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Student-run art organizations to support or join

Here’s an introduction to some of the various art-related organizations you can support or join on campus or in Isla Vista. 
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Say the name – Seventeen and its worldwide influence

Seventeen made its debut in 2015, and since then, the K-pop group has become a worldwide phenomenon
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“Sounds of Isla Vista”: A look into the I.V. music scene

“Long live the IV music scene” declares the bio of a recently created go-to resource for I.V. concert lovers: the @soundsofiv Instagram page, which has gained over 3,000 followers in less than a y...
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Molly Nilsson on Witchcraft, Anti-fascism and How Her Nostalgic Synth-pop Ties It All Together

The Swedish-born artist has crafted a discography that waltzes between the electronic, minimal synth and hypnagogic pop genres.
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Record Recap: Clairo’s Autumnal Masterpiece “Sling”

This album is about love and heartbreak, building a home and strengthening the relationships that matter most to us.
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Tracks of the Month: June 2022

Start your summer off right with these newly released songs from June picked by the Artsweek’s staff!
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Literature in Review: Summertime Reads

In these wildly different books — a modern-day examination of a doomed relationship, a murder mystery told from three viewpoints and a motherhood cult — there’ll be something for everyone.
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In Review: Tom Cruise Is Flying High in “Top Gun: Maverick”

After more than 30 years waiting in the wings (so to speak) Tom Cruise reprises his role as lovably rebellious fighter pilot, Maverick, in the sequel to the beloved 1986 classic, “Top Gun.”
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A Look Into Bugeater1101’s Cozy World of Philosophical Thoughts

On a nicer, less stressful corner of the internet, lies Alisha, who on TikTok is known as @bugeater1101
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Rex Orange County Invokes the Message of his New Album “WHO CARES?” at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The bedroom pop and funk artist treated the Santa Barbara community for the first time to a night full of energy and excitement with different songs that highlight the best of his discography. 
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Five Summer Films to Watch Once School Ends

As the school year comes to the close, here are five iconic summer films to watch! 
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Actors Offstage: Shrunken Heads’ High School Musical on Stage!

From May 27 to May 28, Shrunken Heads Production Co. put on their rendition of the nostalgic and iconic Disney Channel original film “High School Musical” at the Thunderdome.
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Best Albums of 2022 So Far

Here are Artsweek's picks for some of the best albums of 2022 (so far)!
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Record Recap: Revisiting “Apollo XXI” after Three Years

Steve Lacy’s first studio album proved itself as a beautifully-crafted, fun collection of songs with each track bringing bright and exuberant energy.
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Pop Sensation Olivia Rodrigo Performs at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Rodrigo seemed to have captured the hearts and full attention of the fans in attendance of the hour-long show, leaving everyone wanting more.
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