Tag archives: Pico Iyer

Roads, Dreams, Musk, and More 
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 24, 2023

Environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb shares his research on the road less traveled – that is, one that examines how our road ecology is shaping the planet’s future for the worse – in a talk at the Community Environmental Council’s downtown Hub on October 24. In “Crossings,” Goldfarb, the award-winning author of Eager (about beavers), shares […]

A Full Circle of Dance
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 14, 2023

UCSB Dance Company’s 2023 company consists entirely of female or non-binary dancers, which wasn’t a conscious choice but simply the result of having no male senior dance majors on campus this year. But rather than fighting against what is, Artistic Director Delila Moseley decided to double down.  “I just decided to go with it, and […]

Creating Hope with Pico Iyer and the Dalai Lama
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 20, 2021

It’s no surprise that UCSB Arts & Lectures has turned to the XIV Dalai Lama for the keynote event in its year-long 2021-2022 Creating Hope programming initiative. After all, not only has His Holiness, who is believed to be a manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, spent much of his life encouraging people to be […]

Philip Glass In Conversation with Pico Iyer
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 24, 2019

In a candid interview conducted by our town’s favorite literary author Pico Iyer, 82-year-old Philip Glass talked about his parents, becoming a musician-composer and still being stimulated by life to write and play the music he hears. The October 4 event was part of Pico’s talk series for UCSB Arts & Lectures, sponsored by Martha […]

Charting a World Without Borders with Pico Iyer
By Joanne A Calitri   |   March 28, 2019

On March 15, one of our town’s world celebrated authors, Pico Iyer, had an open discussion about travel, literature, and what brings people of different cultures together. Roman Baratiak from UCSB Arts & Lectures led the discussion. The free event was at the SB Public Library downtown. Pico is usually quoted for saying, “We travel, […]

Sundown Celebration
By Richard Mineards   |   June 21, 2018

UCSB’s popular Arts & Lectures program is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an eclectic program of 65 events, including 16 premieres and debuts. To launch the new season, which begins September 29 with music great Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Granada, Celesta Billeci, Miller McCune executive director, hosted a […]