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Missing Kensington Video? Winnie's Family Plans To Reopen Store

June 12
By Angela Carone
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The beloved family-owned video rental store that shut down in March now plans to reopen in the fall.

Being Naked In UCSD Art Class Is Required But Not Remarkable

May 18
By Angela Carone
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Having to get naked for a college class may seem unusual, but maybe not if you’re an art student. A UCSD professor has been at the center of a media storm because he requires students to do just that.

Art About Jamaican Dancehall On View At Lux Art Institute

May 13
By Angela Carone
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Jamaican artist Ebony G. Patterson makes tapestries featuring the world of dancehall music, fashion, and culture.

Balboa Park's Timken Museum Appoints New General Manager

May 11
By Angela Carone
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Megan Pogue, a former vice president at the San Diego Symphony, will be the first general manager at the Timken Museum of Art.

Exhibit In La Jolla Imagines Alternate Future For Lost Buildings

Feb. 16
By Angela Carone
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A new exhibit at the La Jolla Historical Society explores an alternate future for important buildings lost to history. "What Was Is" features an impressive list of how artists imagine what those buildings would look like today.

Saturday Night Live Veteran Puts Life On La Jolla Playhouse Stage

Feb. 6
By Angela Carone
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As the longest running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond is known for his impressions. He’s played Al Gore, Sean Connery and most famously, Bill Clinton. But throughout his life Hammond struggled with deep seated trauma. Now he's putting his life story on the stage in "The Darrell Hammond Project," a world premiere, one-man show at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Culture Shock's Hip Hop Nutcracker Opens At Spreckels Theatre

Jan. 2
By Angela Carone
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Local hip hop dance company Culture Shock is reinventing a holiday classic. It opens on Saturday at downtown's Spreckel's Theatre.

San Diego Jazz Great Daniel Jackson Dead At 77

Sept. 4
By Angela Carone
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Daniel Jackson, saxophonist, pianist, composer, and music teacher with a decades long career in the San Diego jazz scene, died Wednesday of a prolonged illness.

The Wild True Tale Behind La Jolla Playhouse's 'Ether Dome'

July 25
By Angela Carone
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The La Jolla Playhouse’s new play "Ether Dome" shows how ambition, betrayal and drugs played a part in the discovery of anesthesia, which changed the course of medical history.

New Timken Director Will Run Museum From New York

July 17
By Angela Carone
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The new director of the Timken Museum of Art will be based in New York City. He replaces John Wilson, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago after six years at the helm. KPBS looks at what this might mean for the future of this small but cherished museum in Balboa Park.

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