I really enjoyed listening to Ben Affleck being interviewed by Leonard Maltin at the Arlington. Affleck was this year's recipient of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Modern Master Award.
I got to shoot Ben on the red carpet and again inside the theatre as he was being interviewed. I got lots of fun photos.
Read Chris Johnson's excellent review and see my photos here.
The man, the myth, the legend. William Shatner put on a one-man-show, dazzling a roomful of fans at the Arlignton Theatre. This was a UCSB Arts & Lectures presentation. I had a five minute shooting restriction, but was able to get some fun stuff.
I'm trying out a new slideshow feature installed in the blogging component on The Arlington Theatre's website.
Checkout the show and full article by Jim Youngson here.
Rachel Maddow spoke to a sold out crowd on a warm, sunny day, at the Arlington Theater on October 7. Her appearance was presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures.
I shot the first ten minutes of the show and got some decent shots of the animated speaker.
You can read David Palermo's review and see my photos here: http://thearlingtontheatre.com
It has been a half-dozen years since KJEE has produced one of their regular Round-ups in the winter. The Summer Round-ups are always a big hit at the Santa Barbara Bowl, and it's nice to have such a fun bash between their summer shows to break up the winter.
This year, we had four great indie rock bands:
All four performances were great, and I even picked up a couple fun shots in the bar area. Check out the review by Clare Edwards and see the extensive photo gallery on thearlingtontheatre.com
Hippie rock legends, The Monkees, came to Santa Barbara this last week, and they put on a fun, multimedia enriched show. There was the noticeable absence of the recent passing member, Davy Jones. But that didn't stop the remaining trio and their substantial backup band from putting on an entertaining show.
If you like the Monkees, you'll love Hillary Rosenberger Allen's review of the show on thearlingtontheatre.com, where you can also see a gallery of my images.
I had the pleasure of watching two of my favorite commentators last Saturday at the Arlington Theatre. The two did two sold out shows, back-to-back, as part of their Bolder Fresher Tour. Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller kept me entertained for a good while, but I was not permitted to shoot in the theatre. They did give me a quick posed shot after the show in the courtyard, right before their swanky meet & greet.
Read Jim Youngson's review on thearlingtontheatre.com
Laura Swift wrote an excellent review of a show I covered at the Arlington Theatre last week. I was still a bit sore from surgery, so I was unfortunately unable to see the entire show. In any case, it was quite a treat for us to see Wilco to play such an intimate venue as the Arlington considering last time they played in SB, they filled the Santa Barbara Bowl.
White Denim opened the show.
See the review on thearlingtontheatre.com
Wow. This year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival was a smashing success.
In addition to those listed below, celebrities I photographed this year include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Seth Rogan,Gidget, Stacey Peralta, Bruce Brown, Dana Brown, Wes Brown, Reynolds Yater, Randy Rarick, Colin Firth, Christopher Lloyd, William Baldwin, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hooper, Warren Beatty, and Kevin Costner.
I photographed ten events and was completely exhausted by the time it was over. The festival ran from Jan 27th - Feb 6th, 2011. See photos and reviews from the following ones below:
In a rare treat, local favorite, Jackson Browne, played the Arlington Theatre in a solo acoustic performance. The well-seasoned performer had a large quiver of acoustic guitars as his backdrop, seemingly haphazardly selecting a particular for each song. Occasionally, he resorted to his little keyboard setup on stage, so you could see his whole body through as key jammed away on the keys.
The show was surprisingly entertaining, especially considering it was just a single musician making all that music. Browne singled David Crosby out of the audience and praised him as a key mentor, enticing him to duo a song or two. That was a special treat!
Read the excellent review by Jim Youngson, and see my photos at thearlingtontheatre.com
Santa Barbara Local, David Crosby and long-time collaborator, Graham Nash, rocked the Arlignton Theatre last night with a double set of their long list of 60's and 70's favorites. Read the review by David Palermo and see my photos at thearlingtontheatre.com
March 27, 2011