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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Motorist Killed By Falling Tree In Pacific Beach Identified

Feb. 2
By City News Service

Nicki L. Carano, 48, was fatally injured when an uprooted 8-foot diameter tree fell across Ingraham Street near Fortuna Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Weekend Preview: Ballet, Theatre And A Unique Audio-Visual Show

Jan. 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

It's white-knuckle time for some ballet students in San Diego and the next generation of playwrights gets a chance to shine in some of this weekend's top events.

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28 Years Of Malashock Dance In San Diego

Jan. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Sometimes it's been a struggle, but after 28 years of leading San Diego's premiere modern dance company, John Malashock still finds the creative experience exciting and fulfilling.

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San Diego Port Pushes For Permanent Outdoor Concert Venue

Jan. 12
By City News Service

The venue, which would be located at Embarcadero Marina Park South, would be available for other events on nights when the Summer Pops are off.

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Billy Joel To Play San Diego In May

Jan. 12
By City News Service

The 'Piano Man' will have fans feeling alright at Petco Park.

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San Diego's Rock Music Community Reacts To David Bowie's Death

Jan. 11
By KPBS News

Rock legend David Bowie's unexpected death from cancer on Sunday has led to an outpouring of emotions and comments on social media. KPBS has collected some of those reactions for you.

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James Chute Is Bullish On San Diego Arts Scene

Jan. 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

After 25 years of writing about music and art in San Diego, James Chute has left The San Diego Union-Tribune. He looks back and ahead to an arts scene he believes is on the brink — in a good way this time.

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The Art Of The Tease At Diversionary Theatre

Jan. 6
By Beth Accomando

Diversionary Theatre is committed to showcasing dance as well as theater. This weekend they reveal something naughty for the New Year, "In the Va Va Voom Room," a burlesque show that explores the art of the tease.