Monthly Archives: March 2017

Finding Information is Key Before, During and After Any Emergency

When disaster threatens to strike, plenty of information is floating around that lays out what is going on and what people can do to stay safe… The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and Santa Barbara and Santa Maria police post crime- and safety-related information to Nixle. UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College all have notification systems for their campus communities. more 

ON STAGE: The Farce Remains the Same

Playwright David Ives has two concurrent careers. One is the brilliant farceur behind repertory theater favorite “All in the Timing,” “Sure Thing, and most recently “Venus in Fur.” The other is as an in-demand adaptor and translator of others’ works… Courtney Schwass comes from Westmont…  more

ART REVIEW: A Global Prism in Progress

Whether by accident, providence or otherwise, Trump-era topicality has been filtering through Santa Barbara’s art scene in recent weeks, virtually timed with the arrival of the new White House resident in office. At the Westmont Museum of Art, the engaging show “BOWERS/ERRE, So Close and So Far” grapples, subtly and artfully, with border issues and tensions. more

Blau gives it one last shot

All Cory Blau ever wanted was a shot. It’s why he showed up at Westmont College’s door without an invitation in 2013. It’s how he opened the door to the 2015 NAIA basketball final for the Warriors, making their last shot of the semifinals. more

“Blood Wedding’ at Westmont

What happens in tragedy? At the level of plot, such familiar formulas as “a reversal of fortune” or “a fall from on high” might seem adequate descriptions, but beyond that, in a real tragedy, there’s always something bigger going on, a sense that something sacred has been profaned, that a trust that can never be restored was breached, and that society will have to live in the resulting fallen state from now on. In Westmont College’s excellent new production of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding, the sense of de-consecration is there from the outset, and evident even in the title. A June wedding? Great. A destination wedding? Sure. Even a small wedding, well, okay. But a “blood” wedding? No thanks! more

NPHS orchestra to perform

The Newbury Park High School orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Tues., March 14 at the school’s performing arts center, 456 N. Reino Road… This concert will be a preview of the Festival of Gold program and will also feature an appearance by the string quartet of Westmont College. more

Reception Spotlights Slingshot Artists

In collaboration with Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, SlingShot Art Forum, 220 W. Cannon Perdido St., will host a reception to celebrate the works of John Moses and SlingShot Artists at 5:30 p.m, Wednesday March 8. more

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