Seth Combs has covered the San Diego arts and music scene for over a decade. He's also written for Spin, Zagat and The Hollywood Reporter. He likes dogs and comic books, but is pretty iffy on your band.
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Sept. 20 2016
With help from Noë Olivas, Lopex is working on a new video project that explores the world of video dating that was popular in the '80s and '90s
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Sept. 14 2016
Things are looking brighter for OMA. The Board of Trustees unanimously chose Maria Mingalone as the new executive director after a nationwide search. Museum staff and members praised the hiring. The fact...
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Sept. 7 2016
Local artist Susie Ghahremani has done well with her Boygirlparty brand of merchandise. She’s developed a base of loyal customers who seemingly can’t get enough of cutesy animal characters...
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Sept. 7 2016
For Normal Heights native Chris Tomlin, the opportunity to do a mural in the neighborhood he grew up in was already exciting. The retired Marine Corps veteran says the real excitement, though, came in...
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Aug. 30 2016
Hector Villegas is the first to admit that a school setting is a little foreign to him. We're in a downstairs classroom at King-Chávez Preparatory Academy in Grant Hill, just down the street from...
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Aug. 30 2016
The exhibition at Madison Gallery, cleverly titled Light as Poetry, showcases many works that were once site-specific, including the haunting "All Palaces" and "Sentinels."
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Aug. 30 2016
Over the course of three decades, Rosenthal has channeled this inspiration into masterfully assembled stone, glass and metal (but mostly stone) sculptures that range in size and scope
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Aug. 23 2016
Ducky Waddle's Emporium, the Encinitas storefront that specializes in limited edition books, art prints and kitschy gifts, will permanently close according to the store's Facebook page and an email newsletter...
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Aug. 16 2016
I recently had a rather unpleasant encounter with a local artist who was upset with me for giving an exhibition he helped coordinate a bad review
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Aug. 16 2016
The concept of something being "generational" is very important to Curtis Micklish. The owner of the namesake design and wood home-wares studio says he was taught to create things that would stand the...
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Aug. 9 2016
I'm gonna die anyway so yeah, I'm gonna eat a whole pizza. Regional pie places such as Luigi's (New York-style) and Lucky's (Chicago-style) deservedly get a lot of love, but Napoleone's Pizza House (619...
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Aug. 9 2016
In this semi-regular department, we ask some of our favorite local artists and creative types what artists or new shows are worth checking out
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Aug. 9 2016
It goes without saying that a lot of sweat goes into the works of Jean Lowe and Kim MacConnel, but the two artists are positively glistening as they attempt to put the finishing touches on their new collaborative...
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Aug. 2 2016
Of all the startlingly strange and surreal drawings hung on the walls at the Out Here art space in Tijuana, "Puente" (or "Bridge") is without a doubt the most terrifying
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Aug. 2 2016
For one of the smaller San Diego burgs, University Heights does seem to have a noticeable amount of public murals
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July 26 2016
Erik Gronborg has been ahead of his time in many ways over the years. Visiting him at his immaculate home in Solana Beach, one could easily see him as an understated and underrated purveyor of the craft...
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July 20 2016
It’s possible that Sketch Party is the most happening Tuesday night scene in town. The bi-monthly art event—where right-brained patrons come to draw, color and sometimes simply doodle on paper-covered...
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July 19 2016
Every child deserves a clubhouse. If I'm to believe some of the stuff I've read online, having a clubhouse or treehouse teaches a kid valuable developmental skills like organization, socialization and...
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July 19 2016
For an artist, Rachel LaBarre is proving to be a savvy businesswoman. The creator and publisher of the Very Adult Coloring Books line of, well, adult coloring books is more than aware that the bubble may...
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July 13 2016
Smith, along with her girlfriend Carissa Schmidt, recently started a local chapter of Pink Pistols, a national, pro-firearm organization that, according to its website, is “dedicated to the legal,...

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