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Kinky Boots Sep 23, 2014 Based on the 2005 film of the same name, this musical tells the tale of a young man who saves his father’s dying shoe factory by having it turn out footwear for drag performers. 50 other events on Tuesday, September 23
 
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Wednesday, September 17,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Centro Cultural de la Raza’s constant struggle for survival

Volunteer-run nonprofit continues to hang on by threads despite persistent challenges

By Kinsee Morlan

One of the largest Chicano arts centers in the Southwest, the Centro Cultural de la Raza, housed in a former water tank in Balboa Park, once attracted international attention for its edgy programming and enjoyed financial support from heavy hitters like the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wednesday, September 10,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Richard Allen Morris just wants to keep working

Despite the world’s brutal realities, the San Diego artist continues on his path of perpetual proliferation

By Kinsee Morlan
Richard Allen Morris’ art has always been partly influenced by the size of the studio space he could afford in and around downtown San Diego, which is where he’s lived and worked since being discharged from the Navy in 1956. 
Tuesday, September 2,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Amy Wallen's death obsession uncovers weird, mysterious and fascinating life

San Diego author explores the tombs of unknown celebrities

By Amy Wallen
Turns out, reading tombstones is to obituaries what Twitter is to Facebook. What I found at the cemeteries is that many graves, like the obits, are not about death, but about life.
Wednesday, August 27,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Will East County Performing Arts Center become a church?

Critics say El Cajon officials are going backwards by entering into negotiations with The Rock before securing a theater manager

By Kinsee Morlan
The Rock, an evangelical megachurch with locations across the county, wants to lease the ECPAC space for roughly 130 days a year—every Sunday and Tuesday and about 25 percent of Fridays and Saturdays—for an annual rent of $216,000.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego filmmakers mine ‘Macbeth’ for ‘Thane of East County’

Holding a brief candle to a locally made modern thriller

By David L. Coddon
Jesse Keller, 36, a graduate of USC’s noted School of Cinematic Arts and whose first film, The Ritual, screened at the 2012 San Diego Film Festival, calls Thane of East County an “ultra-low-budget thriller
Wednesday, August 13,2014
Arts & Culture feature

‘What more would we gain with an arts council?’

Second in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations

By Kinsee Morlan
It’s been more than 20 years since the demise of the San Diego County Arts Advisory Council, an organization that promoted the arts countywide.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego County's unusual approach to arts funding

First in a two-part series about how the county does and doesn’t support cultural organizations

By Kinsee Morlan
San Diego County’s approach to funding arts organizations is unusual, and some question whether it’s fair and yields the best results.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Daniel Foster: the philosopher king

Oceanside Museum of Art director left, then came back and will keep pursuing his big ideas

By Kinsee Morlan
When Foster joined OMA in 2012, he laid out an ambitious plan for the museum’s future, which included taking a more scholarly approach to programming by putting together a topnotch curatorial team.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Pitting summer blockbusters against the Bechdel Test

We ran summer-movie trailers against the seemingly easy-to-pass scrutiny, and the results weren’t pretty

By Ryan Bradford

Onward with another summer of movie trailers! Onward with another year of supporting the white / hetero / male-dominated pop-cultural infrastructure while we continue our slow trudge to the grave!

Wednesday, July 23,2014
Arts & Culture feature

No-badge-needed events for the Comic-Con crowd

Lots of stuff going, even if you’re not one of the lucky few

By Susan Myrland
As Comic-Con grows in popularity, so do the options for those who couldn’t score a badge. Each year brings more parties, pop-ups, zombie walks and just plain weirdness.
 
 
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