2012: Top Arts Stories
Monday, December 24, 2012
Aired 12/24/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.
KPBS takes a look at the year's top arts and culture stories in San Diego.
Angela Carone, KPBS Culture Lust Reporter
Beth Accomando, KPBS Cinema Junkie Reporter
There were several newsworthy events in San Diego's cultural community this year -- stories in the performing arts, visual arts and, of course, in pop culture.
The venerable La Jolla Playhouse also found itself in the midst of a controversy this year over its casting for the musical "The Nightingale." Although set in ancient China, there were few Asians in the cast. La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley apologized at a panel discussion held after one of the performances.
Another piece of art, the infamous "Kiss Statue," made waves in San Diego's art community this year. Formally known as "Unconditional Surrender," the giant sculpture of a sailor kissing a nurse was taken down this summer.
As it does every year, Comic-Con came to town, and KPBS brought you an inside look.
And community theater Circle Circle dot dot provided a look at artists on the fringe with its "Street Art Prophets."