What’s In a Name?

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In the case of the Juilliard String Quartet, a lot of history and a lot of cred. It has been around since 1946, won 4 Grammys and other awards, and is arguably the premiere American classical string quartet. They play classical rep as well as new and contemporary works, guaranteeing…

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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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