Doing Women’s Work

State Street Ballet - "Anne's Window" by Cecily Stewart 5/14/16 New Vic Theatre

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Women’s work is never finished, but some was definitely “done” at the New Vic Theatre when State Street Ballet presented an eclectic program of works by 5 women choreographers. Beginning with “Vista,”a classically grounded ensemble and pas de deux by Sophie Monat set to Bach and ending with a theater/dance work “Anne’s Window” by Cecily…

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May flowers

Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

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I know, we didn’t get much rain (any?) in April, but aural flowers bloomed on stage May 13 at Hahn Hall in the form of Samuel Barber’s String Quartet in B minor, Op. 11, Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70, and Elgar’s Quintet in A minor for Piano & Strings,…

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These genes were tight

CAMA Santa Barbara - Misha Maisky accompanied by Lily ably assisted by her 1/2 brother Maxim 5/12/16 Lobero Theatre

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Hailing from Belgium, super-cellist Mischa Maisky came to the Lobero for a long overdue Santa Barbara debut accompanied by pianist daughter Lily with her 11 year old half-brother Maxim as page-turner (who showed he knows a thing or two about music too). Musically, it was a rich and varied evening of Beethoven, Piazzola and Britten,…

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A visit to the Temple

Author, Professor and Autism Spokesperson Temple Grandin - UCSB Arts & Lectures 5/10/16 Granada Theatre

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Temple Grandin is funny, and, she’s very informative without being too didactic. She has a serious intellect which happens to be informed by visual thinking rather than word thinking, but her rapid-fire delivery and great facility with words prove that a visual thinker can use them very effectively! In fact, one can’t help thinking…

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