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    Private Concerts in Your Home

    Local musician Conner Cherland wants to play music at your house, coffee shop, and/or retail space!

    Intimate, one-of-a-kind concerts for your friends and family in a location of your choosing. Who doesn't want a private show away from the noise and chaos of crowded venues? Bring your own snacks, beverages, and friends. 

    Click here to fill out his request form.

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    The Santa Barbara Symphony Announces Janet Garufis as Incoming President of the Board of Directors

    The Santa Barbara Symphony is excited to announce the election of Janet Garufis as President of the Board of Directors. Garufis will succeed outgoing President Don Gilman, and step into this leadership role on July 1, 2019.

    The Santa Barbara Symphony is excited to announce the election of Janet Garufis as President of the Board of Directors. Garufis will succeed outgoing President Don Gilman, and step into this leadership role on July 1, 2019. “The Symphony is part of the fabric that makes our community great,” ...
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    Santa Barbara Author's New Novel Takes Readers From Point Conception to Paris, France

    Not Your Ordinary Victorian Young Lady!
    How could she be?

    Not Your Ordinary Victorian Young Lady! How could she be? “The idea for The Girl from the Lighthouse came to me while I was standing in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art,” author Willard Thompson says. “One of the Impressionist paintings there—View of Paris from the Trocadero by Berthe Mor ...
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    New Santa Barbara Startup Adds a New Dimension to the Greeting Card Industry

    New Santa Barbara Startup Adds a New Dimension to the Greeting Card Industry

    New Santa Barbara Startup Adds a New Dimension to the Greeting Card Industry A local Santa Barbara artist, Yanagi, has come up with a new, sustainable way to make giving thrilling. Although Boxai come in a flat pack, with a similar footprint to a regular greetings card, in seconds they fold into ...
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    Janet Napier 2018 President Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club

    By Bonnie Carroll

    By Bonnie Carroll London born and raised Janet Napier was installed earlier this month to serve as President of the Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club, founded in 1937. Napier immigrated to America as a young woman and received her BA and MBA degrees from San Francisco State University. She served as ...
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    Museum welcomes packed house for The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island film premiere

    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island documentary premiered in front of a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Monday, October 2nd. After the screening, the audience had the opportunity to hear from filmmaker Paul Goldsmith and engage in a discussion about the film and book with an expert panel that also included an archaeologist, an historian and a Chumash elder.

    The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island documentary premiered in front of a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Monday, October 2nd. After the screening, the audience had the opportunity to hear from filmmaker Paul Goldsmith and engage in a discussion about the fil ...
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    AXS AND THE HISTORIC ARLINGTON THEATRE IN SANTA BARBARA ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE TICKETING PARTNERSHIP

    Father John Misty, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Daniel Tosh and Kevin Hart Kick Off Shows Within New AXS Ticketing Platform

    Father John Misty, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Daniel Tosh and Kevin Hart Kick Off Shows Within New AXS Ticketing Platform AXS, the global leader in ticketing and technology, is proud to announce a new partnership with the most historic venue in Santa Barbara, CA—The Arlington Theatre. Thi ...
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    A New AWoL Mentorship: Daniel Newman-Lessler & Maestro Nir Kabaretti

    We are very excited to announce a new AWoL mentorship between Maestro, Nir Kabaretti, Music Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and Daniel Newman-Lessler, who recently earned his Masters of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music.

    We are very excited to announce a new AWoL mentorship between Maestro, Nir Kabaretti, Music Director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and Daniel Newman-Lessler, who recently earned his Masters of Music from the USC Thornton School of Music. Maestro Kaberetti has been Music and Artisti ...
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    Art Lovers Walk the Walk at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s 2017 Artwalk

    (Photo by Baron Spafford: SB Museum of Natural History President & CEO Luke Swetland stands with Diane & Ralph Waterhouse in front of Mr. Waterhouse’s Director’s Award-winning artwork.)

    (Photo by Baron Spafford: SB Museum of Natural History President & CEO Luke Swetland stands with Diane & Ralph Waterhouse in front of Mr. Waterhouse’s Director’s Award-winning artwork.) Artists, art lovers, and Museum supporters gathered at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural ...
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    Bigg Boss Tamil Vote Online Final Week Elimination Results and Updates

    Bigg Boss Vote is a public opinion procedure in Bigg Boss Tamil Television series conducted by Vijay Television hosted by our very own UlagaNayagan Kamal Hassan. No wonder folks are already mad about the show, and it has begun voting for their favorite contestants.

    The voting for big boss commenced in the next week of its airing. The Show is intended for 100 days and is said to possess seasons in the coming years. People have already started to demonstrate their love and hatred towards the contestants. Let us wait and find out who wins the title of Bigg Boss Tamil Vote period 1.

