Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk

Westmont Orchestra to Play at Kennedy Center

The Westmont Orchestra celebrates President’s Day by performing at the fourth annual 2017 Capital Orchestra Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Westmont joins three other symphony orchestras selected for the Monday, Feb. 20, event at the historic venue. more

Superintendent Tricia Price Leaving Cold Spring School District in June

After six years at the helm, Dr. Tricia Price will step down as superintendent and principal of Santa Barbara’s Cold Spring School District at the end of the present school year, the district announced… She got her credential from Westmont College. more

Pop-Up Shakespeare

Marking the 400th anniversary of his death, this moveable feast of performance celebrates the astonishing achievement of William Shakespeare in a non-traditional mix of short plays, films, and dance… Presented in collaboration with Lit Moon Theatre Company, the Bitola (Macedonia) National Theatre, Westmont College, and Shakespeare’s Globe London. more 

Press Luncheon: It’s Same Story for Westmont: All Wins, No Losses

The beat goes on for Patti Cook’s Westmont College women’s volleyball team. Two more wins last week improved the team’s record to 29-0. “Same story, different week,” she said in her opening remarks at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. “We’re still undefeated.” more

Rona Barrett Foundation Welcomes Roger Battistone as New Board Member

The Rona Barrett Foundation is pleased to welcome Roger Battistone as a new board member. … He attended the University of Denver and Westmont College, then served two years in the US Navy in Sasebo, Japan, Subic Bay, Philippines and Vung Tau, Vietnam. more

Philanthropist Larry Crandell — ‘Mr. Santa Barbara’ — Dead at 93 Community cheerleader served as volunteer emcee, auctioneer, board member and adviser for countless charities for nearly 50 years

Santa Barbara lost one of its iconic citizens Tuesday when Larry Crandell died at his Santa Barbara home at the age of 93. Crandell, a businessman and philanthropist, was known affectionately as “Mr. Santa Barbara.” … Among the organizations Crandell assisted over the years areAllforOne Youth & Mentoring,Arthritis Foundation, Channel Islands YMCA, Douglas Family Preserve, Goleta Teen of the Year, Hospice of Santa Barbara, Marymount of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Santa Barbara PARC Foundation, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Transition House, United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County,Westmont College and dozens of local public schools. more

Santa Barbara Symphony Seeks Co-Investors to Expand Afterschool Music Education Program

The Santa Barbara Symphony is seeking additional funding partners for a proposed expansion of BRAVO!, the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s afterschool music education program for public elementary students in grades five and six. … In addition to the Symphony, SBUSD, and the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN), funding partners include the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and Westmont College, which will adapt the student internship initiative it developed in collaboration with iCAN to the new program. more

Profiles in Design: Blackbird Architects President Ken Radtkey’s Diverse Practice Focuses on Change and Challenging Projects

Notable Projects: Master plans at Westmont College and Crane Country Day School campuses, the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and the Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics at Westmont College, and UCSB’s Montell Lab. more

Spontaneous Westmont Ridley-Tree Exhibit Showcases Women Sculptors

Inspired by the opening exhibition at downtown Los Angeles’ new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art complex, the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art has unveiled a surprise exhibition, “Women Sculptors,” before the museum’s official fall opening. more

Santa Barbara Symphony to Commence Season With Bit of Beethoven

Subscription sales have begun for the Santa Barbara Symphony’s 2016-17 season, which will open in thrilling fashion Oct. 15 with a performance of Beethoven’s jubilant and inspiring Symphony No. 9, featuring several local choruses and popular soloists at The Granada Theatre. … The season-opening performance of Beethoven’s uplifting Ninth Symphony, with its rapturous choral setting of Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” will feature singers from the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Westmont College, UC Santa Barbara and San Marcos High School, as well as soloists Jeanine De Bique (soprano), Nina Yoshida Nelsen (mezzo soprano), Benjamin Brecher (tenor) and DeAndre Simmons (bass). more

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