Tag archives: Depeche Mode

Third Time’s the Charm
By Richard Mineards   |   February 6, 2020

It’s third time lucky for Santa Barbara singer Martin Gore and his synth rock band Depeche Mode. Englishman Gore, 58, who plays keyboard and guitar, and his fellow band members Andy Fletcher, Alan Wilder, Vince Clarke, and David Cahan, who have sold more than 100 million records, are being inducted into the iconic Rock & […]

Sing it Loud, Sing it Proud
By Richard Mineards   |   May 23, 2019

It was music to everyone’s ears when AHA!, which has brought social-emotional learning to more than 25,000 teachers, parents, and young people over the past 20 years, hosted its 16th annual Sing It Out at the Lobero. The sold-out event, which raised around $200,000 for the organization, was the culmination celebration of a 12-week spring […]

Where the Girls are
By Richard Mineards   |   May 17, 2018

The amazons ruled when Girls Rock, which helps youngsters through music and arts appreciation, threw a beach bash at the rustic Carpinteria home of music entrepreneur Marla McNally Phillips and her husband, Lee. Our tony town is home to the largest Girls Rock program in the world, says president Kerri Murray, who is also president […]

A Win-Winn Situation
By Richard Mineards   |   December 21, 2017

One of the great joys of Yuletide is the Christmas bash thrown by interior designers Peter Kavoian and Ray Winn, who also scribes for this illustrious organ, at their magnificent Birnam Wood manse. The stunning residence – formerly the home of a member the DuPont family who lived to the ripe old age of 107 […]