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Stories by Angela Carone

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From Juvenile Hall To The Stage: A Young Playwright's Journey

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As any seasoned playwright will tell you, writing a play is hard enough. Getting it to the stage is a real feat. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone spoke with a young woman who wrote a play while serving time in juvenile hall. Now that play will be staged at the Lyceum Theater.

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'The Bluest Eye' Focuses On Issues Of Beauty And Personal Identity

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Two San Diego theaters are collaborating on a production of the play adaptation of Toni Morrison's acclaimed first novel. "The Bluest Eye" tells the story of a young black girl struggling with her own personal identity in 1940s Ohio.

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Golden Tones: Saxophonist Daniel Jackson's Lifelong Quest

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Every January 24 marks the beginning of Daniel Jackson Week, launching a series of concerts featuring Jackson and other local musicians.

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California's Gold Rush Lives On At Temecula Valley Museum

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A new exhibit explores the untold stories of our state's Gold Rush through photos and artifacts. And if you thought panning for gold is a thing of the past, guess again. Gold prospecting is still alive and well.

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Facebook More Memorable Than Books Or Faces

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There are roughly 30 million updates posted to Facebook over the course of an hour. People share what they’re eating or their favorite movie. A new study out of UC San Diego has some surprising things to say about how memorable those updates really are.

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Alice In Wonderland Mural Discovered On SDSU Campus

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Archeologists often have to be great detectives. A professor at San Diego State has used his detective skills to find hidden historic murals on the university’s campus. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone says he’s discovered a new one, featuring a beloved character from children’s literature.

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'An American Story' Tells The Tale Of Lincoln's Final Hours

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From movies to books, the life of Abraham Lincoln continues to fascinate many. And a new one-man play explores Lincoln’s last day from the perspective of the doctor who tended to him in his final hours.

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Sale of Homemade Cookies Now Legal

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As of January 1st, some foods prepared in a home kitchen can be sold at places like local farmers markets.

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2012: Top Arts Stories

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KPBS takes a look at the top art and culture stories in San Diego with reporters Angela Carone and Beth Accomando.

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Preparing For The Return Of The Kiss Statue

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Starting in January, crews will begin preparing a waterfront park for the return of the "kiss statue."

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Opening A Door Into Childhood Memory

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An artist enlists the children of City Heights to create an installation for the whole community. Warning: some of this content is unbearably cute.

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The Words That Defined 2012

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Grant Barrett, co-host of public radio's "A Way With Words," takes a look back at some of the new words and phrases that developed over the past year.

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Ravi Shankar, Sitar Virtuoso, Dies At 92

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Shankar was responsible for making Indian classical music popular in the West, collaborating with artists as diverse as the Beatles and Yehudi Menuhin.

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Rap Star Snoop Dogg To Play Intimate San Diego Venue

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The Belly Up in Solana Beach is one of the more intimate venues to see music locally. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says that’s why it was a bit of a surprise to hear that the rap star Snoop Dogg would take its stage for two sold-out shows starting tonight.

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'Rocky' Composer To Conduct Symphony Pops Concerts

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Oscar and Emmy winner Bill Conti will take over as the San Diego Symphony’s new principal pops conductor. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the veteran composer is best known for his score to a classic 70s movie.

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Orchestra Nova Closes Its Doors

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The chamber group has filed for bankruptcy and is closing down.

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On San Diego Stages This Holiday Season

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It’s that time of year when an Ebenezer Scrooge is likely to be found on a stage somewhere near you. But it’s not just old standbys like "A Christmas Carol." In a diverse theater community like San Diego’s, you can also see fresh new plays by up-and-coming playwrights.

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Young Choir Prevails Despite Orchestra Nova's Troubles

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When the chamber group Orchestra Nova canceled its season this fall, it wasn’t only the audience who lost out. Smaller music groups scheduled to partner with the orchestra suddenly faced a gaping hole in their own season. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone looks at how one choir regrouped to present a holiday classic.

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Stories From 'The Far East' (East County That Is)

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A new literary/art project dubbed The Far East Project is on a mission to create "a people’s history of East County” with collected personal narratives, poetry, photography and prose.

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Chef Bernard Shares His Thanksgiving Secrets

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The celebrated La Jolla chef provides his insider tips and favorite recipes to help your Thanksgiving meal preparations go smoothly.

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Coronado-Based Author Wins Literary Award

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The author of "Seating Arrangements" has won a prestigious literary award for writers under 30. It's her debut novel.

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'Behold, America!' Showcases The History Of American Art

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A new exhibition at three San Diego museums celebrates American art over the last three centuries.

Pulling Back The Curtain On The Mayor's Race

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The San Diego mayor’s race was expensive, hard fought and by most standards, nasty. The campaign strategists — the men behind the candidates — are paid to shape the persona and mould the message.

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New Musical Based On Flaming Lips Album

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A new musical at the La Jolla Playhouse was inspired by the music of alternative rock band The Flaming Lips. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says" Jersey Boys" director Des McAnuff worked with the band to translate "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" to the stage.

Lightner Wins; Dems Control SD Council

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Sherri Lightner has beaten Ray Ellis, 53 percent to 47 percent, in San Diego City Council District 1. Win means Democrats retain their majority.

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Are San Diego's Theaters Haunted?

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Ghosts may come out on Halloween, but if you want to know where they live year-round, consider our local theaters. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone goes ghost hunting on San Diego’s stages.

