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Performing Art

“The White Card” Draws Packed House to UCSB Studio Theater

“The White Card” first made headlines earlier this year when tickets for its debut performance nearly sold out in New York, and its recent first showing at UC Santa Barbara’s Studio Theater drew...
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Biko Sees Big Turnout at Open Mic Night

Despite the fact that there's nowhere to park your bike at Biko, there was a full house with people pouring out of the garage.
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Launch Pad Brings an Exciting Performance of “What Martha Did” to UCSB

Launch Pad’s latest production, “What Martha Did,” hit UC Santa Barbara’s Performing Arts Theater this past weekend.
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Urban Dance Company Ignites Campbell Hall

The showcase was the epitome of what dance aims to be: supportive and uplifting.
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Six Great Music Festivals That Are Not Coachella

Perhaps you didn’t want to contribute to Coachella’s extremely conservative revenue allocation but are still longing for a few nights of music-laden excitement. Here are a few festivals that you s...
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Comedian Jaboukie Young-White to Bring Standup to I.V.

In an era that demands political activism, Young-White’s brand of comedy is hitting the mark day after day. So do yourself a favor and come see him in action on April 18 in I.V. Theater.
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The Joffrey Presents: Not Your Grandma’s Ballet

Each piece challenged the conventional notions of ballet as an art form and left smiles plastered on the faces of the attendees (even that of the most chagrined Dance 45 student).
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‘Vagina Monologues’ 2019: Confronting the Taboos

All of this is what makes the “Vagina Monologues” special – the show is there to help, whether by teaching people about the violence in the world or helping others get over the social taboo of ...
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UCSB Spanish and Portuguese Department Hosts Indigenous Writers Conference

For the first time at UC Santa Barbara, indigenous writers, poets and scholars gathered for “A Verbal Kaleidoscope,” a conference aiming to challenge how indigenous literature and practices are st...
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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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The Biko House: Punks, Progressives and Politics

Time and time again, the Biko House has opened the doors of its black and brown empire for the community to discuss important racial events in the United States.
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Father John Misty Set to Enchant Arlington Theatre

With the release of his latest album, Pure Comedy, Father John Misty took on a new role in the indie world. He has never been one to censor himself, but a shift in his focus is clear: He is looking ou...
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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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