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Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra Performs In Escondido Tuesday

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When you think about ukulele music what comes to mind? Gentle strumming on the beaches of Waikiki? Perhaps an old Elvis movie? Prepare to be re-introduced to this charming instrument, by the amazing repertoire of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.

Adams Avenue Street Fair Takes Over Normal Heights

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Ahead of the annual music festival in Normal Heights, San Diego country artist Sara Petite performs live in the KPBS studios.

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Tenor René Barbera Sings For San Diego

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San Diego Opera brings back rising star Rene Barbera for a solo recital this Saturday at the Balboa Theater.

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble Plays Sound Of San Diego

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The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble has a new self-titled debut album featuring laid back, soulful vibes with song titles like "Strolling Adams" and "City Heights."

Balboa Park To Host First 'Make Music San Diego' Festival

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Before Balboa Park is filled with music Sunday for the first "Make Music San Diego" festival, Hot Pstormi previews the event with a live in-studio performance on Midday Edition.

Eagle Rock Gospel Singers Perform At San Diego's Casbah

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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers performed at the Casbah on Kettner Boulevard in June.

San Diego Blues Man Tomcat Courtney Opens Up About His Life And Career

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San Diego music legend, Tomcat Courtney stops by KPBS to tell stories and sing some songs.

Gator By The Bay Celebrates Zydeco, Blues And Bayou Music

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A preview of San Diego's annual Cajun-fest, Gator by the Bay, with music from the band Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters.

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'Gem Of The Ocean'

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To celebrate Black History Month, Cygnet Theater brings in some of the cast from August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” to share a scene.

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Radio Play: 'Christmas, Inc.'

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If you feel Christmas has become a crass commercial event, then here's the perfect thing for you: an original radio play called "Christmas, Inc." The play was created for KPBS by Columbia Street Films and it serves up a sly comic tale of a very corporate Christmas.

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