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Jung-Ho Pak Talks About Resigning From Orchestra Nova

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When Jung-Ho Pak resigned as Orchestra Nova’s conductor and artistic director, it set off a domino effect. First the season opening concerts were canceled. Last week, the entire season was canceled. At this point, the future of the orchestra is uncertain. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone spoke with Jung-Ho Pak about his reasons for leaving.

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Orchestra Nova Cancels Remaining Concerts

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Orchestra Nova has canceled the remaining concerts in the 2012-2013 season after sudden resignation of conductor and impasse in labor talks with local musicians union.

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African Restaurant Week Continues Through Weekend

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San Diego's inaugural week-long celebration of African cuisine continues through Sunday. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone visits one of the restaurants participating in African Restaurant Week to find out what's cooking.

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Artist Wes Bruce Enshrines Memories At Lux Art Institute

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We all have a room in the house we grew up in that is special to us. Just thinking of it can stir up memories. That human connection to an actual building is the basis for an artist’s installation at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas.

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Orchestra Nova Artistic Director Resigns, Concerts Canceled

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Orchestra Nova artistic director and conductor Jung-Ho Pak has resigned after six years of leadership. The chamber group has canceled this weekend's season opening concerts. Nova is in the midst of a contentious contract dispute with the local musicians union.

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Video Interview: Old Globe Hires New Artistic Director

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The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park has appointed a new artistic director after a year long vacancy. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the person now responsible for the theater’s artistic vision is a prominent Shakespeare expert.

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Orchestra Nova Contract Talks Devolve

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Orchestra Nova and the local musicians union have yet to sign a labor contract even though the first concert is just over a week away. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says talks have reached a particularly divisive point.

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Patti Smith On Writing, Poetry And Music

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Writer, performer and visual artist Patti Smith returns to San Diego for two different performances this weekend: a reading of her poetry and best-selling memoir "Just Kids" on Saturday and a concert with her rock band on Sunday.

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La Jolla Playhouse Stages Mamet's Classic 'Glengarry Glen Ross'

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La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley talks about the Playhouse's current season, including a new staging of David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning "Glengarry Glen Ross."

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Weekend Preview: Tour De Fat, Adams Avenue Street Fair, Oktoberfest And More

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From outdoor festivals to an indoor feast, this weekend is chock-full of events to celebrate the beginning of fall (and soak up the endless summer sun).

Local Arts And Culture Leaders Share Their Wish List For New Mayor

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Local arts and culture leaders weigh in on how a new mayor could make San Diego’s arts and culture community better.

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Talks Fail To Resolve Dispute Between Orchestra And Union

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Orchestra Nova and the musicians union met yesterday to resolve contract negotiations that stalled last month. No agreement was reached and both sides left frustrated.

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San Diego Public Market Under Way

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San Diego has joined the ranks of cities with a public market. Seattle has one, the historic Pike Place, and San Francisco has the Ferry Building. An indoor market with permanent food and produce vendors will open in San Diego next spring. The first phase is under way and open to the public.

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Ion Theatre Reimagines A Classic Play And Sets It In San Diego

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Hillcrest's Ion Theatre presents its world premiere production of "Julia," a radical reworking of August Strindberg's classic play "Miss Julie." But instead of 19th-century Sweden as the backdrop, the drama is set in 1970s San Diego.

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Orchestra Nova At Impasse With Local Musicians Union

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San Diego’s Orchestra Nova says they are at an impasse in contract negotiations with the local musicians union. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the orchestra is making an unusual demand and it’s become one of the major sticking points.

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'Tag Project' Brings To Light A Dark Time In U.S. History

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A local artist's work honors the approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, an event often forgotten by many.

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Art Fair Relocates To Balboa Park

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The Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair is the place for galleries and artists to vie for the attention of local art collectors. This is the fourth year for the fair, which has changed locations three times. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the art fair will be held in the city’s cultural heart - Balboa Park - in a little-known building used for competitive badminton.

Inaugural 'Medium Festival Of Photography' Kicks Off This Weekend

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San Diego's inaugural photography festival provides events and educational opportunities for photographers to come together, participate in workshops and share their craft.

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Calling All Liars To Old Town

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If you consider yourself a good liar, why not test your tall tales against other liars? This weekend, an actual liars contest will take place in Old Town as part of TwainFest. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the day-long festival celebrates Mark Twain and his love of the lie.

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Legendary Comedian David Steinberg Takes The Playhouse Stage

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Celebrated comedian David Steinberg will share his personal stories and reflect on the difficulty and delight of making people laugh in a new one-man show at the La Jolla Playhouse.

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Pronouns In Books Match Gender Status Shifts

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Cultural products like books, movies and song lyrics can tell us a lot about society and how it changes over time. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says a new study from San Diego State looks at how books reflect changing gender roles.

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Artist Explores Growing Up In 1980s City Heights

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An artist who grew up in the east San Diego neighborhood of City Heights has turned that childhood experience into art. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the work features the sounds of urban life in the 1980s, at the dawn of video games and hip hop.

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'Chorus Line' Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies At 68

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Celebrated stage and film composer Marvin Hamlisch also served as principal pops conductor for the San Diego Symphony.

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Museum Denies Role In Medical Marijuana Hoax

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In a statement, San Diego Museum of Art says it did not pay for or support a hoax targeting the US Attorney's office.