Thursday, June 27, 2013

26th Annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival at the Museum

26th Annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival

  • June 29, 2013 
  • Times: 2-5PM
  • Address: 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

  • Admission: $70 members, $95 general, $105 at the door for both members and general

  • Phone: 805-682-4711 x:112

  • Venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
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SWIRL, SIP, & SAVOR...wines from Central Coast premier wineries complemented with savory and sweet delectable delights at the Santa Barbara Wine FestivalTM.

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    Summer's Gifts comes in Colors!

     Jonny's Beautiful Jacaranda Tree
    makes a Path of Purple Petals

    couldn't be lovelier!

    Thursday, June 20, 2013

    Summer Solstice Celebration June 21-23

    Longest Day of the Year
    Solstice Festival

    Parade Image

    Festival Date: June 22nd, 23rd & 24th Parade Date: June 23rd, 2012 Noon

    The Festival at Alameda Park (1400 Santa Barbara Street) 
    begins Friday Night and continues through the weekend, 
    featuring live music, delicious foods and beverages
    from local restaurants, caterers, non-profits, arts and crafts boutiques.
    Special kids events include story tellers, musicians, drama and mimes.
    The Summer Solstice Festival continues at Alameda Park.  If you missed the Parade, go see the floats on display at the Park and join in the fun! 
    Other Festival Highlights:
    • Mouthwatering foods and thirst quenching beverages from local restaurants.
    • Arts and crafts boutique with more than 75 vendors.
    • A large “drum circle” formed by parade participants and anyone who cares to join in the beat on Saturday only.
    • The wonderful floats from the parade parked along Micheltorena Street for close-up inspection on Saturday only until approximately 4:30 pm
    • Beer and Wine Garden Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday noon to 7 pm, Sunday Noon to 5 pm

    Saturday, June 15, 2013

    Ellen DeGeneres Buys Mansion in Montecito

    Santa Barbara Welcomes
    Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

    The 13-acre Estate in the Montecito suburb of 
    Santa Barbara was most recently owned by 
    Designer John Saladino who completed a major
    renovation of the stunning two-story Tuscan-style
    Villa.  Originally built in 1928 by architect 
    Wallace Frost, the property was listed by my associate 
    Mitchell Morehart of Village Properties 
    at $26.5 million dollars.
    The villa has 9 fireplaces, an 800 s.f. living room, 
    dining room and media room.  The Mansion includes five 
    bedrooms and seven bathrooms, of which the master, 
    luxurious bath and a second en suite are downstairs with
    the remaining bedrooms and a sitting room up.  All in all
    a total of 10,500 square feet of home surrounded
    by lush gardens, the property provides plenty of
    sumptuous Montecito style living for the entertaining

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    Solstice Fundraiser - Bollywood Party June 15th, 6:30 pm

    Parade Image


    Bollywood Party Fundraiser for Summer Solstice

    June 15th 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    India House, 418 State Street
    Back by Popular Demand!
    Summer Solstice Bollywood Dinner, at India House, 418 State Street from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, Saturday, June 15, 2013.
    Buffet of delicious Indian dishes will be served. The evening will feature Indian Dancers doing their Bollywood dance routines, as well as musical entertainment.  Fun evening!  We sold out on the dinner last year, so please buy your tickets early. 
    Tickets are $27 are available at the door India House at 418 State Street, and are available online using our secure PayPal Server below
    Half of Proceeds go to Summer Solstice.  Costumes are encouraged.  Wear your Indian finery!

    Thursday, June 13, 2013

    2013 Music Academy Summer Festival June 17-August 10

    The Santa Barbara Music Academy of the West


    The Music Academy of the West makes a unique and enduring contribution to the world of classical music by:
    • Advancing the development of the next generation of great classical musicians
    • Cultivating discerning, appreciative, and adventurous audiences


    The Music Academy of the West was founded in 1947 by a group of visionary Southern California arts patrons and musicians, including the legendary soprano Lotte Lehmann and the famed conductor Otto Klemperer.
    Initially serving 54 young artists, the Academy’s first four summer sessions took place at Cate School in Carpinteria. To this day, Cate remains an integral part of the Music Academy, housing Fellows and the Academy’s Voice Program.
    Also contributing to the Academy’s beginnings were Ernest Bloch, Richard Lert, Darius Milhaud, Gregor Piatigorsky, William Primrose, Arnold Schoenberg, Reginald Stewart, Lawrence Tibbett, and John Charles Thomas, who together with Roman Totenberg, Richard Bonelli, and England’s Griller String Quartet, formed the faculty in the early years.
    Four years after it opened, the Academy relocated to its current home, the former estate of John Percival Jefferson.

