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August 2023

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of one of America's most influential and destructive icons. In relentless pursuit of the meaning of the American Dream during an era of political and social upheaval, Hunter S. ompson cultivated a new form of journalism that — for better or worse — injected his subjective view into the heart of the story. Set to Joe Iconis' anarchic and tuneful score, this musical is a rock 'n' roll portrait of an artist seeking greatness and coming to terms with his own legacy. lajollaplayhouse.org Art for the People: WPA-Era Paintings from the Dijkstra Collection rough November 5 Oceanside Museum of Art On the 90th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration, this timely exhibition offers a unique perspective on American artists from the 1930s and 1940s echoing today's social justice discourse, with a particular focus on the contribution of California artists, who, too often, have been omitted from the WPA narrative. Drawn from the collection of San Diegans Sandra and Bram Dijkstra, Art for the People offers a panoramic and unique look at the era's diversity of artistic expression, from social realism to American expressionism. oma-online.org engagement of Broadway San Diego's 45th season. broadwaysd.com Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux Performing with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra August 18 e Rady Shell at Jacobs Park Grammy award-winning singer- songwriter Judy Collins is joined by jazz recording artist Madeleine Peyroux for a magical night of music under the stars. Collins' seven-decade career has spanned genres from folk and country to rock and pop; Peyroux's sound was honed performing in Paris and has been likened to greats including Billie Holiday and Edith Piaff. Together, they'll perform a selection of beloved songs from an extensive catalog with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sean O'Loughlin. theshell.org e Merry Wives of Windsor rough September 3 e Old Globe Mistaken identities, romance, and an unforgettable gallery of Shakespeare's most vivid characters fill the stage for a theatrical rollercoaster ride that's raucous, kooky, and entirely bewitching. e Merry Wives of Windsor completes e Old Globe's 2023 Summer Shakespeare Festival under the stars in this 1950s spin on one of the Bard's wildest and most appealing comedies. e notorious John Falstaff, larger-than-life in every way, leaves the big city to work his charms on the suburban inhabitants of Windsor. Always hustling for his next buck, he sets his sights on two of Windsor's ladies- who-lunch, but when they figure out Falstaff's game, they decide to teach him a lesson he won't forget. theoldglobe.org e Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. ompson Musical August 29-October 1 La Jolla Playhouse Spanning from the 1940s to his death in 2005, this musical blasts into the life THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: COURTESY OF THE OLD GLOBE ART FOR THE PEOPLE: HARRY STERNBERG (1904-2001), COALMINER AND FAMILY, 1938, COURTESY OF THE COLLECTION OF SANDRA AND BRAM DIJKSTRA Calendar San Diego's Entertainment Guide For more upcoming events happening in San Diego, visit ranchandcoast.com/calendar @ranchandcoast RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE AUGUST 2023 43

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