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Syrian DJ Omar Souleyman Brings Beats to UCSB

The Middle East Ensemble typically highlights many regional music styles, but, in honor of Souleyman, they focused a bit more on the musical selections of Syria.
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‘High Fidelity’ Tackles Sex, Manipulation and Rock and Roll

The cast of Out of the Box Theatre Company in Santa Barbara took their closing night bows to a full house on Friday, March 28, for their stunning and high-energy performance of “High Fidelity,” a ...
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Mr. Burns Confounds, But Entertains Audience

Overall, I found myself lost and confused during the majority of the entertaining, humorous, obscure play.
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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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‘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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‘Vagina Monologues’ Showcase Verses in Feminism

The muses guided the crowd through a vocal exercise in repeating the word “vagina” over and over, attempting to diffuse tension and set the Monologues’ theme of promoting familiarity and comfort...
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Sarah Jones Brings Stories to Campbell

In a time when the objectification and exploitation of women has increasingly become a popular debate in regards to, well, prominent people in our society, Sarah Jones’s performance felt highly fitt...
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Bill T. Jones Unleashes Narratives at Granada

Jones’ strong voice cut through the theater as he read his stories, which varied greatly across subjects, themes, time periods and locations.
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Bernhard Showcases Talent and Heart

The tiny, yet immensely passionate cast is remarkably in-sync with one another, chiming chorus lines at the exact same time and spitting in to metal cans in unison.
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NAKED SHAKES Do Something With “Nothing”

The bareness of the set emphasizes the acting of the students on stage, leading to many laughs-out-loud from the audience, but along with somber moments of stillness.
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Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

UCSB Arts & Lectures have a track record, and their lineup for the Fall 2016 season has a gem for every ear and eye.
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BFOM Bids Grads Adieu

This Saturday, BFOM hosted their quarterly concert to a sold-out and packed-in I.V. Theater, wishing their senior members an emotional goodbye.
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Wordstock Shows Colors of I.V.

Over 50 people gathered in Anisq’Oyo’ Park last Saturday to indulge in the 2016 Wordstock Music Festival presented by WORD, the Isla Vista arts and culture magazine.
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Pearson, UCSB Dance Aspire to Greatness

After performing with renowned companies, creating his own company, working as director for Santa Barbara Dance Theater and teaching for 26 years as a professor for UCSB’s dance department, Jerry Pe...
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Chilla Vista Brings Community Together

Not even the fierce winds could keep hundreds of students and community members from coming out to enjoy live music, art and dance at Isla Vista’s annual music and arts festival.
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