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Arts & Culture Newsletter: TwainFest returns … live and in person

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

What’s your favorite Mark Twain quote? I have many, but I’m partial to “It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” How’s that for the world we’re living in now?

That’s the genius of Twain, aka Samuel Clemens: Things he wrote or said a century and a half ago are just as biting and relevant today.

San Diego actor/director Tim West knows a

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Berkshires Notebook: Dance At Jacob’s Pillow, Art At Mass MoCA And The Clark, Live Music At The Foundry

This summer, the Berkshires arts season features outdoor theater, dance and thought-provoking exhibitions at local museums. Relishing the chance to get away from the city, arts and culture writers Ed Siegel and Jacquinn Sinclair spent some time in the mountains to experience the rebirth of the local arts scene. Here they talk about the music, visual art and dance performances they encountered. Read the first installment of their Berkshires Notebook here.


Dance

Jacquinn Sinclair: Jacob’s Pillow was one of the highlights of my week in the Berkshires. Unfortunately, the rain forced the first performance we attended, “Contra-Tiempo,”

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Live music returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia after more than a year

Jul. 8—Over the Fourth of July weekend, live music returned to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia for the first time since fall 2019, and it was music to everyone’s ears.

“It is very exciting,” said Ian Kennedy, executive director of the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission which owns Merriweather. “People are definitely ready to get back to concerts.”

The last live concert performance at Merriweather was in October 2019 and then the “whole world closed” because of the coronavirus pandemic according to Audrey Fix Schaefer, communications director for I.M.P., the independent concert promotion and production company behind Merriweather Post

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Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville Arts and Culture Council announces live, virtual performance series

Offerings include concerts, dance routine at local church and WilsonvilleSTAGE show.


Unable to host its annual Festival of the Arts again, the Wilsonville Arts and Culture Council is offering another way for local residents to experience the arts, providing in-person and virtual opportunities to do so.

The organization announced in a press release June 25 that it’s hosting the Wilsonville Summer Performance Series, which will include live performances July 16-17 at Meridian United Church of Christ, as well as recordings that will be available virtually throughout August and September.

Contributing artists include Grammy Award-winning West Linn guitarist Mark Hanson, who

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