    Bigg Boss Vote is a public opinion procedure in Bigg Boss Tamil Television series conducted by Vijay Television hosted by our very own UlagaNayagan Kamal Hassan. No wonder folks are already mad about the show, and it has begun voting for their favorite contestants. The voting for big boss commenc ...
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    Opera Santa Barbara Honors Emeritus Directors Frederick Sidon and Duncan Mellichamp

    Opera Santa Barbara has named Frederick Sidon and Duncan Mellichamp Honorary Board Members in recognition for their many extraordinary efforts on behalf of the company. Current Board members conferred the title on Messrs. Sidon and Mellichamp during a brief ceremony today at the University Club. ...
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    71st Annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days Parade Winners Revealed

    The 71st annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days hosted its “Greatest Little Small Town Parade” today (Sunday, 9/24/17) under sunny skies starting at 11:00 a.m. featuring more than 350 participants in 37 entries from around the region. The parade and festivities attracted an estimated 3,000 people to the community today according to organizers. This year’s parade theme was “Embracing Our Heritage.”

    The 71st annual Los Alamos Valley Old Days hosted its “Greatest Little Small Town Parade” today (Sunday, 9/24/17) under sunny skies starting at 11:00 a.m. featuring more than 350 participants in 37 entries from around the region. The parade and festivities attracted ...
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    Community Environmental Council Welcomes New Members

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA) —The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors, which plays a vital role in the organization’s mission and leadership. The nonprofit is also welcoming two new members to its Partnership Council, a broad spectrum of community leaders who act as ambassadors to advocate, network, and promote on behalf of CEC.

    (SANTA BARBARA, CA) —The Community Environmental Council (CEC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to its Board of Directors, which plays a vital role in the organization’s mission and leadership. The nonprofit is also welcoming two new members to its Partnersh ...
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    Local Startup Airtime Watertime to Bring Innovative Wetsuit to Market

    Local Santa Barbara sports-apparel startup Airtime Watertime® is asking for your help to raise $5,000 dollars to bring the innovative Floater™ wetsuit to market. Donations will fund the Coast Guard testing process to certify the one-of-a-kind wetsuit as a personal flotation device.

    Local Santa Barbara sports-apparel startup Airtime Watertime® is asking for your help to raise $5,000 dollars to bring the innovative Floater™ wetsuit to market. Donations will fund the Coast Guard testing process to certify the one-of-a-kind wetsuit as a personal flotation device. “With Co ...
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    LOCAL ARTIST CROWDFUNDS NEW PLAY

    Solvang resident, Marta Jorgensen, has written a musical comedy about the pitfalls of tabloid journalism and pop culture and is raising money for the score through Hatchfund, an arts crowdfunding org.

    Marta Jorgensen is a Solvang resident and script and song writer. Ms. Jorgensen stated, “All anyone talks about today is fake news. Donny is a musical drawn from my observations and experiences with tabloid media. Ever stand in line at the check out and see tabloid papers with outlandish headlines ...
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    Become a Certified California Naturalist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

    The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that enrollment is open for its UC California Naturalist Program.  The 10-week program begins on Sept. 6, 2017 and continues through Nov. 8, 2017, at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93105. 

    The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce that enrollment is open for its UC California Naturalist Program.  The 10-week program begins on Sept. 6, 2017 and continues through Nov. 8, 2017, at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Sant ...
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    MOXI Welcomes New Director of Development

    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, has hired Amanda Allen, a veteran Santa Barbara museum and nonprofit leader, as its director of development. In this role, Allen will oversee all aspects of the museum’s fundraising efforts including annual, major and planned giving, membership, corporate relations, and special and private events.

    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, has hired Amanda Allen, a veteran Santa Barbara museum and nonprofit leader, as its director of development. In this role, Allen will oversee all aspects of the museum’s fundraising efforts including annual, major and planned giving, membership, c ...
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    Art at the JCC Presents: Santa Barbara Art Association Exhibit 2017

    In partnership with the Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA), Art at the JCC will host a juried show at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center from September 1-October 24, 2017. The show will feature a mix of approximately one hundred works from various genres submitted by SBAA members and selected by Judge Frank Goss, formerly of the reputable Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery.

    In partnership with the Santa Barbara Art Association (SBAA), Art at the JCC will host a juried show at the Bronfman Family Jewish Community Center from September 1-October 24, 2017. The show will feature a mix of approximately one hundred works from various genres submitted by SBAA members and ...
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    This Week: DIJO Productions "A Walk in the Woods"

    DIJO Productions present A Walk in the Woods, the story of two diplomats, one an experienced Russian arms treaty negotiator (Ed Giron), the other an idealistic American (Bill Waxman). Based on a real incident that took place in the woods outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1982, it portrays how these two men exited the formal proceedings of a nuclear arms nonproliferation meeting between the superpowers to take the title’s “walk in the woods," getting to know each other as people.

