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Sixth Annual DNA New Works Project Kicks Off Thursday

March 22
By Beth Accomando

For the sixth year, La Jolla Playhouse serves up its DNA New Works Project, part of its new play development initiative. They will hold readings of four new works beginning Thursday.

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'American Mariachi' Explores The Transformative Power Of Music

March 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

"American Mariachi," a new play opening Friday at the Old Globe, follows a teenage girl's quest to form an all-female mariachi group while transforming the lives of those around her.

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San Diego Opera Journeys Down River With 'Florencia En El Amazonas'

March 16
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera opens the Gabriel Garcia Marquez inspired "Florencia en el Amazonas" this weekend. Go behind the scenes to find out what role a conductor plays in bringing an opera to life.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Local Music Awards

March 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

The San Diego Music Awards is a celebration of local music and a night when bands from a variety of genres are honored for their work.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Classics And Standards

March 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about the classics: a beloved ballet, a timeless band and a long-held Japanese tradition.

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San Diego's Singing Bus Driver Auditions For America's Got Talent

March 5
By Katie Schoolov

A 66-year-old bus driver started singing for his passengers in 2017, hoping his music would help bring back memories and joy for the seniors he drives. Now, he's started performing on stage, and his fans have convinced him to audition for America's Got Talent.

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Musician Matt Costa Finds Inspiration Up And Down California Coast

March 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

It’s not often that the worst thing to happen to you actually changes your life for the better. But that’s what happened to Laguna Beach singer-songwriter Matt Costa.

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The Challenges Behind Staging San Diego Opera's 'Turandot'

Feb. 26
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

Any opera is a challenge to produce. But the director of San Diego Opera’s "Turandot" had to cope with a heroine she didn’t initially understand as well as sets and costumes coming from two other productions. Find out how all these elements came together to make a beautiful show.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Cultural Celebrations And Songs About Love

Feb. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings celebrations of black history and Mexican art, plus a former San Diego musician returns.

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Blues Artist Rev. Shawn Amos Gets Ready To ‘Break It Down’ In San Diego

Feb. 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Amos' new album is inspired by the freedom songs of the civil rights movement. He will perform Saturday at Prohibition Lounge in downtown San Diego.

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San Diego Symphony Names Rafael Payare Its New Musical Director

Feb. 13
By Tom Fudge

Thirty-seven year old Venezuelan Rafael Payare will replace Jahja Ling as musical director of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Super Bowl Alternatives

Feb. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It’s Super Bowl weekend, but what if you're not watching the game? Here are some options for other activities happening Sunday.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Music And Magical Realism

Jan. 26
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some high-profile musicians, plus a dose of magical realism.

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Tango Pulses Through San Diego Opera's 'Maria De Buenos Aires'

Jan. 25
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera’s second dētour production of the season, "Maria de Buenos Aires," is almost sold out for its four-performance run. Here's why this tango opera is generating so much interest.

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Tibetan Bowl Concert Comes To Balboa Park Sunday

Jan. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Diane Mandle of Encinitas is an internationally known Tibetan bowl practitioner and sound healer who gives regular concerts and presentations. And she's soon to debut her personal story in a one-woman show.