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Artist Painting MLB Ballparks Across The Country Stops In San Diego

April 19
By Matt Hoffman

An English artist who loves baseball is traveling the country to capture America’s favorite pastime at many ballparks, including Petco Park.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Flower Art To Flower Crowns

April 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about flowers, whether it’s the floral arrangements at Art Alive or the flower crowns at Coachella. Plus NPR’s radio program “From the Top” is in town for a live taping.

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WonderCon Wraps Up And Comic-Con's Around The Corner

April 1
By Beth Accomando

WonderCon just wrapped up in Anaheim. Some people may not know that the pop culture convention is run by Comic-Con International, which takes place every summer in San Diego.

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San Diego Comic Fest Marks Its 7th Year

March 6
By Beth Accomando

Most San Diegans probably know Comic-Con but not as many may be familiar with San Diego Comic Fest, which also focuses on comics and pop culture.

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From STEM To STEAM: San Diego Science And Engineering Festival Now Includes Art

March 4
By Anica Colbert

Artists join this year's festival aimed at inspiring kids and adults about STEM education and careers.

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The Studio Door Re-Opens In Hillcrest

March 1
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Four years ago Patric Stillman opened The Studio Door in North Park as a place where art and commerce could intersect. Some setbacks forced him to close the business. But The Studio Door had its grand reopening early last month in Hillcrest.

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Artist Trevor Paglen's Work Examines Universe Of Surveillance

Feb. 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Artist Trevor Paglen's work examines the way information systems and artificial intelligence have created a universe of surveillance for business, law enforcement and the military. An exhibit of his work opens Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown.

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San Diego Visitors Reflect On Kissing Statue After Sailor’s Death

Feb. 20
By Bennett Lacy and Andi Dukleth

George Mendonsa, a World War II veteran who was photographed kissing a woman in Times Square on V-J Day, died Sunday at 95. A 25-foot-tall statue depicting the famous photo stands near the U.S.S. Midway Museum.

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Podcast Episode 161: Black Comix And 'Scary Black Folks'

Feb. 15
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie celebrates Black History Month by speaking with Keithan Jones, founder of Black Comix Day, about black comics and movies, and professor John Jennings about a new collective called Scary Black Folks.

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Artist Hopes Gallery Exhibit On Guns Encourages Viewers To Lament

Jan. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The show is called "There Be Dragons" and will be at Quint Gallery in La Jolla through Feb. 23.

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San Diego Museum Of Art Screens 'Bloody Sunday'

Jan. 21
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Museum of Art is screening "Bloody Sunday" in conjunction with its Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason exhibit. The film looks to the 1972 incident in which British soldiers shot at unarmed Irish protesters. I interviewed the filmmakers and some of the people involved in the protest back in 2002 when the film was released.

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San Diego Symphony's 'Hearing the Future' Festival Marks Debut of Rafael Payare

Jan. 4
By Nina Garin

January is typically a slow month, a time to take a breath and catch up from the holidays. But now that the San Diego Symphony puts on an annual music festival, January is brimming with concerts, dance performances and art shows.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Billie, Bob and Mary

Dec. 14, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend, a longtime San Diego artist gets a museum retrospective, 91X presents its holiday concert and we look forward to the return of Mary Poppins!

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pie, Chili And The Bard

Nov. 30, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a musical about pie, a neighborhood chili battle with live music, and Shakespeare-style plays made up on the spot.

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'Transparent' Producer To Discuss Her Work And Its Impact At UC San Diego

Nov. 14, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Zackary Drucker, a trans woman and multimedia artist, uses her art to give voice to the transgender community.

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