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San Diego Culture
has long been known
as a dynamic and diverse cultural center not only to the
Region’s residents, but to those within the artistic and
performing arts communities.
productions, the San Diego Opera, professional
companies, a wide range of classical and popular
rare art collections, the museums
of Balboa Park, the historic La Jolla Playhouse and Tony award
winning Old Globe Theatre — San Diego has it all, and much more!
such as "Damn Yankees," "How to Succeed in
Business Without Really Trying" and The Who’s
"Tommy" found their beginnings in San Diego theater.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "San Diego is
now arguably the most important point of origin in the country
for regional theater productions aimed at Broadway and
off-Broadway and a commercial future beyond." The
University of California, San Diego’s master’s program in
theatrical arts is ranked third in the nation for excellence.
shows to Broadway, many of those productions find their way onto
a San Diego stage. "Phantom of the Opera,"
"Rent," "Les Miserables," "Evita"
and "Riverdance" are just four Broadway productions
San Diegans have recently enjoyed.
terms of musical entertainment, venues including Coor’s
Amphitheatre, the Del Mar Fair, Sycuan, Viejas, 4th & B,
Copley Symphony Hall, Humphrey’s by the Bay have attracted
major performers in rock, soul and country music including Beach
Boys, Cher, Shania Twain, Elton John, Santana, Gladys Knight,
Wynonna, jewel, k.d. lang and Neil Diamond. During the summer,
there are several "Concerts in the Park" programs to
choose from each weekend located in La Jolla, San Diego,
Coronado or North County.
organizations have become a significant economic force in San
Diego. In addition to transforming the city into a major
cultural destination it s estimated that these institutions
account for nearly 3O0O full-time jobs and pump $3.2 million in
The arts and
cultural groups of San Diego received a big boost in 1988, with
the creation of the Commission for Arts and Culture. Funded in
large part by revenues generated by the Transient Occupancy Tax
(TOT), the commission has been instrumental in promoting
existing institutions and nurturing emerging arts organizations
in the city. The commission now provides funding for more than
90 local art institutions.
such as the San Diego Performing Arts League, San Diego Area
Dance Alliance, the Inter-Museum Promotion Council and the
Combined Organizations for the Visual Arts are some of the other
groups at the forefront of infusing interest and excitement for
arts and culture in the city
ORIGINAL CULTURAL CENTER — BALBOA PARK
are few places in the San Diego area that evoke as much civic
pride as Balboa
Park. It’s not only one of the cultural centers of the
county but also one of the most beautiful areas in San Diego.
Almost a fifth of
the city’s 90 museums are clustered in or around Balboa Park
including the San Diego Museum of Art, known for its collection
of European, Baroque and Asian art; the Reuben 1-I. Fleet
Science Center with its giant domed theater featuring IMAX’
films; and the San Diego Natural History Museum, which has been
at the forefront of interpreting the natural environment of the
located in Balboa Park include the Centro Cultural de Ia Raza,
Mingei International Museum, Museum of Photographic Arts, Museum
of San Diego History, San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego
Automotive Museum, San Diego Hall. Of Champions, San Diego Model
Railroad Museum, Museum of Man and Timken Museum of Art.