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Julia Dixon Evans

Arts Calendar Editor and Producer

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Julia Dixon Evans writes the KPBS Arts newsletter, produces and edits the KPBS/Arts Calendar and works with the KPBS team to cover San Diego's diverse arts scene.

Previously, Julia wrote the weekly Culture Report for Voice of San Diego and has reported on arts, culture, books, music, television, dining, the outdoors and more for The A.V. Club, Literary Hub and San Diego CityBeat.

She studied literature at UCSD (where she was an oboist in the La Jolla Symphony), and is a published novelist and short fiction writer. She is the founder of Last Exit, a local reading series and literary journal, and she won the 2019 National Magazine Award for Fiction. Julia lives with her family in North Park and loves trail running, vegan tacos and live music.

Recent Stories by Julia Dixon Evans

Damage to San Diego artist Scott Gengelbach's w...

Artworks Vandalized In Local Outdoor Exhibition

Dec. 1
By Julia Dixon Evans

Three works of art damaged in the Mesa College drive-thru art exhibition feature images or text related to law enforcement.

San Diego jazz pianist Ed Kornhauser's debut ja...

On 'The Short Years,' Ed Kornhauser's Jazz Is Of The Moment

Nov. 24
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new album of original quartet compositions by San Diego musician Ed Kornhauser dwells in the ephemeral nature of jazz.

Rafael Payare conducts at Copley Symphony Hall ...

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

Nov. 19
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

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) sits emp...

COVID-19’s Staggering Economic Impact On The Arts In San Diego

Nov. 19
By Julia Dixon Evans

In new research from the University of San Diego Nonprofit Institute and the city of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, COVID-19's effects on nonprofits in the region have been grim, particularly in the arts and culture sector.

Actor Jessica John performs in the Roustabouts ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Virtual Ballet, Drive-Thru Art, Cedrice, Women In Film And A Refugee Play

Nov. 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend's top arts events include offerings from City Ballet, the Women's Museum of California, Roustabouts Theatre Co., Mesa College Art Gallery, and a Gill Sotu-curated showcase.

Works of art on large banners grace a parking l...

Mesa College's Drive-Thru Exhibition Innovates Art And Education

Nov. 12
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new exhibition featuring 35 striking new works by a broad range of established and emerging artists opens this weekend at Mesa College … in the parking lot.

Japanese band Tricot performs a no-audience sho...

5 Songs To Discover In San Diego In November

Nov. 10
By Julia Dixon Evans

We asked local bands who they'd like to see come to town and share a stage with. Check out new releases from the locals along with their picks like Corey Floods, Tricot, Busta Rhymes, Elis Paprika and more.

Local arts group Project [BLANK]'s shadow puppe...

'Hanjo' Transforms Opera’s Playground

Nov. 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local arts group Project [BLANK]'s shadow puppet digital opera recently won a nationwide award — and challenges how to record and engineer orchestral and opera works in digital platforms.

Marisol Rendón's drawing,

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Sculptural Exhibitions, Filipino Film, ArtWalk And Latin Chamber Music

Nov. 5
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for the arts this weekend: Tom Driscoll at ICE Gallery, Anne Mudge, Kline Swonger, Marisol Rendón and Bianca Juarez at Cannon Art Gallery. Plus Sine Kwento Filipino stories and film, Camarada's Latin chamber music and ArtWalk Liberty Station is back.

An ofrenda by Mariah Romero is pictured in an u...

Spooky San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Halloween Theater, Día De Los Muertos, Wearable Art And Dead Man's Party

Oct. 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for this creepiest of weekends: Edgar Allen Poe readings, Shakespeare at SDMA, Teros Gallery's outdoor event, virtual fashion at OMA, spooky organ music, an Oingo Boingo cover band, a community ofrenda and much more.

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