Arts & Entertainment

Inspired by nature and animals

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Lucia Viti

Monica Hui Hekman is an artist who successfully “dabbles” in a myriad of mediums. The painter, sculptor, seamstress, computer graphic artist, silver/metal-smith and poet manipulates everything art for the “challenge of learning what I’m good at.”

Touting a coffee-table book titled “Animals on Land: Portraits & Poetry,” Hui Hekman is on a mission to emulate joy through her artistic endeavors.

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Diversionary presents Kron in repertory

By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review

They call it the San Diego revival of Lisa Kron’s “2.5 Minute Ride.” Early in the script’s development, La Jolla Playhouse presented the monologue, featuring the playwright in the role of memoirist.

Diversionary Theatre in University Heights — which recently received the San Diego Critics Circle Don Braunagel Award for Outstanding Small Theater — currently presents Kron’s one-woman “2.5 Minute Ride” and her six-actor “Well,” also autobiographically based, in rotating repertory through March 19.

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Calendar: Jan. 27 – Feb. 10, 2017

Posted: January 27th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Calendar, Music, Opinion & News | No Comments

FEATURED EVENTS Greater San Diego Music Coterie Winter Concert Sunday, Jan. 29 The Greater San Diego Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of Angela Yeung, will perform selections from Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” and Copland’s “Old American Songs” with soprano Irene Marie Patton and baritone Frank Hallock. 3 p.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 625 Pennsylvania Ave.

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‘Bad Jews’ good

By Charlene Baldridge

Joshua Harmon’s “Bad Jews,” seen in its opening performance Jan. 21 at Cygnet Theatre, is set in a present day studio apartment on New York’s Upper West Side.

Billed as 90 minutes in length, it is played without interval, causing one to opine that if there were an interval, some in the audience might flee because the play’s invective, however hilarious, is sometimes challenging, especially to those who spend a lot of time and energy avoiding confrontation.

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Looking back at San Diego’s theater highlights of 2016

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Theater Reviews | No Comments

By Charlene Baldridge Theater critics are usually given complimentary tickets for a performance near the opening of each production. A ticket to see another performance is ordinarily at the critic’s expense. The Dec. 21 deluge did not matter. I had purchased a ticket to see ion theatre’s “The Normal Heart” again before it closed and nothing would dissuade me.

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