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  • Ladies First! Part 2: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Ladies First! Part 2: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Here are six more of the women who head local arts institutions, some of them recent arrivals and some of them longtime leaders in the field; including Erika Torri, executive director of La Jolla's Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. La Jolla Light published Part 1 listing the seven other museum directors...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Summer school for foodies

    Kitchen Shrink: Summer school for foodies

    KITCHEN SHRINK: To keep you on your toes this laid-back summer, and help you get the best out of the season's culinary and solar bounty, here's a quiz on everything from barbecues and bugs to sunburns and stone fruits. Check out next week's column for the answers. • Multiple choice: 1. Watermelons,...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Summer desserts easy on your scale

    Kitchen Shrink: Summer desserts easy on your scale

    KITCHEN SHRINK: We can have our cake and eat it, too, if we choose lighter desserts (less sugar and fat), and forego the traditional summer lollapaloozas — ice cream sundae extravaganzas, salted caramel brownies, and triple-decker cakes and trifles. While the concept of healthy desserts sounds...

  • Bird Rock Coffee Roasters welcomes new artists for August exhibit

    Bird Rock Coffee Roasters welcomes new artists for August exhibit

    Bird Rock Coffee Roasters Art & Music Collective is showcasing new works from returning Bird Rock artists Chris Lever and Chris Mc Grath, as well as engaging works from two new artists — Jon Savage, with his pop art style, and Luis Ortega, with his spectacular waterscapes in his new “Aquatic” series....

  • Ladies First! Part 1: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    Ladies First! Part 1: 13 San Diego art museums have women at the helm

    There is a well-known gender gap when it comes to museum directorship, according to the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the National Center for Arts Research (NCAR), but according to a recent report, "while progress is incremental, the needle is moving with changes accomplished through...

  • LET’S REVIEW! MCASD party mixes art, music, performance and cocktails

    Museum: A building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic or cultural interest are stored and exhibited, as “the Museum of Modern Art.” —oxforddictionaries.com These days, it’s not enough for a museum to be a storage house and art showroom. To assure its continued existence, it needs...

  • Spanish artist installs fish sculpture on La Jolla front yard; Community invited to visit site this weekend

    Spanish artist installs fish sculpture on La Jolla front yard; Community invited to visit site this weekend

    The Camino family came to La Jolla from Madrid, Spain in March taking advantage of an exchange program available at their children’s school. “We came here for a change of scenery, so our three children would see different things and people, and to find inspiration,” artist Nicolás Camino explained....

  • UCSD Art & Music students forge new trails with technology

    UCSD Art & Music students forge new trails with technology

    LET'S REVIEW: Beware the Ides of March ... but look forward to the Ides of June, I always say. Mid-June marks the end of spring quarter at UC San Diego and heralds the exciting final presentations of the graduating seniors in the Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts & Music (ICAM) major. ICAM...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Kicking off summer with the Holy Grill

    Kitchen Shrink: Kicking off summer with the Holy Grill

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Intoxicating aromas of smoky mesquite and bold hickory filling the warm air herald the arrival of summer, and tweak nostalgic memories of childhood. Those were the wild-and-crazy barbecuing days when the Weber grill was king, meat was burned beyond recognition over reckless flames...

  • Kitchen Shrink: The great burger flip flop

    Kitchen Shrink: The great burger flip flop

    KITCHEN SHRINK: The beloved burger is America's sweetheart of foods affirmed by the 14 billion consumed yearly, and a nationally designated month (May) honoring the grilled sandwich. In my globetrotting days, I met many strange burgerfellows — some caught me off guard, taking my stomach by surprise,...

  • Kitchen Shrink: What's Your Culinary I.Q.? — The Answers

    Kitchen Shrink: What's Your Culinary I.Q.? — The Answers

    KITCHEN SHRINK: I will now hand feed you the answers to last week's Culinary I.Q. Quiz. Take your time to digest them well. ••• True/False 1. Baking soda and baking powder can be used interchangeably. False. Not all leavening agents are created equal. Baking soda is pure sodium bicarbonate, a base...

  • Kitchen Shrink: What's Your Culinary I.Q.?

    Kitchen Shrink: What's Your Culinary I.Q.?

    KITCHEN SHRINK: In keeping with the spirit of the end-of-school season, I thought it apropos to give a food-related final exam for your amusement and amazement. Check out next week's column for the answers — and please, no cheating! • True or False 1. Since baking soda and baking powder are both...

  • St. James by-the-Sea Church in La Jolla will open gallery/library with James Hubbell art exhibit

    St. James by-the-Sea Church in La Jolla will open gallery/library with James Hubbell art exhibit

    World-renowned artist and architect James Hubbell will exhibit a selection of his works in “That Which Must Be Hidden,” May 19-July 23, at the new gallery/library of St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St. in La Jolla. The exhibit will feature stained glass, paintings and sculptures....

