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Your New Best “Twen”: Noontime Jamming Beneath Storke

With humble beginnings on the East Coast, Twen released their first album, Twen Live, in March 2017, which is comprised of five vintage-feeling tracks.
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Night Lovell’s ‘GOODNIGHT LOVELL’: A Trip to Grim Realities

In GOODNIGHT LOVELL, the Canadian rapper delivers the dark, ominous sound he is known for with a noticeable variation in production, vocal effects and storytelling from his prior work.
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Snarky Puppy Makes Their Santa Barbara Debut

As winter comes to an end, the eclectic award-winning jazz-fusion group Snarky Puppy performed in Santa Barbara for the first time after 12,000+ performances in six continents since their formation.
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The Joffrey Presents: Not Your Grandma’s Ballet

Each piece challenged the conventional notions of ballet as an art form and left smiles plastered on the faces of the attendees (even that of the most chagrined Dance 45 student).
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Profiling Peter Saraf: The Man Behind Little Miss Sunshine

A producer's reflections on the Oscars, mainstream movies and following his passion for film.
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When Misogyny Masquerades as Entertainment: Looking at Today’s Rap & Hip Hop

What has made it so normalized for rappers, who lead today’s most popular musical genre, to generalize and sexualize women as much as they desire?
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Is Ariana Grande Helping or Hurting the Queer Community?

Grande and all other straight artists can certainly be allies, but they cannot claim to support their queer following while using same-sex attraction as a music video prop.
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Black Girls Like Guitars Too

Music belongs to everyone, not only in parts deemed to be fit for certain groups.
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In Review: Weezer’s ‘The Teal Album’

The Teal Album is lighthearted in spirit. It’s self-aware. But most importantly, it’s fun.
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‘Vagina Monologues’ 2019: Confronting the Taboos

All of this is what makes the “Vagina Monologues” special – the show is there to help, whether by teaching people about the violence in the world or helping others get over the social taboo of ...
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Looking Through the Glassbox: MULTIMODAL

Last week, the Glassbox did something new — a performance art festival replaced the typical week-long exhibition.
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Michael B. Jordan Highlights This Year’s SBIFF

The 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival showcased some of Hollywood’s biggest stars along with award-winning short films and documentaries.
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UCSB’s Multicultural Center Brings a Closer Look into Chicano Punk Rock

This past month, the Multicultural Center on campus housed a photographic exhibit depicting several influential Chicano punk bands and artists.
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Mellow out With Fin and His Company

Fin’s Mellow Company, an alternative solo recording project by Andrew “Fin” Tyler, hit SOhO in Santa Barbara and shed light on his band’s third project.
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In Photos | Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The annual film festival welcomed dozens of celebrities.
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