When Ferruccio Furlanetto enters the room, he presents the calm, distinguished appearance of a member of the diplomatic corps. Only when he speaks—in the thoughtfully measured cadences of his sonorous basso profundo—does he hint at his actual calling. The seasoned 63-year-old Italian bass is back with San Diego Opera to sing the lead role in […]
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A drip of black paint that is, in reality, made from an actual black diamond, several cardboard boxes that are not really made of cardboard, and a loud film of a downpour of rain that actually features no actual rain are all included in the exhibition “Lifelike” now on display at the Museum of Contemporary […]
Being selected to perform in the Young Choreographers Showcase is an honor in itself. Hearing the names of winners is a big cause for excitement. Just check out the joyful snapshot of Jessica Rabanzo-Flores who won the first place prize of $3,000 for her supercharged dance “Beyond Our control.” Rabanzo-Flores was one of 11 contestants […]
A modern interpretation of a classic text swept its nominated categories to receive five Craig Noel Awards tonight. Moxie Theatre parlayed three strong 2012 productions to take home the Braunagel Award for outstanding contribution to the San Diego arts scene by a small-budget theatre.
Could a Caravaggio painting, which turned out not to be a Caravaggio, become a Caravaggio painting again? If this all sounds very confusing, that is because it is! This “now you see it, now you don’t, now you might see it again” scenario is actually fairly common in the art world’s circle of scholarly debate. […]
Artworks influenced by medical research and inspired by a concern for our water supply can either quench or parch a viewer’s intellectual thirst. In her current exhibition What Comes to Mind: Nature-Human Nature and Visual Translation at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw contends with disparate issues such as death, […]