Academy hosts an East Coast Music Heavyweight

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(NY Phil’s Alan Gilbert) Our Santa Barbara neighborhood is in for a musical treat of historic proportions. In 2015, the Music Academy of the West’s Summer Festival season will embark on a monumental collaboration with the New York Philharmonic, with performances at the Academy under the leadership of the Philharmonic’s Music Director, Alan Gilbert. Gilbert… Read More »

Gateway to Summertime Fun

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Local festival season is near – hello, Summer Solstice and Spanish Days Fiesta!  The upcoming months are the gateway to summertime fun in Santa Barbara, and Alma del Pueblo is a prime spot to enjoy the festivities within walking distance! Here are 5 upcoming events you won’t want to miss: 1. “La Cenerentola” from the New… Read More »

Details, Density and a Dynamic Downtown


(photo by Alex Kacik, courtesy of Mission and State) You might call them the four Ds. And they are only one part of the equation that is informing the magical Alma del Pueblo project. As Santa Barbara recently learned in this in-depth interview with Alma del Pueblo’s leader Marge Cafarelli, context and community also have… Read More »