The good times rolled

James Hunter leans back and lets it rip, The James Hunter Six - Sings Like Hell 5/24/16 Lobero Theatre

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The James Hunter Six rocked into Santa Barbara and proceeded to get everybody in the Lobero jumpin’ up on the good foot for Sings Like Hell at it’s best. Those 6 white boys hailing from across the pond played that funky soul music, and even JB would have approved. Their…

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Maybe space is the place

Salvation arrives - "We Want the Funk" - UCSB Theater & Dance 5/27/16 Hatlen Theater

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What do you get when you mix Sun Ra’s interplanetary “cosmic philosophy” with funk music and the decline of the auto industry? We Want the Funk, a rustbelt lullaby on the one! It’s a hot brand new new play written by NEA award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin, developed and presented by UCSB’s Theater &…

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A full evening

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Supper Club  5/17/16 Lobero Theatre courtyard

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The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra offers patrons a full evening’s entertainment at each of it’s concerts.  Delicious food, special wine and an inteview with a member of the orchestra are regular features of the Supper Club which begins the event. For the May iteration of this popular program, Refugio Ranch Vineyards provided…

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Let’s dance

SBDI's "Rhythms From Around The World" 1st show, solo runs 5/15/16 Marjorie Luke theatre

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Santa Barbara Dance Institute’s mission is “to inspire children to realize their true potential by motivating them to believe in themselves, be responsible, and develop a personal standard of excellence.” A lofty goal which yeilds some big results – a decrease in school violence and real academic improvements, as well as more…

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