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North Coast's 'Gunmetal Blues': Film noir is alive and (fairly) well
Buddy Toupee’s album of poppy pulp piano tunes isn’t available in stores — and as the central character in North Coast Repertory Theatre’s “Gunmetal Blues” quips, there’s probably a reason for that...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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LJ Symphony regular to receive lifetime achievement award
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, whom many know from his guest appearances at La Jolla Symphony, will receive another honor in the fall, when he is presented the $50,000 William S...
Jan 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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This hero may have already cast you in his latest book
“The Homeless Hero: a Novel,” award-winning author Lee Silber's 22nd book, is dedicated “to all those who have faced adversity and risen above it.” The nod may sound somewhat generic, but be assure...
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Into the Woods': There's no escaping Sondheim's brilliance
I am not a film critic, so I waited until the holiday crowds had abated to see Disney’s film of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods,” which intertwines several stories of the Brothe...
Jan 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playhouse's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' is for grown-ups
Readers have until Sunday, Dec. 14 to hear and see the extended U.S. premiere of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” produced by La Jolla Playhouse in association with Disney Theatricals Group and the P...
Nov 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Asian Film Festival extends to 4 La Jolla venues
About 20,000 people are expected to attend the 15th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF), which begins Thursday, Nov. 6 and runs to Saturday, Nov. 15, with four participating venues in La J...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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It's the Second time around at La Jolla Playhouse
Following last summer's successful run last summer of the original San Diego-centric show “The Good, the Bad and the I-5,” La Jolla Playhouse has announced the return of the renowned Chicago- and T...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum of Man tower to reopen after 80 years
After an 80-year closure, California Tower at Balboa Park's Museum of Man will reopen to the public on Jan. 1. The 150-foot tower, which offers sweeping views of San Diego and can be seen from many...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playhouse extends show whose title should ring a bell
I love it when things have such great advance sales that they extend even before opening. Such is the case with La Jolla Playhouse’s U.S. premiere of Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz and Peter Parnell...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Art & Wine Festival stein holding contest is a win-win
Oktoberfest joins the sixth annual La Jolla Wine & Art Festival (LJAWF) this year as a Masskrugstemmen (a beer stein holding contest) will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, topping off t...
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Warwick's, Brewing Company to welcome Fallbrook novelist
Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer – excruciating heat, bitter cold and death waiting behind every rock. He returns home exhilarated amid his new freedom, but he is sho...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barb Schmidt will put it into Practice at Warwick's
The mind has a way of interfering with personal happiness, often causing stress and doubt. Getting in touch with one's inner source of peace and following its guidance over the mind's often-unfound...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sixth annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival set, with fundraising silent auctions
The corner at Prospect Street and Torrey Pines Road can sneak up on you, and some of its angles mark a pretty tight turn -- but if the folks at the La Jolla Art & Wine Festival scouted it out as an...
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Two cool plays centering on the Salem witch trials top the list(s)
The Witches’ Brews The world premiere of “Kingdom City” continues through Sunday, Oct. 5 at La Jolla Playhouse (lajollaplayhouse.org or (858) 550-1010). Playwright Sheri Wilner superimposes Arthur ...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tenth annual Restaurant Week: What's in a name?
This year's San Diego Restaurant Week, organized by the local chapter of the California Restaurant Association, marks the end of the event's first decade, with more than 180 of the county's eaterie...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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