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LEONARD NIMOY: 1931-2015
Leonard Nimoy, known for his iconic Vulcan character Mr. Spock on the original “Star Trek” television series and subsequent franchise films, died Feb. 27 in Bel-Air, Calif., his granddaughter Madel...
Feb 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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One proud mother
One proud mother, I went to New York City for the premiere of my late daughter Laura Morefield’s “The Work at Hand,” a chamber work written by acclaimed American composer Jake Heggie (“Dead Man Wal...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Read all about it! Local arts reporter survives frozen tundra!
NEW YORK — The chill factor at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb.15 was minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit. We walked to the corner to hail a cab, and I felt like I was naked on Michi...
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUST DO
Something's rotten in the state of Denmark, all right. It's actually Hamlet, charged toward vengeance by the ghost of his murdered father and king. Like any self-respecting avenging son, he seeks t...
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUST HEAR
Billy Kinsey – part genius, part philosopher and social critic, full-time insomniac, closeted rock drummer and heir to a lottery fortune – has decided that the best way to deal with an absurd world...
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovered Seuss manuscript to be published July 28
A new Dr. Seuss book will be published later this year from an original manuscript and accompanying sketches discovered in the La Jolla home of the famed author and illustrator. Random House and th...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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MUST SEE
Hang your hat on Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!, an exhibit of original hats from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s personal collection. The items be on display in Geisel Library on the UCSD campus from Tuesday, Feb....
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Birch to the rescue
Found injured in a cooling canal at a New Jersey power plant, this loggerhead sea turtle was immediately sent to a stranding center in Brigantine, N.J. for monitoring and care. Three weeks later, s...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NVA's 'Stage Kiss' has a hard time coming up for air
One of the better things about New Village Arts’ West Coast premiere of Stage Kiss, Sarah Ruhl’s backstage farce about two actors who reprise their real-life affair onstage, is that the first act d...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lamb's' 'Joseph': There's more to life than the Super Bowl
Meanwhile, there's Joe While the rest of the world watched the Super Bowl on TV, the theater critic took the opportunity to see Lamb’s Players Theatre’s new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd ...
Feb 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cirque du Soleil's Varekai set to take over Valley View Feb. 25
Varekai, Cirque du Soleil's latest touring show to visit San Diego, will debut at Point Loma's Valley View Casino Center (the former Sports Arena), 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., for seven performances b...
Feb 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Inga Tells All’: La Jolla columnist’s life is a page-turner
A mysterious longtime Bird Rock resident has revealed herself to have a split personality. It's all in her new book “Inga Tells All: A Saga of Single Parenthood, Second Marriage, Surly Fauna And Be...
Jan 30, 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 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 2 2 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 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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