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About Culture | 13 Lives, Nine Inch Nails and 8 Great Spots for Live Music Among the Vines

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This issue of ON Culture was originally emailed to subscribers on July 29, 2022. Art by Leslie Dinaberg To receive his newsletter in your inbox on Fridays, sign up at

on the (large) screen

at the Cinema Society at this week’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival thirteen livesis the amazing true story of a global effort to rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach, trapped in a flooded cave during monsoon season with no food, water or diving gear.

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time — both as a mother and as someone who is a bit claustrophobic. The scene of cave diving is a masterpiece!

After the screening, director Ron Howard spoke to Roger Darling about the intensity of filmmaking.The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, we feed people) and movies based on real events (Apollo 13, beautiful heart) and how he incorporates the improved methods into the new films he makes. I think even Academy Award-winning directors should always learn something new!

Speaking of learning: As if we needed another reason to go see what’s new with Jordan Peele No (now in theaters), it is the first film to join Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s California Lower-the-Line Traineeship launched by NBCUniversal. Excluded background. Hallelujah!

And speaking of Hallelujah, don’t miss it Hallelujah, a Leonard Cohen documentary about the origins of his haunting song, currently running at the Riviera Theatre. Review by Joe Woodard.

on air

Spencer Bernitz (right) and Brad Knack of The Tongue (my personal favorite Santa Barbara band at the time) circa 1980s. | | Credit: Courtesy

Molly McKany Indy The podcast got off to a good start and just keeps getting better. Don’t miss her amazing, musically thought-out chat with Spencer Bernitz of Spencer the Gardener. This is a great companion to Joe Woodard’s great cover of his story from last week.

“For me, creativity is giving myself permission to play,” says Kymberlee Weil, a speaking and storytelling strategist in Santa Barbara. On her podcast, she interviews creatives and her communicators from diverse backgrounds. storytelling school, provides lots of essential tips to engage your audience and get your message across. Definitely worth a listen.

on the (smaller) screen

Love Island, Goleta style? (LR): Felipe Gomez, Jesse Bray, Valerie Bragg, Serenity Scott, Andy Boyen, Sidney Pate, Courtney Boehner, Zeta Morrison, Deb Chubb, Timmy Pandolfi. | | Credit: Casey Durkin / Peacock

The Olympics is the only sports competition show with more screen time in my home dance with the starsso I was thrilled to read on a real estate site dirt com retired olympic figure skater dance with the stars Alum Evan Lysacek and his Thai heiress wife, Dan Bodiratnangkura, recently purchased a $9.8 million home in the Hedgerow neighborhood of Montecito. I keep an eye on them. again, mudcomedian Conan O’Brien recently put a pad of oceanfront carpinteria on the market. love island, a raunchy reality show currently filming at Dos Pueblo Ranch. If you haven’t read Jan Yamamura’s story yet, don’t miss this great article!

on the stage

Nine Inch Nails will be at the Santa Barbara Bowl on September 13th.Credits: courtesy

The Santa Barbara Bowl is on fire this season. They recently announced that Nine Inch Nails will take place on his September 13th. In case you missed it, Cheryl Crabtree gave a great talk last month about her COVID compliance team at the Bowl and the volunteers working hard to keep us all safe so the music keeps playing. .

The free outdoor concerts at Chase Palm Park end this week, but Goleta continues to do well, with Tony Ybarra on August 2nd, King Bee on August 9th, and Donna Green & the 16th August. Roadhouse Daddy’s.

Live music and vineyards are always a great combination. Read Robyn Wise’s roundup of the best places to enjoy music in the vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley. Among the highlights are Nick playing the music of Herbie Hancock as part of Kessler-Hark His Winery’s “Jazz in the Vines” concert series on August 13 and his September 24. Shart has his quartet. 6 in Preskill. If you don’t want to go for a drive, or if you love them and he wants to see you twice, she’ll be on SOhO on August 12th.

Also notable on the SOhO calendar is Tina Schlieske & The Graceland Exiles on July 30th with special guest Sister Laura.

On the theatrical side, look forward to the Alcazar Ensemble’s second annual summer comedy series, August 4-7 at the Alcazar Theater in Carpinteria. It should be loud.

on the page

On the wall
“Santa Ynez Mountains” by Edward Willis Hicks. | | Credits: Courtesy: Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Go hiking, save the world, surely. This visual journey through historic photographs and fine art seen by artists and photographers is worth a visit to the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. This exhibit is part of the countywide museum initiative, Impact: Climate Change and the Urgency Now, and is an absolutely worthwhile endeavor. Admission to the museum is free. Click here for details.

Finding Beauty in Structure: The Work of Ken Jewesson is on display at the Westmont Ridley Tree Museum until August 6th. Ceramics His designer, printmaker, painter, draftsman, collager His artist, Jewesson’s long career as a jewelry maker More than 30 of his works are on display. An avant-garde artist who introduced modernism to Santa Barbara.

on the calendar

“Le Lézard aux Plumes d’Or IV, 1971” by Joan Miro, from the contemporary art collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Fans of the great Catalan artist, Joan Miró, will be invited to the Art Matters Lecture “Joan Miró in Time” by Charles Palermo on Thursday, August 4, 5:30-6 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. You don’t want to miss “And Space”. 30 p.m. Professor of Art History, College of William and Mary, Palermo (Fun Fact: The school, located in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and the ninth-oldest in the United Kingdom. -speaking world) offers a reading of the work in hopes of showing how Miró means movement and scale in his work. Tickets are available here.

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