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Soweto Gospel Choir Apr 16, 2014 Singing in English as well as a number of South African languages, the two-time Grammy Award-winning choir fuses traditional African gospel music—complete with occasional clicks and bird songs—with Western songs of celebration. 55 other events on Wednesday, April 16
 
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I don’t really go for the caged-wildlife thing to begin with

 

 
 
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Lisa Hilton Apr 15, 2014 The jazz pianist/composer Lisa Hilton blends modern and traditional jazz and is on tour promoting her 16th release to date, Kaleidoscope. 48 other events on Tuesday, April 15
 
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New avant-garde arts event invites the public to experience experimental art in Normal Heights
 
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Film

‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity

Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Scarlett Johansson is an alien that dresses itself in a human cloak during a surreal sequence early in Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel Under the Skin.
Wednesday, April 9,2014
Film

Fathers and sons collide in David Gordon Green’s killer ‘Joe’

New Nicolas Cage flick tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Themes of revenge and redemption ultimately take root, revealing themselves in the physical conflicts between Joe and the human threats knocking at his door.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Film

‘Nymphomaniac: Volume II’ gets violent

Will Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Joe survive her desire in the second part of Lars von Trier’s epic?

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Not surprisingly, Nymphomaniac: Volume II—which opens Friday, April 4, at Hillcrest Cinemas—devours any such romanticism almost immediately.
Wednesday, April 2,2014
Film

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ glamorizes a film that never was

Documentary about ill-fated project leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The epic back-story behind Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's Dune in 1975 is one of madness and creativity crashing together.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Film

Denis Villeanueve’s ‘Enemy’ is a tangled web

Mysterious new thriller stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jake Gyllenhaal

By Glenn Heath Jr.
With only a torn picture of a woman for a reference point, the audience struggles to fill in the context of Adam’s deep malaise. As a result, Enemy is consistently baffling, favoring surrealism and mood over a traditional plot.
Wednesday, March 26,2014
Film

‘Ernest and Celestine’: a dangerous pair

Animated film from France leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
"A bear and a mouse can't be together," screams the rodent mistress of an orphanage for mice in the opening sequence of Ernest and Celestine.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Film

‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1’ and the origin of a conflicted species

Lars von Trier’s epic sex odyssey opens with a tender and (dare I say) romantic beginning

By Glenn Heath Jr.
When news broke that Danish auteur Lars von Trier would follow up his apocalyptic Melancholia with a massive, two-part epic titled Nymphomaniac containing explicit sex scenes, many film pundits predicted a controversial and gut-wrenching experience.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Film

Traversing Paris and marriage in ‘Le Week-End’

Roger Mitchell’s new one leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
The jazzy score that lingers over the opening images of Roger Mitchell's lovely Le Week-End is the first sign that it will embrace an improvisational narrative style. 
Tuesday, March 11,2014
Film

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: a marvel of misadventure

Wes Anderson’s complex new film shoots through history and memory like a fastball

By Glenn Heath Jr.
While never sloppy, The Grand Budapest Hotel constructs its multiple plots to reveal the poetry of such stream-of-consciousness, the endless possibility of story.
Tuesday, March 11,2014
Film

Danger is too attractive in ‘Stranger by the Lake’

New French thriller leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Stranger by the Lake—which opens Friday, March 14, and screens for one week at Hillcrest Cinemas—echoes the suspenseful craft of Hitchcock and Chabrol.
Arts & Culture feature

The SongStream Project records music’s memories

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

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.

