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Tracks of the Month: January 2022

Here's Artsweek's selection of the best tracks to kick off 2022!
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Literature in Review: Insane Girls Thinking About Stuff

So, for this book review, we’re celebrating the insane girls and the wacky women who look at life differently.
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Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues Bring the Real Deal to Isla Vista

Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues brought their New Orleans-inspired unique fusion of jazz, blues, soul and Americana straight to the heart of Isla Vista. 
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UCSB Library Hosts Beyond The Wall: The Prison Art Resistance Exhibit

The UC Santa Barbara Library hosted the Gaucho Underground Scholars Program on Jan. 19 for an online opening event and curator discussion of their exhibit, Beyond The Wall: The Prison Art Resistance.
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Artsweek’s Most Anticipated Pop Culture Releases of 2022

From books to shows to movies and music, it’s shaping up to be an exciting year for arts and entertainment. Let’s check out 2022’s most exciting releases.
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On This Day: Revisiting Beach House’s Masterpiece Album “Teen Dream” 12 Years Later

If someone were to ask me to name all of the albums that have completely swept me off my feet, “Teen Dream,” Beach House’s third studio album, would easily be one of them.
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Literature in Review: Shabby Chic Lyricism Shines in “Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You”

Collins’ deeply personal collection systematically covers love, loss, lust, childhood, parenting, the joys (and dangers) of jogging in Los Angeles and the disintegration of a romantic partnership.
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Staff Writer Picks for Most Anticipated Albums of 2022

Here are Artsweek writer Lorna Kruesel’s most anticipated albums of 2022!
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In Review: The Lumineers Release Their Fourth Studio Album “Brightside”

“Brightside” is an ode to the love stories from all walks of life, and all the poignant and wistful pain that accompanies them. 
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In Review: We Are “SICK!” of It

Earl Sweatshirt’s new album “SICK!” is nothing short of greatness.
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12 Upcoming Books We’re Looking Forward to in 2022

Here, we recommend 12 zany, interesting and thought-provoking books to add to your Goodreads list straightaway.
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In Review: Purgatory Sounds Like a Hell of a Time in The Weeknd’s “Dawn FM”

The Weeknd’s ambitions to bend genres and explore new sonic territories within his own paracosm results in a record that is quite commendable, if not dazzlingly timeless.
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On This Day: El Salvador’s Civil War in Three Songs

As an act of unforgetting and to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Chapultepec Peace Accords, here's a look at a few songs that were written about the Salvadoran Civil War.
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Record Recap: 53 Years Since Led Zeppelin’s Explosive Debut

However, on Jan. 12, 1969, a new band would define the sound and look of rock and roll in the 1970s and beyond with their debut album: Led Zeppelin.
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UCSB Dhadkan Gears Up for In-Person Nachle Deewane 2022

After losing two years of an in-person competition, everyone at Dhadkan, a South Asian philanthropic organization at UC Santa Barbara, could not be more excited for this spring’s Nachle Deewane.
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