Daniel Kepl interviews Michelle Meltzer and her partner Braeden Barnes as they prepare for performances on Saturday, December 9 at 2:30 and 7pm and Sunday, December 10 at 2:30pm as part of the international cast for the 43rd annual Nutcracker at the Arlington with Santa Barbara Festival Ballet.
Daniel Kepl interviews actress, author, photographer Angela Cartwright as she prepares to read ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with the Santa Barbara Choral Society and Orchestra in the historic Lobero Theatre on Saturday, December 9th at 8pm and Sunday, December 10th at 3pm. Tickets: 805 963 0761.
As he gets ready for a fresh season of intriguing informal video interviews with California’s most creative personalities, Daniel Kepl looks back on 2016-2017 with a small selection of his favorites:
A wonderful chat with violinist David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet
An interview with co-founder of the Rubicon Theatre Company, James O’Neil
Internationally famous British conductor James Judd shares some stories
An especially touching interview with actor Christopher Lemon about his one-man play on life with the iconic actor Jack Lemon, his father
An interview with Guy Veloz about his mother and father, the world famous Hollywood film ballroom and tango dancing stars Frank & Yolanda Veloz
Click here to visit Society 805 and read Daniel Kepl’s review of Porgy and Bess. Enjoy the slideshow by photographer David Bazemore of Ensemble Theatre Company’s production, which runs through February 26.
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