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San Diego Arts Roundup: Craig Noel, Manny Farber, And Brian Dick

Conan O'Brien is going to TBS in November at the 11pm time slot! Thank you, television gods, thank you.

Beyond that breaking news, here's a round-up of some of the San Diego arts stories from the weekend.

Anne Marie Welsh has been writing about San Diego theater for close to 30 years. Not surprising that she's written an insightful appreciation of Craig Noel, founding artistic director of the Old Globe who recently died at age 94.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a two week long tribute to film critic, artist, former UCSD prof and Leucadia resident Manny Farber. Farber died in 2008.

More on artist Robert Irwin's show at Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, this time in the LA Times.

Some Orange County folks saw bands Pop Noir and Delta Spirit at UCSD on Friday night. Here's what they had to say.

This is a great piece on the make-up and costume staff at the San Diego Opera and what they go through before a performance.

Kris Eitland reports on performances from some of the smaller but innovative dance companies in town.

Here's a preview of Diversionary's upcoming production of the musical "Moscow."

UT art critic Bob Pincus finds Marcel Duchamp in the work of two regional artists exhibiting at MCASD downtown.

Brian Dick is always a surprising artist, further underscored by Lorena Nava Ruggero's profile in the latest issue of San Diego CityBeat (Dick's work is featured on the cover)

The courtyard of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido got a makeover, courtesy of volunteer labor from Loew's.

Broadway San Diego's blog has a Q&A with acrobat and Carlsbad native David Poznanter, who plays the role of the train engineer in "Cirque Dreams Illumination."

Jeff Smith, theater critic for The Reader didn't like "Alive and Well" at the Old Globe. He does, however, like Cygnet's production of "Sweeney Todd" - and so does Marty Jones Westlin at San Diego CityBeat.

An industrial designer turns his Rancho Santa Fe turns his 5-acre property into a showcase for unusual sculpture.

You may have jam band Phish to blame for Coachella's decision to not sell single-day tickets this year.

Looking ahead, Owl and Bear has a little preview of Swedish pop band Love Is All, who are at the Casbah on April 17th.

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