Wednesday, January 28, 2015     Volume: 15, Issue: 46
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Bringing the banda

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHUMASH CASINO RESORT

Bringing the banda

Thirteen is not always an unlucky number, just ask the members of Banda Machos, whose collected number makes 13. The Latin Grammy-nominated ensemble will be sharing their big sound at the Chumash Casino Resort for listeners and dancers alike. Well known for their blend of Banda, Quebradita, and Ranchera music, Banda Machos will play songs from their discography of more than 20 albums at the casino on Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. More info: chumashcasino.com.

Galloping spirit

PHOTO COURTESY OF TONY STROMBERG

Galloping spirit

The Wildling Museum in Solvang teamed up with the Return to Freedom wild horse sanctuary in Lompoc for the exhibit Wild Spirit: Horses in Art showing through June 1. The exhibit highlights the skills of many contemporary and historical artists, all of whom found inspiration in the image and spirit of wild horses. Complete with sculpture, photography,
painting, mixed media, and educational information, Wild Spirit: Horses in Art venerates the unrestrained equine at the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. Cost is $5 for entry, $3 for kids. More info: wildlingmuseum.org.

It takes two

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LOMPOC CONCERT ASSOCIATION

It takes two

The Lompoc Concert Association is welcoming guest musicians Kaori Fujii and Eric Cecil, who play flute and guitar respectively, for a live performance on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Lompoc. The New York-based husband-and-wife duo are celebrated and honored as soloists in the classical tradition, but it’s when the two collaborate that classical music comes to life side-by-side with more contemporary sounds. The duo will perform pieces from as early as the Baroque era and more contemporary forms like the Bossa Nova during the concert at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St., Lompoc. Cost is $25, $5 for students. More info: 737-1809 or lompocconcert.org.