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Claire Caraska

Contributor through February 2013

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Claire Caraska served as a production assistant for KPBS Midday Edition and a Culture Lust blogger. As a writer and editor, she has covered music and visual arts for various print and online publications, including San Diego CityBeat, The San Diego Union-Tribune and voiceofsandiego.org.

Claire received her bachelor’s degree in communication from UC San Diego, where she spent time on the air at KSDT Radio. An avid audiophile and record collector, she is also a DJ and can be heard playing 60s and 70s soul and funk at local watering holes.

Photo by Derrik Chinn.

Recent Stories by Claire Caraska

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

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

Jan. 30
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

California's Gold Rush Lives On At Temecula Valley Museum

California's Gold Rush Lives On At Temecula Valley Museum

Jan. 23
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

Weekend Preview: Restaurant Week, Femi Kuti, Baja Wine Tour And More

Weekend Preview: Restaurant Week, Femi Kuti, Baja Wine Tour And More

Jan. 17
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

There's plenty on offer this weekend to satiate your belly and your ears. From food and wine, to live Afrobeat and jazz, here are some ideas on how to enjoy your weekend to the fullest.

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

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

Jan. 9
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

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.

Weekend Preview: Tribal Baroque, Nature Walks and Latin Jazz

Weekend Preview: Tribal Baroque, Nature Walks and Latin Jazz

Jan. 3
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

It's a new year, which is the perfect excuse to try something new. From free nature walks to free live music, here are some suggestions for your weekend to-do list.

Weekend Preview: What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Weekend Preview: What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

Dec. 20
By Alison St John, Claire Caraska

It's never too early to start planning for New Year's Eve ... and there are plenty of parties and events to choose from throughout San Diego.

The Words That Defined 2012

The Words That Defined 2012

Dec. 19
By Alison St John, Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Peggy Pico

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.

Ravi Shankar, Sitar Virtuoso, Dies At 92

Ravi Shankar, Sitar Virtuoso, Dies At 92

Dec. 12
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

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

Weekend Preview: Local Art Shows And Boozy-Themed Dinners

Weekend Preview: Local Art Shows And Boozy-Themed Dinners

Dec. 6
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

From local art shows to unique, four-course meals inspired by the drinks they're paired with, here are a few events to check out this weekend.

Holiday Concerts, Both Traditional And Non-Traditional

Holiday Concerts, Both Traditional And Non-Traditional

Dec. 5
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Whether you love or loathe holiday music, there are many concert options to help celebrate the season, from the traditional to more tongue-in-cheek.

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