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San Diego Arts Round-Up: 'Memphis,' UCSD's Modern Architecture, And Starlight

A scene from the Tony Award winning musical "Memphis." The play was first produced at the La Jolla Playhouse.
A scene from the Tony Award winning musical "Memphis." The play was first produced at the La Jolla Playhouse.

The La Jolla Playhouse's "Memphis" won Best Musical at Sunday's Tony Awards. U-T's Jim Hebert was in New York for the ceremonies.

The LA Times looks at why the La Jolla Playhouse has nurtured so many Tony Award-winning plays.

PBS' "Antiques Roadshow" filmed a couple of episodesin San Diego this weekend.


This article commemorates UCSD's 50-year tradition of incorporating modern architecture on campus.

MCASD's Hugh Davies remembers mentor James Woods, director of the Getty Trust, who died on Friday.

As The Old Globe Theatre celebrates its 75th anniversary, North County Times' Pam Kragen describes its history and impact in San Diego.

Jim Hebert talks to local playwright Annie Weisman's, whose San Diego-based play "Surf Report" opens at the La Jolla Playhouse this week.

Malashock Dance and Yale Strom collaborated on a performance about Marc Chagall over the weekend - here's a recap.


We're thrilled to see the Richard Allen Morris show getting coverage. Bob Pincus wrote about it and so did Culture Lust contributor Dave Hampton.

Pincus also clearly liked MCASD's "Here Not There" exhibit, calling it "sprawling, delightful, seductive, boisterous and eclectic." I saw it yesterday and tend to agree with him.

George Varga interviews Sting, who performed in San Diego with an orchestra on Sunday night.

We're big fans of progressive music maven Bonnie Wright so it's great to see a profile of her in CityBeat.

Starlight Musical Theatre adds two large screens to project performances in its 4,200 seat outdoor theater.

San Diego Uptown News says the Rock Church helped makeover the Starlight.

A new exhibit of art by Chula Vista and San Ysidro students sounds fun.

Six women were honored by young playwrights at the Lipinsky Family Jewish Arts Festival this weekend.

Did you see Little Italy's shopping district featured in The New York Times last week?

CityBeat's AnnaMaria Stephens tells us why former San Diego singer-songwriter Greg Laswell is so sad.