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San Diego Arts Round-Up: Tom DeLonge, Sara Watkins, And A New Season At The Old Globe

All the San Diego arts stories you need to know are wrangled for you every Monday morning on Culture Lust...

"Memphis," the musical that started at the La Jolla Playhouse, won four New York Drama Desk Awards.

This story about how Daniel Gonzalez made his first film while running an auto-detailing biz is inspiring.


The North County Times looks at the Old Globe's 2010/2011 season, which ends with Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-Prize winner "August: Osage County."

Jim Hebert teases out the family themes in that same upcoming theater season.

I love looking at pics from the annual surf dog competition at Imperial Beach, but I'm always skeptical as to whether the dogs are actually having fun.

The Orange County Museum of Art announced the artists for the 2010 California Biennial. A lot of San Diegans will participate, including David Adey, Glenna Jennings, Brian Dick, b.a.n.g lab.

The U-T's Nina Garin checks in with Sammi Skolmoski now that her stint on 91X's morning show is coming to an end.


The Ocean Beach Jazz fest is back!

CityBeat has profiles of SD troubadour John Meeks and the man behind the indie band Caribou.

Are you looking forward to SDMA's Summer Salon series? Here's what's coming up.

CityBeat columnist D.A. Kolodenko returns to Palm Springs for his favorite dose of detectives and dames in the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival.

Tons of pics from the raved about Broken Bells show at Humphrey's last week.

George Varga profiles a transformed Tom DeLonge and the resurrected blink-182.

Grammy-award winning violinist (and San Diegan) Sara Watkins also gets a profile in the U-T.

Bob Pincus has a review of two new exhibits at the California Center for the Arts Museum which include work by sculptor Anne Mudge.

Former Black Sabbath frontman and Chargers fan Ronny James Dio died at 67 from stomach cancer.

Arline Fisch's amazing sea creature installations recently on view at the Mingei will go on the road.

An artist "murdered" 200,000 ants to make a work of art and you can see it at the Alexander Salazar Gallery through next weekend.

Wow, it sounds like Intrepid Theatre has really updated Shakespeare's rarely performed "King John."

July's "San Diego Undead" art exhibit will also have a first person shooter video game created for it by Dark Vomit and Bret Barrett.

A San Diegan stars in a French comedy as a burlesque performer and finds herself at Cannes.

The Vista sheriff department is using a web-based program called Graffiti Tracker to catch taggers.

Holiday Matinee makes us wish idea generation looked this good.

SDNN's Valerie Scher tells us about the San Diego Symphony's Tchaikovsky concert, the good and the bad.