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Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival Oct 25, 2014 A walk and festival featuring a Willy Wonka theme, games and activities everywhere. There will also be Phil's BBQ available for purchase and proceeds benefit the San Diego Center for Children. 87 other events on Saturday, October 25
 
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Tuesday, October 14,2014
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego Police Museum seeks a new home

Its operators would love to end up in Balboa Park

By Susan Myrland
The Historical Association lives on, collecting, preserving and sharing more than 160 years of SDPD memorabilia through its museum and extensive website.
Wednesday, October 8,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Oceanside Museum of Art series connects the public with the military

'Exploring Engagement' focuses attention on the community’s service members

By Kinsee Morlan

Geoffrey Cunningham saw the Oceanside Museum of Art’s “Exploring Engagement” artists-in-residence series as an opportunity to finally interact with the military men and women he sees every day.

Wednesday, October 1,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Parklets and pop-ups

Tactical urbanism finally on the rise in historically slow San Diego

By Kinsee Morlan
Parklets are loosely defined as small, outdoor seating areas that often take over one or two existing parking spots, temporarily reclaiming the space for pedestrians and improving the aesthetics and streetscape of the urban environment.
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.
 
 
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