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Santa Maria Sun / Arts

St. Joseph High School reboots its drama program with comedic mystery 'Where There's a Will, There's a Murder'

BY JOE PAYNE

St. Joseph High School is one of numerous educational institutions forced to pull art programs during the budget struggle of the last decade. The private school in Orcutt recently rekindled its drama program, which went by the wayside eight years ago, and will produce its first production since the ...

It's time to get briefs with 55 fiction

BY JESSICA PENA

Boxers or briefs? Come on. You know the answer. It’s not even a question. You go with the latter. You go with the tighty-whities. And if you just can’t, your only option is this: briefly in boxers. Yes, brief is better as the ads for this year’s 55 Fiction contest proclaim because...

Santa Maria Public Library kicks off summer reading program

BY JOE PAYNE

The Santa Maria Public Library—along with its Orcutt, Guadalupe, and Cuyama branches—will kick off the Read to the Rhythm summer reading program on June 15. The program continues through Aug. 8 with three groups available for adults, teens, and children. Adult attendees can participate ...

Poetic Justice Project actors to perform at Alcatraz

BY JOE PAYNE

The Poetic Justice Project, along with collaborator and director Gale McNeeley, will perform the production Inside Out during the Arts in Prisons Conference at Alcatraz happening June 17 through 20. Inside Out is a play in the style of commedia dell’arte, which features the use of character ma...

Hugh Jackman documentary needs ticket sales to show in Santa Maria

BY JOE PAYNE

A special screening event for the film Dukale’s Dream, featuring actor Hugh Jackman’s visit and subsequent mobilization of aid in Ethiopia, is scheduled for June 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Santa Maria. The screening requires 77 advance tickets sold by May 28 to ensure the film screens at the Edwa...

Artists Guild of Santa Ynez Valley announces scholarship winners

BY JOE PAYNE

The Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley announced the winners of its 2015 scholarship cycle, recognizing three local art students for achievements in visual arts. The winners are Jordan Swidenbank from Midland School in first place, Sofia Torres-Small from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in s...