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Pei Chiao Lin / Daily Nexus

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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Courtesy of David Bazeman

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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Courtesy of David Bazeman
Courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures
Courtesy of UCSB Arts & Lectures

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 getting hyped during their hit arrangement of "Let's Get It Started." Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus

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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BFOM getting hyped during their hit arrangement of "Let's Get It Started." Stephen Manga / Daily Nexus
Paris Cullen / Daily Nexus
Paris Cullen / Daily Nexus

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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Courtesy of Stephen Sherrill

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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Courtesy of Stephen Sherrill
Spencer Brandt / Daily Nexus
Spencer Brandt / Daily Nexus

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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Courtesy of Jamie Shin

Pride 2016: Drag Show Packs IV Theater

To commemorate the weeklong pride celebration at UCSB, campus organization Queer Commission hosted fellow gauchos to a night of drag-tastic performances at I.V. Theater.
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Courtesy of Jamie Shin
Juan Felipe Unity Poem Fiesta
Juan Felipe Unity Poem Fiesta

Juan Felipe Herrera: Much More Than a Poet Laureate

Those who settled in at Campbell Hall on Feb. 1 expecting a simple evening of poetry witnessed Juan Felipe Herrera deliver a one-man variety show that mixed comedy and storytelling with elements of hi...
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Phil Channing / SBDT

SBDT’s 40th Anniversary

UCSB’s resident dance company, Santa Barbara Dance Theater, celebrated its 40th anniversary in January at the Hatlen Theater with a full-length performance that attracted audience members across fou...
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Phil Channing / SBDT
Tarush Mohanti / Daily Nexus
Tarush Mohanti / Daily Nexus

Culture Clashes at Campbell

The curtains open, a Latina woman tap dances in front of an American flag in the backdrop and Tupac’s “Hail Mary” blasts over the speakers for all to hear. Campbell Hall was in for an interestin...
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Winter Wonder Drag at UCSB

If David Bowie taught us anything, it was to always strive to be the artistic, sexy, alluring and flamboyant humans we are. And with Mr. Bowie’s recent passing (moment of silence for my still-aching...
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Kevin Chan / Daily Nexus
Kevin Chan / Daily Nexus

Akram Khan Comes to the Granada

This Tuesday, dance appreciators swarmed the Granada Theatre for a performance by renowned dance company Akram Khan. Unlike most companies, Akram Khan only performs a single piece, titled “Kaash.”...
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The Venus Hottentot on Parade in the PAT

The chorus of “Venus” lined up in the back of the Performing Arts Theatre Friday evening, dressed casually yet aristocratically while flaunting magnificent white judge’s wigs. “HOLD MY WIG” ...
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Kevin Chan / Daily Nexus
Kevin Chan / Daily Nexus

New York City Ballet Comes to Santa Barbara

On Oct. 26, a crowd consisting of uniformly local dance patrons and Dance 45: History and appreciation of dance students gathered at the Granada Theater to witness the New York City Ballet. The impecc...
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