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April 2018

TAO: “Drum Heart”

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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Combining highly-physical taiko drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart bring a modern, dynamic performance showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming. 

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Jennifer Koh

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Anthony’s Chapel at the Garden Street Academy, 2300 Garden St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
$10 - $35

No stranger to ambitious undertakings, violinist Jennifer Koh presents Shared Madness, an unprecedented project that speaks to the generous and supportive spirit that thrives within the musical community. Koh will perform a selection of short violin pieces created by more than 30 composers. 

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Joey Alexander Trio

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Following his inspired performance in 2016, three-time Grammy Award-nominated jazz pianist Joey Alexander is back by popular demand, exhibiting his astonishing prowess as a composer, bandleader and artist looking toward a limitless future.

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May 2018

Anthony Doerr In Conversation with Pico Iyer

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$10 - $35

Author Anthony Doerr is lauded for his lyricism, precise attention to the physical world and his gift for metaphor. With the eye of a scientist and the heart of a poet, the celebrated prose stylist reveals his keen naturalist’s perception and his empathetic engagement with humanity’s largest questions.

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2018 Santa Barbara County Economic Summit

May 8 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$25 - $200

Featured speakers are: Jorge Castañeda, Megan McArdle, Amity Shlaes and Roberto Rodriguez Hernandez. Presentations will be followed by a panel titled Trade: Can’t Live with It, Can’t Live Without It.

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Mark Morris Dance Group

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Choreographer Mark Morris returns to Santa Barbara with Pepperland, a new work celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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The Weepies

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Musicians Deb Talan and Steve Tannen are the husband-wife duo that make up The Weepies. Through the struggles and joys of their life together, Talan and Tannen have created remarkable musicianship.

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Audra McDonald

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States

A luminous soprano, Audra McDonald has a voice that will make you believe in angels. She is radiant on Broadway and opera stages as well as in film and television.

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Tommy Caldwell “The Push: A Climber’s Search for the Path”

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 - $30

Legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell’s life story hasn’t been the standard tale. In his early 20s, Caldwell was held hostage by militants in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Emerging from these hardships with renewed determination, he set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years or preparation, during which time Caldwell found love again, became a father and redefined the sport.

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Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States

Pianist and composer Arturo O’ Farrill is the multi-Grammy Award-winning founder of the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. 

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July 2018

UCSB Arts & Lectures Summer Film Series

July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until August 24, 2018

See a different free film each week this summer with the UCSB Arts & Lectures Film Series, which will play Wednesday and Friday nights at UCSB Campbell Hall and the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, respectively.

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