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Barrio Art Crawl Jul 26, 2014 A free self guided tour consisting of murals, open studios, galleries, and local businesses throughout the Barrio Logan Arts District. Come enjoy art, live music, food, and vendors at places like La Bodega Gallery & Studios, Roots Factory, Union Barrio Logan, Glashaus, and more. 87 other events on Saturday, July 26
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Wednesday, April 9,2014
Arts & Culture feature

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
Arts & Culture feature

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
Arts & Culture feature

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
Arts & Culture feature

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
Arts & Culture feature

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.
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Just another Slappy Sunday in San Diego

Some of the city's old-school skaters are crushing curbs on a weekly basis

By Kinsee Morlan
Slappy Sunday is a casual meet-up of skaters in their 30s and 40s who no longer feel comfortable at skate parks amid 10-year-olds on razor scooters.
Monday, February 3,2014
Arts & Culture feature

San Diego’s 3D-printing revolution

As the technology evolves, so do its many local practitioners

By Kinsee Morlan
In San Diego, several small startups have begun since the technology became more commercially available in 2010. And as personal 3-D printers have gotten cheaper and more accessible, more hobbyists and entrepreneurs have joined the ranks.
Wednesday, January 29,2014
Arts & Culture feature

The Body Poets find freedom in anonymity

Omeed Simantob and his spandex-clad crew are changing the face of breakdancing

By Kinsee Morlan

Despite what the anonymity of their costumes might suggest, the members of the San Diego dance crew The Body Poets aren’t afraid to be themselves.

Wednesday, January 22,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Azalea Park Arts District wills itself into reality

City Heights neighborhood takes early steps toward carving out a new home for creativity

By Kinsee Morlan

Residents have started envisioning Poplar as a perfect new home for the arts. In fact, the name Azalea Park Arts District has already started making the rounds.