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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April 26 2016
"They're just trying to clear a hurdle as far as I know and they could care less about what the murals and the theater mean to the citizens of San Diego," says Bill Coons, executive director of the Save...
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April 20 2016
When it comes to art-heady, psychedelic art, we like to think there's something for everyone. Whether you're a pale metalhead or a tanned surfer, a comic book geek or a steampunk burner, the artists below...
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April 19 2016
In this semi-regular department, we ask some of our favorite local artists and curators what new shows or artists are worth checking out
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April 19 2016
Bread & Salt is huge. Due to its size, one could easily miss the bustle going on inside the former Cramer's Bakery factory in Logan Heights (1955 Julian Ave.)
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April 13 2016
San Diego native Lalo Alcaraz has always had a tendency to cross the line. Early on he drew political cartoons at The Daily Aztec. His recent foray into animation is as a cowriter on the Fox animated series,...
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April 12 2016
It's important to remember that the seven-acre Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, which includes the country's largest collection of outdoor murals, could have been a parking lot
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April 12 2016
One could easily get the impression that Sonia Weksler never intended to follow in her father's footsteps. The self-described "eco-thug" was raised in Texas by her mother and would visit her father during...
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April 5 2016
Bay Ho isn't exactly known for being a hotbed of culture. It's probably best known for the RV park people see from Interstate 5 and industrial spaces up and down Santa Fe Street
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March 29 2016
An artist, a writer and a branding expert walk into a bar... But seriously, it's no secret that beer is big business in San Diego and nothing can make or break that business more than the logo
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March 29 2016
Heather Rae Morton is as sociable and congenial as any South Park shopkeeper. The owner of Black Phoebe Ceramics doesn't automatically expect people (including this writer) to know just how long and arduous...
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March 29 2016
Despite a title that sounds like a college town reggae festival, Sweet Gongs Vibrating might be the San Diego Art Institute's most engaging exhibition since introducing its Curator-in-Residence program...
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March 22 2016
Jonathan Allen is still learning as he goes when it comes to woodworking. Since starting his company Brave Aesthetics in 2014, he's been specializing in installation art and furniture with an emphasis...
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March 22 2016
The art of Dave "PERSUE" Ross can be seen all over San Diego. From North and South Park to the alleyways and walls of Barrio Logan and the East Village, the local native's most iconic street a
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March 15 2016
In this semi-regular department, we ask some of our favorite local artists and curators what new shows or artists are worth checking out
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March 15 2016
"When the sun sets, it's like bird city, because all these flocks of birds migrate back to the lake," says RJ Brooks, executive director and co-founder of local arts organization A Ship in the Wood
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March 14 2016
The album title says it all: You're Doomed. Be Nice. In fact, it's hard to think of a more appropriate, career-encapsulating mantra when it comes to Rob Crow. In a career that's well into its third
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March 8 2016
Every year, UC San Diego grad-student artists open up their studios to show off what they've been working on for the past year. The Open Studios 2016 showcase has consistently been a unique oppo
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March 7 2016
There's a story behind each and every one of the hundreds, maybe thousands, of pieces of art Walter Pomeroy has hanging in his house
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March 1 2016
Kathy Nida says she's used to the haters. The El Cajon artist has been crafting her surrealist quilts for almost 30 years and regularly travels to quilt shows and conferences to showcase her work
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March 1 2016
"I mean, this is Barrio Logan, right?" exclaims Chris Martino as he gives CityBeat a tour of his new art space in Barrio Logan. "These old, cool warehouses with so much potential."
Since its founding, the goal of the City Heights-based organization has been to enable self-expression and social change through the power of photography

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