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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.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Unconventional Art Experiences

Jan. 19
By Michael Lipkin, Nina Garin

With dance, visual art and music exploring new themes and ideas, this is a good weekend if you’re looking to experience art outside your comfort zone.

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San Diego's Civic Organist Makes His Official Spreckels Debut

Jan. 17
By Michael Lipkin

Raúl Prieto Ramírez played his first concert as San Diego's civic organist on Jan. 7.

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'It's About Time' Festival Brings Percussion To The Forefront

Jan. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

"It's About Time: A Festival of Rhythm. Sound. And Place." runs through Feb. 11. A dozen different arts organizations are putting on a total of 25 performances, installations, conversations and other events.

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Stay Strange Presents Slow Death III: A Noise Music Festival On Sunday

Jan. 5
By Beth Accomando

Start the New Year with something challenging. Check out Stay Strange's first event of 2018, Slow Death III: A Noise Music Festival on Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at Helmuth Projects.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Unconventional New Year's Eve Picks

Dec. 29, 2017
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

From old-fashioned concerts to a roller skate party, here are some New Year's Eve ideas that go beyond nightclubs and fancy dinners.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Santa, 'Motown' And Free Dance Lessons

Dec. 22, 2017
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This weekend features a Christmas concert, a free day of dance and the return of "Motown the Musical."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Motels, 'Cabaret' And Hova

Dec. 15, 2017
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend features iconic names in theater and hip hop, as well as an unconventional art show.