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  • New exhibit showcases African-American San Diego artists

    New exhibit showcases African-American San Diego artists

    A new exhibit at the San Diego History Center is putting the spotlight on eight African-American artists who have made an impact on San Diego’s art scene. “Legacy in Black” — presented by the San Diego History Center in collaboration with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art — opened...

  • Newest thing at Balboa Park to show family this weekend? 1935 murals make comeback

    Newest thing at Balboa Park to show family this weekend? 1935 murals make comeback

    A Balboa Park historic preservation group wants to see 1935-era outdoor murals return to the front of the San Diego Automotive Museum building. Step 1 is done: Temporary recreations. Step 2 will be permanent versions on ceramic tile. In late October, four massive temporary murals were erected above...

  • 25 reasons to go to San Diego theaters this holiday season

    25 reasons to go to San Diego theaters this holiday season

    San Diego-area theaters may be serving up Scrooge x 2 this season, as both Old Town’s Cygnet and Escondido’s Welk host old Eb and his infernal humbugs. But in other ways this seems a notably untraditional holiday on area stages, with less yuletide-y shows such as “The Secret Garden” and “Into the...

  • Is San Diego losing its underground art scene?

    Is San Diego losing its underground art scene?

    From painters to sculptors to dancers to those in punk bands or creating experimental film, creative types scraping by in San Diego have in recent months increasingly expressed a growing anxiety: Is the region’s underground art scene dying? Similar concerns have rippled across the nation following...

  • In the wings: Sugar plums, soldiers and sweet beats

    In the wings: Sugar plums, soldiers and sweet beats

    Tchaikovsky goes all “Krush Groove” in “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker,” an ‘80s-minded riff on the holiday favorite. The touring show features the pioneering rapper Kurtis Blow (“The Breaks”) as guest MC, plus modern dancers choreographed by director Jennifer Weber of Brooklyn’s Decadancetheatre. It also...

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