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Mystic Braves Bring Bohemia to SOhO

A fusion of food dye and rubbing alcohol coincided atop clear vinyl disks hooked up to projectors that refracted psychedelic spatterings of color onto the stage. On the side wall, a black and white sp...
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Duke Dumont Shares the Gift of Good Electronic Music in Santa Barbara

The air was humid from the collective sweat of dancers in the Goodland Hotel’s Rincon Ballroom on Tuesday, April 21. Contrary to the title “ballroom,” the floor was packed with young people brea...
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Gardens & Villa Play Sold-Out Show at SOhO

Green lights flickered on the balcony of SOhO Restaurant and Music Club last Thursday night, glowing over a crowd in strapless dresses and opened button-downs. Inside, the hippest men and women in San...
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Burgerama: Weezer and Black Lips Headline Costa Mesa Fest

A swarm of guys, girls and everything in between amassed in their funkiest thrift shop getups at the Observatory last weekend in Costa Mesa, California. The usually cozy venue was transformed into a t...
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Lemony Snicket Delivers Talk at Campbell

In San Francisco in 1980, Daniel Handler was a 10 year-old boy with a voracious appetite and fervent passion for literature. He can still hear the thuds of disfavored books as he threw them, unimpress...
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Film Review: “Cerro Torre: A Snowball’s Chance in Hell” Provides Exhilarating Look at Patagonia Climbing Expedition

“Follow your dreams” is an often-repeated piece of advice that most have heard, and many agree on, but how does the well-known mantra fare when said dreams top over 10,000 feet off the ground? Acc...
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Women’s Panel Highlights Male-Dominance in Film Industry

The phrase “women in show business” conjures a variety of onscreen stereotypes: the distressed damsel, the young clandestine coquette and the sensual temptress, amongst others. The cause for this ...
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California Rockers Shake Up the Goodland

A crowd of college kids, older 20-something hipsters and a slew of oddly trendy middle-aged music fans congregated in the Goodland Hotel’s Rincon Ballroom, the unexpected venue for an unexpected eve...
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“The Truth About Lies” Delves into Self-Identity

On one level, “The Truth About Lies” is largely an account of writer and director Phil Allocco’s own life’s misfortunes. On a deeper level, it delves into the human issue of self-identity. The...
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Jennifer Aniston Sells Out the Arlington to Fans “Cake” Star Receives Montecito Award

The street facing the Arlington Theatre in Downtown Santa Barbara was completely blocked off to cars while staff anxiously scurried to make sure everything was in place. A mass of reporters and photog...
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Artsweek Picks for Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  “Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D” Phi Do, staff writer In many ocean documentaries, large creatures like dolphins, sharks and whales often dominate the frame. But thanks to the gro...
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Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper and Comes Back to Tell Us What It’s Taught Him

Through his extensive solo work and his group Animal Collective, Noah Lennox, AKA Panda Bear, has already established himself in the music world. As an artist he has nothing to prove anymore, and in c...
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SB International Film Festival Promises Big Celebrities and Films

Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Eddie Redmayne walk into Wildcat, sit down and sip on $10 whiskey sours while a crowd of Gauchos dance their faces off to “I don’t give a f*ck,” the latest ram...
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Cecco del Caravaggio’s Resurrection: A Tale of Renaissance Art and Enlightenment in the 21st Century

One aspect of university life that is undeniably great, unique and often overlooked is the cultural opportunities afforded to students outside of the seemingly rigid school/party dichotomy. In additio...
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Will Coachella 2015 live up to its own hype? Artsweek Weighs in on the “Best” Festival in California

Of all the music festivals that take place each year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is perhaps the most attention-grabbing, reputable and coveted one. Since its start in 1999, the festi...
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