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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

The Oceanside Museum of Art has reopened its do...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: ‘Twenty Women Artists: NOW’, The 2021 Juried Biennial Exhibition And SD Practice

July 30
By Brooke Ruth, Emilyn Mohebbi, Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: "Twenty Women Artists: NOW" wraps up its exhibition, the 2021 Juried Biennial Exhibition hosts its closing reception, and SD Practice continues at two locations in the county.

Musician Jelani Aryeh in an undated photo.

Summer Music: Jelani Aryeh Went From High School Football Star To Gifted Pop Artist

July 28
By Julia Dixon Evans, Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

Audiences are back, venues are opening up, and San Diego is bursting with music from local artists this summer. KPBS Summer Music Series returns, kicking things off with Jelani Aryeh.

Tease photo for Kaitlyn Greenidge Discusses Her Highl...

Kaitlyn Greenidge Discusses Her Highly Anticipated Novel, 'Libertie'

July 27
By Emilyn Mohebbi, Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

Author Kaitlin Greenridge joined KPBS Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the book. She will be speaking Saturday during the second weekend of this year's virtual San Diego Writer's Festival.

Detail from the cover of San Diego author Chris...

Baseball, Earthquakes And The Healing Power Of Friendship In San Diego Author's New Book

July 26
By Julia Dixon Evans

Chris Baron's middle-grade novel-in-verse, "The Magical Imperfect," is set in the Bay Area during the 1989 World Series, following the friendship of two young outcasts as they navigate ancestry, illness, magic and the earth cracked open.

Actor Eboni Muse, at center, performs with the ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: City Ballet, DNA New Works, Sparks Summer Showcase, 'Beehive' And Julianna Zachariou

July 22
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: Sparks Summer Showcase, La Jolla Playhouse's new play series, 'Beehive the '60s Musical,' plant sculpture at Trash Lamb, indie pop at Soda Bar and "On the Move" brings City Ballet back to audiences.

A still from Hugo Crosthwaite's stop-motion ani...

Hugo Crosthwaite: A Life In (Stop) Motion

July 21
By Julia Dixon Evans

The 2021 San Diego Art Prize recipient created a music video in his signature stop-motion animation style for a new single by The Color Forty Nine and Rubén Albarrán, It premieres July 23 at The Casbah.

Three of Guillermo Galindo's works are on displ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Pride, Guillermo Galindo, North Park Book Fair, 'And We Will Sing Again In The Tall Grass' And iPalpiti Festival

July 15
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include the North Park Book Fair, Sidro Saturdays and an exhibition at the Front, Pride, Guillermo Galindo's found object sonic devices and the iPalpiti Festival.

Marchers participate in the San Diego Pride Res...

San Diego Pride: Hybrid Events, Full-Strength Heart

July 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

With virtual and in-person events, some scaled back or moved outdoors, Pride is back. Plus, this year, the inaugural Larry T. Baza Art and Culture Award honors Diversionary's Matt Morrow.

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Taking A Page From The Past In 'Dear ONE'

July 14
By Julia Dixon Evans

Diversionary Theatre's newest Teen-Versionary production takes place during SD Pride with outdoor performances of Joshua Irving Gershick's 2012 play set in midcentury queer America.

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: SD Practice, Ghost Light Masquerade, Cristóbal Gracia, 'Soft Plans' And High Tea

July 8
By Julia Dixon Evans

New civic art at Bread & Salt and San Diego Art Institute, The Rosin Box’s live, haunting dance, hot sauce art at Best Practice, music video night at Ken Club and an outdoor music, art and food gala.

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