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

San Diego Opera Makes 'Madama Butterfly' Fresh

April 14
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

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 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 Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

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 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 Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

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San Diego Opera Hits The Road To Learn What San Diegans Want To Hear

March 31
By Angela Carone

The company will stop by Balboa Park, La Jolla, Carlsbad and Chula Vista to hear what locals like and don't like about opera.

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Local Students Get Free Ride To UC San Diego Jazz Camp

March 29
By Angela Carone

Four students have received full-tuition scholarships to the prestigious program, where they'll be mentored by internationally renowned artists.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'Waiting' And World Music

March 24
By Nina Garin

KPBS offers its picks for the best arts and cultural happenings for Friday, March 25, through Sunday, March 27.

Tease photo for San Diego Latino Film Festival Kicks Off 23rd Year

San Diego Latino Film Festival Kicks Off 23rd Year

March 9
By Beth Accomando

The 23rd annual San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off Thursday with a trio of films, as well as an opening night concert and party.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Balanchine To Cherry Blossoms

March 3
By Nina Garin

KPBS offers its picks for the best arts and cultural happenings for Friday, March 4, through Sunday, March 6.

Tease photo for San Diego Opera Favorite Ferruccio Furlanetto Performs In Concert

San Diego Opera Favorite Ferruccio Furlanetto Performs In Concert

March 3
By Beth Accomando

Italian bass and San Diego Opera favorite Ferruccio Furlanetto returns to San Diego Opera for his first American concert on Saturday, March 5 at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Center.

Tease photo for Innovative Musical Duo Black Violin Comes To San Diego

Innovative Musical Duo Black Violin Comes To San Diego

Feb. 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Black Violin uses classical and hip-hop music to break barriers and shatter stereotypes.

Tease photo for Latin Alternative Band Las Cafeteras Takes On Race And Immigration

Latin Alternative Band Las Cafeteras Takes On Race And Immigration

Feb. 16
By Marissa Cabreraand

The Los Angeles-based ensemble performs in Escondido Friday at the California Center for the Arts.

Tease photo for San Diego Opera Presents 'Tosca'

San Diego Opera Presents 'Tosca'

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Love, villainy, murder — that's right, it’s opera season and passions are running high in San Diego Opera’s "Tosca." The opera has three remaining performances and will be broadcast on KPBS FM Saturday night.

Tease photo for John Lennon Music Education Bus Stops In San Diego

John Lennon Music Education Bus Stops In San Diego

Feb. 4
By Matthew Bowler

John Lennon’s musical legacy made a stop in San Diego. The John Lennon Educational Bus Tour was at Crown Point Junior Music Academy.

Tease photo for Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Performs In Escondido Tuesday

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Performs In Escondido Tuesday

Feb. 2
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, Kurt Kohnen

When you think about ukulele music what comes to mind? Gentle strumming on the beaches of Waikiki? Perhaps an old Elvis movie? Prepare to be re-introduced to this charming instrument, by the amazing repertoire of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.