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Content for Wednesday, February 8, 2017

News & Stories

San Diego Reader 2017 arts issue

If You’re Making Art and Getting Paid for It... “People used to say, ‘Oh, I love your music; I put it on when I go to sleep.’ At first, I was insulted: ‘Thanks a lot. ...

February 8, 2017
Before it was Princeton

The goings on of God were then seen in his sanctuary, God’s day was a delight and His tabernacles were amiable. Our public assemblies were then beautiful; the congregation was alive in God’s service, everyone ...

La Jolla grub-hunt started out innocently enough

Lord. Trying to concentrate. Ten percent, double it, aargh! Sixteen bucks. And that’s just the tip. Total for this lunch, $105.97. I try not to let it show as I usher the two ladies out. ...

February 8, 2017
Wussification of music

Clint Sobolik’s latest project takes on the nickname he picked up in his last band, the Whiskey Avengers. “I squint a lot and I’m a man of few words, so I guess I just gravitated ...

Gambling and plastic politics

As food containers made of polystyrene continue jamming San Diego’s landfills, a maker of the ubiquitous plastic has been pouring money into the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee at a record-setting ...

February 8, 2017
Love in a Life/Life in a Love

Love in a Life I Room after room, I hunt the house through We inhabit together. Heart, fear nothing, for, heart, thou shalt find her — Next time, herself! — not the trouble behind her ...

February 8, 2017
You can call her Babbalicious Neezbite

"I miss the ocean,” says songstress Barbara Nesbitt, who left San Diego in 2011 for the musical mind-meld that is Austin, Texas. Her new album, Right as Rain, debuted January 13, sporting production and guest-playing ...

February 8, 2017
Music before poetry for Robert Pinsky

It turns out that Robert Pinsky is also a sax player. We spend minutes talking about the beloved Buescher 400 series tenor sax he once owned but that got stolen. “Tenor sax,” he tells me ...

February 8, 2017
San Salvador for lovers

In 1542 from a 100-foot Spanish galleon carrying officers, crew, slaves, a priest, and the ship’s captain, explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, landed in San Diego Bay near Point Loma. They were the first Europeans to ...

February 8, 2017
Singer/songwriter's "Alternative Facts" finds footing online

“The phrase ‘alternative facts’ immediately hit me as being very Orwellian,” says Matthew Stewart, who used the phrase coined by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway as both title and topic of a new tune currently popping ...

February 8, 2017
Theater moves at human speed

San Diego has an international reputation for quality theater. And far too many locals aren’t aware of it. In the past 25 years, we’ve sent at least 45 shows to Broadway. We average around two ...

February 8, 2017
Forget the jewelry and chocolate — get creative on Valentine's Day

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day out beyond dinner and jewelry? Does your pudding like plays? Mystery Café dinner theater in Bankers Hill (619-460-2200) has a Valentine’s Day murder-mystery show on February 14 entitled I Do, ...

February 8, 2017
Not your dad’s youth group

Arms wave in the air, hands outstretched as if to grab something fleeting. It’s Friday night at MyCity Youth, fists and music pumping. Teenagers and preteens sway transfixed, all eyes on the stage, where a ...

February 8, 2017
Where art resides

“Artist residences are about taking the time to explore your work in a new way,” says Melissa Walter, who is currently the artist-in-residence at Bread & Salt, “a gallery and experimental center for the arts.” ...

February 8, 2017
No room at the Farm-to-Table Inn for the sensibly mature

Dear Hipster: I found my first gray hair about five years ago, and ever since I’ve been plucking them out, one by one, as they arrive on my head. I consider them the forward scouts ...

February 8, 2017
If you’re making art and getting paid for it...

Guitarist William Wilson loves his children too much to suggest they follow in his footsteps. “It’s too hard,” he says flatly. Still, “the other day, I was talking to a banker, and when I told ...

February 8, 2017
The Room splits the difference between art and stupidity

Attending a midnight screening of 2003 cult film The Room is kind of a train wreck, if train wrecks were accompanied by group chants, spontaneous games of football, and multiple plastic spoonados. It’s widely regarded ...

February 8, 2017
Valentine’s Day Events: Celebrations of love all week, countywide

Thursday | 9 Mating & Dating in the Animal Kingdom As part of their exhibit celebrating the San Diego Zoo’s centennial year, join the San Diego History Center in exploring the science behind animal sex ...

February 8, 2017
Say something

The story of Coyote begins with a horse. A Trojan horse. The year is 1997. A ten-year-old Daniel Espinosa weaves through traffic at the San Ysidro Port of Entry to get a closer look at ...

Trump/Navarro saber-rattling has already shaken up China

In San Diego County from 1992 through 2001, Peter Navarro ran unsuccessfully for mayor, county supervisor, city council, and Congress. Then he became an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine. Now he is ...

February 8, 2017
When life hands you Lemon Twigs...

The Lemon Twigs sound like a rough cut of the Beatles from way back before the Fab Four had gotten tight from playing all those marathon gigs in Germany. Throw in some Bay City Rollers, ...

February 8, 2017
Classical music hidden in the city

To find classical music in this town you’ve got to want to find it. Without consulting Google, can you say where Symphony Hall is? The only people who can answer this are people who already ...

February 8, 2017
Trumping Tronc

President Donald Trump hasn’t been drawing much support from the traditionally Republican San Diego establishment, much of which derives a big chunk of change from its free-trading ties to Tijuana and cheap manufacturing. Another component ...

February 8, 2017
Fox Mulder, Night Vale, Lucero

Sunday 12“I want to believe” in David Duchovny’s musicianship. The FBI special agent went rogue and dropped a folk-rock record called Hell or Highwater in 2015. The label, Thinksay, compared the collection to Leonard Cohen, ...

February 8, 2017
Lemon Twigs, Molochs, Boogarins

Thursday 9“They’re very cute. I think they have an amazingly bright future,” says Elton John about brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, the talented singer/songwriters behind Lemon Twigs. In fact, much of the UK — where ...

February 8, 2017
In fair San Diego, we lay our scene

The great weather. The beaches. The Navy and Marines. The zoo and SeaWorld. Bad to mediocre (and exiting) sports teams. Comic-Con. Free associations on San Diego call up these images. But, “Oh me, the gods,” ...

February 8, 2017
On the other end of the line

Never in the News Regarding the January 26 cover article, “The Government Made Me a Sex Offender” — I don’t know how the CBP officers can call anybody a sex offender. [Names omitted] — all ...

February 8, 2017

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