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San Diego Opera Presents Drive-In Screening Of 'All Is Calm'

Dec. 11, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Opera is planning a drive-in screening of its 2018 production of “All Is Calm” on Dec. 21. But it’s hard to plan with pandemic guidelines in flux as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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San Diego's Top Holiday Arts Events: 2020 Edition

Dec. 9, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

These holiday performances, programs and exhibitions are stepping up to the pandemic's challenges to deliver traditions in less-than-traditional ways.

Leonard Patton and Peter Sprague will perform M...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Projected Photography, 'A Christmas Carol,' ArtWalk And Jazz

Dec. 3, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for arts and culture this weekend include a filmed dance production, photography projections at The Front, The La Jolla Playhouse's 'A Christmas Carol," ArtWalk and jazz with Peter Sprague and Leonard Patton.

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Roundtable: How COVID-19 Changed Local Arts

Nov. 27, 2020
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A special edition of KPBS Roundtable discusses the impact of COVID-19 on local arts, from the cancellation of big events to the pandemic's influence on artistic expression.

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On 'The Short Years,' Ed Kornhauser's Jazz Is Of The Moment

Nov. 24, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

A new album of original quartet compositions by San Diego musician Ed Kornhauser dwells in the ephemeral nature of jazz.

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'Connection, History And Resilience': Capturing The Heart Of LA's Boyle Heights In Song

Nov. 24, 2020
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How do sounds capture a neighborhood? What does it mean when local residents archive their own local soundscape? Those are the driving questions behind a new project in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: The Symphony, SoulKiss Theater, Bryan Ali Sanchez, Contemporary Music, New Dance And More

Nov. 19, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend picks for the arts include new short plays by emerging Black playwrights, Bryan Ali Sanchez's solo exhibition at Bread and Salt, the San Diego Symphony's innovative performance, and a virtual dance performance, contemporary trumpet, harp and percussion

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How 'The Grinch' Moved To Radio

Nov. 18, 2020
By Beth Accomando

The Old Globe Theatre has made its production of "Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas" a holiday tradition. Now it is transforming the stage production into a made-for-radio musical.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Virtual Ballet, Drive-Thru Art, Cedrice, Women In Film And A Refugee Play

Nov. 13, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend's top arts events include offerings from City Ballet, the Women's Museum of California, Roustabouts Theatre Co., Mesa College Art Gallery, and a Gill Sotu-curated showcase.

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5 Songs To Discover In San Diego In November

Nov. 10, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

We asked local bands who they'd like to see come to town and share a stage with. Check out new releases from the locals along with their picks like Corey Floods, Tricot, Busta Rhymes, Elis Paprika and more.

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'Hanjo' Transforms Opera’s Playground

Nov. 5, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Local arts group Project [BLANK]'s shadow puppet digital opera recently won a nationwide award — and challenges how to record and engineer orchestral and opera works in digital platforms.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Sculptural Exhibitions, Filipino Film, ArtWalk And Latin Chamber Music

Nov. 5, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for the arts this weekend: Tom Driscoll at ICE Gallery, Anne Mudge, Kline Swonger, Marisol Rendón and Bianca Juarez at Cannon Art Gallery. Plus Sine Kwento Filipino stories and film, Camarada's Latin chamber music and ArtWalk Liberty Station is back.

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Spooky San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Halloween Theater, Día De Los Muertos, Wearable Art And Dead Man's Party

Oct. 29, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for this creepiest of weekends: Edgar Allen Poe readings, Shakespeare at SDMA, Teros Gallery's outdoor event, virtual fashion at OMA, spooky organ music, an Oingo Boingo cover band, a community ofrenda and much more.

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Bodhi Tree Concerts Stages Online Encore Of '8 Songs For A Mad King' On Friday

Oct. 29, 2020
By Beth Accomando

In 2017 Bodhi Tree Concerts performed "Eight Songs for a Mad King" at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. The Mad King of the title was meant to be George III but in its production he bore a striking resemblance to Donald Trump. Now Bodhi Tree Concerts offers a single, virtual encore performance of the show this Friday at 6 p.m.

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Buckle Up For Some Opera, Kids

Oct. 29, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

San Diego Opera's "La Bohème," a famously perfect first opera and a car full of snacks makes for a COVID-safe and slightly chaotic night of culture.