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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: SDMA+, Swish Projects, 'Taxilandia' And 'From Ashes'

Jan. 21
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts and culture picks include a new Digital WOW production, Amel Janae's solo exhibition, a group show at Thumbprint, and Icelandic contemporary music paired with Ana de Alvear's art.

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The Old Globe's Powers New Voices Festival Champions Fresh Perspective

Jan. 20
By Julia Dixon Evans

A 2,500-year-old art form can (and must) still learn new tricks.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Monumental History, Waves Of Feminism, Remedio Casero And Site-Specific Circus

Jan. 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend picks for art and culture feature new offerings from OnStage Playhouse, the Women's Museum, Hill Street Country Club, San Diego Circus Center, regional Black artists and more.

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Play Explores Autism's Impacts On Family; Reading Raises Money For Nonprofit

Jan. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"Falling," which will be performed in a virtual reading this week, explores the delicate balances made by a family with an autistic son and what happens when those balances are upended.

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SD Rep Debuts 'Vamos!' Monday Night

Jan. 11
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Rep and its playwright-in-residence Herbert Siguenza are launching a new online program called "Vamos!" Monday night. The series comes out on the second Monday of each month on the Rep's social media and will highlight a different Latin country in each episode.

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Pandemic Profile: San Diego Opera

Dec. 22, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Arts organizations have been hit hard by the pandemic. But San Diego Opera discovered that some of the lessons it learned from an earlier financial crisis have proven useful during these current challenging times.

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'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Brings August Wilson To The Screen With Class

Dec. 18, 2020
By Beth Accomando

August Wilson has chronicled African American life in his 20th Century Cycle of 10 plays, each focusing on a different decade. Now Denzel Washington wants to ensure that those plays make it to the screen. "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" is now available on Netflix.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Short Stories, Christmas Jazz, Tchaikovsky And Americana

Dec. 17, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Get festive while getting a little culture this weekend with local art. Our virtual picks include jazz with the Symphony, a literary story concert, Hershey Felder's updated spin on Tchaikovsky, and an Americana Christmas.

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: A Hanukkah Play, Los Lobos, SDSU Art Gallery And Festive Choral Music

Dec. 11, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for holiday (and not) arts and culture you can safely stream from home this weekend include New Village Arts, SACRA/PROFANA, the "Upon Closer Inspection" virtual exhibition and a Los Lobos holiday livestream.

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New Podcast Melds Holiday Traditions With Hope For Diverse Local Theater

Dec. 10, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

The Old Globe's "Gather Round" short-form podcast brings holiday magic, tradition, new voices and more access to theater. And yes, there are recipes.

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San Diego's Top Holiday Arts Events: 2020 Edition

Dec. 9, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

These holiday performances, programs and exhibitions are stepping up to the pandemic's challenges to deliver traditions in less-than-traditional ways.

Leonard Patton and Peter Sprague will perform M...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Projected Photography, 'A Christmas Carol,' ArtWalk And Jazz

Dec. 3, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for arts and culture this weekend include a filmed dance production, photography projections at The Front, The La Jolla Playhouse's 'A Christmas Carol," ArtWalk and jazz with Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton.

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Roundtable: How COVID-19 Changed Local Arts

Nov. 27, 2020
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special edition of KPBS Roundtable discusses the impact of COVID-19 on local arts, from the cancellation of big events to the pandemic's influence on artistic expression.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: The Symphony, SoulKiss Theater, Bryan Ali Sanchez, Contemporary Music, New Dance And More

Nov. 19, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend picks for the arts include new short plays by emerging Black playwrights, Bryan Ali Sanchez's solo exhibition at Bread and Salt, the San Diego Symphony's innovative performance, and a virtual dance performance, contemporary trumpet, harp and percussion

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How 'The Grinch' Moved To Radio

Nov. 18, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe Theatre has made its production of "Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" a holiday tradition. Now it is transforming the stage production into a made-for-radio musical.

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