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Award Winning Author and Part-Time Zombie Enthusiast Margaret Atwood Charms Campbell

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, renowned Canadian writer Margaret Atwood visited UCSB as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the College of Creative Studies and gave a talk in Campbell Hall through Arts & Lec...
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‘The Body (El Querpo)’

This year the Spanish psychological thriller “The Body (El Cuerpo)” had its U.S. premiere in front of a full theater at the Metro 4 Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara as part of SBIFF. The film, wh...
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Friends, Romans, Prisoners: “Caesar Must Die”

There are no actors in the film “Caesar Must Die,” at least not in the conventional sense. The Italian documentary film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and played during the fi...
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Ra Ra Riot Drops Two Members, New Album

On Jan. 22, New York-based indie band Ra Ra Riot released their third studio album, Beta Love. As a band who has already undergone a variety of change — first with the death of drummer John Pike, an...
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‘Musicwood’

“Musicwood,” a documentary film directed by Maxine Trump, follows the journey for the salvation of one of music’s dearest instruments: the acoustic guitar. At the heart of the story are world- f...
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Beerfest Quenches Attendees With Local Craft Brews

I came. I drank. I conquered. Actually, the beer conquered me, but that’s a different story … I’m referring to Santa Barbara’s 2012 Beer Festival, which took place on Oct. 20 at Elings Park. A...
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The Lumineers Inspire Joy and Reverence at the Lobero

On Friday, October 5th, Denver- based American-folk band The Lumineers performed a sold-out show at the Lobero Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara. Although the band’s self-titled debut album was just...
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CLAS Celebrates Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month, Campus Learning Assistance Services hosted its f irst Poetr y Booth last Thursday, along with award-winning poet and Poetry Booth creator, Michelle Detorie. The even...
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Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die Keeps Her Fame Alive

Six months ago, nobody knew who Lana Del Rey was. Last October she released a grainy self-made music video for her single, “Video Games,” and the Internet exploded into a Lana Del Rey shrine. But,...
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KCSB Celebrates 50 Years of Free Radio

In 2010, the Santa Barbara Independent regarded KCSB as “one of the few remaining free form radio stations in the United States.” It was this kind of praise and recognition that KCSB received and ...
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Codes and Keys Unlocks More Optimistic Doors

  It seems like I’ll never escape the fact that Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard is happily married to doe-eyed indie princess, Zooey Deschanel. This indie marriage made in heaven seems to h...
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Eisley Serenades Crowd at the Troubador

Texas-based indie rock band Eisley performed a sold-out show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Sunday. The show was a part of Eisley’s current Turning Tides Tour, promoting their recent release...
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“Simple Math”: Somewhat Satisfying

With two albums already under their belts, Atlanta indie rock band Manchester Orchestra decided that with their third album, Simple Math, it was time to finally have — wait for it — an orchestra.
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Howlin’ Winds Rocks UCSB

  Santa Barbara band Howlin’ Woods came to UCSB and performed at Storke Tower last week. The four-piece band, which includes Matthew Farrington (drums), Griffin Chetakian (lead guitar), Brian C...
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Roz Chast, New Yorker Cartoonist, Speaks

On Monday, April 4, UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomed American cartoonist Roz Chast to speak to a small audience.
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