Arts

A Brush With Art: The merging of metals and mights

A Brush With Art: The merging of metals and mights

Carlsbad is kicking off the New Year with an intriguing outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring the works of two noted Encinitas sculptors.

Film Review: The spy that leaves you cold

Film Review: The spy that leaves you cold

Tensionless story, uninspiring lead make “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” one to skip

Cowboy poetry  performance will share universal stories

Cowboy poetry performance will share universal stories

OCEANSIDE — Cattle rancher and poet Gary Robertson will perform his cowboy poetry at the Civic Center Library Jan. 11. Robertson urges people who are not cowboys and have never heard cowboy poetry to attend.

Film review: Something in the way she moves him

Film review: Something in the way she moves him

The wise and sweet “Her” has more than a few remarkable things to say about love and relationships in a modern world, due in no small part to Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson’s captivating performances.

A Brush with Art: Italophiles have even more to cheer about

A Brush with Art: Italophiles have even more to cheer about

There are many cultural events to look forward to in North County during the upcoming year, but none are more anticipated than the slice of Italian culture brought by the San Diego Italian Film Festival to the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas.

Singing and ringing in the New Year

Singing and ringing in the New Year

ENCINITAS – “Dust off your guitars and come on out,” said Janice Sharples. She brought out her autoharp on New Year’s Day to the Cardiff Kook statue for the second annual Splash Jam event.

Contemporary arts experience meets with some opposition

Contemporary arts experience meets with some opposition

CARLSBAD — The Winter Wonderland arts experience at the Westfield Plaza Camino Real mall hit a few bumps along the way in its efforts to bring contemporary art out into the community.

Film Review: ‘American Hustle’ a charming semi-serious, semi-funny character study

Film Review: ‘American Hustle’ a charming semi-serious, semi-funny character study

Despite its greater focus on cast performances instead of plot, which can be all too noticeable, at times, “American Hustle” is a charming semi-serious, semi-funny 1970s character study in which its strength outweighs what may or may not be its weakness.

Encinitas Ballet talks upcoming nutcracker performance

Encinitas Ballet talks upcoming nutcracker performance

ENCINITAS — This Saturday, Encinitas Ballet will put on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center. In addition to students and their families performing, professional dancers from Russia will take part in the show.

Bringing it on home

Bringing it on home

Laurel Sorenson is back in Encinitas to celebrate the release of her debut EP