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Tijuana’s Nortec Collective To Make Bittersweet Appearance At Coachella

April 9
Midday Edition
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This will be Bostich + Fussible's final appearance at Coachella Music Festival as Nortec Collective. The Tijuana-based electronic duo says its leaving the Nortec sound to pursue new projects.

San Diego Symphony Offers A Taste Of What's In Store For Next Season

April 7
Midday Edition
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The San Diego Symphony previews its upcoming season with musical samples Thursday night at the Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego.

Selfie Sticks Banned At Coachella Music Festival

March 31
By Angela Carone
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If you were hoping to grab a selfie at Coachella this year, you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way.

The Rolling Stones Coming To San Diego In May

March 31
By City News Service
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The May 24 performance at Petco Park is the only West Coast stop of the "Zip Code" tour. It will be the Stones' first appearance in San Diego in nearly a decade.

San Diego IndieFest 9 Is Back, Moves To City Heights

March 26
Midday Edition
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San Diego IndieFest is the first exclusively independent music festival in the country. It will take place on March 28 and feature 50 musical acts including New York indie-rock band Bear Hands as a headliner.

UCSD Serves Eviction Notice To Iconic Music Venue Ché Café

March 20
By Angela Carone
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Sheriff's deputies have served the operators of the Ché Café with an eviction notice, marking the latest and most serious threat to the underground music venue and vegetarian restaurant on the edge of campus.

'Nixon In China' And Why Modern Opera Can Be Scary And Exciting

March 13
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Richard Nixon’s historic visit to China in 1972 changed international relations forever. You’d expect to find it in the history books but you might be surprised to see it as the inspiration for a modern opera. "Nixon in China's" director and soprano explain why a modern opera can be a scary and exciting thing.

La Jolla Symphony And Chorus Creates Berlioz Splash Zone

March 12
By Angela Carone
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The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus takes on the challenge of performing Hector Berlioz's "Requiem" and gathers more than 300 musicians to make it happen.

Audio Describers Bring San Diego Opera To Visually Impaired

March 6
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker, Katie Schoolov
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The San Diego Opera provides an underutilized service called audio description. It allows the visually impaired to enjoy an opera performance more fully.  

Mira Mesa High Band Invited To Perform At Rose Parade

Feb. 27
By Matthew Bowler, City News Service
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The Mira Mesa band, nicknamed "Sapphire Sound," will be the first from the San Diego Unified School District to appear in the Rose Parade in nearly 30 years.

Framing 'Don Giovanni' At The San Diego Opera

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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San Diego Opera opened "Don Giovanni" over the weekend. Mozart's classic is performed often but this production aims for something both modern and rooted in the 18th century.

San Diego Opera's 'La Bohème' Serves Up A Tasty Take On Puccini's Opera

Jan. 23
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Food is being served at San Diego Opera’s latest production of "La Bohème" (opening Saturday at the Civic Theatre). But this food is being served on stage.

AC/DC, Drake, Jack White Part Of Coachella Festival Lineup

Jan. 6
Associated Press
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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place over two weekends in April in Indio.

Roundtable Features KPBS Editors' Top Stories of 2014

Dec. 26
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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In 2014 there was drama in the 52nd Congressional District, behind the scenes at the San Diego Opera, and among taxi owners and drivers. But pretty much none at all in the residential housing market, which is a good thing.

San Diego Opera Conductor To Step Down After 35 Years

Dec. 23
By Angela Carone
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San Diego Opera's resident conductor and longest tenured employee is stepping down after 35 years with the company.