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Museum Of Making Music: The Banjo

April 30
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad says its ultimate purpose is to make the world more musical. Visitors can get their hands on an electric banjo and make music as loud as they want at the museum’s new exhibit The Banjo; A New Day for an Old Instrument.

San Diego Opera Chief Placed On Leave

April 25
By Angela Carone
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Embattled opera director Ian Campbell has been placed on leave while the company restructures in a push to stay open and produce a 2015 season.

San Diego Opera Members Plan To Have Say In Company's Future

April 21
By Angela Carone
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A special meeting will allow more than 800 members of the San Diego Opera Association a chance to vote on whether the opera company closes or forges ahead.

Museum Of Making Music

April 21
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The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad allows people to gain a deeper understanding of music, how it is made, and how people create and use instruments. Its latest special exhibit focuses on the banjo.

Board May Not Have Final Say In San Diego Opera Shutdown

April 16
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Opera's board of directors may need the support of 850 members of the opera association to get the final OK to shutter the 49-year-old organization.

San Diego Opera Board Still Making Plans To Close

April 11
By Tarryn Mento
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Members of the San Diego Opera board decided Friday to stick to a plan to end operations on April 29, but some will serve on a committee to possibly take the company in a new direction.

'Generous' Contracts Could Be San Diego Opera’s Biggest Liability

April 11
By Angela Carone
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San Diego Opera board meets Friday to either wrestle with the company's future or stick to its proposed death sentence on April 29. KPBS and media partner inewsource reviewed the leadership's compensation packages to determine what kind of liability they present when it's time to pay debts.

Some Coachella Bands To Make Pit Stop In San Diego

April 10
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For the next two weekends, hundreds of thousands of people will attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But those without a ticket can still see some of the festival's stars here at home.

Rants And Raves: Opera

April 9
By Beth Accomando
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San Diego Opera's "Don Quixote" may be the last opera produced by the company. I saw a performance Tuesday night that made me think about opera in history.

Ian Campbell's Last On-Camera Interview

April 7
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Ian Campbell's appearance at the premiere of San Diego Opera's "Don Quixote" on Saturday drew boos and heckling. On March 24, he gave what he says will be his last on-camera interview.

Much Handwringing, Slow Progress On San Diego Opera’s Future

April 7
By Angela Carone
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Ian Campbell, the opera company's general director, was heckled and booed at Saturday night's performance of "Don Quixote." Meanwhile, questions about board governance remain.

San Diego Opera Receives $1M Gift To Explore Future

April 5
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Opera, set to shut down at the end of April, received the gift from board member Carol Lazier "to encourage us to rescind the dissolution vote as soon as possible."

Roundtable: Fewer Fire Engines; More Opera Intrigue; Scarce Ensenada Water

April 4
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San Diego Fire & Rescue has 32 reserve engines in case of a major wildfire, but only three of them are ready to roll. The intrigue surrounding the San Diego Opera's demise is somewhat, um, operatic. Ensenada is facing a water shortage.

Will 'Don Quixote' Be San Diego Opera's Swan Song?

April 4
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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The San Diego Opera created a stir when it announced this will be its final season. Meanwhile, there’s still a production of "Don Quixote" that needs to be staged.

San Diego Opera Board Off To Slow Start

April 3
By Angela Carone
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With only one month left to right the ship, sources tell KPBS the board needs to show more progress.