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On Saturday, June 22, 2013, Sunstone Winery will be hosting their second annual Summer Solstice Celebration.
The lyrical powerhouse will play SOhO Restaurant & Music Club on Sunday, June 23.
This El Sistema–based music program aims to achieve social change through pursuing musical excellence.
Portland’s bilingual folkies join forces with The Olivia Darlings and try to save synchronized swimming.
Review of Santa Barbara Winery Grenache Lafond Vineyard 2009.
The Independent’s arts editors present their picks for this season’s must-see arts events.
Police state or paranoia? The answer's looking ominous.
Solstice kicks off a summer of art making in Santa Barbara.
When I was growing up in Chicago in the 1930s and ’40s, there were no gays among the millions of residents.
East and West Coast dance companies come together on July 26 and 27.
Recent stories exposed a disturbing trend: families hiring disabled tour guides to escort them through the theme parks so they can skip to the front of ride lines.
The Music Academy of the West continues to innovate this summer with new formats for vocal music and a new string quartet program.
San Marcos High graduate Zachary Belway finds quiet in full-contact martial arts.
Speaking of Picasso, UCSB’s AD&A Museum will be examining his friendship with Santa Barbara’s Channing Peake this summer.
Often, the most enchanting of us arrive in the most complex of packages.
Ben Gibbard, Jenny Lewis, and local boy Jimmy Tamborello reunite under the stars on July 20.
Summer’s the time for musical spectacles and frivolous farce.
Recently there was a mention in The Independent of the death of a Monterey cypress in the Douglas Family Preserve, and of a plan to replace it later this year.
Brandon Fastman, who covers education and business as a staff reporter for The Santa Barbara Independent, was awarded a doctorate of English at a UCSB graduation on June 14.
The Parade, Parties, and Other Great Arts Events of the Season
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