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Opera Veteran Appointed New Artistic Adviser At San Diego Opera

May 30
Midday Edition
By Angela Carone
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William Mason, former general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, will lead San Diego Opera through transition.

'Chasing The Song' Musical Goes 'Page To Stage' At Playhouse

May 23
By Beth Accomando, Christopher Maue, Nicholas McVicker
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Last year La Jolla Playhouse debuted a play development program called DNA New Works Series. "Chasing the Song" was given a concert reading through that workshop and now it returns to the Playhouse for a Page-to-Stage production.

State Attorney General Investigating San Diego Opera

May 20
By Angela Carone
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Letters were sent last week to the San Diego Opera's board asking for documents and data, including information about the "transfer of charitable assets" and material related to accounting and billing matters.

New Barrio Logan Radio Station Ready To Start Broadcasting

May 13
By Brooke Binkowski
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Radio Pulso del Barrio, a bilingual community radio station, will be the only one of its kind in San Diego.

San Diego Opera Announces Matching Gift Challenge

May 9
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Opera has announced a $500,000 matching gift campaign as the company draws closer to reaching a crowd funding goal of $1 million.

Singers Union Drops Lawsuit Against San Diego Opera

May 7
By KPBS News
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The union representing solo singers at the San Diego Opera has withdrawn a labor lawsuit against the troubled company and vowed to work with the current board to revive the opera for next season.

City Funds For San Diego Opera Cut, Revised Plans For 2015 Underway

May 6
By Angela Carone
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The commission voted to recommend the San Diego City Council reduce funding for the San Diego Opera to $160,000, or less than half of what the company was set to receive in fiscal 2015.

U.S. Ban On Ivory Spawns Dilemma In Music Industry

May 5
Lorne Matalon
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A U.S. ban on ivory has forced many professional musicians to make a choice: perform without their favorite instruments or forgo work that takes them across the U.S. border.

Concert: Italy's Progressive Rock Band Goblin

May 2
By Beth Accomando
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In the 1970s Italian horror films were often defined by their vivid scores, many of which were created by the band Goblin. The Italian progressive rock group finally made its first U.S. tour last October. The group plays the House of Blues in San Diego on Friday night.

Museum Of Making Music: The Banjo

April 30
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad says its ultimate purpose is to make the world more musical. Visitors can get their hands on an electric banjo and make music as loud as they want at the museum’s new exhibit The Banjo; A New Day for an Old Instrument.

San Diego Opera Chief Placed On Leave

April 25
By Angela Carone
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Embattled opera director Ian Campbell has been placed on leave while the company restructures in a push to stay open and produce a 2015 season.

San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company's Future

April 21
By Angela Carone
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A special meeting will allow more than 800 members of the San Diego Opera Association a chance to vote on whether the opera company closes or forges ahead.

Museum Of Making Music

April 21
Midday Edition
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The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad allows people to gain a deeper understanding of music, how it is made, and how people create and use instruments. Its latest special exhibit focuses on the banjo.

Board May Not Have Final Say In San Diego Opera Shutdown

April 16
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Opera's board of directors may need the support of 850 members of the opera association to get the final OK to shutter the 49-year-old organization.

San Diego Opera Board Still Making Plans To Close

April 11
By Tarryn Mento
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Members of the San Diego Opera board decided Friday to stick to a plan to end operations on April 29, but some will serve on a committee to possibly take the company in a new direction.