It All Begins Tomorrow!

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DANCEworks Santa Barbara begins its 9th iteration Monday Aug. 7 on the stage of the Lobero Theatre, and appropriate to the change to this steamy month, the new work this year’s artist-in-residence choreographer Kate Weare will be creating in collaboration with artistic director Esteban Moreno of Union Tanguera (FRANCE) promises to be hot! The dancers…

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Twanged!

Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Bill Kirchen perform at Sings Like Hell 7/29/17 The Lobero Theatre

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The July edition of Sings Like Hell was an evening of slinky licks, great songs, a little nostalgia and a lot of what is now called “Americana” music. Headlining that night were Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Bill Kirchen. Gilmore, a founder of The Flatlanders with Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, which arguably kicked off…

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Poor Richard

Lit Moon Theatre Company - actress Marie Ponce-DeLeon as Richard III 3/7/17 Westmont College

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Who else but Lit Moon Theater Company and director John Blondell would put on a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III with 4 women playing all the roles? Well, in these days of gender fluidity, seems like a natural. A little bit of humor has been injected into this dark tale of…

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Contrasts in Substance and Style

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Summer is a time for workshops, intensives, conservatories and similar programs for young people who want to hone their skills in the performing arts, just like other kids go to summer camps to learn archery and canoeing. Or even math, these days. Acting and ballet aim for the same thing–to entertain and inspire–but…

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