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Stories by Angela Carone

Richard Dreyfuss Says Presidential Debates Reflect 'Civics Crisis'

Richard Dreyfuss Says Presidential Debates Reflect 'Civics Crisis'

April 14
By Angela Carone

The Encinitas resident and Oscar-winning actor received an award Thursday in La Jolla from the National Conflict Resolution Center for his efforts to reinstate civics in public education.

Jason Alexander Sings Show Tunes With San Diego Symphony

Jason Alexander Sings Show Tunes With San Diego Symphony

April 8
By Angela Carone

Best known for playing George Costanza on the sitcom "Seinfeld," Jason Alexander is also a song-and-dance man.

San Diego Opera Hits The Road To Learn What San Diegans Want To Hear

San Diego Opera Hits The Road To Learn What San Diegans Want To Hear

March 31
By Angela Carone

The company will stop by Balboa Park, La Jolla, Carlsbad and Chula Vista to hear what locals like and don't like about opera.

Local Students Get Free Ride To UC San Diego Jazz Camp

Local Students Get Free Ride To UC San Diego Jazz Camp

March 29
By Angela Carone

Four students have received full-tuition scholarships to the prestigious program, where they'll be mentored by internationally renowned artists.

Founders Of San Diego Rep Tell Theater's Origin Story

Founders Of San Diego Rep Tell Theater's Origin Story

March 22
By Angela Carone

Doug Jacobs and Sam Woodhouse founded San Diego Repertory Theatre 40 years ago. We'll learn about the theater's history and its latest production, about R. Buckminster Fuller.

San Diego REP Brings Back Play About R. Buckminster Fuller

San Diego REP Brings Back Play About R. Buckminster Fuller

March 18
By Angela Carone

"The '60s was so chaotic and troubling, and here’s like your grandfather saying, 'It’s ok, we can fix this,'" playwright D.W. Jacobs says about the architect, systems engineer and inventor.

Walter Pomeroy Is San Diego's Everyman Art Collector

Walter Pomeroy Is San Diego's Everyman Art Collector

March 11
By Angela Carone

A new exhibit at downtown San Diego's Central Library features the mid-century art collection of San Diegan Walter Pomeroy, who amassed the collection over years with little money.

Saying Goodbye To 'Downton Abbey' And The Dowager Countess

Saying Goodbye To 'Downton Abbey' And The Dowager Countess

March 4
By Angela Carone

One of the best reasons to watch "Downton Abbey" over the last six seasons was the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Just ask the internet.

'Serial' Podcast Creators To Take San Diego Audience Behind The Scenes

'Serial' Podcast Creators To Take San Diego Audience Behind The Scenes

March 1
By Angela Carone

The creators of the popular podcast "Serial" will be in San Diego Wednesday to give a live performance at downtown's Balboa Theatre.

Photographer Sebastião Salgado To Speak In San Diego

Photographer Sebastião Salgado To Speak In San Diego

Feb. 23
By Angela Carone

Accompanying the Brazilian photographer's lecture is an exhibit of Salgado's work at the San Diego Museum of Art.

San Diego Theatre Week Makes Its Debut

San Diego Theatre Week Makes Its Debut

Feb. 22
By Angela Carone

San Diego’s first-ever Theatre Week starts Monday and runs through the end of the month.

Who Will Win The Oscar For Best Original Score?

Who Will Win The Oscar For Best Original Score?

Feb. 19
By Angela Carone

An Oceanside-based film composer analyzes the five contenders for best original score at this year's Academy Awards.

North Park's Claire de Lune Coffee Shop Closes For Good

North Park's Claire de Lune Coffee Shop Closes For Good

Feb. 17
By Angela Carone, Matthew Bowler

Claire de Lune staked its claim in North Park before the neighborhood became the trendy hub it is now. But the popularity it helped jumpstart is ultimately what drew customers away.

UC San Diego Professor's Theater Piece Broadcast In Iran

UC San Diego Professor's Theater Piece Broadcast In Iran

Feb. 11
By Angela Carone

BBC Persian will broadcast a dramatic work by a UC San Diego professor to more than 14 million people worldwide.

Local Theater Critics Award Best In San Diego Theater

Local Theater Critics Award Best In San Diego Theater

Feb. 8
By Angela Carone

The La Jolla Playhouse was the big winner at this year's Craig Noel Awards for excellence in local theater.

La Jolla Playhouse's 'Guards At The Taj' Is One Bloody Funny Comedy

La Jolla Playhouse's 'Guards At The Taj' Is One Bloody Funny Comedy

Feb. 5
By Angela Carone

Despite all the blood, "Guards at the Taj" is a comedy. The show runs through Feb. 28 at the La Jolla Playhouse.

