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The Darrell Hammond Project Jan 31, 2015

Darrell Hammond, the longest-tenured cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, tells his own life story in a one-man show.

80 other events on Saturday, January 31
Spin Cycle
A crucial vote on the party’s future happens this month
Check 1, Check 2 | Music & nightlife
Observatory to take over historic location
The World Fare
Dumplings, borscht and Stroganoff highlight the La Mesa eatery’s menu
Environmentalist Nicole Capretz takes on SDG&E with new watchdog group
MLK biopic starring David Oyelowo tops our coverage of movies screening around town


Home » Articles »   By Kinsee Morlan
Tuesday, January 27,2015
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A comeback for visual art at California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Curator Wendy Wilson walks us through her two must-see exhibitions on view through Feb. 22

By Kinsee Morlan
Two must-see contemporary-art exhibitions at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido opened last week and will be on view in the center's museum (340 N. Escondido Blvd.) through Feb. 22.
Monday, January 26,2015
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The Studio Door’s search for a home

New arts venture tries unsuccessfully to keep programming in the former San Diego Art Department building on Ray Street

By Kinsee Morlan
For more than a year, Patric Stillman has been developing The Studio Door, a venture he says will assist artists with the business side of selling art while also creating opportunities.
Friday, January 23,2015
Arts & Culture feature

An interview with Marina Abramović

Performance artist talks about navigating fame, selfies and shitting before sunrise

By Kinsee Morlan
Last week, dozens of people lined up outside the University Art Gallery at UCSD. Some might’ve been there to experience Marina Abramović’s rough draft of an audio installation she created with science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson.
Tuesday, January 20,2015
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Future of the San Diego Foundation’s arts funding questioned

With expert Felicia Shaw gone, some wonder about the organization's ongoing support

By Kinsee Morlan
There’s a shortage of arts-and-culture funding in San Diego. That’s why there’s been shock and concern in the arts community after the recent announcement that Felicia Shaw, longtime director of arts and the creative economy at The San Diego Foundation, had left her position.
Tuesday, January 20,2015
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Marina Abramović makes her mark on San Diego

Performance artist reminds locals of the importance of being present

By Kinsee Morlan
Excitement reverberated through the San Diego art scene when the UCSD Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination announced a visit by performance artist Marina Abramović and invited folks to apply
Tuesday, January 20,2015
The Family Issue

Mom, meet mom

The art of staving off postpartum alienation by making parental friends

By Kinsee Morlan
These days, my first piece of unsolicited advice to new moms is this: Make mommy friends as soon as you possibly can. What follows are some methods—leaving out the more obvious examples of looking for nearby neighbors with kids or meeting fellow moms at parks—that worked best for me.
Wednesday, January 14,2015
Arts & Culture feature

Rob Greenfield’s small house is packed with big ideas

Environmental activist adds living in a tiny home to his growing list of attention-grabbing, earth-saving stunts

By Kinsee Morlan
Greenfield hasn’t showered since April 20, 2013—he doesn’t want to waste water, so he swims in the ocean instead. He’s almost always barefoot and often clad in outdoor clothing by Patagonia, a company that’s considered a leader in the environmental movement.
Tuesday, January 13,2015
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Meet our cover artist, PANCA

Tijuana’s Paola Villaseñor pictures the side of humanity most folks try to ignore

By Kinsee Morlan
Street artist Paola Villaseñor, better known by her nickname, PANCA, shocked her Mexican-immigrant parents when, at age 18, she moved from her suburban home in Chula Vista to the urban center of Tijuana.
Monday, January 12,2015
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Paint Encinitas colors the city, one mural at a time

Jax Meyers and her volunteer-run organization want to fill blank walls with art

By Kinsee Morlan
The concept isn’t anything new or spectacular: Jax Meyers simply wanted to fill empty walls with art. The idea quickly turned into Paint Encinitas, Meyers’ now-year-old, volunteer-run organization that’s successfully overseen the addition of two large-scale, outdoor murals and is getting ready to unveil a third.
Wednesday, January 7,2015
Arts & Culture feature

A saved Balboa Park centennial?

The vision for the celebration is still evolving

By Kinsee Morlan
After the announcement last March that Balboa Park Celebration Inc. (BPCI), the nonprofit group charged with organizing the centennial, was disbanding and handing the reins to the city after burning through millions of dollars without producing tangible results, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilmember Todd Gloria introduced plans for a scaled-down event.