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New Noise Conference & Music Fest Picks

Next week, New Noise Conference & Music Festival will infiltrate all of the music venue hotspots in downtown Santa Barbara with a kickass California cool lineup.
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Improvability Brings Laughter in Difficult Time

This coming Friday, May 30, UCSB’s Improvability will host “IMPROVATHON,” 24 hours of nonstop improvised performances and fun. The event will feature a different performance every hour, ranging ...
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Yearly Silent Film Festival Showcases Student Talent and Community Effort

The 23rd annual Reel Loud Film Festival, UCSB’s largest showcase of student films, music, art and dance, was held at Campbell Hall this past Friday. Fourteen silent films were shown on the big scree...
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Ann Patchett Shares Stories of Creative Growth

Best-selling author Ann Patchett made her first UCSB appearance at Campbell Hall last Tuesday at an event presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Write...
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Fire Department Still Rocking SB

UCSB alumni band, The Fire Department, celebrated the release of their brand new music video and their second EP, “Underwater,” at Velvet Jones in downtown Santa Barbara on Thursday, April 3. The ...
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Activist Steinem Calls Community to Action

Gloria Steinem — activist, journalist and a leader of the women’s rights movement since the 1960’s — delivered an inspiring and illuminating talk at the Arlington Theatre, Thursday, Feb. 13. W...
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Oscar Nominee ‘Nebraska’ Airs at Script-to-Screen

On Friday, Feb. 7, UCSB’s department of Film and Media Studies and the Carsey-Wolf Center presented Academy Award Best Picture nominee “Nebraska” as a part of their “Script-to-Screen” series...
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‘Gatsby’ Weighed Down by Big Baz Mistakes

Let’s face it: The Great Gatsby was the one book that we all actually read in high school from beginning to end — even the slackers and math and science nerds were not immune to its spell. Over th...
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Sedaris Uplifts With Every Cringe-Worthy Detail

Beloved essayist and radio contributor David Sedaris returned to the stage of the old Arlington Theater in downtown Santa Barbara Tuesday evening to delight a full house with readings from his newest ...
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Folk Band The Dunwells To Give Free Show

The up-and-coming British folk-rock band The Dunwells are coming to UCSB this Friday, April 26, to play a free concert in Storke Plaza at noon. This is just one stop on their U.S. tour, which began at...
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Free Screening of UCSB Alum’s “Masquerade”

Premiering this weekend in Santa Barbara is the new independent film “Masquerade,” co-written, edited, and starring UCSB alum, Eric Olsson. The film (with a modest budget of $15,000), is directed ...
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