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1492: Conquest of Paradise Jul 28, 2014 Gérard Depardieu plays Christopher Columbus in Ridley Scott’s big-budget telling of the “discovery” of the Americas. This film is presented as part of Film in the Garden, the Museum's Monday night sundown film series in the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden. 63 other events on Monday, July 28
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
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Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
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A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life


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Friday, May 2,2014
Arts & Culture feature

One reason to save the San Diego Opera

Chorister Anishka Lee-Skorepa hopes to carve out a career with her powerful voice

By Kinsee Morlan
Lee-Skorepa is one of 28 core San Diego Opera choristers, having performed with the embattled local opera for the past seven years.
Wednesday, April 30,2014
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The push to get Arts-in-Corrections back behind bars

Advocates work to return creative arts programming to California prisons

By Kinsee Morlan
California’s Arts-in-Corrections program, especially during its peak in the ’80s and ’90s, was considered a model for other states and recognized internationally for producing results. 
Wednesday, April 23,2014
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Gym Standard has a unique approach to showing and selling art

El Cajon Boulevard entrepreneur Edwin Negado thinks it’s time to reinvent the way work is marketed

By Kinsee Morlan
Edwin Negado doesn’t use Facebook to promote Gym Standard, and you won’t see an email signup on his website or much in the way of marketing outside of Instagram, but the focused, minimalistic tactic seems to be working.
Wednesday, April 16,2014
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Avenida Revolución’s renaissance

Revamped Mexicoach Station is part of a new generation’s battle to reclaim downtown Tijuana

By Kinsee Morlan
Miguel Buenrostro, a passionate 30-year-old filmmaker and photographer, says he’s tired of the telling and retelling of Tijuana’s recent history regarding the drug war and the common perception that the city is still mostly seedy and filled with urban decay.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
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The SongStream Project records music’s memories

New arts group collects colorful stories of San Diegans and their connections to songs

By Kinsee Morlan
On a recent Saturday morning, Castruita and her two kids were among a handful of people at the City Heights Library who were there to listen to The SongStream Project’s “A Landscape of Lullabies,” a collection of stories about songs San Diegans sing to their children.
Monday, March 24,2014
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Balboa Park Centennial: Fest or fizzle?

What could’ve been, what could be and what’s actually happening with the embattled 2015 celebration

By Kinsee Morlan
When news broke early in March that Balboa Park Celebration Inc. (BPCI), the nonprofit group charged with organizing the centennial, was disbanding and handing the reins to the city, the typical reaction was that we'll ultimately get a watered-down even
Wednesday, March 19,2014
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Mitchell Vassiliou: the man that time forgot

San Diegan makes a good living as one of the last typewriter repairmen

By Kinsee Morlan

Mitchell Vassiliou has gradually transformed his City Heights home into an eclectic enclave of vintage typewriters and electronic word processors.

Wednesday, March 12,2014
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Voz Alta will not be silenced

Even without a home for the first time in six years, the roving arts collective will live on

By Seth Combs

Beltrán is quick to remind people that Voz Alta was never meant to end. Nor was it meant to be stationary. It started as a poetry space at 917 E St. until the construction of Petco Park all but forced it to move to another location in East Village

Wednesday, March 5,2014
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Bhavna Mehta carves out cultural stories

Paper artist draws with a knife, intricately creating unique narrative tales

By Kinsee Morlan
Bhavna Mehta figured out that her No. 1 objective with her art is storytelling. With each piece, the India-born artist strives to share narratives about what it means to be an immigrant in the United States.
Tuesday, February 25,2014
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Daniel Peña is in search of sight and sound

Tijuana-based photographer slows his roll and catches magical musical moments

By Kinsee Morlan
The fuzzy, gritty, raw quality of film serves Daniel Peña well, especially for his shots of Tijuana, which are increasing now that he lives there.