November 17, 2017
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Just Announced ... SBIFF Maltin Modern Master Award -- Gary Oldman -- 2/2
... Gary Oldman is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Oldman will be honored for his longstanding contributions to the film industry culminating with Focus Features’ Darkest Hour. Leonard Maltin, for who the award was recently renamed after, will return for his 27th year to moderate the evening. The award will be presented on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre.
“Gary Oldman has dazzled audiences for decades with an array of brilliant per...
Blue whales back in the Channel.
... The blue sky was interrupted by beautiful high clouds that let plenty of warm sun down to the ocean surface. The surface was pretty glassy and smooth except where the dolphin mega-pod had things chopped up a bit. It was a t-shirt day in the Santa Barbara Channel and there was plenty of wildlife to keep whale fans on their feet. Four humpback whales, four blue whales, 1500 long-beaked common dolphins and nearly 100 California sea lions were closely watched today. It was great to see blue whales back in the Channel.
The day was packed with things to see:
1040 – Dave gave us an up-clo...
The Fabulous Thuderbirds' Kim Wilson ... a HUGE show Saturday at the SB Blues Society!
... For nearly three decades, Kim Wilson has been the voice and soul of the Texas band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He’s also an accomplished solo recording artist, and in the minds of many people, the greatest harmonica player performing today. His new CD is entitled Lookin’ for Trouble. In 1970, he decided to drop out of college to play the blues full time, learning the ropes from such San Francisco Bay Area blues musicians as Charlie Musselwhite, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Rhodes. In the mid-1970s he moved to Austin, where he met Jimmie Vaughan, with...
Jazz Vocalist Janis Mann & Her Trio -- at SB Jazz Society show on Sunday
... The Santa Barbara Jazz Society is pleased to present jazz vocalist Janis Mann and her trio on Sunday, November 19 from 1 to 4pm at SOhO. Award-winning vocalist Janis Mann is described by critic Andrew Gilbert as “brilliant,” and by critic Don Heckman as “one of the Southland’s finest jazz vocal artists.” Her warm alto voice imbues each choice song she sings with cool but concentrated emotion.
At once both a striking song stylist and a fearless improviser, Janis Mann is that rare artist who can sweep you away with her captivating sound. She is a true jazz...
Ya gotta be there! An Evening with MOMMY TONK & THE ASSLESS CHAPS -- Sunday at Center Stage
... Mommy Tonk Celebrates The Release of Their Debut Album. 2 Moms. 1 Guitar. Cursing in Perfect Harmony.
Hire the babysitter, call your girlfriends, take your spouse on a date! Mommy Tonk is a musical comedy duo based in Los Angeles. This 90-minute show about motherhood and marriage is packed full of irreverent comedy, heartfelt storytelling, and the prettiest, filthiest music you ever did hear. Backed by The Assless Chaps, a fiddle-based variety trio performing American roots music in a country and bluegrass style, these ladies don’t hold ...
Jeffrey Halford & The Healers + Amilia K. Spicer -- Saturday at The Lobero
... Jeffrey Halford, a soulful singer-songwriter whose musical and literary influences range from Roger Miller and Johnny Cash, to Raymond Carver and Pablo Neruda, is also a ferocious slide guitar player who has shared the stage with the likes of Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Etta James, The Radiators, Robert Earl Keen, John Hammond, and Dave Alvin, just to name a few. ... Presented by: Lobero Theatre ... Venue: Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara Music Club's Always Free Concert -- Saturday afternoon
... 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. This concert will feature Antonin Dvořák’s Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op 67, performed by Han Soo Kim, violin, Sang Yhee, cello, and Constantine Finehouse, piano.
Composed in 1944 in memory of one of Shostakovich’s closest friends, Ivan Sollertinsky, the Piano Trio N...
In Santa Barbara ... Tim Minchin: Leaving Los Angeles ... Friday @ The Lobero
... Tim Minchin is an Australian, musician, actor, comedian and writer who has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever growing audiences since 2005. Without wanting to go on and on about it, he’s done some pretty successful live shows since then, often in Australia or the UK, but also on the North American continent (yes that includes you too Canada). His current songs span topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism) and his amour de boobs(ism). During his shows he plays the piano, alway...
Now playing ... SBCC Theatre Arts IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
... As our student showcase production, the SBCC Theatre Arts Department presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, A LIVE RADIO PLAY by Joe Landry. Join our talented students for this fun evening holiday story-telling.
November 8-18, 2017, Jurkowitz Theatre. Wednesday through Saturday @ 7:30pm, Sunday @ 2pm, Saturday 11/18 @ 2pm. Prices $18 general/$15 seniors/$10 students. Tickets available at www.theatregroupsbcc.com or 965-5935. ... Presented by: The Theatre Group at SBCC ... Venue: SBCC - Jurkowitz Theatre
Yolanda Del Rio -- Friday at the Chumash Casino
... Yolanda Del Rio is a popular Mexican film actress and ranchera singer with a trademark melancholic wailing style. Don’t miss her performing hits including "Valgame Dios" and "Una Intrusa" live in our Samala Showroom! ... Presented by: Chumash Casino Resort ... Venue: Chumash Casino Resort - Samala Showroom
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