Tag archives: Studio 54

New OSB Chair Appointed
By Richard Mineards   |   August 2, 2022

Nicholas Burlett is the new chair of Opera Santa Barbara replacing Joan Rutkowski after a four-year reign. Burlett, a graduate of Cornell University, New York, is a director of engineering for an international safety and security software firm and moved to our Eden by the Beach in 2004. “We must be willing to look for […]

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 […]

By the Book, Vonnegut Style
By Richard Mineards   |   December 14, 2017

Montecito author Robert Eringer has been following in the footsteps of award-winning novelist Kurt Vonnegut, who died in 2007 aged 84. The odyssey to the writer of the darkly satirical best seller Slaughterhouse-Five, as well as 13 other novels, began when fellow Montecito writer T.C. Boyle suggested the trip to Robert when they bumped into […]