Pianist performs at Concert Hour
May05

Pianist performs at Concert Hour

As the first notes rang out during Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Partita No.1 in B Flat Major”, Anna Savvas took the crowd on a trip back in time. Savvas, a concert pianist who also serves on the faculty of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory, wowed the mainly student crowd at the Howard Brubeck Theatre as she wove together an impressive batch of Impressionist-era pieces during the Apr. 24 edition of Concert Hour. Savvas...

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‘Esperanza’ Rises
May05

‘Esperanza’ Rises

      For the final production of the first season of performances at the renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre, Director Michael Mufson marked Palomar Performing Art as a center for cultural exchange in North County. A scarcely known play titled “Esperanza Rising,” Lynne Alvarez’s adaptation of Pam Munoz Ryan’s young adult novel of the same name, serves as Mufson’s catalyst. It is a coming of age story, among other things,...

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The wonders of WonderCon
May05

The wonders of WonderCon

Wonder Con in Anaheim, Calif. had its largest attendance of over 50,000 geeks, nerds, cos-players and pop-culture enthusiast packed inside the Anaheim Convention Center for three days of panels, podcast and premieres. The word con is usually synonymous with heist or robbery, but today con is short for convention and the rise of San Diego’s Comic Con International has made these conventions not miss events full of merchandise...

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Ceramic students’ art selected for museum display
May05

Ceramic students’ art selected for museum display

Palomar’s ceramics program currently has the most representation it has ever had at one of the largest ceramics museums in the country. Eight members of the program (five students, hand-picked by three faculty members) are currently exhibiting their work at the biennial exhibition titled “kilnopening.edu” at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, Calif. The gallery showcases college and university ceramics programs across...

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Capturing the California Coast
May05

Capturing the California Coast

This spring semester Donna Cosentino’s photography class, Photographers of California, visited Carmel, Calif. March 26-30. Students met with photographers John Sexton, Kim Weston and Huntington Witherill. Each photographer shared their work, each one with a different take on their process and style. The students spent the rest of their time visiting galleries and photographing at Point Lobos State Park, along the Big Sur Coast and in...

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Review: ‘Conways’ flips the hourglass, ponders
Apr23

Review: ‘Conways’ flips the hourglass, ponders

The past doesn’t stay out of the present’s way, the future doesn’t patiently wait. The times come and go as they please. Such are the thoughts many playgoers have walking away from J.B. Priestley’s “Time and the Conways,” directed by Rebecca Taichman. Plays come and go at the Old Globe, but “Conways,” rarely revived in the United States, imposes its own unique rhythm on the stage. Cryptic as it may be, Priestley’s...

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