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Tease photo for San Diego Opera Makes 'Madama Butterfly' Fresh

San Diego Opera Makes 'Madama Butterfly' Fresh

April 14
By Midday Edition

Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" is one of the most popular and most often performed operas. San Diego Opera's production promises to bring something new to the classic.

Tease photo for Richard Dreyfuss Says Presidential Debates Reflect 'Civics Crisis'

Richard Dreyfuss Says Presidential Debates Reflect 'Civics Crisis'

April 14
By Angela Carone

The Encinitas resident and Oscar-winning actor received an award Thursday in La Jolla from the National Conflict Resolution Center for his efforts to reinstate civics in public education.

Tease photo for San Diego's Top Weekend Events: All Music Edition

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: All Music Edition

April 14
By Midday Edition

If you don't have tickets to Coachella, you can still catch some of the acts in San Diego. KPBS tells you which ones will be here.

Tease photo for Rita Coolidge's Life Story Would Make A Great Country Song

Rita Coolidge's Life Story Would Make A Great Country Song

April 12
By Midday Edition

Now a resident of quiet Fallbrook, Rita Coolidge's memoir of her days as a folk/rock singer includes tales of her Tennessee upbringing, marriage to Kris Kristofferson and her many friendships with rock icons of the '70s and '80s.

Tease photo for KPBS Reporter Jean Guerrero Wins PEN Award

KPBS Reporter Jean Guerrero Wins PEN Award

April 11
By KPBS News, Associated Press

She’s this year’s recipient of the PEN-Fusion Emerging Writers Prize for “Crux,” a cross-border memoir about her own family.

Tease photo for It's 'Mr. Right' But Ms. Wrong

It's 'Mr. Right' But Ms. Wrong

April 8
By Beth Accomando

In “Mr. Right,” which opened Friday at Arclight Cinemas in La Jolla, Sam Rockwell plays a hit man who develops a conscience and starts to kill the people who hire him. What could possibly go wrong … go wrong … go wrong?

Tease photo for Podcast Episode 70: The Trash Cinema Of John Waters

Podcast Episode 70: The Trash Cinema Of John Waters

April 8
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut San Diego is screening John Waters' 1977 film "Desperate Living" at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The perfect excuse to dust off a 1997 archive interview.

Tease photo for 'Hardcore Henry' Delivers Grade A Fix For Action Junkies

'Hardcore Henry' Delivers Grade A Fix For Action Junkies

April 8
By Beth Accomando

The new film “Hardcore Henry” (opening April 8 in select San Diego theaters) has been touted as the first ever GoPro point-of-view movie where audiences are in the shoes of a man fighting for his life.

Tease photo for Jason Alexander Sings Show Tunes With San Diego Symphony

Jason Alexander Sings Show Tunes With San Diego Symphony

April 8
By Angela Carone

Best known for playing George Costanza on the sitcom "Seinfeld," Jason Alexander is also a song-and-dance man.

Tease photo for Artist Jake Shimabukuro On The Ukulele’s Significance In The Hawaiian Culture

Artist Jake Shimabukuro On The Ukulele’s Significance In The Hawaiian Culture

April 7
By Midday Edition

Jake Shimabukuro says his mom began teaching him how to play the ukulele when he was 4. He performs Thursday night at the California Center for the Arts Escondido.