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Cancer, Grief and Video Games

Between the two screens sit a box of tissues and a picture frame of Green holding Joel: his son, the video game’s star and a 4-year-old diagnosed with brain cancer.
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Rising Duo Joyzu Bring Bright Sounds to SB

While witnessing Joyzu play live at M8TRX nightclub, the one thing that stood out most was the joy they shared on stage, which their stage name aptly foreshadows.
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It’s Lit!: Can a Word Narrate a Thousand Pictures?

This week, Jasmine Benafghoul discusses the dangerous enthrall of preserving aesthetic beauty in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, while Lauren Bennett reviews the struggles over language in...
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Noche Flamenca Lights Campbell Ablaze

The singing and music was impressive, but it was not hard to figure out that everyone was there to see the dancing.
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‘Logan’ is a Movie for the Comic Books

Even though “Logan” faltered in its second half, it is still one of the more enthralling comic book movies to come out recently, as the first half alone transcends the comic book genre.
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Dope Metaphors Makes a Triumphant Return

This Dope Metaphors showcase, more than any other, felt like a cathartic experience for everyone involved.
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Diehl and Salvant Conclude UCSB’s Jazz Revival

This final installment of the Jazz series represented the legacy of musical talent: combining classic music with new prominent artists.
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Local Favorites Clean Spill Come to SOhO

As Santa Barbara natives, the amount of feedback they received from the crowd was not only expected, but well-deserved.
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‘Lydia’ and the Connection to an American Dream

With the tempestuous social climate of the early ’70s being so reminiscent of current events, the Flores family illustrates the real, pertinent struggle of immigration and finding identity — a st...
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The Friday Review: Drunk by Thundercat

On Thundercat’s whimsical cacophonic trek through the land of Drunk, he has had a little too much liquid courage and finally lets out the thoughts that a sober self pushes to the back confines of th...
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‘Get Out’ Conveys a Message Within Horror

The film always maintains a lighthearted and entertaining demeanor, but its acknowledgement of the issue of racial microaggression and even the principle of eugenics is something to stop and think abo...
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Shy Girls and Culver Provide Warmth for Perfect Park

With a Lorde-like hand motion, Vidmar from Shy Girls truly immersed himself in the essence of atmospheric music.
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BADBADNOTGOOD Bring a Spectacular Show

Although BBNG may be characterized as a jazz band, the boundaries of their sound do not by any means fall within the traditional confines of jazz as a genre.
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Tracks of the Month: February 2017

Grown up Fairy Tales dates back to Acid Rap, originally for big brother Chance the Rapper himself, but Taylor Bennett takes it and features his brother as well as Jeremih.
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KCSB: The Station Behind the Fun-Drive

KCSB’s goal isn’t just to provide entertainment, but also to provide training in radio, educational outlets and community unification.
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