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Stories by Angela Carone

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.

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San Diego Museum Of Art Wants You To Spend The Night

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What happens at 2 am inside a museum? This is your weekend to find out.

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'Zoot Suit' Returns To SD Rep Stage

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A modern classic, and the first Chicano play to be presented on Broadway, gets a fresh staging.

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Old Globe Offers Autism Friendly Grinch

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The Old Globe’s annual production of "Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a tradition for many San Diego families. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says this year, the Globe will make it easier for children with autism to enjoy the holiday musical.

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Playhouse Apology At Casting-Controversy Forum

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A healthy and important discussion about the casting controversy at the La Jolla Playhouse unfolded after yesterday's matinee performance of "The Nightingale." KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone was there and brings us this recap.

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Local Director Wins National Theater Grant

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One of San Diego’s local theater directors won a national grant and is heading to Washington DC. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says the grant comes with $75,000 and the chance to learn from a theater veteran.

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Casting Controversy Shadows La Jolla Playhouse's 'Nightingale'

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A new play at the La Jolla Playhouse is set in China but there are few Asians in the cast. The creators say the multi-racial cast compliments the fairy tale structure. Critics say it's another example of racial insensitivity in an industry with few opportunities for Asian actors.

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Moonlight Stage Productions: Building A Lasting Theater Community In Vista

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After 32 years as artistic director, Moonlight Stage Productions founder Kathy Brombacher is retiring. But the shows will go on in Vista's beloved outdoor amphitheater and indoor playhouse.

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Finding Humor In Uncharted Territory

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Two San Diegans take to Comic-Con to find new fans for their own creation—a comedy series for web about an unlikely topic: Antarctica.

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Leonardo da Vinci vs. Michelangelo, The Painting Wars

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If a UCSD professor is right, a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci may be hidden behind a wall in Florence. While his search continues, a play at the Old Globe explores the painting’s origins. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says those origins involve a duel, not of swords, but of paint brushes.

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Weekend Preview: 'Divine Rivalry,' The Silent Comedy And Walking Urban Food Tours

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From new theater productions to live music to walking food tours, there's no excuse to get out and play this weekend.

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Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles

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Grammy-winning artist Roberta Flack has a new album out, and is playing two shows with the San Diego Symphony this weekend.

Fire Up The Grill This Summer

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Grilling is an American pastime - on the 4th of July and all summer long. We'll get grilling tips from Sam the Cooking Guy, author of the cookbook "Just Grill This."

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Art In An Unlikely Place: An Ocean Beach Public Bathroom

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A long-awaited public restroom opens on Ocean Beach, complete with a ceiling of art.

Study Reveals Arts Impact In City And County

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A national study reveals the impact of arts spending in San Diego city and county. The national study also provides comparisons to cities and counties of comparable size.

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Weekend Preview: 'Blood and Gifts,' Encinitas Foodie Fest And Kevin Nealon

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Comedy, drama, gluttony and fairies: this weekend has it all.

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Airport's Lindbergh Mural Coming Down

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For 15 years, travelers to and from the airport have been greeted by a prominent mural of aviator Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh’s reign on the side of the airport’s commuter terminal is coming to an end.

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From Local Stage To Broadway: 'Hands On A Hardbody'

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San Diego theaters have a great track record of sending plays to Broadway. We look at the latest export, the La Jolla Playhouse's "Hands on a Hardbody," and follow the path from regional stage to the Great White Way.

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California's Foie Gras Food Fight

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On July 1st , California will be the first state in the nation to ban foie gras, which is the fatty liver of a duck or goose. It’s being banned because of the way it’s harvested, which some say is cruel to the animals. Here in San Diego, animal rights activists are declaring victory while chefs and foodies cringe in horror.

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La Jolla Playhouse-Launched 'Peter And The Starcatcher' Wins Big At Tonys

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The inventive "Peter and the Starcatcher" won five Tony awards at last night's ceremony. The story with origins in Peter Pan - but for adults! - got an early start at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2009 as part of the Page to Stage program.

San Diego Spends More On Arts Than Cities Of Same Size

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A new study reveals the impact of arts spending in San Diego city and county. The national study also provides comparisons to cities and counties of comparable size.

'Hoodoo Love' Brings The Blues To Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company

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A new play about a young woman who dreams of being a blues singer opens this month at Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company.

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Editorial Cartoonist Takes On Kiss Statue

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U-T editorial cartoonist Steve Breen provides his commentary on the now departed "Unconditional Surrender," also know as the "Kiss Statue."

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Kiss Statue Taken Down, Replacement Scheduled By End Of Year

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Workers today began removing the statue of a sailor kissing a nurse near the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum on San Diego's downtown waterfront.

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'Hands On A Hardbody' Heads To Broadway

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The musical about an endurance competition to win a truck is headed to Broadway. "Hands on a Hardbody" is currently having its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse.

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Designing A Hit Restaurant

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Today’s foodie culture has everyone talking about food and where it comes from. But it’s not just the food that makes the dining experience special. It’s also the ambiance and design of a restaurant.

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'Ramp It Up' Brings Skateboarding To The Museum Of Man

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A new exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Man celebrates the vibrancy of Native American skateboarding culture.

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Controversial 'Scottsboro Boys' At Old Globe

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"The Scottsboro Boys" may be the most controversial musical you'll see in San Diego all year.

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Trey Anastasio Talks Musicals And Hardbodies

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A real-life contest where contestants compete in a "hands-on" endurance test to win a brand-new hard body truck is the inspiration for the La Jolla Playhouse's new musical.

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Unearthing Barrio Logan's Hidden Artistic Past

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KPBS Midday Edition speaks with reporters Kelly Bennett and Angela Carone about the city's plans to restore and re-install the historic murals once housed in Barrio Logan's Aztec Brewing Co. in the '30s and '40s.

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Let's Talk Tupac: Creepy, Amazing, Or Both?

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The video of slain rapper Tupac Shakur as a hologram has gone viral since his (its) performance at Coachella Sunday night. Let's discuss - is it creepy, amazing, or both?

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Long-Hidden Brewery Art to Emerge

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After languishing in storage for a quarter-century, colorful artwork from a historic Barrio Logan brewery will soon be uncrated and seen again. This is the second in a two-part series reported together with Voice of San Diego.

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A Brewery's Vivid Artwork, Mothballed for Years

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A brewery built in Barrio Logan after Prohibition contained bright murals and colorful windows, furniture and even ceiling beams. The property is now a parking lot, and the art's been sitting in storage for more than two decades. This is the first of a two-part series reported together with Voice of San Diego.

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Conversation Swirls Around Permanent Kiss Statue

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As news spread that over half the funds have been raised for a permanent, bronze version of "Unconditional Surrender," comments on the web and social media reflect a divided public.

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$600,000 Already Raised For Permanent Kiss Statue

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Officials from the USS Midway Museum have raised over half the funds necessary to build a permanent version of "Unconditional Surrender," aka the "kiss statue," in the same spot along the Embarcadero where the current version stands.

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Weekend Preview: Taste Of Julian, Taj Mahal And 'Ripples From Walden Pond'

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Theatergoers, foodies and music lovers can all rejoice this weekend, and enjoy a variety of events and activities.

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Coachella Comes To San Diego

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The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off this weekend. But if you don't have tickets to the sold-out event, don't despair. Several of the bands are playing smaller venues here in San Diego.