By Kinsee Morlan
Seen Local Bridget Rountree examines the hierarchy of help APR 08 | By Kinsee Morlan San Diego artist uses Creative Catalyst grant to juxtapose ideologies in her April 12 solo show
Seen Local DNA of Creativity grant fuses arts with science APR 07 | By Kinsee Morlan Results of the 'Urban Succession' project and other funding recipients are on view at the Oceanside Museum of Art
Urban Scout Strip-mall makeover APR 07 | By Nina Sachdev Hoffmann Row Collective brings artisan goods to Del Mar's Flower Hill Promenade
Seen Local StarFeather Studios celebrates its grand opening MAR 31 | By Kinsee Morlan Glass artists Nic McGuire and John Gibbons open their Barrio Logan shop and showroom with an exhibition of new sculptures
Crossword Crossword: 'Square Meal' APR 09 | By Ben Tausig Weekly crossword by Ink Well Xwords
Seen Local Modmatter opens in Little Italy MAR 31 | By Kinsee Morlan Louise Girling dedicates her new space to showing art and design
The Floating Library Dark tales from two San Diego-area short-story writers MAR 31 | By Jim Ruland Reviews of ‘Black Cloud’ by Juliet Escoria and ‘What Happened Here’ by Bonnie ZoBell
Film ‘Nymphomaniac: Volume II’ gets violent APR 02 | By Glenn Heath Jr. Will Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Joe survive her desire in the second part of Lars von Trier’s epic?
Film

‘Under the Skin’ and around the bend of humanity

Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel explores identity from the inside out

Scarlett Johansson is an alien that dresses itself in a human cloak during a surreal sequence early in Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi marvel Under the Skin.

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Seen Local

DNA of Creativity grant fuses arts with science

Results of the 'Urban Succession' project and other funding recipients are on view at the Oceanside Museum of Art

Jason Rogalski wanted to help his neighbors and other urbanites embrace, rather than constantly battle, skunks and other creatures simply trying to find a home. His concept was intriguing enough to win a modest grant from the DNA of Creativity project.

By Kinsee Morlan


The Short List SpringFest: Experiments in Music, Art Alive and Giving the Finger: Risking it All to Fish the World's Deadliest Sea "We put the noise music by the sharks," says lead curator Adam Tinkle. "The aquarium concert is probably the best way to get the greatest aesthetic diversity in the smallest amount of time.
Theater The clock ticks in an emotive Old Globe production Time and the Conways, now on stage at The Old Globe Theatre, was one of Priestly’s “Time Plays” written during the 1930s and ’40s.
Film Fathers and sons collide in David Gordon Green’s killer ‘Joe’ Themes of revenge and redemption ultimately take root, revealing themselves in the physical conflicts between Joe and the human threats knocking at his door.
 

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Jazz covers of Stereolab, Digital Gym's birthday, a pig roast and more to do this week

Our weekly Red List round-up

Digable MusicAll the cool kids are, apparently, heading to Coachella this weekend to catch acts like Future Islands, Goat and Neutral Milk Hotel. But the truly cool kids are saving their dough and hitting up Seven Grand (3054 University Ave., North Park) on Thursday, April 10, where Small Disaster, a quartet headed up by one of San Diego's hardest-working young jazz musicians, Ian Tordella (sax), and featuring Julien Cantelm on drums, Jason Shatli on keyboards and Harley Magsino on bass, will be performing covers of the Beatles, Radiohead, Bjork and Stereolab. Yep—that's right '90s alt-music fans: they'll be translating tunes by the lounge-y, post-rock electro-pop band into jazz. Tordella recorded a couple Stereolab covers for his 2012 album Tragic Comedy and they're mighty fine listening. The show begins at 9 p.m. and there's no cover....
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Drawing in the Air: Sound and its Representation Apr 09, 2014 Art Charles Curtis (a cellist and professor of music at UC San Diego) and Liz Kotz (professor of modern and contemporary art history at UC Riverside) will draw on on a wide range of approaches to musical notation to probe the complex relationship between sound and its visual or graphic representation. Read more 1 other events on Wednesday, April 9
 
State of the Arts Apr 09, 2014 Art Art show and extended happy hour on the W's rooftop lounge featuring art from Mike Sumoto. Read more 1 other events on Wednesday, April 9
 
Graphic Score: Performance and Discussion Apr 10, 2014 Art The musicians and artists (Rachel Beetz, Dustin Donahue, Curt Miller, and Todd Moellenberg) in this exhibition dealing with graphic representations of music will discuss their work and perform a special concert. Read more 2 other events on Thursday, April 10
 
 
 
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