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San Diego Arts Roundup: Ron English, Earth Day, and Coachella

Jay-Z Fans Throwin' Diamonds @ Coachella 2010 by Mick O

Above: Jay-Z Fans Throwin' Diamonds @ Coachella 2010 by Mick O

Coverage of Coachella is, not surprisingly, everywhere. The U-T sent George Varga and Derrik Chin. The LA Times' Pop and Hiss blog has some good stuff (cheap eyewear!). Chris Nixon from SDNN documented his weekend in the desert. Chris Cantore and NBC bloggers have pics and video. And 94.9 has a Coachella blog and TONS of pics.
Check out Mick O's Coachella pics on Flickr - good stuff.

Update: Local photographer Natalie Kardos shot Coachella pics for Pitchfork.

In other news...

Almost 70,000 visitors honored Earth Day at Balboa Park this weekend.

Nina Garin writes about the challenges of being a drummer for hire by sharing the story of La Mesa drummer Jake Najor.

SDNN has a video of San Diego Opera General Director Ian Campbell talking about the recently announced 2010/2011 season.

Apparently, beloved conductor Karen Keltner had to step in minutes before the curtain went up on SD Opera's weekend production of "La Traviata."

Jim Hebert writes a great piece about the price of tickets for live theater in San Diego.

Taylor Swift's back-up band is an a capella group from UCSD? Let's hope our locals can help her sing on key.

Artist James Soe Nyun blogs about his nomination for the San Diego Art Prize.

Can't get enough of Robert Irwin? Neither can we or the rest of the media. The U-T's Robert Pincus weighs in with this article.

The Old Globe's production of "Alive and Well" is not going over well with critics. This time it's Patricia Morris Buckley at San Diego Uptown News.

The Del Mar Times writes about the San Dieguito Art Guild's new gallery space.

San Diego CityBeat's food issue is out and besides the hilarious cover photo by Will Parson, Seth Combs goes looking for the most expensive dishes in San Diego (you might be surprised at the results!) and Carissa Casares writes about the gourmet food trucks rolling through San Diego streets.

Local arts blog Owl and Bear has an interview with the always interesting Ron English.

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