Seville Disobedience

Harold Meers as Don Jose and Leann Sandel-Pantaleo as Carmen - Opera Santa Barbara 10/20/16 Alhecama Theatre

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Bizet’s Carmen is one of the most performed and beloved operas and it has timeless resonance. The story of a woman who does exactly what she wants with her life, but has to pay the ultimate price in the end, losing her life because a man can’t take being rejected. The title character is sexually liberated,…

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Branches of the Tree

Maceo Parker - UCSB Arts & Lectures 10/27/16 Campbell Hall

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The Jones Family Singers and Maceo Parker: Gospel, Blues and Funk. Music that grew out of the African American experience, reflective of hopes, dreams, pain and joy, those different branches of that solid oak were on magnificent and make-you-wanna-move display out at Campbell Hall last Thursday. The Jones Family literally filled the…

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How Funny is That?

Illustrator Maira Kalman and proposed "New Yorker" cover art sketch - UCSB Arts & Lectures 10/24/16 Campbell Hall

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Very, actually. Maira Kalman is a highly talented artist, illustrator, writer and designer, and a very funny raconteur. She is witty and her humor is gently mordant, often relying on the intelligence of the listener to fill in the blanks. Nearly hidden behind the lectern, she was larger than life anyway, showing…

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Jookin all over the place

Lil Buck - UCSB Arts & Lectures 10/25/16 Granada Theatre

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Santa Barbara will not be the same after a whirlwind Arts & Lectures residency by Lil Buck and his partner in all things Jookin, Ron Myles. They led exciting masterclasses for students at UCSB,  Santa Barbara Dance Arts and Santa Barbara High School. The pinnacle for students and non-students alike…

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