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Did you know? Thanks to some recent research, the Lobero has been identified as the 4th oldest continuously operating theater in the United States, and the oldest west of the Mississippi.

We are proud of our cultural impact, and embrace the Lobero’s history. Consider this timeline of important American and Santa Barbara events. You may be surprised to see that the Lobero leads the list.

1873 The Lobero Opera House 1876 Alexander Graham Bell successfully tests the first telephone 1879 Thomas Edison invents the light bulb 1903 The Wright Brothers fly the first airplane 1925 Santa Barbara Courthouse was built 1954 UCSB begins classes in Goleta

1878 Santa Barbara High graduates its first senior class 1892 The Nutcracker debuts in St Petersburg 1924 Old Spanish Days begins, in part to celebrate the opening of the new Lobero Theatre 1925 Santa Barbara is decimated by a 6.3 richter-scaled earthquake – but as Lobero was relatively unscathed, it was utilized as a shelter and meeting place for emergency services

And here is what ’s most exciting we are only getting started!

Your support ensures that the Lobero continues to thrive, as it has, for many generations. Please consider supporting the Lobero today for the tomorrow ahead. Complete the enclosed remit envelope, visit lobero.org/give or text “Lobero” to 71777.

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2.20.22 Tous les matins du monde A 1991 French film set during the reign of Louis XIV, the film portrays the eminent musician Marin Marais looking back on his young life when he was briefly a pupil of Monsieur Jean de Sainte‑Colombe. Legendary early music scholar and gambist Jordi Savall directs and performs with Le Concert des Nations. Presented by CAMA 2.21.22 Whose Live Anyway? Featuring cast members of the EMMY® nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with laughter at the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Presented by Martin Media 2.22.22 Two Worlds An evening of Jazz and Opera Themes featuring Antonio Artese Artese’s largely improvised program will be based on popular jazz and opera themes. He will be joined by local favorites Jim Connolly (double bass) and Luis Muñoz (drums/percussion). 2.27.22 Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Enjoy a free afternoon concert with a prestigious group of 70-80 young, gifted musicians, who will be performing


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3.1.22 Richard Thompson A pioneer of folk-rock, Richard Thompson is one of Britain’s most astonishing guitarists. This venerable icon holds a coveted spot on Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and counts two Lifetime Achievement Awards among his many accolades. Presented by Lobero LIVE 3.2.22 Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations Music from the award-winning French film Tous les matins du monde. Works by Lully, Marais, Couperin, Rameau, Leclair, Du Caurroy, Sainte‑Colombe, and more. Presented by CAMA

3.5.22 - It’s Magic! (Two shows) This 65th Annual Edition features an allnew lineup of top illusionists, including David Goldrake, Jody Baran & Kathleen, Christopher Hart, Dan Birch, and Tom Ogden. Presented by Lobero LIVE and Terry Hill and Milt Larsen 3.6.22 Marc Maron For over twenty-five years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy. The multi-talented artist has four hit stand-up comedy specials, and hosts

the landmark podcast WTF with Maron Maron. Presented by Lobero LIVE 3.8.22 Taj Mahal Sextet A brilliant GRAMMY® Award winning artist with a musicologist’s mind, Taj has pursued and elevated the roots of beloved sounds with boundless devotion and skill. Presented by Lobero LIVE 3.9.22 Elton Dan & The Rocket Band A Tribute to the Great Elton John Enjoy the full Sir Elton John experience with Elton Dan’s unparalleled stage presence and magical piano playing – one of the most internationally soughtafter tribute bands. Presented by Emporium 3.11.22 The Derek Douget Band Performing an evening of New Orleans jazz, acclaimed saxophonist Derek Douget has performed and worked with a veritable who’s who in the world of jazz, including Dr. John, Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, and more. Presented by Jazz at the Lobero and the Lobero Brubeck Circle 3.12.22 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Shepherd’s musical career has been nothing short of phenomenal. He shines a light on the rich blues of the past, and forges ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound. Presented by Lobero LIVE 3.18.22 Benjamin Grosvenor - Piano Grosvenor, described as the best pianist to come out of England in the last 50 years, for his proper Santa Barbara and Masterseries debut. Presented by CAMA

3.25.22 & 3.27.22 As One Hannah, a transgender woman, discovers her gender identity and learns to love herself in this ground-breaking new 75-minute chamber opera. Music and concept by Laura Kaminsky, libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed and film by Ms. Reed. Presented by Opera Santa Barbara 3.30.22 Sarah Jarosz with Ric Robertson With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, the four-time GRAMMY® Award winner has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. New Orleans-based songwriter and multiinstrumentalist, Ric Robertson, opens the show. Presented by Lobero LIVE


