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Carissa Casares

Contributor through June 2013

Carissa Casares produces arts and culture segments and contributes web posts for KPBS Midday Edition.

She graduated in 2009 from San Diego State University with a degree in journalism and a minor in English. At SDSU she was a regular contributor to the on-campus newspaper, The Daily Aztec.

Her freelance work has been published in San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Uptown News, the Urbanist and Pacific San Diego Magazine.

Carissa is a San Diego native.

Recent Stories

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Weekend Preview: Summer Fun, History Happy Hour And Baths

It's officially summertime in San Diego, and we've got you covered when it comes to events. From a roundup of summertime's best to a brew-tastic happy hour in Balboa Park, summer is officially in full swing.

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Weekend Preview: 'Extraordinary Chambers,' San Diego Oysterfest And The Big Bite Baconfest

This Father's Day weekend has lots to offer; from a festival celebrating all things bacon to a set of back-to-back concerts by a local funk band.

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Weekend Preview: Sunset Sessions, She's So Unusual Tour And 'Making Rumours'

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This weekend's lineup of events is music-centric, featuring not one, but three live shows and a book signing that Fleetwood Mac fans will want to take note of.

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The La Jolla Playhouse Debuts 2013-14 Season

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The La Jolla Playhouse rolls out its brand new season this week, featuring a dynamic collection of new works. Its artistic director, Christopher Ashley, gives us a preview of what to expect from the season.

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Weekend Preview: Lebanese Festival, Pop Thursdays And Secrete Discoteque II

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From a community festival celebrating Lebanese culture and cuisine to a Star Wars-themed beer event, here are a few events to check out this weekend.

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Weekend Preview: North Park Festival Of Arts, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang and The Julian Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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This weekend's happenings cater to lovers of the arts, film, live music and even chocolate and jewelry.

From Near Death to Total Recovery: Yogi Bhava Ram Shares His Story of Self Healing

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Winning a Dupont Award is something most journalists dream about. So why would a Dupont-winning NBC war correspondent drop his profession and become a yoga instructor in San Diego?

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Weekend Preview: 'Other Desert Cities', 'Accomplice' and Adams Avenue Unplugged

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A new play at the Old Globe, a recently extended out-of-the-norm theater experience, a folk music festival and a party celebrating North County San Diego are what's topping our to-do list this weekend.

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Weekend Preview: Bottled & Kegged, CityBeat Festival of Beers And The Revival Tour

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It's going to be a beer-heavy weekend in San Diego, but not to worry. We've rounded out our weekend to-do list with not one — but three — gallery openings, acoustic music and a day celebrating records.

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Weekend Preview: Righteous Exploits, Stay Strange and The Big Read

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Things are getting experimental this weekend in the form of a spoken word performance, a live music series, a Tijuana excursion and some heavy reading.

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