out of  Dimitri Sitkovetsky’s arrangement based on the iconic Glenn Gould recording. It’s a bit…

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