Tom Jacobs

Tom Jacobs is a former senior staff writer for Santa Barbara-based Pacific Standard magazine, and a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Daily News and Santa Barbara News-Press. He tracks and analyzes trends in the arts and social sciences, with an emphasis on psychology, the role of culture and the cultivation of creativity. A native of Chicago, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.

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Tom Jacobs - July 16, 2024

The 2024–2025 class of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program is a diverse and talented group.

Tom Jacobs - July 9, 2024

Symphonies large and small from across the state are convening in San Francisco for the three-day event.

Tom Jacobs - July 1, 2024

The arts presenter at UCLA continues its eclectic, avant-grade approach to programming in 2024 and 2025.

Tom Jacobs - June 24, 2024

To mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death, cellist Steven Isserlis is launching a performance project with all-star collaborators.

Tom Jacobs - June 24, 2024

The ensemble’s annual summer festival is back at the Doheny Mansion with a focus on Dvořák, Janáček, and fellow Czech composers.

Tom Jacobs - June 16, 2024

Opera Parallèle stages Spears’s Fellow Travelers this month, while Santa Fe Opera is set for the world premiere of The Righteous later this summer.

Tom Jacobs - June 10, 2024

The upcoming year at the performing arts center on the Cal State Northridge campus promises a little bit of everything.

Tom Jacobs - June 1, 2024

Brett Mitchell’s inaugural season as music director is the next chapter in the orchestra’s nearly century-long history.

Tom Jacobs - May 25, 2024

The pianist has curated a variegated set of concerts, embracing the festival’s tradition of adventure.

Tom Jacobs - April 22, 2024

For its 2024–2025 season, the group launches a new initiative that aims to involve the entire city.