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Film Review: 'A Hard Day's Night' Still Rocks 50 Years Later

July 7
By Beth Accomando
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At the time of its release, critic Andrew Sarris proclaimed "A Hard Day's Night" as "the ‘Citizen Kane’ of juke box musicals." A digitally restored “A Hard Day's Night” opens July 10 at two San Diego County theaters for a limited run.

City Finds More Money For San Diego Opera

July 7
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture replenishes its funding of the San Diego Opera in light of the company's restructuring.

San Diego Fringe Provides Sensory Overload

July 4
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego Fringe Festival has kicked off its second season with hundreds of performers from San Diego and abroad providing an intense 11 days of innovative theater.

San Diego Opera To Co-Produce World Premiere Of 'Great Scott'

June 20
By City News Service
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The San Diego Opera announces an agreement to co-produce the world premiere of "Great Scott" with the Dallas Opera, in another sign of a rebound for the company.

Active-Duty Soldier Amazes Judges On 'America's Got Talent' (Video)

June 20
By Beth Ford Roth
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Active-duty soldier Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, recently completed a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. While in the war-ravaged country, he used music to soothe his soul and entertain his fellow soldiers. His incredible singing voice landed him an audition on "America's Got Talent," and his performance on the show this week earned him a standing ovation and a spot in the final competition.

San Diego Opera Adds 3 Shows To 2014-2015 Season

June 6
By City News Service
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"Love Duets," "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith" and "El Pasado Nunca se Terminar" will join the three previously announced shows for the revitalized San Diego Opera's 50th season.

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.