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Early San Diegans couldn’t celebrate without lots of noise

sandiegoreader.com — Kelly family at Rancho Agua Hedionda 1.) This photograph, taken in the late 1880s, was rare for its time. No male cradles a wide-brimmed hat in his arm. No one stares up, or dreamily off, as if posing as the person they wish to be.

An evening at Villa Montezuma; Coda

sandiegoreader.com — (The second in a two-part series. Part one was published March 18.) It's after midnight, February 15, 1888. The last of the guests are finally leaving Jesse Shepard's musicale at the Villa Montezuma. One- and two-horse carriages clop in the darkness.

Leave Tiger alone!

sandiegoreader.com — The "story" at this week's Masters is Tiger Woods. Can he make the cut? Can he win? Vegas now says 40-1. In the age of "right this minute" media mania, golf pundits question his "chipping yips," his physical drainage, even if he can still "fire up his glutes."

Brian Mackey’s acting bucket list

sandiegoreader.com — Brian Mackey as Hovstad in An Enemy of the People. I'm asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers - even choices that may seem outside the box.

Not for all their wealth

sandiegoreader.com — I found this in the San Diego Union, July 8, 1887, a reprint from the New York Mail and Daily Express. The best dressed character in the show spoke only ten lines. "Her costume was a perfect fit, and of rich material, and she wore superb jewelry."

An evening at Villa Montezuma

sandiegoreader.com — Between 1887 and 1889, Jesse Shepard gave musicales at his Villa Montezuma. He had an international reputation as a singer/pianist. Others called him a charlatan. To bring instant culture to the pioneer town, San Diegans built Shepard a gaudy Victorian mansion at 20th and K Streets.

Lasting impermanence

sandiegoreader.com — The set, Full Circle Tattoo at 2312 30th Street in South Park, couldn't be more authentic. Maybe 100 pictorial choices are framed on the walls, along with rows of knickknacks suggesting other possible "skin illustrations." When the audience of 20 or so, seated in wooden chairs, grows quiet, first sounds we hear are the real deal as well.

It has been considered a poor week for killing

sandiegoreader.com — ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT. John Phoenix, San Diego Herald: "Very little news will be found in the San Diego Herald this week. The fact is there never is much news in it and it is well that it is so.

No one else on Earth

sandiegoreader.com — Darrell Hammond in The Darrell Hammond Project at La Jolla Playhouse. The night I saw his one-person show, Darrell Hammond had a cold. He'd squelch a cough and sniffle enough to warrant a night off. Bundle up, maybe a toddy or twain, and give the understudy a chance to shine.

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May 25, 2015

@Michaelodell10O You can never rule out a few days in the 60s any time of the year, but it looks warm for now!

May 25, 2015

Get ready for a summery week, complete with a few thunderstorms. #abc7ny instagram.com/p/3HyvQlkFik/

May 25, 2015

RT @NWSNewYorkNY: Climate Update - Part 1 An update later this evening (Part 2) will show how it has gotten to this point. pic.twitter.com/UBKuELe4wi

May 25, 2015

@gunshipalpha1 Yes, this is way above normal for this time of year!

May 25, 2015

Central Park's Sheep Meadow is packed...for good reason! A summery Accuweather Forecast is ahead on… instagram.com/p/3HeJX7EFmu/

May 24, 2015

@christinatrupia It'll be a bit breezy with highs in the mid 70s. Water is in the 50s! Overall, not bad, but won't feel like August

May 23, 2015

The rest of the holiday weekend will be decidedly more like summer! #abc7ny instagram.com/p/3CtQplEFlC/

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