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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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Kamasi Washington is a Jazz Legend in the Making

Deep bonds formed through trust, friendship and family make better jazz than anything that the most talented strangers could create.
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Postmodern Jukebox Brings Charm to Arlington

The stage lit up with a flaming, passionate red, and the musicians of Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) took the stage in their first-ever show in Santa Barbara.
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Lucidity Fest Coming to SB this Spring

Get ready, Santa Barbara, because in a little over six weeks from now, April 7-9, the Lucidity Festival will return to our very own Live Oak Campground for its sixth and final gathering.
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Grammys Pay Tribute to Past and Present

No matter how small an artist starts, they can reach the height of their craft.
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Yuja Wang and Company Take Granada By Storm

The audience filed back in and the two virtuosos re-emerged, Kavakos unchanged and Wang now draped in a slinky, subdued green evening dress.
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