Magic is all about the business of success. He gave quite the inspirational talk at the Arlington Theatre, describing how he went from an aimless kid to a basketball star to a business mogul. Right after coming out on stage, he popped down to the floor and wandered through the theatre, mingling as he spoke. Thanks to UCSB Arts & Lectures for bringing this event to town.

Read the full story on thearlingtontheatre.com

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Simpsons creator, Matt Groening, and his partner in crime, Lynda Barry, gave a humor-filled presentation at the Arlington Theatre. Brought in by UCSB Arts & Lectures, the two expained how they got started and who were the inspirations for their fantastic characters.

Read the full story by Bill Buescher on thearlingtontheatre.com

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One of my favorite lecturers of all time returned to the Arlington Theatre as part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures program. Malcolm Gladwell is not coincidentally also one of my favorite authors. His carefully researched, historical accounts are meticulously organized into compellingly interesting stories. The result is presented as a social psychology lesson guaranteed to teach us something important about life.

Read the review and see the photos on thearlingtontheatre.com

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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.

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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

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This live discussion featuring Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, and CNN's Fareed Zakaria, was an interesting mish-mash of technology and politics, intertwined in today's social culture. The event was held at The Arlignton Theatre on May 9th, 2011.

See the review by Natalie Zimmerman and my photos at thearlingtontheatre.com

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The dynamic duo of food entertainment, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Rippert, put on an interesting performance at The Arlington Theatre on May 1, 2011. The two entertainers traded off doing a Q&A of each other, enticing clever and witty remarks from each other.

See the interesting review by Rosminah Brown and my photos at thearlingtontheatre.com.

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Andrew Weil is an amazing doctor.

Like most UCSB Arts & Leisure lectures I shoot at The Arlington Theatre, I really end up learning something valuable. I was so impressed by Dr. Weil, that over the next few days, I watched several more interviews and lectures of his that were available on YouTube.

See the photos and great review by Chris Johnson on thearlingtontheatre.com

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