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A Flair for the Dramatic: Former La Jolla drama teacher celebrates 100 years with a cast of characters

Surrounded by friends and family, Dorothy Haven tells stories at her La Jolla home during ehr 100th birthday party.

On March 8, the question of the day at the Bird Rock home with Happy Birthday balloons out front, was “How do you know Dorothy?” People were referencing Dorothy Haven, who was celebrating her 100th birthday that day with family, friends from around the world, and some of the many students she taught during her years as a teacher in La Jolla.

UCSD Visual Arts students open their doors for special exhibit

Nicole Speciale and Kurt Miller with their work in progress.

Once a year, the UC San Diego MFA Visual Arts students open their one-room studio doors to share their art with the public. This year, on March 7, some 42 students welcomed throngs of the curious.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 20-28 2014

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San Diego New Music returns to the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 7:30 p.m. Thursday March 27, bringing the classic sounds of the San Andreas Quartet to 1008 Wall St.,The quartet – Bill Kalinkos, clarinet; Iryna Krechkovsky, violin; Kevin Kwan Loucks, piano; Eric Starr, trombone – will play works from the Baroque to present, and some will be chosen live at the concert by a game of chance! $20 members, $25 nonmembers, $10 students.(858) 454-5872. LJAthenaeum.org

UC San Diego’s IDEAS series combines performance art with new technologies in La Jolla

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It was a packed house for the opening of the nine-part IDEAS (Initiative for Digital Exploration of the Arts & Sciences) performance series Feb. 20 at the Calit2 Auditorium in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Art Department faculty member Michael Trigilio kicked off the series by hosting a three-part presentation called T2ERU (Tell Them Everything Remember Us).

La Jolla teen honored at White House film fest

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While her fellow classmates were experiencing a rare torrential downpour last month, one La Jolla High School junior was having a rare experience of an entirely different kind several times zones away: being recognized at the White House’s inaugural Student Film Festival.

Retired naval pilot’s thriller delves into Iranian nuclear program

‘Lightning Strikes Twice’ is the latest book by La Jollan William ‘Sweetwater Willie’ LaBarge Courtesy Photos

His previous books were largely based on his real-life exploits as a Navy fighter pilot. For his latest, LaBarge had to get up to speed on combat drones, dry deck shelters and other recent military ops.

Let’s Review! The playful art of La Jollan Gabriel Rayes is sure to make you smile

Gabriel Rayes with his vision of the Mormon Temple in La Jolla,

There are a great many artists in the La Jolla area, most focused on the mastery of materials or technique, or working within similar stylistic parameters, such as plein air, portraiture or conventional abstraction. So when an artist emerges with a new vision of what art can be, especially if it is self-taught, it’s an occasion worth celebrating.

Let’s Review: If laughs you seek, ‘School for Lies’ has cheek

Frank (Richard Baird) and Eliante (Brenda Dodge) enjoy flirting with each other in ‘The School For Lies.’ Aaron Rumley

Playwright David Ives’ “The School for Lies,” at the North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT), is a hilarious romp from start to finish. A terrific cast superbly handles the roles of lawyer, butler, femme fatales and their suitors, and other assorted misfits.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, March 7-14, 2014

There will be bargains in many different departments, hamburgers and homemade cakes on the patio, plus the chance to chat with neighbors and friends at the 54th annual La Jolla United Methodist rummage sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8 at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The sale fills the entire church campus.

It’s a Trip! A new look at ‘Macbeth’ live at NTC Barracks 2

The cast: Thomas Miller (MacDuff, Duncan, Head Witch); Carissa Cash (Lady Macbeth, Lady MacDuff), Josh Brody (Malcolm, Banquo), Tom Dugdale (Narrator); and Claire Kaplan (Macbeth)  Maurice Hewitt

It’s a sure thing that you’ve never seen a production of “Macbeth” like this … a radical re-visioning of the classic drama, staged in former military barracks.

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