MARY JANE: THE MUSICAL ILLUMINATES THE EMERALD TRIANGLE JUNE 21 JULY 8 AT THE MAD RIVER FESTIVAL
Jun08

MARY JANE: THE MUSICAL ILLUMINATES THE EMERALD TRIANGLE JUNE 21 JULY 8 AT THE MAD RIVER FESTIVAL

“This Bud’s for You” takes on new meaning in Humboldt… Dell’Arte International presents, “Mary Jane: The Musical,” returning to its Festival stage June 21 through July 8,  with four new songs, reflecting current changes in community attitudes on the price of Cannabis, cultural divisions, and who benefits from the black market, or making it legal. What began as a back-to-the-land movement after...

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Artist Spotlight: Mario Torero
Jan06

Artist Spotlight: Mario Torero

By Jed Sanders Mario Acevedo Torero pushes art beyond the level of a tangible commodity and employs it to build community, beautify surroundings, enrich lives, and encourage understanding. Born in Lima, Peru in 1947, Mario was introduced to the arts at a very young age by his father, renowned artist Guillermo Acevedo. His family came to the United States when Mario was 12 years old. He established Downtown San Diego’s first art...

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San Diego Art Gallery Embraces Grace Slick’s 420 Collection
Dec09

San Diego Art Gallery Embraces Grace Slick’s 420 Collection

By Esther Rubio-Sheffrey Grace Slick, legendary ‘60s rock icon turned artist, will unveil her 420 Collection at downtown’s Alexander Salazar Fine Art Gallery, from Dec. 1st through Jan. 31st. The newest series of paintings raise awareness about the benefits of medicinal marijuana through colorful, thought-provoking pieces; often featuring Wonderland’s famed White Rabbit. Once a Woodstock performer, Slick is no stranger to the...

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November 2011 Performing Arts Portal

Ragnarok and The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
By: Marc Emmelmann Leigh Scarritt as Linoleum/”Lin” Melinda Gilb as Betty Kailey O’Donnell as Pickles (photo credit Daren Scott) With San Diego legend Leigh Scarritt as “Lin” in the mix, this trailer trash musical is busier than a one-legged man at a butt-kickin’ contest! In the opening number, with a beer bottle nestled between her breasts, I knew the...

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Artist Spotlight: William Bucher
Nov16

Artist Spotlight: William Bucher

By Jed Sanders. I have to admit, I’ve never been a big fan of street art. I think it’s mainly because I don’t quite understand it all. On one side of the spectrum, I see the free spirited artist projecting their views, social statements, and political messages onto the world. On the other side, I see millions and millions of taxpayers’ dollars invested in the removal of it; taxpayers’ dollars that could go towards building...

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Artist Spotlight: Brad “SLAG” Sluder
Oct26

Artist Spotlight: Brad “SLAG” Sluder

By: Jed Sanders A long time ago, before the days of digital cameras and photography, it was common for an artist’s role in society to be to illustrate and paint portraits of the historic icons of their day. In Europe, the most skilled artists were chosen to be the “royal painters” of the kingdoms in which they lived. It was a high honor to be an artist in this position as many of them were often treated like royalty, regardless...

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