Arts & Tradition E-newsletter: Oceanside Worldwide Movie Pageant is again, stay and in particular person

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Tradition E-newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and right here’s your information to all issues important in San Diego’s arts and tradition this week.

They’ll be rolling out the purple carpet Tuesday in Oceanside. After two years of presenting partially or totally digital occasions, the Oceanside Worldwide Movie Pageant will once more be stay and in particular person. Operating by way of Feb. 27, the 11-year-old pageant options 56 movies screening on the Sunshine Brooks Theatre on North Coast Freeway.

The pageant’s government director is Lou Niles, who’s been managing bands and selling occasions because the ‘80s and whose “Loudspeaker” radio present on 91X has propelled the careers of native musicians too quite a few to call. Niles and his spouse, director Carly Starr Brullo-Niles, and Sterling Anno, arts and tradition programmer at Oceanside’s KOCT-TV, are the curators and the life power of the movie pageant.

“We don’t give attention to a selected style,” Niles mentioned. “We slender it right down to a sure variety of submissions and program movie blocks, units of movies that someway tie collectively. We have now a surf and skate set of movies, a set of environmental and cause-related movies and so forth.”

The “Extraordinary Individuals Shorts Program,” for instance, begins Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with “Doc: Lowman” from filmmaker Andrew Rowley. It chronicles the legend of James “Doc” Lowman, who’s the great-grandfather of guitarist Tim Lowman of the San Diego electro-blues band Low Volts.

However again to Crimson Carpet Evening on Tuesday: Following a welcome on the Oceanside Museum of Artwork, the pageant strikes to the Brooks for a Twentieth-anniversary screening of the memorable surf flick “Blue Crush,” which starred Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez. Its director, John Stockwell, might be readily available. Carly Starr Brullo-Niles, by the way in which, labored on that movie.

Placing on the movie pageant, Lou Niles mentioned, “comes right down to our ardour for Oceanside and for bringing one thing there that elevates the neighborhood.”

Pageant tickets are $12 to $15 for a day go, with a restricted variety of pageant passes out there for $35.


“Three Years and 18 Months” is the created-for-Zoom play that kicks off Burbank-based Victory Theatre Heart’s new bimonthly collection “Voices for Victory” on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. PST. This story about race, habit and a disconnected mother-daughter relationship was co-written by Hannah Logan (who additionally directs) and Rashim Cannad.

“In a house,” defined Logan of the play’s motif, “issues usually are not what they appear. That’s common.” She added, with emphasis: “The rationale I wrote the piece was that we have to perceive that we don’t perceive.” That’s not a misquote. Give it some thought.

Within the solid portraying daughter Amanda is Beth Gallagher, most lately seen within the comedic webcast collection “Sides.” Gallagher known as the play “a well-balanced, complicated piece about these three folks and the way in which they intersect on the earth that we stay in, on a Zoom display.” She recalled that “Hannah so believed on this challenge that I didn’t even ask to learn the script. I simply mentioned, ‘Sure. I’m in.’”

Microphones of digital viewers members might be muted all through the stay manufacturing, however you’ll have the ability to chat with the principals afterward. A $10 donation is recommended.

To observe a YouTube interview with Logan, Cannad and Gallagher, click on right here.

Extra theater

Amanda Gorman, the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States

Amanda Gorman, the primary Youth Poet Laureate of the USA, is pictured in Harvard Yard at Harvard College.

(Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard College)

On Sunday at 4 p.m., Widespread Floor Theatre and the La Jolla Theatre Ensemble are presenting a program of music and poetry at Market Creek Amphitheatre on Euclid Avenue. “And Nonetheless We Rise” might be a day of music from the Rob Thorsen Jazz Trio and performances of poetry by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes and inaugural poet Amanda Gorman from Yolanda Marie Franklin and Ernie McCray.

A $15 donation is recommended for this occasion in celebration of Black Historical past Month.

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E book studying

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

(Magnolia Photos)

“The Bluest Eye” is among the many late Toni Morrison’s strongest novels. It was additionally tailored into an impressive play by Lydia Diamond, one which had its West Coast premiere in 2013 beneath the course of Delicia Turner Sonnenberg at Moxie Theatre in Rolando.

