For the first episode of Season 2 of Culturecast, we stepped inside one of the San Diego Symphony’s public sound booths and talked with Allen and Brandon Steppe, the founder and director of the David’s Harp Foundation, a nonprofit that works with at-risk and homeless youth by providing free music education.

A ballet company birthed after a waterskiing incident, new cultural spirit in Tijuana, free concerts and more in our weekly arts roundup.

Meeting of the Minds on video, arts blogger on symphony sked, mayor on pot, high-driving couple on the lam.

Recapping ‘Meeting of the Minds,’ our place atop the pizza pantheon and more in our weekly arts roundup.

Icy vibes at Orchestra Nova, a split-minded approach to public art and more in our weekly arts roundup.