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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, March 5,2014
Film

‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me’ portrays a true original

Documentary about Broadway legend is an intoxicating window into creative longevity

By Glenn Heath Jr.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me—which opens Friday, March 14, at La Jolla Village Cinemas—is so interesting partly because it juxtaposes its central subject’s wrecking-ball attitude with her nostalgic memories of the past. 

Wednesday, March 5,2014
Film

‘Visitors’ confronts humanity’s growing alienation

Godfrey Reggio’s experimental documentary leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It's not clear if Godfrey Reggio's (KoyaanisqatsiPowaqqatsi) striking Visitors is an ambitious science-fiction parable or merely a formalist documentary.
Tuesday, February 25,2014
Film

Following the Academy Awards is a masochist’s delight

2014 edition has been a long and winding road of grovelling and grief

By Glenn Heath Jr.
This year's Oscar gambit has been especially seedy. The whole Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow throwdown has been a black eye for Cate Blanchett, although she still looks to be the favorite in the Best Actress category for her viperous turn in Blue Jasmine.
Tuesday, February 25,2014
Film

Oscar’s Documentary Shorts arrive in San Diego

Academy Award-nominated films lead our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Oscar will be on many people's minds this weekend, including the various filmmakers behind the five short documentaries vying for the gold statuette.
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Film

A gripping West Bank story unfolds in ‘Omar’

Oscar-nominee from Palestine spotlights an agile new performer

By Glenn Heath Jr.
If the filmmakers behind The Amazing Spiderman were smart, they’d kick that Andrew Garfield guy to the curb and cast Adam Bakri in the titular web-slinging role. 
Wednesday, February 19,2014
Film

‘Tim’s Vermeer’ takes obsession to a new level

Documentary produced by Penn & Teller leads our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It's crucial to have an aesthetic identity that complements the content. A film like Tim's Vermeer proves this thesis.
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Film

‘Like Father, Like Son’ takes on thorny daddy issue

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda is a master of nuance, even if his latest isn’t a masterpiece

By Glenn Heath Jr.
What happens when your vision of family is suddenly uprooted? How does one react when this longstanding perspective is revealed to be entirely wrongheaded?
Wednesday, February 12,2014
Film

‘Girl on a Bicycle’ takes a shovel to delusional romantic fantasies

Clumsy French import tops our coverage of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
It would be easy to rebuke a flimsy and clumsy genre film like Girl on a Bicycle. On paper, it's rom-com recycling.
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Film

‘The Monuments Men’ is refreshingly old-fashioned

George Clooney’s earnest new war film paints conflict, loyalty in simple strokes

By Glenn Heath Jr.
Stylistically simple and ideologically frank, The Monuments Men is refreshingly old-fashioned; some might even call it naïve, depicting through a rosy lens a horrific conflict that claimed millions of lives. 
Wednesday, February 5,2014
Film

The Talented Mr. Hoffman

A remembrance of a great actor precedes our rundown of movies screening around town

By Glenn Heath Jr.
On Sunday, Feb. 2, Hoffman died in a New York City apartment of an apparent heroin overdose, sending a shockwave of sadness across the film landscape.
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.

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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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