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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...
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...
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 ...
Johnny Mathis returning to the Chumash Casino Resort on February 9
... Legendary and beloved Grammy Hall of Fame member Johnny Mathis is bringing “The Voice of Romance Tour 2017” to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Tickets for the show are $75, $85, $95, $105 and $115.
Best known as a romantic singer, Mathis’ eclectic sound is a compilation of jazz, traditional pop, Brazilian music, Spanish music, soul, soft rock and rhythm and blues. Over the past 60 years, Mathis has sold more than 350 million records worldwide, with several dozens of those albums achieving gold or platin...
Save the Date! An Evening In Conversation With Yanni -- April 4
... For the first time ever, fans can get up close with Yanni! One of the most celebrated composers and multi-gold and platinum- selling artists of our time is stepping off the concert stage to give his fans the chance to interact with him on a more intimate and personal level. Yanni will share his experiences traveling the globe, insight into his creative process and his experience performing in mega shows throughout the world. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions! This performance will feature YANNI and his piano which he will play from time to time throughou...
This Saturday ... Gavin DeGraw and Parachute at the Granada Theatre
... Kids Helping Kids is honored to host Gavin DeGraw, a multi-platinum selling singer, performer, songwriter, and Grammy nominee known for top hits such as “Chariot,” “Not Over You,” “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Best I Ever Had,” and his most recent song, “She Sets The City On Fire.” The student-run organization’s fifteenth annual benefit concert will aid children locally and globally through this breathtaking concert. Gavin DeGraw will be supported by the internationally acclaimed band Parachute, known for their hit songs like “She is Love” and “Can’t Help.”
Lucinda Williams ... coming to the Lobero on 1/17
... We’ve all heard about the iconic vibe of Route 66, the neon lights on Broadway and the ocean air of the Pacific Coast Highway. But there are untold stories emanating from countless blue highways across the land – like Interstate 20, which cuts a 1500-mile swath from South Carolina to Texas, and cuts deep into the spirit of those who’ve spent their lives traversing it.
Lucinda Williams is one of those people, and with the expansive, enveloping The Ghosts of Highway 20, she brings those stories to life – and gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has bee...
Save the Date! Geroge Thorogood & the Destroyers Rock Party at the Chumash Casino Resort on March 2
... When that familiar snarl of a slide guitar rips open the room, you know you’re about to experience a bad-to-the-bone rock icon. George Thorogood And The Destroyers are throwing a Rock Party and you’re invited. Come hear them perform live hits including “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over” and more! ... Presented by: Chumash Casino Resort ... Venue: Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
Just Announced! Isabelle Huppert to receive SBIFF Montecito Award - 2/8
... Isabelle Huppert will receive their prestigious Montecito Award for her critically acclaimed role in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, a Sony Pictures Classics release. This award is given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film. “She’s one of the greatest actors ever, and her legacy to cinema is unparalleled,” stated SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling. “Any film that includes Ms. Huppert is without a doubt immediately worth watching. She elevates any work – she’s elevated cinema. It’s overdue to celebrate this giant.”
Save the Date! SBIFF Maltin Modern Master Award -- Denzel Washington -- 2/2
... Denzel Washington is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Washington will be honored for his longstanding contributions to the film industry culminating with Paramount’s upcoming Fences which he directs, produces and stars in. Leonard Maltin, for who the award was recently renamed after, will return for his 26th year to moderate the evening. The award will be presented on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre.
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