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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'
Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'

In the basement of the House of Charm, watching a group of people sing and dance, Steve Martin consults his iPad and prepares, once again, to transform. Above him, Balboa Park goes about its business. Tourists arrive by red trolley, brides pose amid the greenery, families take advantage of the pre-Labor Day lull and head to the zoo; the park's many museums are not yet open, so the buildings serve mostly as Mission Revival backdrop. The House of Charm is a multipurpose building housing the San Diego Art Institute's Museum of the Living Artist, the Mingei International Museum and, in the basement, rehearsal space for its across-the-way neighbor, the Old Globe Theatre. Fall arts...

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