    DIJO Productions present A Walk in the Woods, the story of two diplomats, one an experienced Russian arms treaty negotiator (Ed Giron), the other an idealistic American (Bill Waxman). Based on a real incident that took place in the woods outside of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1982, it portrays how these ...
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    Single Tickets Now on Sale for Opera Santa Barbara’s New Season

    Single tickets are on sale for Opera Santa Barbara’s 2017-18 season, which will open with a sumptuous production of Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon starring celebrated soprano Sarah Coburn on November 3 and 5, followed by a frolicsome staging of Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The Barber of Seville on March 2 and 4. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Performances will take place at the Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

    Single tickets are on sale for Opera Santa Barbara’s 2017-18 season, which will open with a sumptuous production of Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon starring celebrated soprano Sarah Coburn on November 3 and 5, followed by a frolicsome staging of Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The ...
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    Camerata Pacifica Will Open 2017-18 Season with Works by Prokofiev, Harbison, & Shostakovich

    Concerts to take place in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Marino.

    Concerts to take place in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Marino. Critically acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica will open its 28th season with a program that combines Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison’s String Trio with a pair of mid-20th century Russian ...
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    SB Choral Society Announces 70th Season

    Since its founding in 1948, SBCS has been singing for Santa Barbara continuously for 70 years, offering area singers the opportunity to study and perform great choral masterworks and, by those performances, contribute to keeping the works alive for the cultural benefit of our community locally, regionally, and even globally through their International Performance Tour series.

    Since its founding in 1948, SBCS has been singing for Santa Barbara continuously for 70 years, offering area singers the opportunity to study and perform great choral masterworks and, by those performances, contribute to keeping the works alive for the cultural benefit of our community locally, regi ...
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    Reality Show Host Joins Santa Barbara Fundraiser

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    The Stuff of Pure Joy – OSB Subscription Deadline Extended!

    Opera Santa Barbara's 2017-18 season includes two spectacular productions at the Granada Theatre:

    • Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon (November 3 & 5)

    • Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The Barber of Seville (March 2 & 4).

    Opera Santa Barbara's 2017-18 season includes two spectacular productions at the Granada Theatre: Jules Massenet’s sultry Manon (November 3 & 5) Gioachino Rossini’s enduring comic masterwork The Barber of Seville (March 2 & 4). Subscriptions b ...
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    Girl Scouts Partners with MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration for new Girl Scout MOXI Patch

    Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation have teamed up to offer a new Girl Scout patch, the council’s own GSCCC MOXI patch. This patch program provides girls and troops of all levels a fun and interesting way to engage with the exhibits at MOXI in Santa Barbara.

    Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation have teamed up to offer a new Girl Scout patch, the council’s own GSCCC MOXI patch. This patch program provides girls and troops of all levels a fun and interesting way to engage with the exhi ...
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    Solvang Theaterfest Appoints New Executive Director

    The Board of Directors and Staff of Solvang Theaterfest are pleased to announce that Santa Ynez Valley resident Mary Ann Norbom has been named Executive Director.  Solvang Theaterfest is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates Solvang Festival Theater.

    “We believe Mary Ann can lead Theaterfest in meeting its strategic goals, while expanding relationships in the community,” said Board co-chair Dr. Bob Baehner. 

    The Board of Directors and Staff of Solvang Theaterfest are pleased to announce that Santa Ynez Valley resident Mary Ann Norbom has been named Executive Director.  Solvang Theaterfest is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates Solvang Festival Theater. “We believe Mary A ...
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    Girl Scouts Receives Google.org Grant to Provide Coding, Computer Science Workshops

    Program Launches with GIRL CODE Event on Saturday, August 19 at Camp Arnaz with Digital NEST as Co-Curriculum Creator

    Program Launches with GIRL CODE Event on Saturday, August 19 at Camp Arnaz with Digital NEST as Co-Curriculum Creator Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) today announced receipt of a Google.org grant, administered through Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Supported by Goog ...
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    2016 Architectural Design Awards Exhibition July 24th - October 1st

    The 2016 Design Awards Exhibition presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Santa Barbara will be on view in the Betteravia Gallery, Santa Maria from July 24th to October 1st, 2017. The exhibition will show the 2016 awards program submissions from Santa Barbara AIA architects and AIA architects outside the county with local projects. The AIA of Santa Barbara conducts an annual, juried, Design Awards Program to honor the very best work of its membership.

    The 2016 Design Awards Exhibition presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Santa Barbara will be on view in the Betteravia Gallery, Santa Maria from July 24th to October 1st, 2017. The exhibition will show the 2016 awards program submissions from Santa Barbara AIA architects and AIA ...
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    Adrian Spence Joins PASF Board

    Adrian Spence Joins Board of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation

    At its July meeting, the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF) formally welcomed Adrian Spence, noted musician and Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica, to its board.

    Adrian Spence Joins Board of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation At its July meeting, the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF) formally welcomed Adrian Spence, noted musician and Artistic Director of Camerata Pacifica, to its board. Under the leadersh ...
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