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Arts & Culture Newsletter: San Diego Dance Theater looks at life, love and loss

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.

Next March, San Diego Dance Theater will celebrate its 50th anniversary. In the meantime, the company founded by SDSU Professor Emeritus of Dance George Willis has something else to celebrate: This weekend, SDDT presents its first formal performance indoors without dancers being masked since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Capturing Balance: Dances of Life, Love and Loss” features three pieces: “Crossroads” choreographed by SDDT Executive Artistic Director Terry

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Phoenix Free Little Art Gallery lets neighbors share their love of art

Clare Wright built a tiny art gallery in her front yard to connect the community to local artists and all the art is free.

It’s called a Free Little Art Gallery and it’s located in Phoenix’s Coronado neighborhood on Mitchell south of Palm.

The concept is simple and it’s similar to the free libraries that have been popping up lately. Instead of books, people can take or contribute art.

“I thought it would be kind of a fun way to give back to the community. I’m an artist myself,” Wright said.

She built the art gallery earlier this year after

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Love the art, hate the artist? A popular Chicago college class has been fighting this culture war for years

2822 N. Orchard St. No. 3, Chicago: $845,000 | Listed: April 17, 2021

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has refinished solid oak flooring, a wood-burning fireplace with a gas starter and a private deck that measures 22 feet by 22 feet and offers sweeping views of the downtown skyline. The kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, quartz countertops and extra-large island with seating for five. A family room offers direct access to the deck and could function as an office or media room. Both the living and family room have recessed lighting that can be controlled with a smart phone. The

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‘This is a Robbery’ and 6 other recommendations if you love an art heist

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

Keeping you in the know, Culture Queue is an ongoing series of recommendations for timely books to read, films to watch and podcasts and music to listen to.

Late one night 30 years ago, while the city of Boston was celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, it took 81 minutes for two thieves dressed as police officers to execute what is still the most expensive fine art heist in the world.

In total, they made off with 13 of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s pieces. The $500 million haul included works by Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Edgar Degas

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