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Arts & Culture Newsletter: Experience La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, this time online

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.

La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest is over for another year, but if you missed any or all of the festival’s in-person programming, you’re in luck: At no charge through Tuesday, you can stream six of the SummerFest 2021 full-length concerts, while 20 education events will be online indefinitely.

Four of the streamable concerts are part of the festival’s “Synergy Series.” Also included is the “SummerFest Finale: A Love Composed”

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Arts & Culture Newsletter: LITVAKdance returns, outdoors

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.

The title of North County-based LITVAKdance’s return to in-person programming is simple and to the point: “Dancing Outdoors.” Thirteen LITVAK company members will perform twice (at 5 and 7:30 p.m.) Saturday on the serenely beautiful grounds of the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego’s north campus (formerly the Lux Art Institute).

The dancers are “nervous but excited,” said LITVAK Artistic Director Sadie Weinberg. “This is why we dance: to

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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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Arts & Culture Newsletter: At SDMA, an artist will use destruction to make a point about preservation

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.

On Saturday, San Diego photographer John Raymond Mireles’ photographs go on display at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. On Sept. 16 and 17, visitors will be invited to physically damage them in two “destruction events.”

Why? To make an important point about safeguarding what is precious.

An outdoors enthusiast as well as an artist, Mireles spent a week in southern Utah in 2019 photographing two

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