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Tonight: Giraffage’s Beats Hit Santa Barbara

The electro-wunderkind has made waves in the last year, and so have Speak Volumes and We The Beat, the impressive local music lovers, bloggers and organizers who hope to make Giraffage part of your Th...
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Presenting: Arts & Lectures

Winter break is always, always too short. Happily, UCSB Arts & Lectures offers us plenty of events to be excited about for the coming quarter. Here are just a few to help you come down from that fleet...
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Coachella: A Vow

Coachella, this year I vow to make the most of my time with you. Three hot, sweaty days and nights, and all within walking distance of my parents’ house — what more could a girl ask for?
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Bluegrass Music’s Illustrious “MOB” Plays SB

On Oct. 3 many people from across the Santa Barbara community, as well as UCSB students, gathered at Campbell Hall to watch UCSB Arts & Lectures present the Masters of Bluegrass.
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A to Z Treasure Map of Art to Find at UCSB

Artsweek editors Demi Anter and Audrey Bacheldor present a map to all of the creative treasure Santa Barbara has to offer.
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Comedy at its Finest: Izzard at Campbell Hall

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Eddie Izzard brought his latest comedy show to Campbell Hall to the delight of the hundreds of people who filled the seats (the show sold out for nonstudents in record time). Wei...
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Artsweek’s End of the Quarter Picks–Punch Brothers – Lobero Theatre – Tues. Dec. 4, 8:00 p.m.

If you haven’t heard the Punch Brothers before, now is the time to have a listen. The five piece progressive bluegrass band will play the Lobero Theatre next Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. The Punch Bro...
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Jane’s Addiction Brings Spectacle to SB Bowl

A large crowd of local music fans spent their Sunday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl and witnessed performances that were moving, rockin’ and … really weird by bands thenewno2, The Airborne Toxic ...
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Laurie Anderson Mesmerizes with Voice and Violin

There’s a funny thing about getting paid to go to and write about performances. As much as you might look forward to seeing a certain artist, you get spoiled and you forget that a single show on som...
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David Byrne and St. Vincent Bring Their Strange Love to Santa Barbara

On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Arlington Theatre was host to two powerful performers for an Arts & Lectures event. Talking Heads’ frontman David Byrne and indie art rock goddess St. Vincent (a.k.a. A...
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Birds of Chicago and Sean Hayes Jam at SOhO

A mostly young, scattered-with-40-and-50-somethings audience was pleased last Friday night at SOhO in downtown Santa Barbara when American roots band Birds of Chicago and reggae-rock-soul musician Sea...
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Folk Bands Set to Wow SB Tomorrow

This Friday, Oct. 12, two fantastic performances will grace the SOhO stage in downtown Santa Barbara starting at 9:30 p.m.: Sean Hayes and Birds of Chicago. Headliner Sean Hayes is a seasoned performe...
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Strawberry Music Festival

Oh, how I love bluegrass. Oh, how I love all of the things that people stereotypically associate with bluegrass: twanging banjos, quick fiddles and old men with majestic beards, do-si-do-ing round and...
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Artsweek Intro for Orientation Issue

Hello and welcome to this impromptu Artsweek section for 2012-2013’s Daily Nexus “Orientation Issue.” As you may have already deduced, Artsweek is the Nexus’s weekly arts and culture section. ...
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Summer Projects at Gallery 479

From now until the end of summer, Gallery 479 (in the Red Barn) will be open to students and community members for free entertaining, educational and cultural events. Collaborators in UCSB’s departm...
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