    1070 Fairway Road, Santa Barbara
    805 969-4726

    June 2013

    Jun 17 Mon 1:00 pmSolo Piano Masterclass IHahn HallBuy
    Jun 17 Mon 1:00 pmFlute MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 17 Mon 3:15 pmBrass Ensemble MasterclassHahn HallFree
    Jun 17 Mon 3:15 pmViolin MasterclassLehmann HallBuy
    Jun 18 Tue 1:00 pmString Chamber MasterclassLehmann HallBuy
    Jun 18 Tue 1:00 pmTrombone & Tuba MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 18 Tue 3:15 pmViola MasterclassWeinman HallBuy
    Jun 19 Wed 1:00 pmCello MasterclassLehmann HallBuy
    Jun 19 Wed 1:00 pmOboe MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 19 Wed 3:15 pmVocal Masterclass: Introduction of SingersHahn HallBuy
    Jun 19 Wed 3:15 pmDouble Bass MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 19 Wed 8:00 pmString Quartet RecitalHahn HallBuy
    Jun 20 Thu 1:00 pmPiano Chamber MasterclassLehmann HallBuy
    Jun 20 Thu 1:00 pmBassoon MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 20 Thu 3:15 pmPercussion MasterclassHahn HallFree
    Jun 20 Thu 3:15 pmCollaborative Piano MasterclassWeinman HallBuy
    Jun 20 Thu 8:00 pmTak√°cs Quartet RecitalHahn HallBuy
    Jun 21 Fri 1:00 pmClarinet MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 21 Fri 1:00 pmTrumpet MasterclassLehmann HallFree
    Jun 21 Fri 3:15 pmVocal MasterclassHahn HallBuy
    Jun 21 Fri 3:15 pmHorn MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 21 Fri 8:00 pmPianoFestHahn HallBuy
    Jun 22 Sat 8:00 pmAcademy Festival Orchestra w/ Larry RachleffGranada TheatreBuy
    Jun 24 Mon 1:00 pmSolo Piano Masterclass 2Hahn HallBuy
    Jun 24 Mon 1:00 pmFlute MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 24 Mon 3:15 pmBrass Ensemble MasterclassHahn HallFree
    Jun 24 Mon 3:15 pmViolin MasterclassLehmann HallBuy
    Jun 24 Mon 8:00 pmMosher Guest Artist RecitalHahn HallBuy
    Jun 25 Tue 1:00 pmString Chamber MasterclassLehmann HallBuy
    Jun 25 Tue 1:00 pmTrombone & Tuba MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 25 Tue 3:15 pmViola MasterclassWeinman HallBuy
    Jun 25 Tue 8:00 pmTuesdays @ 8 Concert 1Hahn HallBuy
    Jun 26 Wed 1:00 pmCello MasterclassLehmann HallBuy
    Jun 26 Wed 1:00 pmOboe MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 26 Wed 3:15 pmVocal MasterclassHahn HallBuy
    Jun 26 Wed 3:15 pmDouble Bass MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 27 Thu 1:00 pmPiano Chamber MasterclassLehmann HallBuy
    Jun 27 Thu 1:00 pmBassoon MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 27 Thu 3:15 pmPercussion MasterclassHahn HallFree
    Jun 27 Thu 3:15 pmCollaborative Piano MasterclassWeinman HallBuy
    Jun 27 Thu 8:00 pmMasterclass SamplerHahn HallBuy
    Jun 28 Fri 1:00 pmClarinet MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 28 Fri 1:00 pmTrumpet MasterclassLehmann HallFree
    Jun 28 Fri 3:15 pmHorn MasterclassWeinman HallFree
    Jun 29 Sat 3:00 pmWarren Jones MasterclassUCSB Lotte Lehmann Concert HallBuy
    Jun 29 Sat 8:00 pmMembers of the Academy Festival OrchestraHahn HallBuy
    for more information about the Academy, click here