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A System to Fight Poverty with Music, at the Santa Barbara Foundation

A System to Fight Poverty with Music, at the Santa Barbara Foundation

From Caracus, Venezuela to the west side of Santa Barbara, El Sistema music program is nurturing young musicians around the world while dramatically changing the life trajectory of children in need. Founded over 30 years ago on the streets of Caracus, El Sistema—or “the system”—is an afterschool program designed to…

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Tracee Hennigar Joins Incredible Children’s Art Network as Executive Director

Tracee Hennigar Joins Incredible Children’s Art Network as Executive Director

The Incredible Children’s Art Network is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracee Hennigar as its new executive director. In this position, Hennigar will work to provide young people with access to quality arts learning opportunities, with the understanding that the arts can be critical to a child’s social, emotional and…

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Local Heroes 2011

Local Heroes 2011

“It was one of those great stories / That you can’t put down at night / The hero knew what he had to do / And he wasn’t afraid to fight.” Those are the lyrics that musical legend — and Santa Barbara County resident — David Crosby penned for his song “Hero,” and they’re a perfect introduction to the 20 men, women, and…

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Artist Max Hirschfield Brings ‘Outsider Art’ to Cesar Ch¡vez Charter School

Artist Max Hirschfield Brings ‘Outsider Art’ to Cesar Ch¡vez Charter School

The first rains of the season have officially arrived, creating a soft pounding noise outside the art gallery. Inside, Max Hirschfield’s carnival colored sculptures with painted skulls pepper the walls and hang from the ceiling, creating a festive atmosphere in contrast with the dreary weather. Hirschfield, a self-taught artist, is…

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