Tag archives: Steven Spielberg

The Symphony Plays Williams
By Richard Mineards   |   March 28, 2023

Hollywood musical giant John Williams, 91, who was featured in last week’s Oscars coverage, was celebrated in grand style by the Santa Barbara Symphony under Fresno Symphony guest conductor Rei Hotoda at the Granada. The hugely entertaining performance, dubbed John Williams: A Symphonic Celebration, included music from most of his major hits, including Jaws, E.T., […]

‘The Fabelmans’
By Christopher Matteo Connor   |   January 17, 2023

Has the movie-going public gone crazy? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself, and a question that – in some way or another – has been making the rounds in public discourse for years. If you aren’t familiar with the Scorsese vs. Marvel fiasco that continues to plague the poor man many years later, I […]

Oscar Goes to Santa Barbara
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 3, 2022

Academy Award aficionados and other Oscarologists will have a field day at SBIFF ‘22 all within the fest’s first few days. All five nominated directors (including Steven Spielberg!) appear at the Arlington on March 3, followed by Kristen Stewart on March 4, the now nine-strong Virtuosos Award in the wake of the Writers’ (with eight […]

The Great Fight
By Richard Mineards   |   November 14, 2019

Elaine Weiss, prize-winning journalist and author of the blockbuster book The Woman’s Hour, was fêted at a bustling reception at Tydes at the Coral Casino after speaking on The Great Fight to Win the Vote at Campbell Hall, part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures series. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is teaming […]

Hot Wheels
By Richard Mineards   |   March 29, 2018

Italian carmaker Lamborghini is not normally noted for family-friendly vehicles, but following in the footsteps of other prestige marques such as Bentley and Rolls Royce the carmaker has launched the world’s fastest SUV. The $200,000 vehicle, which can go from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph – […]