Tag archives: Matt Tyrnauer

A Talented Tandem
By Richard Mineards   |   December 3, 2020

UCSB’s popular Arts & Lectures series has obviously been scrambling during the pandemic lockdown to present its normal program of international acts and artists. I took the opportunity at the weekend to watch 21-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and his pianist sister, Isata, play a virtual concert from their home in Nottingham, England, and couldn’t fail […]

Good Genes
By Richard Mineards   |   April 16, 2020

Montecito arborist Gene Tyburn is one proud dad. His documentary maker son Matt Tyrnauer‘s latest project Where’s My Roy Cohn?, the Svengali behind Joseph McCarthy and President Donald Trump, is currently airing on the Starz TV channel. Matt has made a number of notable documentaries while writing for Vanity Fair magazine, including 2009’s Valentino: The […]

MAW or Less
By Richard Mineards   |   August 2, 2018

The Music Academy of the West’s 71st annual summer music festival is drawing to a close, with the Lobero and Hahn Hall hosting two well-attended concerts. The Festival Artists Series program featured Janacek’s Mladi, wrapping with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence with Edward Dusinberre and Harumi Rhodes on violin, Geraldine Walther and Karen Dreyfus on viola, […]

Foot of the Vine
By Richard Mineards   |   June 7, 2018

It was certainly a performance with a difference when State Street Ballet danced in the Funk Zone. The talented dancers, normally used to the Granada or the Lobero, used choreography to interpret wines at the Valley Project. The entertaining program consisted of four different works depicting Merlot, two different Syrahs, and a Sangiovese. The event […]