A Parody of Real Housewives Skewers San Diego

A Parody of Real Housewives Skewers San Diego

Feb. 1
By Angela Carone

"The Realish Housewives of San Diego: A Parody" opens at the Balboa Theatre this week. It runs for three nights.

William Shatner Brings One-Man Show to San Diego

William Shatner Brings One-Man Show to San Diego

Jan. 27
By Angela Carone

"Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It" runs for one night only, Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.

Black Hair Care Pioneer Subject Of Escondido Museum Exhibit

Black Hair Care Pioneer Subject Of Escondido Museum Exhibit

Jan. 26
By Angela Carone

San Diegan Willie Morrow's career and collection of hair care memorabilia are the centerpiece of a new exhibit about the history and culture surrounding African-American hair.

National City Native Wins Prestigious Newbery Medal

National City Native Wins Prestigious Newbery Medal

Jan. 12
By Angela Carone

Matt de la Peña has won the 2016 Newbery Medal for his children's book "Last Stop on Market Street."

San Diego's First Theatre Week Launches In February

San Diego's First Theatre Week Launches In February

Jan. 8
By Angela Carone

San Diego's Restaurant Week has become so popular that a local arts organization is starting a San Diego Theatre Week in February.

A Chance To Win A Tiny Desk Concert At NPR

A Chance To Win A Tiny Desk Concert At NPR

Jan. 5
By Angela Carone

NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts is launching a 2016 contest for up-and-coming musicians. The entry period begins next week.

Culture Shock's Hip-Hop 'Nutcracker' Returns To Spreckels Theatre

Culture Shock's Hip-Hop 'Nutcracker' Returns To Spreckels Theatre

Dec. 31
By Angela Carone

Cap off the holiday season with a real dance party at "A Culture Shock's Nutcracker" this weekend.

Kensington Video Reopens — With Winnie And Juice

Kensington Video Reopens — With Winnie And Juice

Dec. 29
By Angela Carone

After a brief closure, the popular Kensington Video gives the video rental business another try.

Soweto Gospel Choir To Perform In Southeastern San Diego

Soweto Gospel Choir To Perform In Southeastern San Diego

Dec. 18
By Angela Carone

The gospel choir from the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa will perform a holiday show this Sunday at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center.

Behind The Scenes Of Sensory Friendly Production Of 'The Grinch'

Behind The Scenes Of Sensory Friendly Production Of 'The Grinch'

Dec. 13
By Angela Carone

The Old Globe adjusts their production of "Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!" to make it easier for families with kids on the autism spectrum.

Don't Miss San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Show

Don't Miss San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Show

Dec. 11
By Angela Carone

The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus stages the holiday show "Jingle" this weekend at the Balboa Theatre.

La Jolla Playhouse, Museum of Contemporary Art Win NEA Awards

La Jolla Playhouse, Museum of Contemporary Art Win NEA Awards

Dec. 8
By Angela Carone

Nine local arts organizations will receive funds from the federal agency for programs in 2016.

The Photographers Behind Famous Photographs At MCASD

The Photographers Behind Famous Photographs At MCASD

Dec. 2
By Angela Carone

We’ve all seen the famous photograph of the Afghan girl on the cover of National Geographic. But have you seen the man who took it? Now you can, in a new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

'Hugo' Writer’s New Book Traces Generations Of Theatrical Family

'Hugo' Writer’s New Book Traces Generations Of Theatrical Family

Nov. 24
By Angela Carone

La Jolla resident Brian Selznick, author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and "Wonderstruck" has a new illustrated book for young people. It's called "The Marvels."

San Diego Loses Albie's Beef Inn And Its Nude Portraits

San Diego Loses Albie's Beef Inn And Its Nude Portraits

Nov. 13
By Angela Carone, Katie Schoolov

There's no place like Albie's Beef Inn in San Diego. The old-school steakhouse and piano bar will shut down for good at the end of December after being in operation for more than 50 years.

Rock 'n' Roll Mural Unveiled At San Diego State Library

Rock 'n' Roll Mural Unveiled At San Diego State Library

Oct. 29
By Angela Carone

San Diego State leaders unveiled a mural Thursday that was saved from the wrecking ball four years ago.

San Diego Airport To Host Music Ensemble Performing 'Music For Airp...

San Diego Airport To Host Music Ensemble Performing 'Music For Airports'

Oct. 26
By Angela Carone

Progressive music ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform Brian Eno's "Music For Airports" in the San Diego International Airport's Terminal 2. San Diego's airport will be the first in the U.S. to host the ensemble.

New Play Looks At Judy Garland's Tragic Life

New Play Looks At Judy Garland's Tragic Life

Oct. 23
By Angela Carone

Intrepid Theatre Company is staging "End of the Rainbow," a play (with music) about the last six weeks of Judy Garland's life.

