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Homegrown Musician Performs With Daft Punk At Grammys

Jan. 24
By Angela Carone
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A musician who grew up in San Diego will be on stage this weekend at the Grammy Awards. The bass guitarist had a role in one of the biggest hits of the year.

Tim Mays Talks 25 Years Of Running The Casbah

Jan. 13
By Angela Carone
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For fans of alternative rock music, The Casbah on Kettner Boulevard had been a promised land for 25 years. We talk to co-founder and owner Tim Mays about The Casbah's anniversary.

San Diego's Casbah Celebrates 25 Years Of Music

Jan. 7
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San Diego's iconic music venue, the Casbah is turning 25 in January, and it's throwing a monthlong party to mark the milestone.

San Diego Symphony CEO To Step Down Next Year

Dec. 17
By Angela Carone
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San Diego Symphony CEO Edward "Ward" Gill will step down when his contract ends in September 2014.

Jacobs Center Concert Series Aims To Stimulate SE San Diego's Economy

Dec. 16
By Claire Trageser
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A new concert series is coming to the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in southeastern San Diego.

San Diego Symphony Composing Music Inspired By Crowdsourcing

Dec. 9
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The San Diego Symphony asked everyday San Diegans to send in videos of their music to help inspire an original orchestral composition about San Diego.

Review: 'The Punk Singer'

Dec. 5
By Beth Accomando
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“The Punk Singer” (opening Dec. 6 at the Digital Gym Cinema) is a documentary focusing on Kathleen Hanna, the dynamic lead singer of Bikini Kill. She was a feminist and activist who mysteriously stopped singing in 2005.

San Diego Symphony Steps Onto Bigger Stages

Oct. 18
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Symphony heads to Carnegie Hall and an overseas tour for the first time. Both trips are important milestones in the orchestra's growth.

San Diego Symphony Space Gets New Name

Oct. 11
By Angela Carone
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The San Diego Symphony has a new home. It’s the same building, but it’s now called the Jacobs Music Center, in honor of an historic gift of support.

San Diego Blues Man Tomcat Courtney Opens Up About His Life And Career

Oct. 10
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San Diego music legend, Tomcat Courtney stops by KPBS to tell stories and sing some songs.

Weekend Preview: From Adams Avenue Street Fair To An International Book Fair

Sept. 26
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Summer is over, but that doesn't mean the fun is done — if you're into festivals, music and books, there's plenty to choose from this weekend.

Adventurous Music At Carlsbad Music Festival

Sept. 20
By Angela Carone
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Getting top-notch musicians to San Diego is a little easier when you can offer a beachside perch. For 10 years, the Carlsbad Music Festival has featured cutting-edge composers and musicians from Southern California and around the country.

Weekend Preview: Bike the Boulevard, Kinetic Art, Carlsbad Music Fest And Barrio Art Jam

Sept. 19
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Music, bikes and a dash of wonderfully bizarre art — it's all what's in store for this weekend.

Female Mariachi Musicians In Male-Dominated Artform

Sept. 6
By Angela Carone
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A new exhibit shows women have been participating in mariachi music for over 100 years with little recognition.

Will Military Spouses Choir Make Next Round Of 'America's Got Talent'? (Video)

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The wives of service members from around the country have united to perform as the singing group "American Military Spouses Choir." The ladies have made it as far as the semifinals on the TV show "America's Got Talent." But will Tuesday night's performance be their last on the show?