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Content for Wednesday, January 3, 2018

News & Stories

Jams at the Kraken, Mr. Peabody's, Cafe La Maze, Pal Joey's, Prohibition, Bourre, Panama 66, Proud Mary's, Border X, Navajo Live, and Downtown Cafe

We’re going to have a lot of musicians here tonight, and they all get a turn. Okay?” A half dozen men circle around a thin man with a top bloom of white hair in long-sleeved ...

January 3, 2018
We’ve worked so hard to stand upright

Pen Balanced on a Window Frame Who stood it upright on its rounded end: tiny obelisk, or rocket poised for space? Was it placed to overlook the library’s universe of books, the grass outside sprouting ...

January 3, 2018
Carla’s country, oozy Benedict at Clayton’s

"Benedict?” says Carla. “Actually, the name’s Ed.” “I know, you... But I have this insane desire for Benedict. Oh darling, please. For moi?” I know what she’s talking about. Eggs Benedict. She’s officially addicted. Especially ...

January 3, 2018
Top 18 movies of 2017

Looks back over the twisted landscape of 2017. Well, that was weird. Look, if lifelong cinephile Scott Marks can’t manage to put together a Top 10 List for this year, I don’t see why Matthew ...

January 3, 2018
A mojito with grassy flavor

The Gaslamp’s newest Cuban eatery, Havana 1920, seeks to capture the heyday of America’s Playground and its pre-communist jazz-and-limelight nightlife. The restaurant’s beverage director Ryan Andrews says that its owners were inspired to open the ...

Footballers and bankers for San Diego State

Professional football legend Brian Sipe, who played for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League from 1974 to 1983 before two seasons in the upstart United States Football League, has kicked in $10,000 to ...

January 3, 2018
Atari Flashback 8 — what's not to love?

Dear Hipster: What were the best and worst parts of 2017? What are we most looking forward to, from a hipster perspective, of course, in 2018? — Andrew Despite a rising trend in declaring every ...

January 3, 2018
The year in must-avoid movies

Such a monumentally bad year for movies just passed. Will Hollywood studios finally take the hint and look beyond the comic-book rack to find source material? The good news is that for the first time ...

January 3, 2018
Annual jackpot will go to mayor Kevin Faulconer

As is traditional, San Diego taxpayers will be anteing up mightily in the coming year for fees paid to city councilmembers who sit through the board meetings of a bevy of local government agencies. The ...

January 3, 2018
Read it and reap

2302 Montclair Street Litterachur: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace God, etc.: The Shack, by William P. Young Crime: Smokin’ Seventeen, by Janet Evanovich. Sexytimes: none Kidz: Troubling a ...

January 3, 2018
Took AIDS patient for a cigarette

Membership: 200 Pastor: Darrell M. Dunlap Age: 49 Born: Clifton, NJ Formation: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago; Azusa Pacific University, Azusa Years Ordained: 18 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite ...

January 3, 2018
Petty gig at Casbah

It was a dark month, October. When reports of Tom Petty’s sudden death got leaked by the press, the loss felt personal. In the minutes and days and weeks to follow, Swiss psychiatrist Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s ...

January 3, 2018
Familiar muralists, but a lot unfamiliar

One pleasure of anthology exhibitions is discovering pictures by unfamiliar artists. The English-born artist Leonora Carrington was new to me when I saw a small picture by her in Modern Masters from Latin America, currently ...

January 3, 2018
Damon Lane County Park’s thick slice of riparian habitat

Tucked discreetly into a Rancho San Diego neighborhood and unknown to many is a 29-acre county park that offers a shady retreat in the form of eucalyptus groves towering above a year-round creek. Several short ...

January 3, 2018
San Diego Hamilton worshipers get theirs

Hamilton, the Musical is coming! Hamilton is almost here! Beginning January 9, and ending January 28, the most decorated Broadway show in eons will run at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda, genius, based ...

January 3, 2018
Lion on bass

John Murray is an up-and-coming bassist who attends the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory at Liberty Station alongside studies at the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Paradise Hills. He is 13 years old. Bass ...

January 3, 2018
Deep, unusual Mexico in photos

Modern Masters from Latin America reminds us, if we need to be reminded, that Modernism knew no borders. Point/Counterpoint, a compelling selection of 19 contemporary Mexican photographers currently at the Museum of Photographic Arts, has ...

January 3, 2018
Highest asking price for attached housing in San Diego County

Listing materials for a pair of Del Mar condos at 1750 Ocean Front promise prospective buyers a “Once in a lifetime opportunity for this stunning architectural masterpiece” on the sand just north of Powerhouse Park. ...

January 3, 2018
San Diego pop-punk-rock-reggae-hip-hop encore

While no locals dominated the national scene in 2017, Unwritten Law, Clint Westwood, Cattle Decapitation, Little Hurricane, Quel Bordel, and Earl Thomas continue to tour the world. And while the fall-off in record sales continues ...

January 3, 2018
Winter — the chance to grow a luxurious beard

Dear Hipster: What is the best place to be a hipster during the wintertime? Is it a Colorado resort? The desert? Alaska? Florida? Whatever the place — why? — Dana, City Heights Hipsters love certain ...

January 3, 2018
A Culture Shock Nutcracker and Carnaval Fantastique are in town

Thursday | 4 SoundOn Festival of Modern Music: Voyages Now in its 11th year, the soundON Festival of Modern Music brings together an international roster of composers and performers in a four-day exploration of contemporary ...

January 3, 2018
Beat cancer, publish book. Check.

David Grant Urban was a fit 50something who had just finished hiking Mount Whitney when he found a lump on his neck. “I went through cancer treatment with three other people, and they all died,” ...

January 3, 2018
San Onofre 2050: Tide’s in, nukes out

Edison’s greedy-risky radioactive waste burial plan at coast.

January 3, 2018
Be first in line for Glaare, Stone Foxes, and Antibalas

One of the strangest things you can do with music, among the most feel-good notions ever concocted by humankind, is to make it depressing. Even the blues manages to celebrate rising above, or at least ...

January 3, 2018
Union-Tribune to fold its operation into the Los Angeles Times?

The Union-Tribune, which faced declining circulation and a shrinkage in its newsroom in 2017, continues to draw closer to its big northern sister, the Los Angeles Times and its satellites. Both papers, owned by Chicago-based ...

January 3, 2018
A reader comments on radioactive waste disposal from San Onofre

Step up Re: “Voice of Reason Be Damned,” News Ticker. Radioactive uranium and plutonium waste disposal from San Onofre is a serious issue. Don Bauder’s note about Orange County city council member Pam Patterson being ...

January 3, 2018
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