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Larger Than Life 'Falstaff' Takes Center Stage At San Diego Opera

Larger Than Life 'Falstaff' Takes Center Stage At San Diego Opera

Feb. 17
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

William Shakespeare's character of Sir John Falstaff had a larger than life presence in the "Henry IV" historical plays and in the comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Those plays provide the inspiration for Verdi's opera "Falstaff" that San Diego Opera premieres Feb. 18 at the Civic Theatre.

Playhouse's 'Freaky Friday' Adds Musical Spin To Tale Of Swapping I...

Playhouse's 'Freaky Friday' Adds Musical Spin To Tale Of Swapping Identities

Feb. 2
By Beth Accomando

Christopher Ashley is celebrating his 10th year as artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, and he is kicking off the new year by directing a musical adaptation of “Freaky Friday.”

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Kicks Off 27th Year

San Diego Jewish Film Festival Kicks Off 27th Year

Feb. 9
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival kicks off its 27th year Thursday night with the San Diego Premiere of "On the Map," about the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team that became “the team of the nation” when they brought the first European Cup to Israel by beating the four-time defending champions, the Soviet Red Army team.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Matilda' To Lang Lang

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Matilda' To Lang Lang

Feb. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend "Matilda" makes its San Diego debut, plus experience the inaugural AMT Festival.

Black Violin To Return To San Diego For Performance

Black Violin To Return To San Diego For Performance

Feb. 1
By KPBS News

The group will be performing Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Future And The Past

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Future And The Past

Jan. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings an epic journey and a peek at San Diego's next generation of artists.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Altar Boyz' To 'Nasty Women'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Altar Boyz' To 'Nasty Women'

Jan. 20
By Nina Garin

This weekend you'll find art for a purpose, singing for salvation, new dance pieces and a rare look at a beloved San Diego conductor.

Old Globe Program Spotlights City Heights's Stories Of Love And Loss

Old Globe Program Spotlights City Heights's Stories Of Love And Loss

Jan. 13
By Tarryn Mento

Would you let a stranger perform your story on stage? What if it was about the loss of a loved one? That’s what artists working with the Old Globe Theater asked of City Heights residents.

San Diego Bands 'Come Together' For All-Beatles Concert

San Diego Bands 'Come Together' For All-Beatles Concert

Dec. 29
By Claire Trageser

Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center in North Park is putting on a concert of local bands playing Beatles music 7 p.m. Friday.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Music, Movies And Love Letters

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Music, Movies And Love Letters

Dec. 16
By Nina Garin

Bring in the weekend with ukuleles, a concert inspired by real-life letters and a magical movie musical.

Podcast Episode 103: Drunk Reindeer, Severed Heads And Christmas Sm...

Podcast Episode 103: Drunk Reindeer, Severed Heads And Christmas Smackdown

Dec. 15
By Beth Accomando

Cinema Junkie closes out 2016 with a tribute to the irreverent and hilarious musical revue "Christmas Smackdown." Warning: What follows pushes the boundaries of good taste to the breaking point ... and beyond.

First Person: For Gilbert Castellanos Music Is Sustenance

First Person: For Gilbert Castellanos Music Is Sustenance

Dec. 5
By Megan Burke

Throughout his career, Gilbert Castellanos said, he's been inspired to be a “jazz messenger” for the next generation of musicians. He is now molding young musical minds as the artistic director for the non-profit International Academy of Jazz, an after school program.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Comedy, Chili And Carols

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Comedy, Chili And Carols

Dec. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Not going to December Nights? Here are some other weekend options.

Homeless Choir Singers In San Diego Find Healing Through Music

Homeless Choir Singers In San Diego Find Healing Through Music

Nov. 23
By Susan Murphy

“I thought, well, what a wonderful way to have a really wonderful, beautiful choir singing and sounding excellent and to be like, ‘Yes, and all of these people happen to not have a home.’”

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Firebird' To Flamenco

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Firebird' To Flamenco

Nov. 18
By Nina Garin

This weekend's arts events share a common theme: fiery passion.

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