If you happen to haven’t learn “The Bluest Eye” or you’ve gotten and wish to hear its story within the voice of Angela Davis, New York Instances reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and others, Literacy Companions is internet hosting a “digital public studying” of the novel on Wednesday and subsequent Thursday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m. PST.

Tickets are free, although donations are inspired.

Writers occasion

Cornel West

Cornel West

(Eduardo Munoz / European Pressphoto Company)

For writers and readers, there’s no higher native occasion than the annual Author’s Symposium by the Sea at Level Loma Nazarene College. The twenty seventh symposium begins Tuesday and continues by way of Feb. 25.

Writer interviews performed by PLNU’s Dean Nelson are featured highlights of the symposium every year. On faucet are Nadia Bolz-Weber on Tuesday, New York Instances op-ed columnist David Brooks on Wednesday and Dr. Cornel West on Feb. 25. That one’s a don’t miss.

“Cornel West is among the most articulate folks relating to talking about race in America,” Nelson mentioned. “Whereas he has this prophetic method about him, every little thing he says about race and about battle is rooted in love, and that’s the place oftentimes he’s completely different from numerous the individuals who communicate out in opposition to injustice and equality. His default place is love and the way we stay that in all of this battle.”

READ MORE ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM: Nadia Bolz-Weber retains the religion

Pop music

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

(Courtesy picture)

If you happen to’re a Melissa Etheridge fan, you’ve little doubt already found EtheridgeTV. For a subscription charge of $10 a month, which is fairly affordable, you may stream a slew of ETV content material together with Etheridge’s recurring “Saturday Evening Live performance” performances, archival movies and “Linda and Me,” her interview speak present co-hosted with companion Linda Wallem.

The location additionally has a hyperlink for ordering the graphic novel “Heartstrings: Melissa Etheridge & Her Guitars.” Like most of those pop/rock-star graphic novels, the worth is just not very affordable. The guide from Z2 Comics will price you $99.99.


College of California Tv invitations you to take pleasure in this particular choice of packages from all through the College of California. Descriptions courtesy of and textual content written by UCTV employees:

“Dwelling Autistically”: What’s it wish to be an grownup with autism, particularly now throughout the period of COVID-19? In the beginning of the pandemic, routines, which will be so essential to well-being and one’s skill to perform, have been disrupted abruptly. Excessive unemployment and underemployment, anxiousness and despair, and entry to well being care and psychological well being companies are a few of the main issues at the moment confronted by the autistic neighborhood. Hear in as a panel shares their journeys in addition to the influence the pandemic has had on their lives.

“Increase Your Bone Well being”: Bones are dynamic and proceed to rebuild themselves, at the same time as we age. Bone reworking is supported by a nutritious diet and by common bodily exercise. Be part of Vicky Newman to study extra about dietary selections that assist calcium keep in our bones and out of our blood vessels to assist each bone power and arterial flexibility. Satisfactory calcium, vitamin D, vitamin Okay, and several other hint minerals are all essential, as is sufficient protein and alkaline minerals like magnesium. Our meals, complement and exercise selections assist defend bone power and structural flexibility to assist stop harm and velocity therapeutic.

“The Three Cantors”: Take pleasure in this enjoyable and full of life 2019 musical efficiency by The Three Cantors: Cantor Mark Childs (Congregation B’nai B’rith, Santa Barbara), Cantor Marcus Feldman and Organist Aryell Cohen (Sinai Temple, Los Angeles), and Cantor Shmuel Barzilai (Chief Cantor of the Vienna Jewish Neighborhood). Introduced by the Taubman Symposia in Jewish Research at UCSB with organist Aryell Cohen, the mission of the efficiency is to discover the assorted ways in which music is an extension and expression of the Jewish religion.

And at last: High weekend occasions

Black Comix Day

Black Comix Day

(Howard Lipin/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Listed here are the prime occasions occurring in San Diego from Thursday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 20


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