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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The next wave

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Talented Santa Barbara County area classical vocal and instrumental students take part in the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation Annual Competition. The finalists gather each year at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort to strut their stuff and vie for a chance to win some serious money to help with their studies. This…

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No barbarian

Conan O'Brien & Dick Smith - UCSB Arts & Lectures 4/16/16 Arlington Theater

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But he is crazy. Conan O’Brien dropped by the Arlington Theater last weekend for a crazy funny “interview” with TV producer Dick Smith. A wide-ranging romp thru O’Brien’s life and career, he even made late arrivals and a malfunctioning “Madonna-style” head mic hilarious. As part of this UCSB Arts &…

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A bountiful trip in time and space

Nicholas Daniel and JiHye Jung - Camerata PAcifica 4/13/16 Hahn Hall, MAW

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Beginning with the dark and inviting “Journey to the End of the Night” by Nigel Osborne, taking wing with the eerily beautiful “Morning Dove Sonnet” by Christopher Deane and landing in a world of ravishing melody in the world premiere of the commissioned “New Work for Oboe, Harp, Cello and Percussion” by…

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