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Photo Courtesy of Gerald Minakawa

Artists Create Giant Bamboo Creatures for Extravaganza 2016

Several artists have been working throughout the week at a ranch in Santa Barbara to create two giant sculptures for UCSB’s Extravaganza 2016 concert.
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Artsweek Sits Down, Turns Up with Gryffin

Infused with live elements of an electric guitar, piano keyboard and melodic house beats, Gryffin’s sound is immediately presumed to be influenced by the classic rock genre.
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Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

Underbelly Makes Waves with Ripple

1,436 SoundCloud followers and counting and a new EP full of futuristic vibes, the Santa Barbara prodigy is set to take the electronic scene by storm in only a matter of time.
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Civil War Brings Wehrung Peace

There are more heroes, more motivations and more stories to tell than ever before, yet the movie never feels overstuffed or forced.
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Austin Bernales / Daily Nexus

It’s Lit!

Introducing Artsweek's new literature crossing! From Aldous Huxley's haunting Brave New World to Richard Wright's gripping Native Son, check out what's got Artsweek turning up by turning pages.
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Shut Up and Dance with Walk The Moon at SB Bowl

Walk The Moon is giving fans the chance to relive summer memories and obtain several more Friday, May 27 at the Santa Barbara Bowl, supported by MisterWives.
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The Neighbourhood to Wipe Out Majestic Ventura Theater

Sweater weather may be over for Santa Barbara natives, but as of this Tuesday, The Neighbourhood will be bringing it back in full force to the Majestic Ventura Theater.
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UCSB Descends Upon Coachella 2016

The Nexus hit Coachella 2016, and here are some of Artsweek’s highlights.
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The full Extravaganza 2016 lineup was announced via live graffiti Thursday afternoon. Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus
The full Extravaganza 2016 lineup was announced via live graffiti Thursday afternoon. Jenny Luo / Daily Nexus

Extravaganza 2016 Lineup Revealed

A.S. Program Board announced several big-name acts for UCSB's spring festival, Extravaganza, at Harder Stadium.
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Jojo Abot Charms MCC

The energy of the performance was heavy and wild; it vibrated through the MCC theatre. Abot’s engagingness lent the space a feeling of possibility.
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Tarush Mohanti / Daily Nexus

David Sedaris Brings Literary Laughs to Arlington

No good NPR listener was absent from the audience as author and comedian David Sedaris came to the Arlington to read selected essays and generally muse about the state of the culture.
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Views from the 805

Although the album is arguably not Drake’s best work to date, Views offers Drake in his purest form, with peak vulnerability and comfort over extremely strong production.
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Khalil Almustafa Uses his Noodle, his Words

Almustafa's transition between history and spoken word was so smooth that it took a second to realize it, his words melding into art so seamlessly. His style was eclectic, incorporating rap and singin...
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Rivers Performance Exemplifies Why We Love Sports

Austin Rivers performance last night reminded us sports fans that sports is more than just rings and top players; its about the heart these players display out on that court, field etc.
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Damian Lillard praising Rivers for his performance 
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Bryan Stevenson Brings More than Just Mercy to Campbell

Stevenson’s signature quote, “The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice,” was scrawled across the lecture screen. He went on to talk about how he thinks we can ch...
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