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Interview: San Diego Opera Property Master Retires

April 23
By Beth Accomando
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When "Aida" closes this weekend it not only marks the end of the San Diego Opera’s 2013 season but also the end of their property master’s 25-year career. Ned W. Krumrey provides a behind the scenes glimpse of what a property master is responsible for -- everything from human sacrifices to taking out the trash.

Behind The Scenes: 'Aida'

April 19
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The opera "Aida" (opening tomorrow night at the Civic Theater and running through April 28) gets a vibrant staging thanks in part to Del Mar resident and designer Zandra Rhodes. I'll take you backstage for the first rehearsal of San Diego Opera’s production.

Review: 'I Am Not A Hipster'

April 5
By Beth Accomando
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The independent film “I Am Not A Hipster” was shot in San Diego, traveled to Sundance, and now returns home for a week run at the new Digital Gym Cinema starting today.

Music Made Miles Apart

April 4
By Angela Carone
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Some UCSD musicians will perform a concert this weekend with musicians from Massachusetts. Not that unusual — except that the concert will be on two stages: one here in San Diego, and the other in Massachusetts.

Local Pioneering Music Journalist Dead At 64

March 29
By Angela Carone
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Pioneering music critic Paul Williams died Thursday at his home in Encinitas. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone says Williams was the founder of an influential music magazine called Crawdaddy!.

Weekend Preview: VinOpera, Foxygen and Fairy Tales

March 28
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The weekend ahead offers plenty of things to do, whether you'd like to enjoy a little fine dining, catch some live music or include the kiddos.

Young Quintet Honors Parents Memory Through Music

March 28
By Angela Carone
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A San Diego string quintet has just returned from Washington D.C. where they played for members of the armed services. But it was more than a concert tour for the young quintet. It was a family trip.

Preview: 'Murder in the Cathedral'

March 27
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The murder of archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170 has been the subject of both the stage and screen. It’s also the basis of the rarely performed opera, “Murder in the Cathedral.”

The Harp: A Global Story Of Man, Music, And Medicine

March 22
By Beth Accomando
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The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad is sponsored by NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants. This weekend they open The Harp: A Global Story Of Man, Music, And Medicine.

Behind The Scenes: 'Cruzar'

March 15
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The San Diego Opera is hosting a first this Saturday. Join me for a rehearsal of “Cruzar La Cara De La Luna," the first mariachi opera.

Justin Bieber And His Faith In God Discussed At Point Loma Nazarene

Feb. 25
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Journalist, author and blogger Cathleen Falsani has written a book about pop star Justin Bieber and his faith in God.

Behind The Scenes: 'Samson And Delilah'

Feb. 15
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The San Diego Opera’s "Samson and Delilah" opens this weekend. Go behind the scenes to see what it takes to bring this Bible story to the stage.

Culture Lust’s February Finds

Feb. 2
By Alex Morales
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2013 is full of promise on the arts and culture front. Culture Lust contributor Alex Morales shares her top 10 picks for the month of February.

Midday Movies: 23rd Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Jan. 28
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New York City has the second largest Jewish population of any city in the world and is bursting with great Jewish food, brilliant Jewish artists, and some quirky Jewish politicians. So, it's fitting that one focus of this year's San Diego Jewish Film Festival should be films about New York. The festival kicks off on February 7.

Golden Tones: Saxophonist Daniel Jackson's Lifelong Quest

Jan. 25
By Angela Carone
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Every January 24 marks the beginning of Daniel Jackson Week, launching a series of concerts featuring Jackson and other local musicians.