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Stage Band Ends the Year at SOhO

June 4, 2012


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For the last gig of the school year the Laguna Blanca Stage Band performed at the SOhO Music Club and Restaurant on May 5. For Seniors Andrew McCaffery and Troy Ritter, this was the last gig of their Stage Band careers. A crowd of about 50-60 students, teachers, family and friends came out to support...

Once Upon a Mattress: Seniors’ Final Curtain Call

June 4, 2012


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Laguna’s Spring musical, Once Upon a Mattress a comedic spin off of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea was a show of two significant firsts. “It was the first time in my tenure at Laguna that there has been an all-student orchestra,” said Director and Theater Arts...

Review: National Tour of Young Frankenstein at the Granada

May 3, 2012


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By Guest Writer Cameron Platt: The Broadway musical’s most common function is, simply enough, to entertain. True, the American musical has often extended into elevated intellectual and artistic territory, but its core remains in the standard comedy—Broadway’sone consistent offering as fads ebb...

Stage Band Performs at the Crocodile Restaurant and Bar

Stage Band Performs at the Crocodile Restaurant and Bar

April 3, 2012


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In the relaxed ambience of the Crocodile Restaurant and Bar, the Stage Band performed a two hour set filled with jazz standards, bossa novas, choros, and funk on Mar. 3. Senior lead vocalist and guitarist Andrew McCaffery, who has been a member of the stage band since his freshman year, said, “playing...

MOVIE REVIEW: In the Land of Blood and Honey

MOVIE REVIEW: In the Land of Blood and Honey

February 20, 2012


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I have an exclusive movie review for all of you cinema fanatics! In the Land of Blood and Honey: A Tragic Love Story about the Effects of War I spent the holiday season in my hometown of New York City. On a whim one night, I decided to see a film that critics had not said much about titled, “In the Lan...

Alum Creates New Sound and Makes a Name in the Music World

Alum Creates New Sound and Makes a Name in the Music World

February 13, 2012


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You’re in a foreign place—Amsterdam to be exact—playing your music for thousands of people. Your just about to start; you get that last set of butterflies in your stomach, the last big nervous breath, the last quick look across the crowd, and then you start. You blow them away. With his days...

Dexter: A Charming Serial Killer Who Kills Serial Killers

Dexter: A Charming Serial Killer Who Kills Serial Killers

December 12, 2011


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“….but it’s always there, this Dark Passenger. And when he’s driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don’t fight him, I don’t want to. He’s all I’ve got…” – Dexter Morgan   “Dexter,” a show that first premiered in 2007, is a brillian...

“The Liar” Takes Audience to 1960s Paris

“The Liar” Takes Audience to 1960s Paris

December 2, 2011


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Laguna Blanca Theater’s fall production of “The Liar,” directed by Mr. Joseph Beck, took audiences on a comical tour of 1960s Paris, complete with sassy French girls, bumbling young men seeking love, and a classic rendition of Laguna’s own, Mr. Peter Angeloff. The play, adapted by David Ive...

Spotify Breaks into the Music Sharing Industry

Spotify Breaks into the Music Sharing Industry

December 2, 2011


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iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Napster, and Pandora have been industry leaders but now there is Spotify. Spotify is an online music streaming service where you can search any song title, artist, or album, and it will appear and begin playing with just a click. Most peer-to-peer mp3 file sharing is illegal, but Spotify is a new music a...

Sambo’s, a Mouth-Watering Experience

Sambo’s, a Mouth-Watering Experience

December 2, 2011


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According to the locals, Sambo’s Restaurant has been known as the place to go for “the best pancakes in the city.” Located on the beach front with a view of Santa Barbara’s Harbor and pier, Sambo’s has occupied the same small brick and tile building since 1957. Upon arrival, we put our name...

Breakdance Unites SB

December 2, 2011


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Something that is lacking in our community is a sense of unity amongst young and old and between those of different backgrounds. Young people have the capacity to change this. On Dec. 10 from 3-5pm, Everybody Dance Now! will hold its second Breakdance Project Santa Barbara Workshop. Last year, the Breakdance...

AP Classes Get Private Viewing of SBMA Exhibit

AP Classes Get Private Viewing of SBMA Exhibit

December 2, 2011


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For the purpose of getting their students to better understand what was going on inside the heads of modernist writers and artists of the post WWI era, Dr. Ashley Tidey and Dr. Charles Donelan took their AP students to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “It was interesting to not only examine the works of Picasso and Braque, but also t...

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