Marcia Manna

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Marcia Manna covers arts, entertainment and community news for the Union-Tribune.

Recent Articles

  • Interpretations are all fair in 'Love and War'

    Interpretations are all fair in 'Love and War'

    For artist Mark Bryce, the artistic process starts with a question, an observation or a challenge. His collection of paintings is a collage of imagery that includes references to iconic American and European art, history, violence and issues common to the human condition. Bryce - who lives in the...

  • Trolley Dances, a San Diego staple for more than 20 years, is back

    Trolley Dances, a San Diego staple for more than 20 years, is back

    Every year, Trolley Dances takes San Diegans on a unique journey. Perhaps that's what has made the event - occurring on consecutive weekends starting Saturday - a San Diego tradition that has continued for nearly two decades. Audiences are introduced to new, site-specific dance performances at...

  • Summer arts preview: Top 5 dance picks

    Summer arts preview: Top 5 dance picks

    Whether it's a tango walk across the floor or a rope dance in the air, there are summertime performances just about everywhere. Our top five dance picks include a festival with shows at nearly a dozen downtown stages, a North County series at The Vine Theater, and a visit from those sexy "Dancing...

  • Have a cold one with 'Beer and Ballet'

    Have a cold one with 'Beer and Ballet'

      Jared Nelson, California Ballet Company's new associate artistic director, has tasked six members of his dance staff to create choreographic works for "Beer and Ballet," a show staged at Park6 in Bankers Hill this weekend. It's an event that allows the audience to mingle with the company and...

  • Dancer Ron 'RJ' Davis expanding into choreography

    Dancer Ron 'RJ' Davis expanding into choreography

    Meet Ron "RJ" Davis, a 27-year-old contemporary dancer who lives in North Park and prefers to be called "just RJ." He's a budding choreographer, an in-demand performer and a company member of the PGK Dance Project who is making his mark on San Diego's dance scene. "He is actually a very subtle,...

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