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Tease photo for San Diego Opera Board Off To Slow Start

San Diego Opera Board Off To Slow Start

April 3
By Angela Carone

With only one month left to right the ship, sources tell KPBS the board needs to show more progress.

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San Diego Opera Extends Final Act

March 31
By Angela Carone

Opera closure postponed by two weeks and board opts to salvage 2015 anniversary season.

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Drama At San Diego Opera Enters Second Act

March 31
By Angela Carone

Directors of the San Diego Opera meet Monday to reexamine their vote to shutter the venerable arts institution. Some board members say they didn't have all the information they needed, including an internal investigation into management's tactics.

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Balboa Park Centennial Committee Members Apologize For Failure

March 24
By Angela Carone

The committee in charge of planning a yearlong party in 2015 at Balboa Park spent $2.6 million that came from taxpayers, and now the group is out of business. KPBS interviewed committee members, museum leaders and community members to find out what went wrong.

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MCASD La Jolla Chooses Architect For Expansion

March 14
By Angela Carone

MCASD has chosen New York-based Selldorf Architects to design an expansion planned for the La Jolla museum.

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Del Mar House Provides Artists Sanctuary, For Now

March 3
By Angela Carone

In an enclave in Del Mar, a group of artists have transformed a dated, rundown home into an artist community and gallery space. But they don’t own the house, and the house has a date with the wrecking ball.

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UC San Diego Researchers Try To Quiet Noisy Hospitals

Feb. 25
By Angela Carone

Hospitals can be noisy places, which makes it tough for patients to sleep and heal. At a UCSD lab, researchers are using technology to cut through the clamor and create some peace and quiet in clinical settings.

Tease photo for Ayad Akhtar's Muslim-American Culture Clash Comes To La Jolla Playhouse

Ayad Akhtar's Muslim-American Culture Clash Comes To La Jolla Playhouse

Feb. 14
By Angela Carone

A play about clashing generations in a Muslim family opens at the La Jolla Playhouse. “The Who and the What” was written by Ayad Akhtar, who won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for drama.

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Critics Honor Best In San Diego Theater

Feb. 11
By Angela Carone

A musical that premiered in San Diego and is now on Broadway took home top honors at the 2013 Craig Noel Awards, which celebrates the best in San Diego theater.

Tease photo for Leonard Knight, Creator of Salvation Mountain, Dies At 82

Leonard Knight, Creator of Salvation Mountain, Dies At 82

Feb. 10
By Angela Carone

Leonard Knight devoted his life to painting a desert mountain that carried the message 'God is Love.' He died Monday in El Cajon.