4.1.22 An Evening with Al Franken The only U.S. Senator who was also one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live, Franken won five Emmy® Awards for writing and producing during his fifteen seasons with SNL. He’s also the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers and host of The Al Franken Podcast. Presented by Lobero LIVE 4.7.22 The Moth Hand-picked Moth Mainstage all-stars will tie together the brilliant and the absurd for a spellbinding evening. The show dances between documentary and theater, creating a unique, intimate, and often enlightening experience for the audience. Presented by KCRW and The Santa Barbara Independent

4.12.22 Aoife O’Donovan The GRAMMY® Award-winning artist operates in a thrilling musical world beyond genre. Deemed “a vocalist of unerring instinct” by The New York Times, she has released two criticallyacclaimed and boundary-blurring solo albums. Presented by Lobero LIVE 4.14.22 The Long Run Experience the Eagles Marked by lush vocal harmonies and exceptional musical accuracy, TLR has earned its place among the topdrawing tribute acts in North America and is widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute show working today. Presented by Rockitboy Entertainment of America and James Elliott Entertainment 4.15.22 Lindsey Buckingham As a solo artist, the musical visionary of Fleetwood Mac remains one of the most inventive and electrifying musicians of his generation – a highly sought-after collaborator and genuine maverick. Presented by the Lobero Ghostlight Society 4.23.22 Isabel Bayrakdarian - Soprano “Glorious and Free” Romani‑inspired Songs and Operetta Arias featuring works by Brahms, Dvořák, Iradier, Lehár, Kálmán, Yvain and Gilbert. Bayrakdarian has been a highly sought‑after performer at major opera houses and concert halls the world over. Presented by Community Arts Music Association 4.30.22 State Street Ballet Gala Performance Featuring highlights from the past

27 years, performances of some of their most celebrated works, a preperformance champagne toast on the steps of the Lobero, and a VIP reception following the performance. Presented by State Street Ballet


5.5.22 Kathleen Madigan Do You Have Any Ranch? For 30 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hourlong filmed specials and performances on every late-night show ever made. Presented by SBL Entertainment 5.7.22 An Evening with Paula Poundstone Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine, in the March 2020 “Best of” issue, listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever. Presented by Martin Media 5.14.22 The Magical Music of Motown This superband, featuring internationally acclaimed artists, faithfully recreates the dynamic performances of Motown legends such as The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and many more. Presented by Craig Bodinnar 5.15.22 Santa Barbara Youth Symphony Enjoy a free afternoon concert with a prestigious group of 70-80 young, gifted musicians, who will be performing works across the orchestral repertoire. Presented by Santa Barbara Symphony

5.18.22 Marcus Roberts Trio A long-term musical partnership between pianist Marcus Roberts, the phenomenal drummer Jason Marsalis, and gifted bassist Rodney Jordan, the trio is known for its virtuosic style and entirely new approach to jazz trio performance. Presented by Jazz at The Lobero and The Santa Barbara Symphony

5.24.22 James Ehnes - violin with Orion Weiss - piano James has established himself as one of the most treasured violinists of international stages and was acclaimed as “a supreme virtuoso and artist of the first rank” by The Daily Telegraph. Presented by Community Arts Music Association

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Celebrating 50 Years There are many ways community members can become involved with the Lobero beyond attending a performance. The Lobero Theatre Associates are a dynamic women’s auxiliary group who are passionate about the Lobero and view our historic theater as a community treasure. Their mission is to aid the Lobero financially in whatever way they can to help keep this architectural and cultural jewel vibrant for future generations. Associates can also be found at the theater in a variety of other roles, such as volunteering for a committee, ushering, decorating for an event, or hosting a luncheon. Established in 1972, The Lobero Theatre Associates have raised millions of dollars for the Lobero over the last five decades and will be celebrating their exciting 50th Anniversary this year. The group, with a current membership of approximately 70 ladies, welcomed 12 new members this year. These fabulous fundraisers are always open to new members who would like to help make a positive impact on the Lobero. One can join as an active member, if they have time to attend monthly meetings, or as a mini member, who is involved more casually. Either way, all members have access to exciting top notch social events, such as the lovely annual Signature Holiday Tea each winter (where prospective guests of members are encouraged to attend), the Hats Off Luncheon each spring (with a special invited artist or performer), the New Membership Luncheon, The

Associates’ Night Out, and more. The ladies host events around town at various venues, such as The Biltmore, Uncorked Wine Kitchen, SB Yacht Club, La Cumbre Country Club, the Lobero’s courtyard, or at the home of a generous individual on a committee who offers to host a luncheon. It’s thanks to their stellar partnership that audiences can enjoy the Lobero’s outdoor entertaining area in the courtyard, the Steinway grand piano, the updated ladies’ restroom, the beautiful holiday décor on the esplanade, and so much more. Despite challenging times during Covid, The Associates have managed to keep donations coming. The entire arts community benefits from the work of these ladies and we are very grateful for their passion and dedication. For more information on how to become a member, please contact The Lobero Theatre Associates’ President, Mindy Denson, at mindydenson@gmail.com. Mindy has been an active member since 2016 and President of The Associates for the last three years.

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