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Category Archives: Music

Happy Together Tour Returns to the Chumash Casino

by lesliedinaberg on July 13, 2017

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to go back in time with the Happy Together Tour, featuring an impressive collection of top recording artists from the 1960s. The Turtles’ Flo & Eddie, The Association, The Cowsills, Chuck Negron, The Box Tops and Ron Dante return together to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at […]

Concerts in the Park Kick Off July 6

by lesliedinaberg on July 6, 2017

The free Concerts in the Park series starts on Thursday, July 6 with the PettyBreakers—dubbed as “The Nation’s Premier Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers”—performing from 6-8:30 p.m. on the Chase Palm Park stage (323 E. Cabrillo Blvd.). This is the kick off to a month of free outdoor Thursday night concert fun. Up next, […]

Count Basie Orchestra Benefit for Rona Barrett Foundation

by lesliedinaberg on July 3, 2017

The Rona Barrett Foundation hosts a special benefit concert on July 8 at the Lobero Theatre with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart and special guest, Paula Cole. Between them, Count Basie and Paula Cole are the embodiment of jazz and have 19 Grammys to prove it! Headquartered locally, the Rona Barrett Foundation is a […]

Santa Barbara Choral Society Spring Gala Journeys to Rockwood Abbey

by lesliedinaberg on March 13, 2017

Anglophiles and music fans will come together on May 20 for a wonderfully fun evening titled Rockwood Abbey, an homage to the beloved Downtown Abbey television series. Honorary Chairs “Lord” Brooks and “Lady” Kate Firestone invite guests to be transported to a posh evening reminiscent of days gone by, where white-gloved footmen attended the creme de la creme of English society […]

Vocalosity Contest Winners & Free Master Class Announced

by lesliedinaberg on October 24, 2016

The highly anticipated a capella performance, Vocalosity, comes to The Granada Theatre on Friday, November 11, as part of the Granada Theatre Concert Series. From the artistic producer of Pitch Perfect and The Sing Off, Vocalosity takes a cappella to a whole new level with a show stopping theatrical performance featuring 10 dynamic voices singing some of today’s […]

Cocktail Corner: Americana Fest at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

by lesliedinaberg on July 1, 2016

A spirited toast to all things alcoholic!  By Leslie Dinaberg Get into the Independence Day spirit a little early this weekend, on Sunday, July 3, when Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company in Buellton presents Americana Fest, featuring live music, craft beer, barbecue and baked goods. Sounds pretty all-American to me! Four Americana bands will play throughout […]

Summer Editor’s Pick: Music Academy of the West’s Summer Music Festival

by lesliedinaberg on June 13, 2016

Music Academy of the West’s Summer Music Festival brings eight weeks of world-class classical music making to town Jun. 13–Aug. 6. Highlights include recitals by pianist Jeremy Denk (Jul. 18, 21), flutist Emmanuel Pahud (Jul. 20), Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony conducted by New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert (Jul. 16), a west coast opera premiere by Matthew Aucoin (Jun. 28), a new production of […]

Fiesta Ranchera

by lesliedinaberg on June 13, 2016

Come celebrate Fiesta in June at the always fun Fiesta Ranchera party! Truly a great night out for locals, this is an awesome way to get into the spirit of Fiesta, Goleta style! On June 16, Fiesta Ranchera opens the Fiesta summer season with the help of Old Spanish Days and the Goleta Valley Historical Society for an unforgettable […]

Summer Editor’s Pick: Concerts at Santa Barbara Bowl

by lesliedinaberg on June 6, 2016

We are lucky to have an amazing 4,562-seat outdoor amphitheater in our midst. There’s a special vibe that comes with concerts at Santa Barbara Bowl, perhaps because both the performers and the patrons are just so darn happy to be there. This summer’s concert line-up is especially stellar, including Paul Simon (Jun. 5), Bob Dylan […]

Music Academy of the West Reaches $17.5 Million FINALE Campaign Goal

by lesliedinaberg on April 26, 2016

A standing ovation for Music Academy of the West! The organization recently achieved a $17.5 million campaign goal, thanks in part to a $4.4 million leadership gift from the Hind Foundation. The 15-month fundraising effort will provide monies to renovate the historic Marilyn Horne Main House, construct a new Teaching Studio Building, purchase 11 Steinway pianos, endow a long-range instrument […]