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.

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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.…

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  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,…

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Considering the huge turnout for its weekend run at Diversionary, the “Hot Guys Dancing” series will likely continue, perhaps to coincide with the Gay Pride Festival in July.  Michael Mizerany is already discussing the next production with Diversionary managers. Mizerany is a busy man to watch.  He announced this week that after 15 seasons with…

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The image of the barrel-chested, horn-helmeted, sword-swinging opera singer dies slowly. Making opera less exotic and more believable is a preoccupation of opera companies and singers around the globe. San Diego Opera will open its 2013 season with a smartly updated production of Gaetano  Donizetti’s comic opera The Daughter of the Regiment, transforming its garrison…

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The versatile dancer Trystan Loucado has made waves in performances with San Diego’s top contemporary and ballet companies. Known for his long limbs and skilled partnering, the term multi-talented is an understatement. He’s also become a formidable dancer en pointe. You read that right.   Trystan Loucado flexes his feet.  Fold all of the toes back the other…

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