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New Starring Artist Program Begins on Jan. 13

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office is launching a new program designed to take participants on a journey through the minds of performing artists. The inaugural season of Starring Artists: An Interview and Performance Experience begins Jan. 13, 2018 and runs through May 12 ,2018 at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, located in the Carlsbad City Library complex at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. Watch a video about the program. 

At a Glance

  • At each session, participants will gain insight into what makes artists tick, how they choose their repertoire and what drives them to pursue their chosen field through a question and answer session, as well as be treated to a live performance.
  • Host Nina Garin, Arts Calendar Editor and Producer at KPBS, will guide lively discussions between the artists and the audience.

Below is the 2018 program schedule:

Jan. 13
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Exploring Teatro Pueblo Nuevo
Featuring director Herbert Siguenza and actor Nadia Guevara from New Village Art’s new community outreach initiative Teatro Pueblo Nuevo.

March 10
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Traversing the Americas

Travel across the continent with music performed by violinist Branden Muresan and composer and guitarist Eric Foster, including one of Foster’s original compositions.

May 12
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Dance in Life

Go behind the scenes with Jean Isaacs and Sadie Weinberg, renowned local choreographers and dancers from San Diego Dance Theater.

More Information
City staff conducted extensive community outreach during the development phase for the upcoming Carlsbad Arts & Culture Plan. Expanding art and culture learning opportunities for all ages emerged as an early theme of the effort and top priority for residents. Starring Artists was created in direct response to that community feedback. The complete Arts & Culture Plan is scheduled to be released in early 2018.

Starring Artists is made possible by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. For more information, contact arts@carlsbadca.gov or 760-602-2090.

December 13, 2017