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Review: Transcendence

Inconsistencies muck up what could have been a decent sci-fi tale of man and machine. Read story.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review: Jade Doskow at wall space gallery

New York–based photographer Jade Doskow presented her world’s fair project in a talk at the wall space gallery on Saturday, April 19. Read story.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review: Dom Hemingway

Jude Law tackles the role of a doom-soaked loser in this mediocre story of a recently released convict. Read story.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: Jagwar Ma at SOhO Restaurant & Music Club

In between Coachella weekends, Australia’s Jagwar Ma fueled a dance party on Wednesday, April 16. Read story.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Bryan Ferry at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Bryan Ferry’s dramatic set spanned his career, from early Roxy Music to more recent solo work. Read story.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Chvrches at the Majestic Ventura Theater

The Glasgow-based trio made a dazzling mid-Coachella stop on Wednesday, April 14. Read story.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Review: Camerata Pacifica at Hahn Hall

Camerata Pacifica shows off its exquisite personnel of wind players as strings take the month off. Read story.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Review: Santa Barbara Symphony at the Granada Theatre

Nir Kabaretti’s orchestra tackles Copland, Milhaud, and Beethoven. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: A$AP Ferg at La Casa de la Raza

Fans maxed out the Montecito Street venue for Tuesday's hot, sweaty, and mosh-friendly performance. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: Enemy

Director Denis Villeneuve reteams with actor Jake Gyllenhaal for this heady suspense thriller about doppelgangers and alternative dimensions. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ghost of a Chance at Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre

Circle Bar B fired up the grill and opened the 2014 season with an affecting comedy about an engaged couple and the ghost who comes between them. Read story.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Review: Ernest & Celestine

Despite its worn out storyline, Ernest & Celestine provides pretty scenes, sweet drawings, and a universal message. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: RENT at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry

Multiple factors make this a show that is not to be missed. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Oculus

The head-gaming only contributes to the power of this low-budget wonder. Read story.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Stephen Hough at the Lobero Theatre

British pianist Stephen Hough demonstrated signature clarity in a poetic program of short works, presented by CAMA. Read story.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Santa Barbara Fair & Expo

Santa Barbara Fair and Expo celebrates “25 Years of Magic”, ... Read More