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New Nonprofit Group Wants To Revitalize Starlight Bowl In Balboa Park

New Nonprofit Group Wants To Revitalize Starlight Bowl In Balboa Park

Aug. 10
By Beth Accomando

The Starlight Bowl was home for more than half a century to San Diego Civic Light Opera, later known as Starlight Musical Theatre. But in 2012 that organization folded and the venue fell into disrepair. Now there's a community initiative to bring back the Starlight Bowl.

Old Globe Managing Director Leaving For Position In New York

Old Globe Managing Director Leaving For Position In New York

Aug. 8
By City News Service

Michael Murphy has been managing director of the Old Globe for four years, and served as general manager for the previous nine.

Notes From Steve Martin's Conversation At The Globe

Notes From Steve Martin's Conversation At The Globe

Aug. 5
By Nina Garin

Steve Martin and Barry Edelstein spent an evening discussing friendship, creativity and the life span of jokes.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Of Élan And Last-Chance Plays

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Of Élan And Last-Chance Plays

Aug. 5
By Nina Garin

The Art of Élan returns, we pretend we're on a Broadway stage and we say goodbye to some popular plays.

San Diego Opera's 'Listening Tour' Asked What Opera Means To People

San Diego Opera's 'Listening Tour' Asked What Opera Means To People

Aug. 5
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

San Diego Opera General Director David Bennett has been on a "listening tour" to find out what San Diegans think about opera. Here are the results.

Comedy Troupe Finds Humor In Fraught Election

Comedy Troupe Finds Humor In Fraught Election

Aug. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

“Free Speech (While Supplies Last)," a new show by improv group Second City at the La Jolla Playhouse, focuses on the 2016 presidential race with sketches skewering Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and cable news.

San Diego Opera's David Bennett Enters Second Year As General Director

San Diego Opera's David Bennett Enters Second Year As General Director

Aug. 1
By Beth Accomando, Matthew Bowler

San Diego Opera has survived some tumultuous times but as David Bennett enters his second year as general director the future of opera in San Diego looks strong.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Savages And Vengeful Barbers

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Savages And Vengeful Barbers

July 29
By Nina Garin

This weekend's top arts events include everything from (fake) blood and sequins to local art and post-punk.

Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Extended — Again

Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Extended — Again

July 25
By Nina Garin

The Old Globe's extending dates for Steve Martin's newest play, "Meteor Shower." And it hasn't even opened yet.

San Diego Philanthropist Conrad Prebys Dies

San Diego Philanthropist Conrad Prebys Dies

July 25
By City News Service, Brooke Ruth

San Diego philanthropist Conrad Prebys, whose donations have supported major projects in San Diego, has died of cancer.

Hip-Hop Production 'The Best Goodbye' Hits San Diego Stage

Hip-Hop Production 'The Best Goodbye' Hits San Diego Stage

July 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The community theater group Circle Circle Dot Dot presents “The Best Goodbye,” a drama by San Diego playwright Gill Sotu. The play opens Saturday.

A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

A Pair Of Geeky Fringe Festival Musicals Get Restaged During Comic-Con

July 19
By Beth Accomando

A long time ago in a galaxy known as MGM, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland used to rally a ragtag crew of neighborhood kids to put on a show. That spirit also fuels a youthful theater company called Turning Tydes, which serves up a pair of geeky, do-it-yourself musical mash-ups that will run during Comic-Con.

Podcast Episode 84: Turning Tydes Serves Up Geeky Musical Mash-Ups

Podcast Episode 84: Turning Tydes Serves Up Geeky Musical Mash-Ups

July 15
By Beth Accomando

If Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were geeks, they would be putting on a "Hobbits" version of "Les Mis" or a "Star Wars" take on "The Phantom of the Opera." That's what Turning Tydes is doing at Comic-Con.

KPBS/Arts Three-Line Review: 'Sense and Sensibility'

KPBS/Arts Three-Line Review: 'Sense and Sensibility'

July 15
By Nina Garin

All you need to know about The Old Globe's new musical, "Sense and Sensibility," . . . in three sentences.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Treks And A 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Art Treks And A 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

July 8
By Nina Garin

Art tour or musical satire? Saturday night will be so jam-packed, you'll have to split your time or make some very difficult choices.