  • ‘The Old Man and The Old Moon’ has West Coast premiere at The Old Globe

    ‘The Old Man and The Old Moon’ has West Coast premiere at The Old Globe

    Like to laugh and leave the theater in a delightful mood? Then, you won’t want to miss PigPen Theatre Co.’s “The Old Man and The Old Moon,” already attaining great reviews at The Old Globe Theatre. It’s sort of a fable, myth, or as the Broadway World dubbed it, “a glorious fusion of music and theatrics.”...

  • 'Shockheaded Peter' — Cult classic musical gets new look at Cygnet Theatre

    'Shockheaded Peter' — Cult classic musical gets new look at Cygnet Theatre

    Looking for something totally different in musical theater? Check out “Shockheaded Peter,” coming to Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, May 18-June 18. It’s a 1998 British-born musical that took a 19th-century German children’s book full of cheerfully gory rhymed stories about what happens to kids who...

  • Meet ‘Sir Raleigh’: The 1967 Rolls-Royce owned by Ed Parrish

    Meet ‘Sir Raleigh’: The 1967 Rolls-Royce owned by Ed Parrish

    ONE FOR THE ROAD — Editor’s Note: In response to an invitation to classic car owners to share their vehicle love stories, more than a dozen car buffs contacted La Jolla Light to be interviewed about their prize possessions. In this new series, we present their delightful roadster experiences. “There...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Spring's best stalk options

    Kitchen Shrink: Spring's best stalk options

    KITCHEN SHRINK "Europeans of the Renaissance swore by it as an aphrodisiac, and the church banned it from nunneries." — Barbara Kingslover   Ahh, the seductive asparagus spear, considered the caviar of the vegetable world, heralds the arrival of spring as bright green bunches line produce aisles...

  • La Jollan makes the Cannes Festival ‘Short Film Corner’

    La Jollan makes the Cannes Festival ‘Short Film Corner’

    A 9-minute-long bank robbery thriller, written and directed by 20-year-old La Jolla resident Tanner Perry, was selected for the Cannes Festival Short Film Corner, a networking event that runs parallel to the film festival, May 17-28, where industry professionals and up-and-coming filmmakers share...

  • LET’S REVIEW: Bad news looks good in La Jolla Historical Society’s Climate Change show

    LET’S REVIEW: Bad news looks good in La Jolla Historical Society’s Climate Change show

    On Earth Day, April 22, thousands of scientists, doctors, engineers and others took to the streets in Washington, D.C., joined by many thousands more in cities around the world. They were all taking part in a global March for Science, proclaiming their support for scientific research and their...

  • Beaumont's Eatery in La Jolla welcomes Chef Matt Richman

    Beaumont's Eatery in La Jolla welcomes Chef Matt Richman

    BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Former Chef-Owner of Table 926, a 2012 San Diego Home & Garden Magazine Silver Fork winner, Matt Richman began honing his skills while attending the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. For several years after graduating, Chef Matt worked in prestigious kitchens from...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Culinary facts I learned on spring break

    Kitchen Shrink: Culinary facts I learned on spring break

    KITCHEN SHRINK: While home on the range during spring break, I attended to matters I had long put off, and along the way, I learned some handy tips I'd like to share. A dental procrastinator, I finally went to get my teeth cleaned, at which point the hygienist gently reminded me that certain foods...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Tips for cooking with kids

    Kitchen Shrink: Tips for cooking with kids

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Thanks to the popularity of such shows as The Food Network's "Chopped Junior," the kitchen has become the new cool playground. In response, readers have requested kid-friendly advice for having a fun and safe culinary play date with their young children and grandchildren. So, roll...

  • Two local artists have spring shows at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters cafe 'galleries'

    Two local artists have spring shows at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters cafe 'galleries'

    The passion-driven works of Qasim Anwar and Jason Workman are on view throughout the month of April at Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, 5627 La Jolla Blvd. Anwar is a self-taught street artist who spent six years in South Korea, working with other artists to beautify the urban landscape of Seoul. Of...

  • Richard Deacon sculptures spark awe and smiles at San Diego Museum of Art

    Richard Deacon sculptures spark awe and smiles at San Diego Museum of Art

    “Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get,” opened with a gala reception March 23 at The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. The noted British contemporary sculptor (he prefers fabricator) was in attendance to discuss some of his 40 featured works, which will remain on display through July...

  • North Coast Repertory Theatre: Actors play a whirlwind of roles in ‘Travels with My Aunt’

    North Coast Repertory Theatre: Actors play a whirlwind of roles in ‘Travels with My Aunt’

    In 1969, English author Graham Greene wrote the novel, “Travels with My Aunt.” British playwright and actor Giles Havergal adapted the book and wrote a version for the stage, which opens at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, Wednesday, April 12. The novel follows the travels of Henry Pulling, a...

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