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In Photos | Welcome Back Concert with YBN Nahmir and Vincent

Trap star YBN Nahmir electrified Storke Plaza last weekend, welcoming Gauchos back to campus with an evening of flashing lights, rap and opportunities for students to dance on stage.
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Gary Clark Jr. Brings Blues and Rock to Santa Barbara Bowl

On tour for his most recent album “This Land,” Gary Clark Jr. electrified, mesmerized and satisfied passionate fans last Friday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
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Tracks of the Month: September 2019

As we welcome the month of October with open arms, it’s time for Artsweek to highlight the new tracks that stood out in September.
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A Trap Music Guide to Love and Heartbreak

Here are some of the best songs to listen to with your new boo when you feel love is in the air or when the person you thought was your “whole world” is no longer that.
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A Tale of Two Rock Stars

Linda Ronstadt and David Crosby both got the Hollywood treatment this summer. That’s about where the similarities end.
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Artsweek Ranks This Summer’s Blockbusters

Check out this list for the best and worst movies to come out of summer 2019!
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Queen of Summertime Sadness Strikes Again with ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’

Lana Del Rey's style remains festooned with glamor, tranquility and an air of disenchanted stardom. 
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‘Blinded by the Light’: A Brilliant Tribute to the Boss

“Blinded by the Light” reminds all of us to not let the world get us down.
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In Review: ‘Lover’ by Taylor Swift

“Lover” tackles not only love, but also topics of politics, sexism and individualism that vary from the typical subjects of Swift's music.
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A Guide to Santa Barbara’s Best Entertainment Spots

In case you’re not yet familiar with the artistic terrain of Santa Barbara, here is a guide navigating the best spots in town for concerts, film screenings and performances of all kinds.
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In Review: ‘The Lost Boy’ by YBN Cordae

YBN Cordae somehow embodies many older legendary rappers while still remaining characteristically similar to newer mumble rappers.
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In Review: ‘The Big Day’ by Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper delivered another uplifting and soulful album that will please fans and critics alike. 
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Tarantino Sends His Love to Hollywood in His Biggest Box Office Opening Yet

A film that mixes fiction with reality, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” stands apart from the rest of the reboots and remakes currently flooding movie theaters.
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Great Outdoors, Greater Music — 9 Songs for Your Next Trip to the Mountains

So grab your gear and a 30-rack because the mountains won’t be the only thing that’s rockin’.
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The Friday Review: ‘Oasis’ by Bad Bunny and J Balvin

As far as feel-good summer releases go, the album is perfection. 
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