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Celebrate Kids Helping Kids’ 10th Anniversary

by lesliedinaberg on January 8, 2018

Kids Helping Kids celebrates its 10th Anniversary at the beautiful Granada Theatre (1214 State St.) January 12-13 with performances by NeedtoBreathe and Andy Grammer. Kids Helping Kids is an entirely student-run nonprofit organization lead by the students in the Advanced Placement Economics classes at San Marcos High School. The group works  to help children in need both locally and […]

Lil Buck – A Jookin’ Jam Session

by lesliedinaberg on October 24, 2016

JOOKIN’ (jook·in): A street dance style that emerged from Memphis, Tenn. Identified by its extremely intricate footwork and propensity for improvisation, seen by many as a descendant of hip-hop and jazz, with elements of ballet and modern dance.  See what jookin’ looks like for yourself, when UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Lil Buck – A Jookin’ […]

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

by lesliedinaberg on February 2, 2016

  UCSB Arts & Lectures presents leading contemporary dance company Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan performing Rice, a multimedia work of human drama and the story of a revered land, on Tue., Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. at The Granada Theatre. Renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min, “the most important choreographer in Asia” (Berliner Morgenpost), created the […]

Reel Cool Movies at the Granada

by lesliedinaberg on June 8, 2015

Get ready for a fun series of family favorite movies at the Granada this summer.  The 2015 Summer Film Series offers audiences an especially rare opportunity to see memorable favorites on the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art digital 4K rear-projection screen at the historic Granada Theatre. These family friendly films screen on Wednesdays throughout the summer. June 10,  6 p.m.: […]

The Granada Theatre Film Series Presents: ANTWONE FISHER and “MOVIES THAT MATTER” with Hal Conklin

by lesliedinaberg on February 2, 2015

Movies are all over Santa Barbara this week! The Granada Theatre Film Series presents “MOVIES THAT MATTER” with Hal Conklin, a film programming series of iconic movies that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. On Monday, February 2 at 7 p.m, the second film in the series, ANTWONE FISHER, will screen on state-of-the-art 4K digital cinema, and will include […]

The Granada Theatre’s new “Monday At The Movies” Series

by lesliedinaberg on September 5, 2014

Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) recently announced the launch of MONDAY AT THE MOVIES!, a special series of films to be screened throughout the year in the Granada Theatre. The first in the film series will be Bugsy Malone on  on Monday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Bugsy Malone is a 1976 British musical gangster film, […]

Santa Barbara LOL Comedy Festival September 2-7 Features Jay Mohr, Brad Williams, Kirk Fox and More

by lesliedinaberg on August 29, 2014

We’re getting excited about next week’s Santa Barbara LOL Comedy Festival. Organizers recently announced the addition of three new headline comedians; actor, comedian and radio host Jay Mohr (8 p.m. on 9/5), actor and comedian Brad Williams (10 p.m. on 9/5) and television host and comedian Kirk Fox (6 p.m. on 9/6). All three of these performances will be filmed at the […]

Music Academy of the West Presents “Carmen” in Honor of Opera Great Marilyn Horne

by lesliedinaberg on July 29, 2014

 The Music Academy of the West will present a new, fully staged production of Georges Bizet’s timeless opera Carmen in honor of celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday at Santa Barbara’s historic Granada Theatre. Directed by David Paul and conducted by James Gaffigan, the performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 1, […]

Marilyn Horne Named “Honorary La Diva of Old Spanish Days”

by lesliedinaberg on July 23, 2014

Viva la Fiesta and Viva la Diva! This summer, The Music Academy of the West presents the 2014 Carmen Celebration; a special series of events in honor of the legendary opera singer Marilyn Horne’s 80th birthday. As part of this series, the Music Academy has partnered with Old Spanish Days to celebrate Horne, director of the […]

Local Music Spotlight: Vincent & Vedant

by lesliedinaberg on July 17, 2014

Want to travel to exotic places without leaving Santa Barbara? Every Friday evening at Zaytoon (209 E. Canon Perdido St.) guitar and violin duo Vincent & Vedant create a mesmerizing and unique gypsy sound on the restaurant’s lovely outdoor patio. The combination of percussive flamenco guitar and classically trained, haunting violin music pairs beautifully with Zaytoon’s fresh and tasty Lebanese […]