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Stories by Angela Carone

'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.

Roundtable: Health Care Reform, Mayor's Race, Padres Sale

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Today on the Roundtable, reporters discuss health care reform in the Supreme Court, the San Diego mayor's race and the troubled Padres sale.

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Weekend Preview: Art After Dark, The Nervous Wreckords And New Comedy Club

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Whether you're looking for outdoor daytime adventures or you prefer indoor nighttime art, music and comedy events, we've got you covered. Here are some of this weekend’s highlights.

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SACRA / PROFANA And Choral Music For The iPod Generation

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A local choral ensemble will perform "The Little Match Girl Passion”, a 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning composition by David Lang, which fuses Bach’s “Saint Matthew Passion” with the Hans Christian Andersen short story “The Little Match Girl”.

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Kiss Statue Leads To Resignations, Disappointment

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The 25-foot sculpture of a sailor kissing a nurse may be popular with tourists on San Diego’s waterfront, but not with members of the Port’s public art committee. Today two of its members resigned in frustration.

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Weekend Preview: Nortec Collective, Paper Airplane Fest And Surf-Inspired Art

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Drama, music, anime, surf-inspired art AND paper airplanes? Start planning your weekend now.

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The 'Unconditional Surrender' Saga Continues

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The controversial statue of a sailor kissing a nurse could become a permanent fixture on San Diego’s waterfront. Last week the Port of San Diego’s Board of Commissioners voted in favor of a bronze version of the statue. The move has angered members of the Port’s new public art committee.

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New Findings In Search For Lost da Vinci

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New evidence suggests UC San Diego researchers are on the right track in their search for a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting they believe is hidden behind another mural in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.

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Local Photographer Goes Behind Famous Photographs

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San Diego photographer Tim Mantoani has been on a labor of love, making portraits of great photographers and their iconic images for the last six years.

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A Robot Star Is Born At Ion Theatre

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San Diego’s Ion Theatre in Hillcrest may be small, but they work big and bravely. This is especially true of their current production. It calls for a 10 member cast, a child actor, video and sound projections, and the biggest challenge of all – five robots.

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What's New In Local Music

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San Diego CityBeat's annual "Local Music Issue" is out today. From experimental electronica to hip-hop, music editor Peter Holslin and writer Quan Vu give us the lowdown on what's new and exciting in San Diego's music scene.

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The Car's The Thing In 'The Car Plays'

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Here in Southern California, it may seem like we spend half our lives driving. Now a local theater is asking us to spend even MORE time in our cars...watching plays.

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New Video From The Tree Ring

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Local indie darlings The Tree Ring have a new music video that's chock full of pastoral loveliness. Take a gander.

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High Tech High Students Learn Art Of Storytelling With Sound

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Seniors at High Tech High tell engaging stories using only sounds. Led by teacher and sound artist Margaret Noble, we find out what the students have to say about the experience.

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A Rap Song About Downton Abbey

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A rap song about sipping tea, property law, and all things Downton Abbey by my hero for the day, Adam WarRock.

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'Parade' At Cygnet Exposes Dark Chapter In U.S. History

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The controversial 1913 trial and conviction of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory worker accused of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia, provides the backdrop for a new production at Cygnet Theatre.

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The Music Of The American West (And A Yodel)

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The movies have taught us to imagine the American West a certain way: horses loping across open ranges, gun fights at high noon. But music also tells a story. Now, a musical tribute to the American west is coming to San Diego and KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone has a preview.

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The Drama Of War Reporting

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In the last two weeks alone, journalism has suffered the loss of three reporters covering some of the most dangerous conflicts around the world. A new production from Mo'olelo Performing Arts offers some dramatic context to these current events.

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'Three Voices' Harder Than One

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Imagine singing for an hour straight with only a few seconds to take a breath. That’s what a soprano at UCSD is doing, as she attempts to perform one of the hardest vocal works in contemporary music. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone visited her at rehearsal.

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Men In Towels At The Old Globe

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The excellent all-male cast of The Old Globe's latest drama ambitiously explores issues of privilege and race, but they do it bare chested, wrapped in towels.

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A Whale Of An Opera

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The great chase for the most famous of white whales now gets the opera treatment: "Moby-Dick" makes its West Coast premiere this weekend at the San Diego Opera.

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Weekend Preview: 'In The Wake', Chicago Symphony And The Amazing Acro-Cats

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From Shakespearean comedy and contemporary dramas that explore political, religious and personal complexities to concerts featuring the best and brightest in classical music, plus acrobatic felines, here are this weekend’s highlights.

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'Pina,' 'The Recommendation' And Other Stuff I Like Right Now

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Some cultural endorsements for you to consider, including the dance doc "Pina," a play about race and class that has men in towels, and some crazy underwater dog photography.

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John Baldessari: Can't Take National City Out Of The Boy

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How important is your hometown to who you are today? For artist John Baldessari, spending his youth in National City still impacts the way he sees the world. A new exhibit of work by the pioneering artist has opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

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Titanic Exhibit Sails Into San Diego

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2012 marks the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says a new exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum features 200 items recovered from the Titanic’s wreck site.

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'August: Osage County' Wins Best Play In 2011

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Every year San Diego’s theater critics give out awards for the best in local theater. The 2011 winners were announced last night at the Craig Noel Awards ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone was on hand for the celebration.

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Weekend Preview: New Stage And Plate Offerings

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From new theatrical productions to innovative new dining spots, there are many new things to try throughout the city this weekend.

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A Trip Through American History With Culture Clash

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Culture Clash returns to La Jolla Playhouse with a new play, "American Night: The Ballad of Juan José," which examines our collective history through the eyes of an immigrant as he studies for his U.S. citizenship test.

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The Fight To Save Salvation Mountain

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It took artist Leonard Knight almost 30 years to build a colorful mountain out of adobe and paint in the middle of the Imperial Valley desert. It’s called Salvation Mountain and it draws thousands of tourists to the area. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone finds out why a monument to religious salvation, now needs its own savior.

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Hands Will Roll At Cygnet Theatre

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One man's search for his severed hand drives the dark comedy of "A Behanding in Spokane," which makes its Southern California premiere at Cygnet Theatre.

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Weekend Preview: Taste of Opera, Mexican Institute of Sound and New Restaurants

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From an opera-inspired cooking class and new dining destinations, to live dance music from Mexico City and “transcendental folk” from Colorado, there is no shortage of things to see, hear and do in San Diego.

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Rolling With Changes At San Diego Rep

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The creative team behind San Diego Rep's new workshop musical "A Hammer, A Bell and A Song to Sing" had to be flexible and inventive to get their work on the stage.

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Chicano Park Murals Get Facelift

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Some of the original artists who painted the Chicano Park murals in the 1970s are painting there once again as part of an unprecedented renovation project to preserve the murals.

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Weekend Preview: Moby Dick, DJ Quik, And A Free Speech Anniversary

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The first weekend of the new year has something for everyone with a new film about whales, a '90s rap-duo reunion, a free speech anniversary exhibit, and much more.

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Kissing Sailor Scheduled To Depart

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For six years, a 25-foot sculpture of a sailor kissing a nurse has towered over a bay-side park in downtown San Diego. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it’s been on temporary loan and is now scheduled to depart.