Heart like a wheel

"A Conversation with Linda Ronstadt" 4/21/16 Lobero Theatre

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Linda Ronstadt’s music and career make a pretty compelling subject for a show, even more so when Linda Ronstadt is the one telling the story. For about 70 minutes she held the audience at the Lobero Theatre spellbound and loving it as she recounted her life, with a slideshow, snippets from her…

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What a visit!

Kathleen Turner Workshop for UCSB Dept. of Theater & Dance 4/21/16

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Kathleen Turner’s residency during this year’s UCSB Theater Dept. Michael Douglas Visiting Artist Program was by turns hilarious, rigorously educational and an all around blast. The multiple Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee gave priceless insights into the mechanics and magic of acting on stage and in movies during workshops for…

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Curtain up!

Maestro Breid and the whole cast of Opera Santa Barbara's "Gianni Schicchi" after the final performance.

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Buoso Donati’s moment of glory finally arrives. Preparations backstage and down in the dressing rooms below stage are well in hand, the scenery is set, the lighting perfected and the orchestra tuned up. Now it’s showtime! Opera Santa Barbara’s production of ‘Gianni Schicchi” took flight Friday April 22 and it was a hilarious…

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Royalty in the house

Jazz legend Kenny Barron laying down the real deal while making it look easy.

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Kenny Barron is one of the greatest pianists of the American Jazz scene. He has made hundreds of recordings and performed countless times, but not at the Lobero Theatre. Until April 18th that is, when he and his superbly talented trio held the audience in rapt sway. Barron’s elegant, melody laden  razor…

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