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The Palm: The Life and Legacy of John Palminteri (Ethan Stewart)

ON THE COVER: John Palminteri (also pictured above). Photos by Paul Wellman.

Dana Solomon

Congratulations to Dana Solomon, newly crowned winner of the first-ever Santa Barbara Independent Mustache Contest! The wonderful whiskers adorning Solomon's upper lip have been cultivated over four years, first with waxes, but all natural more recently. "The handlebar curl on the ends is the natural result of a lot of finger-twisting," Solomon said, "while scheming … " He claims that his magnificent mustache, thriving with the full support of his wife, Sadie, has become "part of the family" and will remain atop his lip indefinitely. "Also, I'm a little afraid of the tan line hiding underneath.”

In Print

Selected stories from our weekly newspaper.

Youth Interactive Is Takin’ It to the Streets

Michael McDonald Headlines Benefit Concert on July 27

The S.B. nonprofit is throwing a day-long party and concert in the Funk Zone on Sunday, July 27. Read story.

John Palminteri

The Life and Legend of the S.B. Newsman

The life and legend of the Santa Barbara newsman. Read story.

Mangy Dog or Dog in the Manger?

The ABCs of District Elections and Other Corruptions That Might Be Good For You

The ABCs of district elections and other corruptions that might be good for you. Read story.

Empty Bowl Fills Asian-Fusion Noodle Cravings

Sidling Up to Jerry Lee’s Noodle Bar Inside the Santa Barbara Public Market

Sidling up to Jerry Lee’s noodle bar inside the Santa Barbara Public Market. Read story.

Interview: New York Philharmonic Conductor Alan Gilbert

The Music Director Talks Orchestras, Beethoven, and the Future of Classical Music

The music director talks orchestras, Beethoven, and the future of classical music in anticipation of his upcoming stint at the Music Academy of the West. Read story.

Is Vince Staples Hip-Hop’s New Golden Boy?

Long Beach MC Headlines Velvet Jones on July 21

The Long Beach emcee headlines the Paisley Summer Tour, which stops in Santa Barbara on Monday, July 21. Read story.

Minnie Driver Talks Emmys, Music, Motherhood

The Actress and Singer Brings New Album to SOhO

The About a Boy star discusses her forthcoming third album. She plays SOhO on July 20. Read story.

Farming the Fringe

Four Families Push the Boundaries of Agriculture on the Santa Barbara Coast

Four families are pushing the boundaries of agriculture on the Santa Barbara coast. Read story.

You Damn Dirty Dogs!

Bicycles Über Alles and Why It's OK for Me to Blow Stop Signs

Bicycles Über Alles and why it's OK for me to blow stop signs. Read story.

Sports: Sam Cathcart Turns 90

Santa Barbara Football Coach Reminisces About His Life

S.B. football coach reminisced about his life in sports and the time he faced death and destruction in World War II. Read story.

Ringo Starr’s Backing Band Seriously Rips

Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, and More Play with the Beatle at the S.B. Bowl

Come for the Beatle, stay for the shred factor. Read story.

Americana Alive Puts S.B. Bands Front and Center

Erland, Omar Velasco, Doublewide Kings Head to the Lobero

The Lobero Theatre hosts a festival-style night of music featuring six homegrown acts. Read story.

The Music Academy of the West Goes Big

New York Philharmonic Partnership and More

With an expanded guest artist program and a powerful new relationship with the New York Philharmonic, the Music Academy of the West is attracting international attention. Read story.

Throw a Shoe at That Dog

How WWI Gave Rise to the Good Land and Why We Should All Be Very Afraid

Poodle tells how WWI gave rise to the Good Land and why we should all be very afraid. Read story.

Industrial Eats Consuming Buellton Foodies

New West Catering’s Jeff and Janet Olsson Open Santa Barbara Wine Country’s Hottest Restaurant

New West Catering’s Jeff and Janet Olsson open Santa Barbara wine country’s hottest restaurant. Read story.

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