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August 12, 1991 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Victoria Hamilton has been this city's unofficial arts czar for three years now, working in what one museum director calls the "Machiavellian" city bureaucracy. As the first executive director of the fledgling Commission for Arts and Culture, she can be given much of the credit for getting the panel started and implementing a new system for funding the arts. It has been a struggle.
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September 24, 1995 | Leah Ollman, Leah Ollman is a frequent contributor to Calendar
After a long gestation and a tough, complicated delivery, the Centro Cultural de la Raza arrived in the proud arms of San Diego's Chicano community. Despite numerous witnesses and participants in the process, no one agrees on the cultural center's exact moment of arrival.
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September 15, 1989 | CARL SCHRAG, Schrag is a free-lance arts writer based in Tel Aviv. and
Yoav Talmi frankly admits that his new post as music director-designate of the San Diego Symphony puts him on the podium of an organization that has been through major problems in recent years. (The orchestra missed a season and a half a few years ago because it went over budget.) But he believes that much of the rebuilding has now been done, thanks to the executive director Wesley Brustad and the board of directors.
NEWS
January 26, 1995 | TONY PERRY and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Perched on their respective harbors, they are like civic jewels in the Golden State's crown, port cities of great beauty and great promise, cities that have remained livable while much of urban America appears in rapid decline.
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January 26, 1995 | TONY PERRY and RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Perched on their respective harbors, they are like civic jewels in the Golden State's crown, port cities of great beauty and great promise, cities that have remained livable while much of urban America appears in rapid decline.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1989
Cudos to Dan O'Neill's labeling of the movie "sex, lies and videotape" as the pretentious mediocrity that it is (Letters, Oct. 8). There is a tendency for film critics to laud any so-called "art film" so long as it is ponderous, slow-paced and photographed to look as though it were a half-finished student film. "Sex, lies and videotape" fills all of these criteria. Also, all of the letters in its title are lower case. It must be art. CHESTER BENTON Woodland Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1989 | DIANNE RINEHART, Rinehart is a free-lance writer based in Toronto. and
Maly Drama Theatre director Lev Dodin is a man on the run. For more than a year now he has been taking his shows on the road--first the controversial play about Moscow prostitutes forced into exile during the 1980 Olympics, "Stars in the Morning Sky," and more recently the despairing performance of "Brothers and Sisters," Fyodor Abramov's epic about Soviet life in the Stalin era.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1989 | GERARD GARZA
They said it couldn't be done. Some said it shouldn't be done. But Saturday, San Diego opens "Treasures of the Soviet Union," a three-week arts festival that organizers hope will put the city on the cultural map. The San Diego Arts Festival is largely the brainchild of Mayor Maureen O'Connor, who dreamed up the event while in Scotland for the 1987 Edinburgh Festival. Though organized by a nonprofit corporation, the festival is clearly a city-sponsored event.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1990 | NANCY CHURNIN
The Old Globe Theatre will premiere Neil Simon's latest comedy, "Jake's Women," on Thursday. The inevitable questions follow: Is Simon's story about a man and the women in his life--dead wife, current wife, girlfriend, sister, daughter, therapist--semi-autobiographical? Probably. Simon, whose best work is often semi-autobiographical, seems permanently surrounded by a constellation of women. Is the show going to Broadway after its debut here? Are you kidding?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1995 | Leah Ollman, Leah Ollman is a frequent contributor to Calendar
After a long gestation and a tough, complicated delivery, the Centro Cultural de la Raza arrived in the proud arms of San Diego's Chicano community. Despite numerous witnesses and participants in the process, no one agrees on the cultural center's exact moment of arrival.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1991 | KEVIN BRASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Victoria Hamilton has been this city's unofficial arts czar for three years now, working in what one museum director calls the "Machiavellian" city bureaucracy. As the first executive director of the fledgling Commission for Arts and Culture, she can be given much of the credit for getting the panel started and implementing a new system for funding the arts. It has been a struggle.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1990 | NANCY CHURNIN
The Old Globe Theatre will premiere Neil Simon's latest comedy, "Jake's Women," on Thursday. The inevitable questions follow: Is Simon's story about a man and the women in his life--dead wife, current wife, girlfriend, sister, daughter, therapist--semi-autobiographical? Probably. Simon, whose best work is often semi-autobiographical, seems permanently surrounded by a constellation of women. Is the show going to Broadway after its debut here? Are you kidding?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1989
Cudos to Dan O'Neill's labeling of the movie "sex, lies and videotape" as the pretentious mediocrity that it is (Letters, Oct. 8). There is a tendency for film critics to laud any so-called "art film" so long as it is ponderous, slow-paced and photographed to look as though it were a half-finished student film. "Sex, lies and videotape" fills all of these criteria. Also, all of the letters in its title are lower case. It must be art. CHESTER BENTON Woodland Hills
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1989 | DIANNE RINEHART, Rinehart is a free-lance writer based in Toronto. and
Maly Drama Theatre director Lev Dodin is a man on the run. For more than a year now he has been taking his shows on the road--first the controversial play about Moscow prostitutes forced into exile during the 1980 Olympics, "Stars in the Morning Sky," and more recently the despairing performance of "Brothers and Sisters," Fyodor Abramov's epic about Soviet life in the Stalin era.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1989 | GERARD GARZA
They said it couldn't be done. Some said it shouldn't be done. But Saturday, San Diego opens "Treasures of the Soviet Union," a three-week arts festival that organizers hope will put the city on the cultural map. The San Diego Arts Festival is largely the brainchild of Mayor Maureen O'Connor, who dreamed up the event while in Scotland for the 1987 Edinburgh Festival. Though organized by a nonprofit corporation, the festival is clearly a city-sponsored event.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 15, 1989 | CARL SCHRAG, Schrag is a free-lance arts writer based in Tel Aviv. and
Yoav Talmi frankly admits that his new post as music director-designate of the San Diego Symphony puts him on the podium of an organization that has been through major problems in recent years. (The orchestra missed a season and a half a few years ago because it went over budget.) But he believes that much of the rebuilding has now been done, thanks to the executive director Wesley Brustad and the board of directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 2008 | Tony Perry, Perry is a Times staff writer.
An alcohol-fueled melee at Pacific Beach on Labor Day weekend 2007 has led to a renewed push for San Diego to do what most other areas in Southern California have already done: ban drinking at the beach. Fifteen men and one woman were arrested after the bottle-throwing confrontation among hundreds of beachgoers and dozens of police in riot gear. Afterward, the City Council slapped a temporary ban on beach drinking. Now the council has put Proposition D on the Nov.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By Susan King
The Arab Film Festival, which opens Friday at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Los Angeles and continues through Oct. 20, is the largest independent annual showcase of Arab films and filmmakers in the United States. Founded in San Francisco in 1996, the festival is marking its seventh edition in Los Angeles. Besides San Francisco and L.A., it also visits Berkeley, Oakland and San Diego. "Arab culture is a rich feast of cultures and textures, with many stories to tell," Jordan Elgrably, director of the Levantine Cultural Center, one of the local organizations supporting the festival, said in a statement.
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