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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.

2015 Guide to San Diego Art

When the wires show

sandiegoreader.com — Julie Sachs, Robert May in Tribute at Scripps Ranch Theatre For all of his 51 years, Scotty Templeton has been allergic to reality. He can't take anything seriously. Since he could never become an actual performer (because he'd have to take it seriously), he makes the world his straight man.

Ever-expanding mania

sandiegoreader.com — Sons of the Prophet at Cygnet Theatre Kahlil Gibran wrote one of the best-selling books of all time. Translated into over 40 languages, The Prophet (1923) records the poetic observations of the Lebanese mystic Almustafa on self-knowledge, good and evil, death, and others.

David McBean’s Bucket List

sandiegoreader.com — As Miss South in Cygnet Theater's production of Pageant 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 out of the box.

Rise up, fall down

sandiegoreader.com — Absurd Person Singular at Scripps Ranch Theatre. Alan Ayckbourn's three-act "black farce" (his word for it) takes place on three consecutive Christmas Eves. Each ends up in the kitchen. Over that span of time characters flip-flop and somber shenanigans prevail.
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Mar 29, 2015

Watch for a shower (snow shower N&W) early tomorrow, followed by a nice afternoon! #abc7ny pic.twitter.com/EnbvmX4Gns

Mar 29, 2015

Any rain could be mixed with snow N&W both tomorrow morning and late Tuesday. #abc7ny pic.twitter.com/SUuUtGF4jJ

Mar 29, 2015

RT @ABC7NY: PROGRAMMING NOTE: EWN will be on shortly with latest information on the bodies recovered in the East Village blast 7ny.tv/RTWXtv

Mar 29, 2015

Milder week ahead, but snowflakes are not completely removed from the Accuweather Forecast on @abc7ny at 6.

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