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7/28 - Opera Santa Barbara Appoints New Artistic Director ... Celebrated conductor Kostis Protopapas, whose engaging podium presence, incisive musicality, and administrative acumen have garnered praise from critics and industry professionals nationwide, has been named artistic director of Opera Santa Barbara. With the appointment, which caps a seven-month national search, Mr. Protopapas becomes just the fourth artistic director in the company’s storied 21-year history.
“We are very pleased and honored to welcome such a distinguished artist to our ranks,” said Steven Sharpe, general director of Opera Santa Barbara. “Given Kostis’ remarkable record of achievement, as well as the respect he justly commands in our industry, we are confident that he will contribute significantly to our ...
7/16 - Just announced ... Hawaiian Party Cruise -- Friday July 31, on the Condor Express ... Joanie Collins returns from Hawaii to perform with special guests aboard the Condor Express for a full moon night of magical Hawaiian music and Aloha. She is well known for her electric violin, enchanting vocals, and `ukulele. Joanie resides in Kailua-Kona, on the island of Hawaii. The cruise includes appetizers and a no-host full bar serves beer, wine and mixed drinks at happy hour prices.
The Condor Express provides both style and comfort. The large, luxurious, teak-paneled walk-through cabin features smoked-glass windows and skylights. The Condor’s multi-hull design provides a smooth ride. The cruise is set for 6 PM departure returning at 8:30. Tickets are $30 advance and $35 on the day of c...
7/9 - An Acoustic Evening with Chris Cornell -- 9/23 at The Granada ... Chris Cornell is a rock icon who thrives on contradictions. An innovator who resists genre labels, he was nonetheless the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he has successfully maintained his own unique identity over more than two decades as a multi-Grammy award winning musician, Golden Globe nominee and universally acclaimed singer, songwriter and lyricist. Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden were a law unto themselves, edgy, dark and deeply individual. Their savage soundscapes and rich lyrical imagery combined punk attitude with musical sophistication. In 1989, they became the first Seattle band to sign to a major label and their sound continued to ...
7/2 - Save the Date! Little Mermaid Meet and Greet at the Wildling -- 7/4 ... In conjunction with the Wildling's underwater photography show by Santa Barbara's own Richard Salas, there will be a free Meet and Greet with Ariel from the Little Mermaid courtesy of Teas in Tiaras on the 4th of July from noon to 2 p.m. Come to Solvang to enjoy the parade and then follow the Little Mermaid to the Wildling! Make a jellyfish, take your picture with Ariel and see the Salas exhibition!
Presented by ... Wildling Museum
Venue ... Wildling Museum
6/24 - New Board Member at the S.B. Botanic Garden ... The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is pleased to announce THOMAS CRAVEIRO has joined the Board of Trustees. Craveiro is retired after thirty years in construction management and architectural design in the United States, Middle East and Africa, including work for the United Nations and United Sates Agency for International Development.
Craveiro brings to the Board many years of experience with volunteers, including work with Peace Corps, International Rescue Committee and Hospice. He earned a Master of Science, Architectural Science from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science, from the University of California, Berkeley.
“My family is third generation California farmers, which gives me a strong appreciation of the in...
6/16 - WOW! Save the Date! SB Blues Society presents Debbie Davies -- Julie 25th ... The Santa Barbara Blues Society, the oldest existing U.S. blues society, founded in March 1977, is proud to present Debbie Davies. A native of Los Angeles and daughter of professional musicians, Davies fell in love with the electric guitar after she heard Eric Clapton play with John Mayall's band. After a stint with rock bands in the Bay Area, she became lead guitarist in the band of Mayall's wife Maggie and then hit the really big time as guitarist in the band of the legendary Albert Collins. For the last 20 years Debbie has led her own band, and delivered multiple highly-praised albums. She has been nominated many times for Blues Music Awards, and twice won for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist.
6/8 - Soprano Tiffany Haas, star of Broadway’s Wicked, to perform at Marjorie Luke Theatre June 14 ... The Music and Arts Conservatory of Santa Barbara will present a special concert, Bach, Broadway & Beyond, featuring soprano Tiffany Haas, star of Broadway’s Wicked, and MAC’s Virtuoso Strings conducted by Ernest Richardson, in an unforgettable evening of music on Sunday, June 14th at 7pm in Santa Barbara’s Marjorie Luke Theatre
Tiffany Haas, whose career skyrocketed with her starring roles in Stephen Schwartz’s record-breaking Broadway and touring hit, Wicked, will be the featured guest artist for Bach, Broadway & Beyond with the Music and Arts Conservatory Virtuoso Strings conducted by MAC Music Director and Conductor Ernest Richardson at Santa Barbara’s Marjorie Luke Theatre, 72...
5/28 - Save the Date! S.B Jazz Society presents Les McCann and his band -- June 14 at SOhO ... The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is proud to present legendary jazz star Les McCann and his band at SOhO on June 14 at 1pm. A keyboardist and singer, McCann gained prominence in the '60s with his jazz and soul fusion. He is back with a star studded group featuring vocalist Lee Hartley and Santa Barbara’s own super star trumpeter Jeff Elliott, who toured with the McCann band in the 1980s. Rounding out the band are John Chiodini on guitar, drummer Enzio Todesco, Abraham Loboriel Sr. on bass and coming from New York, pianist Joe Alterman.
This extraordinary event is brought to Santa Barbara through the generosity of the Jazz Society’s Ambassador at Large, Peter Clark.
A onetime supplemental...
5/27 - "Jobs Now! To Hire or Not to Hire" presented at WCBN Network Lunch Meeting -- June 9 ... Do you own a growing business? considering hiring an employee? Come learn about the costs, requirements, and about some FREE resources for you. Meet like-minded professional women in a friendly yet productive business event. Round table introductions and Networking. Business meeting hosted by the Women's Community Business Network (WCBN). Buffet Lunch served by Book Ends Cafe and included with Registration. Meet like-minded professional women in a friendly yet productive business event. Round table introductions and Networking.
Limited Seating. Pre-register and save: http://wcbn-june2015-meeting.eventbrite.com
Presented by ... Women's Community Business Network
Venue ....
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