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4/13 - Free Masterclass on Saturday! ... Opera Santa Barbara will offer a free masterclass with Peter Kazaras and members of the Mosher Studio Artist Program on Saturday, April 15. Mr. Kazaras is the Director of Opera and Music Theatre at UCLA, and was previously Seattle Opera's Artistic Advisor and Artistic Director of their Young Artist Program. ... Presented by: Opera Santa Barbara ... Venue: The Alhecama Theatre
4/7 - Ali Wong at The Granada Theatre - Second show added - 9:30pm! ... ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special 7 months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy, “American Housewife,” premiering this fall.
After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009? and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comics to Watch.” In 2011, Variet...
4/6 - Free Event! An Evening with 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman -- 4/8 ... 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman is the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize. A human rights activist, journalist and politician, she was dubbed the “Mother of the Revolution” for her key role in the Arab Spring, during which she was imprisoned numerous times. She is also the co-founder of Women Journalists Without Chains, an NGO that works toward freedom of expression and democratic rights for women around the world. An advocate for education, social equality and responsible investment as...
4/5 - Tickets on sale April 7 for Joe Bonamassa ... Joe Bonamassa, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon announces a new North American Fall tour in support of his latest studio album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians featured on Joe’s Grammy Nominated album Live At The Greek Theatre including Anton Fig on drums (Letterman, Ace Frehley), Michael Rhodes on bass (Faith Hill, Randy Travis), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Reese Wynans on piano/organ (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble), Lee Thornburg on Trumpet (Tower Of Power), Paulie Cerra on saxophone and amazing Australian ba...
3/31 - Just Announced! Bluesman Bernie Pearl to headline SBBS Member Appreciation Show -- 5/21 ... The show will feature Bernie Pearl, noted singer, guitarist, teacher, promoter, producer, and blues historian. Pearl's brother owned the famed Ash Grove venue in Los Angeles, where Bernie was fortunate to meet and learn from legendary blues icons Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Mance Lipscomb. Pearl played with all of them, as well as a pantheon of greats including B.B. King, Albert Collins, Freddie King, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, and Big Joe Turner. His multiple album releases with his own band and as soloist have...
2/25 - Don't Miss S.B. Music Club's Always Free Concert - Natasha Kislenko -- March 11 ... One of the highlights of Santa Barbara Music Club's concerts is the opportunity for audiences to hear great music from a variety of historical periods, with a diversity of musical forms, performed by excellent artists. In this concert, pianist Natasha Kislenko will take the audience on a world tour…and back in time about 100 years, to the time of World War I. The program will include works by Albéniz, Bartók, Debussy, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, and Villa-Lobos.
Pianist Natasha Kislenko has concertized extensively in Russia and the former USSR, German...
2/21 - Save the Date! Hollywood Jazz Quartet coming to SOhO on March 12 ... The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is honored to present The Hollywood Jazz Quartet featuring George Young at SOhO Sunday, March 12 from 1 to 4pm. Mr. Young, a professional reed player since the late 50s, is one of the finest technicians in jazz, fusion, rock, swing, be bop, studio, and concerts and although he is one of the most frequently heard, he is one of the most unknown. A virtuoso on most of the reeds, he specializes in tenor and alto saxophones in recording sessions with such musicians as George Benson, Ron Carter, Frank Sinatra, David Sanchez, John Lennon, Tony ...
2/18 - Save the Date! SPEAKING OF STORIES PRESENTS PERSONAL STORIES III -- 2/26 ... An eclectic collection of original first person true stories performed by their authors. The performances range from scripted readings to storytelling. Stories of love, family, loss and adventure, lots of adventures. Everything from refugees fleeing Vietnam to a “commando” trip to an ex’s wedding, your Santa Barbara neighbors have some wonderful stories to share! Join the performers after the show for complimentary cookies and milk—because every good story should be toasted with cookies and milk!
Bill One: Sunday, February 26 at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Februar...
2/18 - Save the Date! KCRW LIVE – THE HUMAN FACE OF DROUGHT -- 2/23 ... KCRW LIVE – THE HUMAN FACE OF DROUGHT. In partnership with Pacific Standard Magazine and Human Rights Watch A live broadcast hosted by KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian In a one-hour, live broadcast conversation between investigative reporters, human rights practitioners and environment academics, we will explore the human face of climate change on a global level as well as the very real human consequences of drought on our own California doorstep, and consider the steps we might take towards responding to the symptoms of a warming world. The discussion, moderated by KCRW’s Jonat...
1/26 - Tickets on sale Saturday (1/28) at Noon for ... Five For Fighting with String Quartet ... Never has the phrase “he shoots, he scores” been more applicable than when mentioning rabid hockey fan and chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik. The Los Angeles native, who goes by Five for Fighting (a five-minute penalty for on-the-ice fist-a-cuffs), burst on the scene some 15 years ago with his Grammy Award-nominated hit “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” and has been a mainstay on mainstream radio ever since. While he doesn’t wear tights and fight crime as his breakthrough track “Superman” suggests, his songs could bring any maniacal villain ...
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