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Arts & Entertainment Reviews

Review: Ray LaMontagne

The singer hooked the audience with his range of musical hues and lit up the night like a supernova. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Last Days in Vietnam

Rory Kennedy’s profusely illustrative documentary makes some sense of the tragic farce that was the Vietnam War. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Books: No Future for You

Most satirical writing looks weak in comparison to the Baffler magazine’s withering critiques. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: The Heiress at SBCC’s Garvin Theatre

Henry James–based drama, directed by Judy Garey, plays through November 1. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Charlie Albright at Hahn Hall

UCSB Arts & Lectures presented this program, which included Schubert, Chopin, and the pianist’s own improvisation. Read story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Massive Attack at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The British trip-hop act brought a heavy and heady helping of music and atmospherics on October 17. Read story.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Review: Daryl Hall & John Oates at the Santa Barbara Bowl

Maybe it was because the arrangements favored rock, with just hints of psychedelia, new wave, and soul, but on Sunday the familiar seemed suddenly timeless. Read story.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Photo Gallery: Dawes at SOhO Restaurant & Club

The Los Angeles folk rockers helped kick off New Noise 2014 on Thursday, October 16. Read story.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: The Importance of Being Earnest

This outstanding production brought Wilde’s greatest work to life for a contemporary audience. Read story.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Heiress Explores the Perils of Inheritance

Avery Clyde stars as Catherine Sloper in this highly successful stage adaptation of the novel Washington Square. Read story.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Books: The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Flanagan weaves a mesmerizing tale of barbarity and courage, love and longing, transgression and redemption. Read story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: The Judge

The Judge flops in spite of its A-List cast. Read story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Pride

Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton star in this uplifting film about an unlikely union. Read story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Review: Amadeus at the New Vic

Daniel Gerroll shines in Peter Shaffer’s theatrical fantasy about Mozart’s Vienna. Read story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Book Review: Flash Boys

In his latest book, Michael Lewis exposes the inner workings of the American stock market — a market Lewis describes as rigged against investors. Read story.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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