All you can eat

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Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour” brought the whole meal to the Lobero’s table April 7th. Daughter Sarah Lee served up a delicious set of hors d’oeuvres to get everyone in the mood, and she even got some assistance from husband Johnny Irion and their 2 daughters for a sweet family sing along. After…

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Buoso’s photo shoot

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Brooks Firestone’s “Opera Star!” adventure continues: Heather Sterling turns Brooks Firestone into Buoso Donati, the dead man lying in Opera Santa Barbara’s “Gianni Schicchi” publicity photo shoot. While Brooks, Monica Yunus (Lauretta) and Jason Slayden (Rinuccio) were being transformed thru the magic of makeup, my first task was to create a death…

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Trifonov dazzles

CAMA Santa Barbara - Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Daniil Trifonov - piano 3/24/16 Granada Theatre

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A fantastic performance! Orchestra Symphonique de Montereal filled the Granada Theatre stage March 24 for a triumphant return to Santa Barbara after around 40 years. Under the baton of Kent Nagano, the evening featured a stupendous young pianist, Danil Trifonof, playing a jaw-dropping Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major,…

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Launch it!

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This year’s edition of Launchpad, UCSB Theater Department’s artist residency and performance program for new plays, features “WE WANT THE FUNK, a rustbelt lullaby on the one!” written by multi-talented Idris Goodwin. In a round (well, yeah, it’s a rectangle) table give and take session, playwright, director Risa Brainin, actors and production team explore…

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