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Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” Rejects the Sweetness of Teenagehood

The album’s youthful sporadicness, raw honesty and emotional vulnerability certify Rodrigo’s status as one of Gen Z’s musical forerunners. 
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On This Day: The Beatles’ Escapism Through “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Prior to their 1970 disbandment, The Beatles refreshed their creative drive via the escapism central to their historical concept album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
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Record Recap: The Best and Worst of Music in the Pandemic (So Far)

While this year may be one everyone wants to forget, these are some of the moments that will be remembered. 
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A Conversation with Santa Barbara Musician Conner Cherland

With his new LP, “Love Songs by Conner Cherland,” set to release in June, Cherland shared some backstory about the project and about his career as a singer-songwriter.
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In Review: St. Vincent Gets Down and Out

“Daddy’s Home” adopts a completely new persona by traveling back in time to create new stories.
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NIKI And Dominic Fike Headline Extravaganza 2021

Budding R&B songstress NIKI and Floridian indie-rap star Dominic Fike took the stage for the second night of this year’s Extravaganza concert on Sunday, May 16.
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Extravaganza 2021: UCSB Welcomes Comedian Hasan Minhaj

Minhaj brought his witty spirit as he discussed representation in the media industry, encouraged students to bet on themselves and started a riveting discourse on Oprah Winfrey.
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A.S. Program Board Hosts YouTube Comedy Talent “The Try Guys” at UCSB

The Try Guys, a revered and beloved comedy group, delivered a night of laughter and memes.
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Tracks of the Month: April 2021

Here’s Artsweek’s selection of the best tracks to come out of April 2021!
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On This Day: Upbeat Loneliness Through New Order’s “Power Corruption and Lies”

“Power Corruption and Lies” has cemented New Order as one of the most interesting and three-dimensional groups of the ‘80s and beyond.
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The Carsey-Wolf Center Welcomes Acclaimed “Thirteen” Director Catherine Hardwicke

Hardwicke joined for a virtual discussion about the making of “Thirteen,” a 2003 coming-of-age film lauded for its terrifyingly realistic depiction of issues faced by young teenage girls. 
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Oscars 2021: Everything You Need to Know About the Best Picture Nominees

Cinema’s biggest night is once again upon us — here’s everything you need to know about this year’s nominees. 
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SBIFF 2021: Sacha Baron Cohen Accepts Outstanding Performer Of The Year Award

Following his award-winning performances as Borat in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and Abbie Hoffman in “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Sacha Baron Cohen was honored with the award.
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UCSB MCC Presents: Undocumented and Surviving the Pandemic

UCSB’s Multicultural Center held a discussion panel dedicated to uplifting undocumented voices during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Forget the Remake and the Reboot. Are We Entering the Age of the Cinematic Redo?

After a years-long social media campaign by devoted DC Universe fanboys to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, director Zack Snyder’s version of 2017’s “Justice League” has finally arrived.
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