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Nina Garin

Arts Calendar Editor and Producer

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Nina Garin produces and edits the KPBS/Arts calendar. She also writes the weekly KPBS/Arts Newsletter and produces arts segments for Midday Edition.

Before joining KPBS, Nina worked for nearly 20 years as an arts and entertainment reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune. Along with covering the local arts community, she created the "Top Weekend Events" online calendar, profiled influential San Diegans for the "One-on-One" series, and reported live from Comic-Con, New York Fashion Week, and the Academy Awards.

Nina is a native San Diegan, raised in Chula Vista and Tijuana, who was exposed to local arts at an early age. As a child, she tagged along to her mother's photography classes, taught by the late Michael Schnorr. She went to elementary school blocks away from Balboa Park and visited all the museums at least twice. While earning her English degree at San Diego State University, she participated in poetry readings and covered local music for The Daily Aztec.

Nina has two daughters who study ballet, piano, and musical theater. She spends her free time pinning hair buns and perfecting stage makeup. Her husband, Matthew, is also a writer.

Recent Stories

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Ask KPBS/Arts: Who Should I Follow On Social Media?

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Ask KPBS/Arts helps fill your social media feed with more arts and culture.

Kuumba Fest Celebrates San Diego's Black Community

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Kuumba Fest, a three-day festival of African-American culture, celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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Youth Compete In Ballet 'Grand Prix' (Photos)

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Ballet dancers aren't seen as fierce competitors, but over the weekend hundreds participated in something similar to the Olympics, or "American Idol."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Rolodex and Roosters

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Remember secretary pools and rotary phones? Travel back to those days, or even further, with these top weekend events.

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Ask KPBS/Arts: What's Your Favorite Venue?

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Not all performance venues are made equally, so this week's Ask KPBS/Arts spotlights a few favorites.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Matilda' To Lang Lang

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This weekend "Matilda" makes its San Diego debut, plus experience the inaugural AMT Festival.

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Ask KPBS/Arts: What (Football-Free Thing) Can I Do On Super Bowl Sunday?

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Looking for a non-sporty alternative to Super Bowl Sunday? This week's Ask KPBS/Arts has plenty of options.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: The Future And The Past

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This weekend brings an epic journey and a peek at San Diego's next generation of artists.

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Broadway/San Diego Announces New Season Plus 'Hamilton' Dates

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"Hamilton," "School of Rock" and "Les Miserables" are among standouts for Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 season.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From 'Altar Boyz' To 'Nasty Women'

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This weekend you'll find art for a purpose, singing for salvation, new dance pieces and a rare look at a beloved San Diego conductor.

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