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Bad Love: A History of the Worst Love Songs

Over the course of time, love songs have played an integral role in music consumption. Many love songs evoke the sort of romantic essence they were intended to, and some miss that mark. Here are a few...
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Femme in Rap: How Black Girls Changed Hip-Hop for the Better

With each artist they emphasized the role that the specific women had in breaking traditional rap binaries as they reclaimed and redefined the misogynistic and homophobic themes and language commonly ...
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Script to Screen: Jordan Peele Discusses ‘Get Out’

To lighten the mood, Peele talked about alternate endings. There were two endings that were filmed: an ending with Chris going to jail and the ending shown in the film. To our surprise, there was one ...
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Vagina Monologues Bring Intersectional Discourse to Campbell Hall

This year’s “Monologues” spoke especially to the increasing diversity and individual empowerment within the feminist movement and within the production itself, but the MC’s did not fail to not...
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In Photos: 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Celebrities and media flocked to the Arlington Theatre as the 33rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival hit the red carpet.
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Milk Drunk Crowned Winner of Battle of the Bands

Following those two bands came Milk Drunk, who dedicated their performance to another local I.V. band, RabbitFoot. Jumping right into their first song, this trio set the crowd on fire not only with th...
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SB in Sound: Radio Stations to Look Out For

If the struggle to rediscover decent radio stations sounds familiar, this article will put you in good hands. Below, you’ll find a short guide to the hottest FM radio sounds broadcasting near UCSB.
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2018 SBIFF Virtuosos Awards Shine Bright

The recipients of the 2018 Virtuosos Award provided a fascinating unpredictability that had the audience on edge of their seats, ready to laugh and leaving them reluctant to leave the escape of a Holl...
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5 Acts Who Could Have Delivered More Than JT on Super Bowl Sunday

The choice of Timberlake as singular ringleader of the biggest entertainment event of the year has left many baffled, as his only memorable track in recent years, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” is fr...
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Indie Act Wallows Ignites Velvet Jones

In what turned out to be a surprisingly delightful artistic decision, the group experimented with trumpet and tambourine throughout the performance. In an impressive display, Minnette showed off his u...
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UCSB Swoons Over Smino

His charisma and aesthetic are reminiscent of André 3000, down to his natural, grown-out hair and onstage gyrations. Like many soulful black artists, his relationship with the stage started in church...
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The End of the F***ing World: A Teenage Rebellion

At the core of it all, they are two teens struggling with that awkward in between: they’re not quite adults and not quite kids anymore. They’re brimming with a bleak resentment to an awful society...
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Tracks of the Month: January 2018

Every month, Artsweek’s staff collects a handful of newly released tracks that highlight the best musical moments of the past 30 days. January was chock-full of hits from a variety of genres.
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Composer Souren Baronian Dazes MCC Armenian Jazz

From the very first notes, Taksim captured the attention of the entire audience. Feet tapped softly in the aisles to the percussion, and heads rocked steadily to the strong sax solos.
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KCSB Showcases Local DIY Bands in Weekday Jam Session

On the heels of Espresso’s lively set, Washington-based Arrington de Dionyso astonished the audience with his ability to emphasize the minimal instrumentation flowing from the drums and the saxophon...
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