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Ed Ruscha 'Then and Now' Opens at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
ace The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD ) opened their new exhibit Friday evening January 29th at the La Jolla location. The paintings of Ed Ruscha and Alvaro Blancarte were presented in the Museum's two main galleries. The opening reception was …
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A Brilliant Mathematician Defends Her Life at New Village Arts
It's a fabulous story: a brilliant woman, an exceptional scientist, intensely loved by three men — including the great Voltaire, whom she inspired and educated scientifically. Her theories were revolutionary. She was the first woman published by the …
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African-American theater in San Diego
What I'd like to see for the African-American theaters here is a dedicated performing-arts facility, with the city as its building fund partner. As artistic director of the San Diego Black Ensemble Theatre and a board member of a few theater companies …
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San Diego Theatre Week Makes Its Debut
… Village Arts. Dance companies and comedy groups are also participating. Some are planning extra programming after shows, such as question-and-answer sessions with the casts. A full list of theaters and events can be found at the San Diego Theatre …
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School of Creative and Performing Arts students adapt I, Claudius for the
Trod Boards, director of the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts theater program, is excited. What's more, he's excited to tell you why. "Robert Graves' masterful historical novel I, Claudius, which was famously adapted into an excellent …
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Touring Monterey Jazz Festival Artists Perform in San Diego
A taste of the world's longest running jazz festival comes to San Diego on Saturday when Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour performs at the Balboa Theatre downtown. Held each September since 1958, the legendary festival is the longest consecutively-running …
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27th Annual Museum Month Kicks off in February
The 27th annual Museum Month in San Diego kicks off next month where participants can get half-off admission to more than 40 museums. The annual event, hosted by Macy's, includes top attractions such as Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, …
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2016 arts fast forward: Theater

2016 arts fast forward: Theater
The pace of San Diego's ever-bustling theater scene doesn't leave much time to pause and take stock. But a trio of artists from across the local stage spectrum came up with both specific goals and overarching ideas that will guide their work and lives …
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Ginger Shulick Porcella Shook Up the San Diego Art Institute — and the Local
San Diego Art Institute Executive Director Ginger Shulick Porcella recently got yet another piece of hate mail. Typically, she shares the letters publicly – most are written by former SDAI members unhappy with the changes she's made to the 75-year-old …
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2016 arts fast forward: Visual art

2016 arts fast forward: Visual art
Like San Diego's classical music organizations, museums are in transition. There's a sense of optimism, and just about anything seems possible in 2016, whether the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego finally moving forward on an expansion project that …
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2016 arts fast forward: Dance
We asked three of San Diego's busy choreographers to share their goals for 2016. The San Diego Ballet's artistic director, Javier Velasco, was on tour in Wyoming, where his company was performing “The Nutcracker” in an area that rarely sees a classical …
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2015 arts rewind: Classical music

2015 arts rewind: Classical music
It's a great time for classical music in San Diego. There seems to be a growing recognition that it is infinitely more than nostalgia or background music. As Art of Élan and others are increasingly showing, we can find ourselves in the music of our …
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San Diego bands kicking off 2016 with new music
#This week, Nathan Williams's Ghost Ramp Records is launching a monthly subscription service featuring exclusive vinyl releases, starting with a Wavves/Best Coast 7-inch, a Wavves/Cloud Nothings 7-inch, and a Sweet Valley 12-inch, with more to be …
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Christmas song revamped by gay San Diego couple
Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion are best known as the founders of San Diego IndieFest , the 11-year-old music fete that has been held in North Park, Hillcrest, Liberty Station and, most recently, City Heights. But the married couple is now …
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