Performing Arts

Santa Barbara Symphony Santa Barbara Symphony

The Santa Barbara Symphony is proud of its upcoming 2022-23 season, which marks the organization’s milestone 70th anniversary. Understandably so, […more…]

Preparing for a Sparkling Anniversary Music Academy of the West

To many, the 2021 Music Academy of the West Summer School and Festival was nothing short of a miracle. Despite […more…]

Granada, the Great The Granada Theatre

It’s purely coincidence that this week’s Montecito Journal hits newsstands the same day the Granada Theatre officially unveils Plaza Granada, […more…]

‘Creating Hope’ with UCSB Arts & Lectures UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, UCSB Arts & Lectures, like every establishment across the country, was forced […more…]

A Cultural Gift to the Community UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures

If you had told Celesta M. Billeci, UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Miller McCune Executive Director, in March of 2020 that […more…]

A Fine Art for All Ages State Street Ballet

It was March 2020 when Rodney Gustafson received the call no creative director wants to get. It was the week […more…]

In Harmony With the Community Santa Barbara Symphony

Over the last two years, Santa Barbara Symphony President & CEO Kathryn R. Martin has noticed a marked change in […more…]

Roaring Back The Granada Theatre

It’s just a couple weeks before October 2021 and Opera Santa Barbara is preparing to take the stage for its […more…]

ETC Reopens Its Doors Ensemble Theatre Company

Eight years ago, when the Victoria Hall Theater underwent a $12.6 million renovation that transformed the historic venue into The […more…]