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San Diego Arts Round-Up: SDMA, Indian Food On YouTube, And Stompboxes

Most of you are probably off today, enjoying the fine weather. For those of you checking in, here are the San Diego art stories from the week.

An image from Art Linkletter's television show "House Party," which ran from 1952-1970.
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Above: An image from Art Linkletter's television show "House Party," which ran from 1952-1970.

Actor, artist, and art collector Dennis Hopper died. Hopper grew up in San Diego and performed at the Old Globe before working in Hollywood.

Apparently The Old Globe's Civil War drama "The Whipping Man" literally has audiences swooning.

Television host Art Linkletter also died this week - he also grew up here and went to San Diego State.

The U-T has an interview with the director of the new sci-fi, horror flick, "Splice."

The San Diego Museum of Art hired a new executive director. Roxana Velasquez is the first woman to run the museum in its 84-year history.

Artist Hannah Haugberg's painted stompboxes, on view at the Museum of Making Music.
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Above: Artist Hannah Haugberg's painted stompboxes, on view at the Museum of Making Music.

Jim Hebert has a profile of Calvin Manson, who started San Diego's Ira Aldridge Repertory Players 26 years ago.

San Diego Magazine's Outdoor Guide is a good reminder of things to do this summer.

Bob Pincus looks at MCASD's upcoming exhibit featuring San Diego contemporary artists, called "Here Not There." Curator Lucia Sanroman has some interesting things to say about SD's art scene.

Keli Dailey was stopped dead in her tracks by Zac Monday's yarn/performance art at SDMA on Thursday night.

The U-T features San Diego indie-rock band Transfer.

CityBeat profiles the stompbox art exhibit at the Museum of Making Music. Pretty great stuff.

I loved learning about Rancho Bernardo resident Manjula Jain, who is a YouTube sensation for her Indian cooking videos.

Speaking of food, CityBeat's Candice Woo reviews the new North Park restaurant The Smoking Goat.

SDNN's Michael Toombs profiles the pop punk band Cute Is What We Aim For.

San Diego band Satan Dance Party played at the 39th Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle.

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