What To See In The San Diego Museum of Art's Music Exhibit

What To See In The San Diego Museum of Art's Music Exhibit

Oct. 21
By Angela Carone

The new "Art of Music" exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art is big, with more than 200 items. Here are some highlights to focus on.

New San Diego Opera Chief Implicated In Former Company's Shut Down

New San Diego Opera Chief Implicated In Former Company's Shut Down

Oct. 12
By Angela Carone

The new executive director of the San Diego Opera is being blamed for the surprise closure of his former employer, the Gotham Chamber Opera company in New York City.

New Exhibit Looks At Frank Lloyd Wright's Legacy In San Diego

New Exhibit Looks At Frank Lloyd Wright's Legacy In San Diego

Sept. 25
By Angela Carone

The La Jolla Historical Society opens an exhibit exploring Frank Lloyd Wright's legacy through the work of San Diego architects who studied with him at Taliesin.

A Pair Of Lucky San Diegans Going To See Pope

A Pair Of Lucky San Diegans Going To See Pope

Sept. 22
By Angela Carone

Two San Diegans won tickets to watch Pope Francis address congress on Thursday at the U.S. Capitol building.

State Craft Icons On View At Mingei International Museum In Balboa ...

State Craft Icons On View At Mingei International Museum In Balboa Park

Sept. 21
By Angela Carone

The Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park is asking: what craft item represents your home state? A new exhibit called "Made in America" looks at iconic craft pieces from all 50 states.

SDSU Police Investigate Campus Burglary, Sexual Battery

SDSU Police Investigate Campus Burglary, Sexual Battery

Sept. 14
By Angela Carone

SDSU police are looking into an alleged burglary and sexual battery involving four suspects in a campus residence hall.

Picture This: San Diego Artists, Curators Face Off In Softball Game

Picture This: San Diego Artists, Curators Face Off In Softball Game

Sept. 11
By Angela Carone

A team of San Diego artists will take the field against a team of curators and museum directors this Sunday in a softball showdown.

Don Bachardy's Hollywood Portraits Make County Debut In Chula Vista

Don Bachardy's Hollywood Portraits Make County Debut In Chula Vista

Sept. 9
By Angela Carone

Don Bachardy’s portraits of artists, actors and other cultural figures will be on view at the Southwestern College Art Gallery in Chula Vista.

Creation Museum Again Denied Membership In San Diego Museum Council

Creation Museum Again Denied Membership In San Diego Museum Council

Sept. 8
By Angela Carone

The Creation and Earth History Museum has again been denied membership in the San Diego Museum Council. The museum's director said the denial is based on prejudice.

Lost Prophet Of Civil Rights Movement Is Focus Of New La Jolla Play...

Lost Prophet Of Civil Rights Movement Is Focus Of New La Jolla Playhouse Production

Sept. 7
By Angela Carone

A play about the life and contributions of little-known civil rights activist Bayard Rustin is getting a world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Exhibit Celebrates Lost Architecture Of Movie Box Offices

Exhibit Celebrates Lost Architecture Of Movie Box Offices

Sept. 4
By Angela Carone

The movie box office is a thing of the past. A new exhibit of photographs celebrates their architectural beauty.

San Diego State Launches Community Meetings On Campus Sexual Assault

San Diego State Launches Community Meetings On Campus Sexual Assault

Aug. 27
By Angela Carone

The first in a series of community meetings on sexual violence was held Thursday at San Diego State University. The monthly series for students and staff is called "Let’s Talk."

Rare Shostakovich Concerts Come To La Jolla SummerFest

Rare Shostakovich Concerts Come To La Jolla SummerFest

Aug. 19
By Angela Carone

As part of the SummerFest music festival, the La Jolla Music Society is presenting a weekend of chamber music by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich.

New Smartphone App Helps Visitors Navigate Balboa Park

New Smartphone App Helps Visitors Navigate Balboa Park

Aug. 14
By Angela Carone

There's a new smartphone app to help San Diegans and visitors navigate Balboa Park. It even helps you find your car!

New Rap Album About Southeast San Diego Addresses Violence and Hope

New Rap Album About Southeast San Diego Addresses Violence and Hope

Aug. 7
By Angela Carone

A group of hip hop artists from Southeast San Diego have put out a CD called "Reclaiming the Community." They did it in response to recent police violence across the country but also as a way to inspire people in their community.

'Frozen' Composers Create New Musical At La Jolla Playhouse

'Frozen' Composers Create New Musical At La Jolla Playhouse

Aug. 6
By Angela Carone

The husband and wife who composed the music for the Disney hit "Frozen" have created an new musical getting a world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse.

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