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SummerFest Brings (Chamber) Music To The People

SummerFest Brings (Chamber) Music To The People

Aug. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

SummerFest celebrates 30 years of making classical music more intimate, plus a live performance from Boston's Beacon Street Trio.

Acclaimed Pianist Aruán Ortiz Performs In San Diego

Acclaimed Pianist Aruán Ortiz Performs In San Diego

Aug. 11
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Cuban-born musician is in San Diego for a solo performance Sunday at Bread & Salt in Barrio Logan.

New Nonprofit Group Wants To Revitalize Starlight Bowl In Balboa Park

New Nonprofit Group Wants To Revitalize Starlight Bowl In Balboa Park

Aug. 10
By Beth Accomando

The Starlight Bowl was home for more than half a century to San Diego Civic Light Opera, later known as Starlight Musical Theatre. But in 2012 that organization folded and the venue fell into disrepair. Now there's a community initiative to bring back the Starlight Bowl.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Of Élan And Last-Chance Plays

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Of Élan And Last-Chance Plays

Aug. 5
By Nina Garin

The Art of Élan returns, we pretend we're on a Broadway stage and we say goodbye to some popular plays.

San Diego Opera's 'Listening Tour' Asked What Opera Means To People

San Diego Opera's 'Listening Tour' Asked What Opera Means To People

Aug. 5
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

San Diego Opera General Director David Bennett has been on a "listening tour" to find out what San Diegans think about opera. Here are the results.

San Diego Opera's David Bennett Enters Second Year As General Director

San Diego Opera's David Bennett Enters Second Year As General Director

Aug. 1
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

San Diego Opera has survived some tumultuous times but as David Bennett enters his second year as general director the future of opera in San Diego looks strong.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Savages And Vengeful Barbers

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Savages And Vengeful Barbers

July 29
By Nina Garin

This weekend's top arts events include everything from (fake) blood and sequins to local art and post-punk.

San Diego Symphony Spotlights 'Sounds Of The City'

San Diego Symphony Spotlights 'Sounds Of The City'

July 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

The San Diego Symphony is shaking things up this summer with a free concert that celebrates the city's diverse music scene.

A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

July 19
By Beth Accomando

A long time ago in a galaxy known as MGM, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland used to rally a ragtag crew of neighborhood kids to put on a show. That spirit also fuels a youthful theater company called Turning Tydes, which serves up a pair of geeky, do-it-yourself musical mash-ups that will run during Comic-Con.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Treks And A 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Treks And A 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

July 8
By Nina Garin

Art tour or musical satire? Saturday night will be so jam-packed, you'll have to split your time or make some very difficult choices.

San Diego International Fringe Wraps Up With Awards Show

San Diego International Fringe Wraps Up With Awards Show

July 4
By Beth Accomando

This year’s San Diego Fringe boasted more than a hundred artists from 10 different countries and the diversity of their work was reflected in the awards handed out Sunday night.

Survival Guide To San Diego International Fringe

Survival Guide To San Diego International Fringe

June 23
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe Festival serves up 11 days of what it calls “eyeball bursting shows” Thursday night through July 3.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: American Fireworks And New Zealand ...

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: American Fireworks And New Zealand Comedy

July 1
By Nina Garin

Celebrate Fourth of July with all-American music and fireworks, followed by a dose of New Zealand comedy.

Podcast Episode 82: Paying Homage To Josephine Baker

Podcast Episode 82: Paying Homage To Josephine Baker

June 29
By Beth Accomando

Since she was 17 years old, Tymisha Harris has idolized legendary dancer, singer and activist Josephine Baker. Now she pays tribute to the first international black superstar in a one-woman show called "Josephine" at the San Diego International Fringe Festival.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Tree Houses and 'Killer Tomatoes'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Tree Houses and 'Killer Tomatoes'

June 24
By Nina Garin

San Diego explores its more adventurous side this weekend with artistic tree houses, vengeful tomatoes and more.

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