Susan DeMaggio

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  • His Italian roots give Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa his quest for the best

    His Italian roots give Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa his quest for the best

    Born in Ferrara, Italy, Giuseppe Ciuffa spent his early years watching his mother prepare dishes indigenous to Northern Italy. He spent many weekends with his family visiting farmers, winemakers, and cheese makers all over Emilia-Romagna. At age 9, Giuseppe’s father retired from his post as an...

  • Wedding Bells

    Wedding Bells

    Amanda Marie Cropper and Devin Jai Burstein were married on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Scripps Park in La Jolla Cove. The bride is the daughter of Dana and Greg Gomez of Hawaii. The groom is the son of John and Chrissy Burstein of Maine and June Burstein of New York City. Accompanied by an acoustic rendition...

  • It’s not a holiday without a little ‘Plaid Tidings’

    It’s not a holiday without a little ‘Plaid Tidings’

    By Diana Saenger Contributor Who better to usher in the holiday season than writer, director and choreographer Stuart Ross with his “Plaid Tidings: A Special Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid” at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. With its heartfelt story, wonderful holiday tunes and terrific...

  • Young actors thrilled to be part of Old Globe’s ‘Grinch’

    Young actors thrilled to be part of Old Globe’s ‘Grinch’

    By Diana Saenger Contributor With its delightful characters, holiday drama, spirited dancing and singing, the annual arrival of The Globe’s “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a grand time for everyone. This year, the show runs Nov. 20– Dec. 26 in The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park....

  • La Jolla teen wins it all on ‘The Price Is Right’

    La Jolla teen wins it all on ‘The Price Is Right’

    By Emily DeRuy Contributor Kyle Usselman has always been something of a “The Price Is Right” fanatic. Recently, the 19-year-old La Jollan had the opportunity to compete on the show, and his efforts paid off handsomely. What started out as a trip to the taping with friends eventually resulted in...

  • Artist-in-residence David Humphrey sets up shop at LUX

    Artist-in-residence David Humphrey sets up shop at LUX

    New York City-based David Humphrey, a senior critic at Yale School of Art, is turning LUX on its head, according to staff, with paintings that employ landscape, figuration, iconography, exuberant colors and a cavalcade of kitsch images to provide a humorous and sometimes biting narrative of middle-class...

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