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The Zzymzzy Quartet Blends Gypsy Swing And Jazz Standards From The ...

The Zzymzzy Quartet Blends Gypsy Swing And Jazz Standards From The American Songbook

Dec. 12
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

For over a decade the Zzymzzy Quartet has been transporting audiences back in time with their 1930’s era music. Inspired by Django Reinhardt and the American Songbook, these San Diegans have become an integral part of the swing dance scene.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Disco, Jazz And Tennis!

Nov. 24
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This holiday weekend features a tribute to the Queen of Disco, a swing dance party and some Tennis.

Fringe Festival Organizers From Across North America Gather In San ...

Fringe Festival Organizers From Across North America Gather In San Diego

Nov. 15
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe Festival is not until next June but Fringe Festival organizers from across North America are currently gathering at the Spreckels Theatre for its annual conference.

San Diego International Fringe Hit 'Josephine' Returns For Encore P...

San Diego International Fringe Hit 'Josephine' Returns For Encore Performance

Nov. 15
By Beth Accomando

Last year "Josephine" won Outstanding Solo Performance and Best Show at San Diego International Fringe Festival. The one-woman dream cabaret pays tribute to singer-dancer Josephine Baker. Now, "Josephine" returns to where it all began, the Spreckels Theatre for one performance this Friday.

'As One' Is A Modern Opera About Transitioning

'As One' Is A Modern Opera About Transitioning

Nov. 10
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

You don’t generally think of opera as ripped from the headlines, but San Diego Opera’s production of "As One" has a distinctly contemporary feel. The latest dētour series production tackles a transgender story through the character of Hannah, who’s portrayed by two singers — a baritone and mezzo soprano.

La Jolla Symphony, UC San Diego Celebrate 50 Years Of Collaboration

La Jolla Symphony, UC San Diego Celebrate 50 Years Of Collaboration

Nov. 3
By Ebone Monet, KPBS News

The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus will be opening its season with a concert featuring music by George Gershwin and Duke Ellington.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Homegrown' Dances And San Diego Songs

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Homegrown' Dances And San Diego Songs

Nov. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

San Diego's 'Homegrown' talent takes center stage in a weekend that is filled with locally-produced ballet, visual arts and music.

Chris Thile Brings 'A Prairie Home Companion' To San Diego

Chris Thile Brings 'A Prairie Home Companion' To San Diego

Oct. 31
By Michael Lipkin

“A Prairie Home Companion” broadcasts from San Diego this Saturday, featuring comedian Maria Bamford, blues musician Fantastic Negrito, and Thile's early bluegrass band, Nickel Creek.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Swan Lake' And Halloween Musicals

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Swan Lake' And Halloween Musicals

Oct. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Halloween may not be until Tuesday, but many events are happening this weekend. Here's a look at some arts-related options.

'Pirates of Penzance' Sets Sail At San Diego Opera

'Pirates of Penzance' Sets Sail At San Diego Opera

Oct. 13
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Sometimes art emphasizes escape over enlightenment. Such is the case with San Diego Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Pirates of Penzance."

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson And Col...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson And Coldplay

Oct. 6
By Nina Garin

San Diego is heading into a big weekend for concerts with a heavy heart and a heightened concern about security. Just a week after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at a country music concert, San Diego is welcoming some high profile acts.

San Diego Italian Film Festival Launches 11th Season At MOPA

San Diego Italian Film Festival Launches 11th Season At MOPA

Oct. 4
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Italian Film Festival launches its 11th season Wednesday night at the Museum of Photographic Arts with the documentary "Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)."

Intrepid Theatre's 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' Combines Art A...

Intrepid Theatre's 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' Combines Art And Community Outreach

Sept. 22
By Beth Accomando

Intrepid Theatre Company is partnering with the San Diego Museum of Man to facilitate school field trips to the museum’s exhibit and a stage show titled, "Race: Are We So Different?"

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: U2 And 'Billy' And Ballet

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: U2 And 'Billy' And Ballet

Sept. 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

One of the biggest events of the season hits San Diego, plus a highly-anticipated musical opens.

First Person: After Nearly 20 Years Of Making Music, San Diego Song...

First Person: After Nearly 20 Years Of Making Music, San Diego Songwriter 'Hopes It All Matters'

Sept. 18
By Marissa Cabrera

As the co-founder of the Redwoods Music, a San Diego-based record label, Alfred Howard writes lyrics for five bands that span various genres. Since moving to San Diego nearly 20 years ago, he's recorded 21 albums.

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