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Video Games Live Jul 24, 2014 Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing. Concert will feature music from Zelda, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock and more. 80 other events on Thursday, July 24
 
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Wednesday, July 23,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Comic-Con vs. the Bechdel Test

Popular fiction has evolved, but big-time fails in female representation mean the challenge is still relevant

By Kinsee Morlan
The Bechdel Test is a simple thought experiment that requires works of fiction to feature at least two female characters talking to each other about something other than a dude. It’s a ridiculously low bar that a surprising number of contemporary works fail to reach.
Monday, July 21,2014
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Stay strange, Comic-Con

Weird and sordid superheroes on parade at Space 4 Art

By Kinsee Morlan
Sam Lopez is most known for blurring the line between art and music through his ongoing Stay Strange series, which presents avant-garde, experimental sounds to audiences at dive bars, libraries, parks and other venues.
Monday, July 14,2014
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‘Paranoia, Mind control, and the Art of Suggestion’ opens

Outsider-art exhibition kicks around weird possibilities and controversial themes

By Kinsee Morlan
Conspiracy theories, aliens, the occult and any other subject deemed “outsider” by mainstream culture are the focus of the show, Paranoia, Mind Control and the Art of Suggestion.
Monday, July 14,2014
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Artist Vicki Walsh decides to pay to play

Opportunity Gallery puts power in the hands of people willing to use a controversial tactic to show their art

By Kinsee Morlan
A 1,380-square-foot space inside Point Loma’s Liberty Station is being marketed to artists as an art gallery available for monthly rent.
Wednesday, July 9,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Fern Street Circus is coming back

Original founders are resurrecting the popular grassroots organization

By Kinsee Morlan
For 20 years, Fern Street Circus put on popular performances and became well known for its after-school program, which offered free circus-arts education to kids in Golden Hill, with satellite locations throughout the region.
Monday, July 7,2014
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Budget cuts narrow The Front gallery’s focus

Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees

By Kinsee Morlan
Praise for the whimsical Whysidro exhibition featuring Jamex and Einar de la Torre, on view at The Front arts center and gallery in San Ysidro, continues to reverberate through the local art scene and beyond. 
Monday, July 7,2014
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Ice Gallery reemerges

Alternative art space opens July 11 inside Bread & Salt in Logan Heights

By Kinsee Morlan
Between 2001 and 2012, Ice Gallery popped in and out of existence inside a small, dilapidated storefront near the corner of 30th and Upas streets in North Park. The Gallery was seemingly done for good
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Graham Downes created waves that continue to ripple through San Diego

A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life

By Kinsee Morlan

A one-sided fight that lasted about 15 minutes—that’s how a neighbor described the attack he witnessed on Juniper Street in Bankers Hill during the early morning hours of April 19, 2013. By the time police arrived, the two men involved were laying on the street next to each other. Graham Downes, his face pale as he lay on the street in front of his home, didn’t move.

Monday, June 30,2014
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Crediting Richard Allen Morris, John Baldessari, Bob Matheny and Russell Baldwin

New Oceanside Museum of Art exhibition pays respect to artists who impacted San Diego's art scene in the ’50s and ’60s

By Kinsee Morlan
Dave Hampton's latest diggings have focused on Richard Allen Morris, John Baldessari, Bob Matheny and Russell Baldwin. The resulting exhibition, Spitting in the Wind: Art from the End of the Line, opens at the Oceanside Museum of Art.
Wednesday, June 25,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Ilus Art taps into San Diego’s biotech community

New business is illuminating the imagery found in science

By Kinsee Morlan
Michael Zimber, who's won awards for his cellular art, uses an expensive, very sensitive black-and-white camera to capture his microscopic imagery.
 
 
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