Lone Woman of San Nicholas Island documentary airs Oct. 2

Contributed by Andy Silverman for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Central Coast residents probably are familiar with Scott O’Dell’s novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins, based on the true story of a Native American woman, given the name Juana Maria, who was left alone on San Nicolas Island for 18 years during the 19th century. Local residents will now […]

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Free community cumbia and Afro-beats rhythm groups

Contributed ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! opens its 13th season with Buyepongo – tropical cumbia and Afro-beat rhythms –  in free events at Isla Vista School, Friday, September 29, 7 pm; at Guadalupe City Hall, Saturday, September 30, 7 pm, and at The Marjorie Luke Theatre at Santa Barbara Junior High on Sunday, October 1, 7 pm. Warm up for the concert […]

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Research Reveals Historic Shipwreck Off Point Conception

FYI More information about the sunken Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch is available at sanctuaries.noaa.gov/shipwrecks/mcculloch. Robert V. Schwemmer will give a talk about the ship’s history at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.   The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch sank after a collision with a steamship in 1917; 100 years later, a remotely operated […]

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Chamber orchestra names new executive

Linda Rosso, a former interior designer turned nonprofit fundraising professional, has been named director of institutional advancement for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. Rosso most recently served as executive director of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation, where she oversaw development, outreach, and strategic planning efforts. In her new role, Ms. Rosso will oversee patron relations and corporate and foundation […]

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MOXI science, tech museum opens

Hands-on science experiences designed for kids and adults Staff Report Stepping inside a larger-than life guitar to learn how instruments produce sound is just one of the exciting interactive exhibits that has opened at the long-awaited MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation. Santa Barbara’s newest hands-on science and technology museum opened its doors on Saturday, Feb. 25, to […]

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Experience one of the world’s premiere touring flamenco companies on Fri., March 3 

Staff Report: “No rhetoric, no explanations, but just passion, majesty, absorption.” The New Yorker UCSB Arts & Lectures presents one of the world’s premiere touring flamenco companies, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, on Fri., March 3, at 8 p.m. at UCSB Campbell Hall. Hailed by critics for their transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca embodies the essence, complexity and mystery […]

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