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Performing Art

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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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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