Nutcracker in October?

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The most performed ballet in the world has got to be The Nutcracker. Every December balletomanes and a lot of people whose ballet “experience” is limited to just this one old chestnut, fill theaters around the globe. Most professional companies, including the top ones, do it year after year and nearly…

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No longer a pejorative

Françoise Mouly and Anita Kunz - UCSB Arts & Lectures 10/17/16 Campbell Hall

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“Commercial artist” in some circles used to be considered an oxymoron, most likely by “non-commercial artists,” a moniker which now only applies to the ones who don’t sell their work. Striking, thought provoking and original artwork now fills the covers and contents of magazines, books and advertising and has a…

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A Really Young Lion

Joey Alexander swings at Campbell Hall - UCSB Arts & Lectures 10/16/16

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Piano prodigy Joey Alexander has a lot of buzz going for him, with good reason. He’s got gobs of talent, finely honed instincts and a deep understanding of Jazz that belie his tender age. He has the potential to become one of the greats if the arc of his rise continues and he’s already…

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The Whole 9 Yards

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The 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, the “Ode to Joy,” calls for a big collaboration. The Santa Barbara Symphony and Maestro Nir Kabaretti joined forces with members of the choruses from the Santa Barbara Choral Society, the Quire of Voices, UCSB and San Marcos High School, along with noted soloists Jeanine De…

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