Arts & Entertainment

Mixing the underworld with baseball

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

By David Dixon No one said that being an athlete was easy. Athletes competing in big-league sports must make sacrifices to achieve success. Not all paths to glory start with moral choices, such as achieving fame after making a deal with the devil. This twist on the Faustian legend is the premise of “Damn Yankees,” set in the 1950s and inspired by the novel, “The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.” The Yankees were a […]

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Art by the bay is coming June 10-11

Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor After moving to Downtown last year, following two decades in La Jolla, the San Diego Festival of the Arts — formerly La Jolla Festival of the Arts — has found its home just steps from San Diego Bay. Still produced by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation in conjunction with San Diego Magazine, the 2017 festival will take place June 10–11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both […]

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Face of FilmOut

After battling lymphoma, Program Director Michael McQuiggan looks forward to good health and upcoming film festival By Ken Williams | Editor Chances are, if you have attended a movie or a festival presented by FilmOut San Diego, you have been cheerfully greeted by longtime Program Director Michael McQuiggan. Filmmakers from across the globe know McQuiggan, who has built a stellar reputation for helping to produce one of the top LGBT film festivals in the United […]

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North Park author makes debut

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt Behind the hazel eyes and engaging laugh of young-adult fiction author Danielle Mages Amato bubbles a bright and imaginative mind. And from that internal kettle, the debut author and North Park resident has percolated a fascinating mystery with a dash of the paranormal, “The Hidden Memory of Objects.” Set in and around contemporary Washington, D.C. — and in flashbacks to the past, including the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln — Amato’s […]

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Another hit at Lamb’s Players

By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review

On the heels of its magnificent “Shadowlands,” Lamb’s Players Theatre in Coronado continues its string of extraordinary productions with the San Diego premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s “Silent Sky,” an absolutely delectable, mind-expanding examination of the early days of women in astronomy.

The most-produced living American playwright in 2016, Gunderson has several works seen or about to be seen in San Diego theaters, among them “Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet …” at New Village Arts last season, and “The Revolutionists” to be seen at Moxie Theatre in May.

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Legend among us

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Lucia Viti

Mario Torero is a legend. The artist, teacher, cultural historian and community activist has made a name for himself far beyond the streets of San Diego’s Chicano Park and Barrio Logan.

An international superstar determined to foster a global understanding of the artistic culture of the Latino/Chicano community, Torero travels the world painting larger-than-life murals. His vibrant, flamboyant and culturally expressive work can be found in Peru, Japan, Costa Rica, Spain and the Czech Republic. And in the Library of Congress.

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