‘Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection’

Visual art

On view through a series of rooms at San Diego Museum of Art, the “Masters of Photography” exhibition features dozens of iconic works of photography, plus lesser known works by pivotal photographers from the 20th century through the present day. These works are all on loan from local collectors Cam and Wanda Garner, and Cam even has a piece on view in the exhibition. The work is divided into three thematic sections, with standouts from Brett Weston, Minor White, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Flor Garduño.

Details: On view through Feb. 21, 2022. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. SDMA, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. $8-20.


Courtesy of the artist and Quint Gallery / photo by Jeff McLane

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The Fall Music & Art Festival is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 on Festival Way in Bradford. The event is intended to bring together a solemn commemoration with a day of music and creative activities. Admission to the event is free.

“It has been said, ‘the arts have the power to heal, to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.’ This is the most comprehensive tribute in the area and will be a day for our community to gather and bring our families together to commemorate this 20th Anniversary of 9/11 through the power of all the creative and performing arts,” said Darren Litz, Executive Director of BCPAC.

The Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) collaborated to create the day’s schedule, balancing the appreciation of local artisans of various mediums with the solemn remembrance of one of

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PBS’ Icon: Music Through The Lens is a new six-part docuseries about music photography produced and directed by Dick Carruthers that debuted this past Friday (7/16) and continues with its second episode this coming Friday (7/23). The synopsis reads:

Featuring irreverent interviews with some of the most famous music photographers, musicians, gallerists, music journalists and AKG C414 XLII studio microphone social commentators, ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS is an eye-opening thrill ride that captures what it was like on both sides of the camera when the most recognizable images in history were taken. Via studio portraits, record sleeves, coffee table books, along with magazine photo shoots, fine art, and images taken at live shows and exhibitions, viewers will learn about the origins of these enduring, iconic images and the future of music photography.

[…] Photographers interviewed include industry legends Jill Furmanovsky, Mick Rock, Danny Clinch, Michael Zagaris, Bruce Talamon, Kevin

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In Kid Creole and the Coconuts’ irrepressible 1980 song Darrio, a klatch of female backup singers bouncingly plead with the titular gentleman to get them into Studio 54. The otherwise obliging Darrio enumerates why he cannot (“That’s the only thing that money can’t buy”), before finally admitting “my kind of heaven is Club 57,” the late-70s/early-80s East Village hangout that was the antithesis of a disco. The New York Times in 1980 described the band as “the Marx Brothers meeting Carmen Miranda in Bob Marley’s Kingston”.

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