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San Diego Band, The Routine Brings The Funk

April 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Routine joins KPBS Midday Edition on Tuesday with performances of "Funk Like This" and "Babylon Love."

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San Diego Musicians Vie For NPR Tiny Desk Fame

April 23
By Michael Lipkin

NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts have attracted performers from Adele to Chance the Rapper, putting on shows inside the newsroom. This year, more than 40 amateur musicians from San Diego and Imperial Valley are hoping for a ticket to Washington, D.C. and NPR fame.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Spaces And Places

April 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend celebrates some of San Diego’s most beloved spaces and places, like Chicano Park and the former Sherwood Auditorium.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Coachella Edition

April 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is considered one of the quintessential music events in the country, and getting Beyoncé as a headliner is just one of the reasons why.

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Latest Ken Classics Week Looks Mainly To 1960s

April 11
By Beth Accomando

Landmark’s Ken Cinema kicks off another week of classics, this time there’s an emphasis on films from the 1960s.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Jay Gatsby, Sean Penn And Branford Marsalis

April 6
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

It's a literary weekend with a ballet inspired by "The Great Gatsby" and a book reading by actor Sean Penn, plus musician Branford Marsalis returns for a classical music concert.

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San Diego Museum Of Art Hosts Screening Of 'All Night Long'

April 5
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Museum of Art may not be the first place you think of for a movie, but it has an ongoing film series and Thursday night's film, "All Night Long," mixes jazz and Shakespeare.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: 'The Phantom' Returns, And So Does Tommy Wiseau

March 30
By Alison St John, Nina Garin

This weekend brings some theatrical and pop culture reunions, as well as an evening of meditative noise.

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Sixth Annual DNA New Works Project Kicks Off Thursday

March 22
By Beth Accomando

For the sixth year, La Jolla Playhouse serves up its DNA New Works Project, part of its new play development initiative. They will hold readings of four new works beginning Thursday.

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'American Mariachi' Explores The Transformative Power Of Music

March 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

"American Mariachi," a new play opening Friday at the Old Globe, follows a teenage girl's quest to form an all-female mariachi group while transforming the lives of those around her.

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San Diego Opera Journeys Down River With 'Florencia En El Amazonas'

March 16
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

San Diego Opera opens the Gabriel Garcia Marquez inspired "Florencia en el Amazonas" this weekend. Go behind the scenes to find out what role a conductor plays in bringing an opera to life.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Local Music Awards

March 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

The San Diego Music Awards is a celebration of local music and a night when bands from a variety of genres are honored for their work.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Classics And Standards

March 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about the classics: a beloved ballet, a timeless band and a long-held Japanese tradition.

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San Diego's Singing Bus Driver Auditions For America's Got Talent

March 5
By Katie Schoolov

A 66-year-old bus driver started singing for his passengers in 2017, hoping his music would help bring back memories and joy for the seniors he drives. Now, he's started performing on stage, and his fans have convinced him to audition for America's Got Talent.

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Musician Matt Costa Finds Inspiration Up And Down California Coast

March 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

It’s not often that the worst thing to happen to you actually changes your life for the better. But that’s what happened to Laguna Beach singer-songwriter Matt Costa.

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