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San Diego Symphony's Rachmaninoff: the heavens opened

Final movement of Beethoven's Eighth needs speed

The San Diego Symphony concluded its Jacobs Masterworks Series with a weekend of Rachmaninoff and Beethoven. I attended the Saturday, May 25 concert. This was the third time I’d heard the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. ...

There’s no subsitute for good writing in Cygnet Theatre’s version of Jane Austin’s Pride & Prejudice

“Vanity and pride are different things”

Jane Austen published Pride & Prejudice in 1813, and two centuries hence, its story of sisters seeking eligible husbands in the genteel English countryside has been retold ad nauseum. Many plays, movies, and television series ...

Wounded Warrior Wolfpack whizz

For them, the wheelchair is the reality

It seems like a set-piece charity event. Wounded veterans playing wheelchair basketball against a team of Coronado City employees, and another crew from Loews’ Coronado Hotel staff. The mayor has turned up, the ex-mayor has ...

Post-WWII art exhibit, Eagle Peak Preserve hike, Bird Club movie night, Pride and Prejudice, Toad the Wet Sprocket

Events May 30-June 5, 2019

Thursday | 30 Post-WWII art exhibit at Library Exhibit explores the artistic output that followed World War II. Come see Mid-Century ceramic works, furniture, fashion, fiber art, jewelry and metalwork. Many objects are on view ...

SDSU's Campanile Foundation dinged by auditors

Toni Atkins campaign fat with money

Campanile delinquents Money-handling by San Diego State University’s non-profit Campanile Foundation, which features a glittering array of local movers and shakers on its board, has once again run afoul of auditors for the California State ...

San Diego cool coworking spots – do they work?

I got so little done, but I like the way I feel

A mile east of all the beer Stacy Keck tells me she can’t function at 6 am. So we decide to meet instead at 8:30, and she gives me an access code so I can ...

UCSD Extension starts income share agreements with web design, digital marketing

A Milton Friedman idea from 1955

Aside from home mortgages, student loans are the most pervasive form of debt in the United States today, surpassing even credit card and auto loan borrowing. In 2018, roughly 44 million borrowers collectively owed more ...

Lisa was not with the Xterminators

Bring back Duncan Shepherd

Rocker recall Hello this is D. T. Black of the Xterminators. I’m calling in regards to a column called Live Five by Jay Allen Sanford. It was in your May 16 issue on the Dinettes. ...

Jonathan Antonio Martínez Machain’s full-on didgeridoo

Could this be the first music in the world?

You can hear him long before you see him, the low honking sounds, a block away. This is Sunday night, Avenida Revolución, TJ, crowded. Jonathan Antonio Martínez Machain sits cross-legged on the sidewalk with a ...

Enthusiastically endorsing Drumstick ice cream breakfast cereal

Should be more appealing to adults with a healthy sense of ironic humor than it should to little kiddos

Dear Hipster: I get how things normally work. Hipsters are into hipster stuff before it’s cool, then, after the hipster stuff attains mainstream popularity, hipsters are “over it” because it’s too mainstream. That’s old news ...

Enjoy lunch at Agua Caliente Creek on the Pacific Crest Trail

Take this hike for Lake Henshaw views and a wilderness experience

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is a well-traveled 2,650-mile trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. Along this trail are many day-hike or overnight backpacking possibilities. Here in San Diego County, we have ...

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