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Utah Report: I Went to Sundance and It was Awesome

Every January, Hollywood descends upon (or ascends to, technically) the picturesque snow globe that is Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Since its founding in 1978, Sundance has been a f...
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The Nutcracker Principle

As Christmastime draws to a close, so does the annual “Nutcracker” season. For many ballerinas, it is the four-month long period of never-ending Tchaikovsky and footwear malfunctions. For everyone...
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‘Catalyst’ Hits Stride in Launch Party

Greeted by a refreshing, chilly night, hundreds of students and locals gathered in the parking lot of the Isla Vista Food Co-op last December during dead week. The normally asphalt wasteland was trans...
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Arts & Lectures Season Guide

  Hey Gauchos! We at Artsweek hope you enjoyed your winter vacation, whether it was spent obsessing over Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock re-runs or enjoying mom’s homemade lasagna. But before ...
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Best of 2014: Music Albums

Artsweek Staff Shares the EP’s that Made Us Groove These Days… by Ab-soul Kelsey Tang, Staff Writer By infusing the fuzzy ambience of downtempo into classic hip-hop, Ab-Soul’s These Days… ...
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Best of 2014: Film

Artsweek Staff Shares the Movies that We’d Re-watch “Gone Girl” Alex Wehrung, Staff Writer David Fincher and Gillian Flynn adapted Flynn’s novel to the big screen to chillingly eff...
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Exclusive Interview with Improvability, UCSB’s Improv Comedy Group

  To all the freshmen at UCSB, if the name “Improvability” sounds familiar, there’s a high probability that you’ve seen their advertisement on The Flush. There’s also a probability that...
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Five Christmas Films You Have to See

Thanksgiving has barely passed, but if Target is any indication, Christmas season started back in October. So, in light of the oncoming brouhaha that is crowded malls, irritating carolers and holly jo...
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Tribe Ties: Creating a Colorful Community Student-Run Clothing Business Brings Tie Dye to I.V.

In the early 1980s, a diehard grateful dead fan with a penchant for tie-dye shirts broke up with his girlfriend, absentmindedly noting that he wouldn’t be able to take her to the upcoming concert. O...
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Trash to Treasures: Local Artist David Diamant’s Recycled Art

In downtown Santa Barbara, beautiful artworks and murals cover building walls and fences, surrounding the areas close to the beach. There you may catch local artist David Diamant showing off his lates...
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It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas: 10 Jingles for Your Holly Jolly Soundtrack

Now that Thanksgiving is over we can guiltlessly indulge in Christmas/winter songs! “Christmas Time Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi Trio/from A Charlie Brown Christmas Sometimes we grow tired of meanin...
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UCSB Alum Talks About Upcoming Show with Pilobolus Dance Theater

Dartmouth College students founded Pilobolus Dance Theatre in 1971. Artistic directors Michael Tracy and Robby Barnett were both part of the original PDT group, along with Jonathen Wolken, who passed ...
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On the Prowl for a Ripe Sound ft. Tennis and Solange Knowles

    There’s an exclusive thrill that comes with discovering obscure artists with a fresh and ripe sound. It provides a vital break from mainstream music. As appealing as Nicki Minaj’s an...
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Vibing with Kanye’s Newest Protégé: Theophilus London Comes Out with Album

          You might not know who Theophilus (thee-off-ill-iss) London is, but Kanye West does. It’s hard to pin down the Brooklyn-raised crooner in any one category; he’s ...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Taylor Swift’s New Album, “1989”

  Whether it’s dancing in the car with my friends or crying alone in my room, Taylor Swift’s music has been getting me through the up and downs of my life since I was a pre-teen and still lis...
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