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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. 56 other events on Wednesday, April 16
 
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Wednesday, April 16,2014
Arts & Culture feature

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.
Monday, April 14,2014
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Angella d’Avignon examines the meaning of stuff

Exhibition at Spring Valley Swap Meet investigates the idea of objects and their value

By Kinsee Morlan
Just a Little Bit Longer, an exhibition and ongoing project featuring works by d'Avignon, Farrah Emami, Jessica Sledge, Mindy Solis and Chantal Wnuk, will be on view from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Spring Valley Swap Meet (6377 Quarry Road).
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.
Tuesday, April 8,2014
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Bridget Rountree examines the hierarchy of help

San Diego artist uses Creative Catalyst grant to juxtapose ideologies in her April 12 solo show

By Kinsee Morlan
"The Creative Catalyst is a huge, huge, huge help," says Bridget Rountree, who'd been spending most of her time on the couple's experimental-puppetry project, Animal Cracker Conspiracy.
Monday, April 7,2014
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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

By Kinsee Morlan
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.
Tuesday, April 1,2014
Food Issue

La Mesa Bistro & Bakery: ‘Cheers without the beers’

An eclectic cast of regulars adds to the restaurant’s charm

By Kinsee Morlan
La Mesa Bistro & Bakery: "It's just a place to come and socialize," Tony Jackson says. "Better than sitting in a bar somewhere; I get in trouble doing that."
Monday, March 31,2014
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Modmatter opens in Little Italy

Louise Girling dedicates her new space to showing art and design

By Kinsee Morlan
Louise Girling will celebrate the official opening of her new space, which is dedicated to showing art and design, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, with an exhibition featuring furniture by the architectural firm Manada and works by ceramist Lilith Rockett.
Monday, March 31,2014
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StarFeather Studios celebrates its grand opening

Glass artists Nic McGuire and John Gibbons open their Barrio Logan shop and showroom with an exhibition of new sculptures

By Kinsee Morlan
Watching artists Nic McGuire and John Gibbons work on a new sculpture in their Barrio Logan glass-art "hot shop" is like witnessing a well-rehearsed dance.
Monday, March 24,2014
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Eye on Public Art: COMM22

New recurring feature looks at a mixed-use development in Logan Heights

By Kinsee Morlan
COMM22, a new mixed-use development, is taking root at 2225 Commercial St. in Logan Heights.
Monday, March 24,2014
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A room of Matthew Bradley’s own

San Diego artist’s site-specific installation explores conspiracy theories

By Kinsee Morlan
For two years, San Diego artist Matthew Bradley researched conspiracy theories, mainly those swirling around the so-called Illuminati and alternate versions of history, which some folks believe explain today's corporate and political power structures.
 
 
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