Tag archives: Fannie Flagg

Granada Legends: Annual Gala Takes the Stage
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 12, 2023

There’s no doubt that The Granada Theatre has played a vital role in developing and extending Santa Barbara’s thriving music and performing arts landscape for many decades – especially since 2008, when the theater reopened after a massive multi-million dollar renovation. The result not only restored The Granada to its 1930s glory but established the […]

A Legendary Ensemble
By Richard Mineards   |   August 1, 2023

My congratulations to three good friends, philanthropists Brooks and Kate Firestone and author Fannie Flagg, as well as one of my favorite theater companies, Ensemble, who have been chosen as Granada Theatre Legends. They will be honored at a glittering 7th annual gala at the iconic State Street theater on September 16. The highly anticipated […]

Write On
By Lynda Millner   |   July 4, 2019

It’s that time of year – every June since 1972 the Santa Barbara Writers Conference (SBWC) commences for six days. Until the demolition it was held at the old Miramar Hotel and with a few stops in between it is finally at the Santa Barbara Hyatt at 1111 Cabrillo Boulevard. Mary and the late Barnaby […]

Historical Hope
By Richard Mineards   |   May 3, 2018

It couldn’t have been a nicer evening when the 33-year-old Santa Barbara Education Foundation held its annual Hope Awards at the historical museum, which attracted 175 guests and raised $30,000 for the cause. Montecito author Fannie Flagg spoke eloquently about her struggles with dyslexia while the award went to Santa Barbara Public Library for its […]