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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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San Diego's Classics 4 Kids Recognized For Music Education Leadership

Jan. 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local organization set to receive 2021 California Music Educators Association honor for leadership as they adapt their school-based arts access programming during the pandemic.

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5 Songs To Discover In San Diego In January

Jan. 12
By Julia Dixon Evans

We're listening to new tracks from San Diego and Tijuana acts Lowlands, Lex and the Jewels, Ego Rangel, Shelbi Bennett, Alfred Howard and Low and Be Told.

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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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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Good Faith Gallery, Turkish Folk Music, Manny Farber And Jazz

Jan. 7
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend culture picks include new work by Jonny Alexander and musician Salami Rose Joe Louis, a mini video from the Symphony, Manny Farber at Quint ONE and the Athenaeum's livestreamed jazz.

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'Fanboy' Thriller Shows Off San Diego Music Scene

Jan. 7
By Julia Dixon Evans

Catch the drive-in premiere of a new atmospheric, gritty crime drama about an underground band, fame and an unhinged fan by Ben Johnson — all set against a backdrop of San Diego's beloved live music venues.

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Closed Doors, 'New Suns' For Teros Gallery

Jan. 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Now without a physical location, the City Heights art space Teros Gallery is transforming, and plans to collaborate with others like Burn All Books to help uplift the arts community.

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'Swallow' Is An Exquisite Indie Gem

Jan. 4
By Beth Accomando

"Wonder Woman 1984" and "Mulan" were films designed to showcase strong women. But these big budget, heavily promoted studio pictures proved disappointing. The indie gem "Swallow," however, offers a quiet and unexpected tale of female empowerment.

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2020 Songs To Discover: A Year In Music In San Diego

Dec. 30, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

A look back at KPBS' music coverage in 2020, plus playlists of new music and a glance back at how the pandemic shaped (and is still shaping) our local music scene.

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Art From The Sidewalk: Max Lofano's 'Ray'

Dec. 29, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Using simple materials, one San Diego artist created a stunning new site-specific work intended to be viewed at night from outside Art Produce Gallery — on view through Jan. 3.

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Enter 'The World Of Wong Kar-Wai'

Dec. 29, 2020
By Beth Accomando

On Christmas Day "The World of Wong Kar Wai" was released. It is a collection of seven restored films by the Hong Kong director and will be available through Digital Gym Cinema for the next month.

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Pandemic Profile: The Studio Door

Dec. 21, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The Studio Door has been pivoting since long before the pandemic. But with COVID-19 restrictions changing as cases rise and fall, arts organizations like the Studio Door have to find creative ways to stay operational.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 208: Giving Thanks To Film Editors, Part 3

Dec. 19, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Oscar-nominated Paul Machliss concludes Cinema Junkie's three-part tribute to film editors.

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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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