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Stories by Angela Carone

Richard Dreyfuss Says Presidential Debates Reflect 'Civics Crisis'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Soweto Gospel Choir To Perform In Southeastern San Diego

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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'

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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

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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

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

The Photographers Behind Famous Photographs At MCASD

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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

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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

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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

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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 Airports'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Park

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Playhouse Production

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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