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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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In Review: Rina Sawayama Goes to Hell With Signature Style

The multitalented musician released “This Hell,” the lead single to her album releasing this fall, “Hold The Girl.”
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In Review: The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe Lives On in “The Unheard Tapes”

“The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes” absorbs viewers who may be interested in history, Hollywood or just casual enthusiasts of conspiracies.
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Student Film “Figment” Explores the Absurd and Surreal

Stay tuned this summer for the release of an all-UC Santa Barbara student-led film called “Figment," an absurdist comedy about someone who realizes they’re living inside someone else’s dream.
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A$AP Ferg, Dayglow and Valentino Khan Headline Extravaganza 2022

On May 15, UCSB students made their way to Harder Stadium to watch rapper A$AP Ferg, indie-pop band Dayglow and disc jockey Valentino Khan perform, free of charge. 
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David Sedaris Brings Trademark Wit to Santa Barbara’s Granada Theatre

As a champion of dry humor and satirical writing, Sedaris showed that he holds up and can pen a laugh-out-of-your-chair story even 30 years into his career.
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In Review: The Welcome Solar Powerification of Carly Rae Jepsen

"Western Wind" shows a more vulnerable, freer side to Jepsen, and her allusions to love as a natural process are refreshing and peaceful.
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Lorde’s Solar Power Tour Felt Right at Home at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The “Solar Power” album, a testament to living in the moment and appreciating the nature that surrounds us, was perfect for the venue.
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Orville Peck Showcases “Queer Country” at The Arlington Theatre

Multitalented country singer Orville Peck was in Santa Barbara for the first time on his Bronco tour in support of his most recent album of the same name. 
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In Review: Tove Lo Continues Her Winning Streak With “No One Dies From Love”

Based on “No One Dies From Love,” her upcoming record is likely to fit perfectly into her already solid discography.
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Dancers off the Stage: “Visions of Vibrancy” Spring Dance Concert

The annual UC Santa Barbara Spring Dance Concert, “Visions of Vibrancy,” highlighted the talent of senior dancers as they showcased their dancing and choreography skills.
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“The Unwritten Books”: Best of National Poetry Month

As National Poetry Month closes, here are some of the Artsweek staff’s favorite poems!
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