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Stories by Claire Caraska

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

Jan. 30, 2013
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.

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California's Gold Rush Lives On At Temecula Valley Museum

Jan. 23, 2013
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.

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

Jan. 17, 2013
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.

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

Jan. 9, 2013
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.

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Weekend Preview: Tribal Baroque, Nature Walks and Latin Jazz

Jan. 3, 2013
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.

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

Dec. 20, 2012
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.

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The Words That Defined 2012

Dec. 19, 2012
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.

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Ravi Shankar, Sitar Virtuoso, Dies At 92

Dec. 12, 2012
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.

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Weekend Preview: Local Art Shows And Boozy-Themed Dinners

Dec. 6, 2012
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.

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Holiday Concerts, Both Traditional And Non-Traditional

Dec. 5, 2012
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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Stories From 'The Far East' (East County That Is)

Nov. 28, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new literary/art project dubbed The Far East Project is on a mission to create "a people’s history of East County” with collected personal narratives, poetry, photography and prose.

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Chef Bernard Shares His Thanksgiving Secrets

Nov. 21, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

The celebrated La Jolla chef provides his insider tips and favorite recipes to help your Thanksgiving meal preparations go smoothly.

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'Behold, America!' Showcases The History Of American Art

Nov. 14, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new exhibition at three San Diego museums celebrates American art over the last three centuries.

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Weekend Preview: Kelsey Brookes, Kingston Trio Retrospective And The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Nov. 8, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Music, art and a dose of science. Here's a taste of what's happening this weekend.

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Weekend Preview: 'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots' And New Restaurants

Oct. 25, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

From new plays to new dining spots, there is much to look forward to for many weekends to come.

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'Drones At Home' Exhibition Explores Increasing Use Of Drones By Civilians

Oct. 24, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

An art exhibition at UC San Diego's Gallery @ Calit2 explores the "strange allure of drones" and their increasing domestic usage in the United States.

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Weekend Preview: Michael McDonald, Metalachi And A Zombie Prom

Oct. 11, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Metal mariachi, a zombie prom and the smooth vocal stylings of Michael McDonald. This weekend has it all.

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Patti Smith On Writing, Poetry And Music

Oct. 10, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Writer, performer and visual artist Patti Smith returns to San Diego for two different performances this weekend: a reading of her poetry and best-selling memoir "Just Kids" on Saturday and a concert with her rock band on Sunday.

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David Byrne And St. Vincent Team Up For Concert At Humphreys

Oct. 9, 2012
By Claire Caraska

Legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and indie chanteuse St. Vincent released an album together this year, and will perform Wednesday at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.

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La Jolla Playhouse Stages Mamet's Classic 'Glengarry Glen Ross'

Oct. 3, 2012
By Alison St John, Angela Carone, Claire Caraska

La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley talks about the Playhouse's current season, including a new staging of David Mamet's Pulitzer-winning "Glengarry Glen Ross."

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Weekend Preview: Tour De Fat, Adams Avenue Street Fair, Oktoberfest And More

Sept. 27, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

From outdoor festivals to an indoor feast, this weekend is chock-full of events to celebrate the beginning of fall (and soak up the endless summer sun).

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Local Arts And Culture Leaders Share Their Wish List For New Mayor

Sept. 26, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

Local arts and culture leaders weigh in on how a new mayor could make San Diego’s arts and culture community better.

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Ion Theatre Reimagines A Classic Play And Sets It In San Diego

Sept. 19, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hillcrest's Ion Theatre presents its world premiere production of "Julia," a radical reworking of August Strindberg's classic play "Miss Julie." But instead of 19th-century Sweden as the backdrop, the drama is set in 1970s San Diego.

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Weekend Preview: 'Pippin,' Restaurant Week And Pinback

Sept. 13, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Whether you're a theater lover, music lover, foodie or all of the above, this weekend has plenty to offer.

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'Tag Project' Brings To Light A Dark Time In U.S. History

Sept. 12, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

A local artist's work honors the approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were interned during World War II, an event often forgotten by many.

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Inaugural 'Medium Festival Of Photography' Kicks Off This Weekend

Sept. 5, 2012
By Alison St John, Angela Carone, Claire Caraska

San Diego's inaugural photography festival provides events and educational opportunities for photographers to come together, participate in workshops and share their craft.

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Weekend Preview: 'Les Miserables,' The Tallest Man On Earth, 'Allegiance' And More

Aug. 30, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

The long weekend brings a slew of live music and theater options for you to enjoy, before or after your backyard barbeque.

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Short Films Take Over The Museum

Aug. 29, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego's annual short-film showcase, alt.pictureshows, turns 10 this year, and takes place for one night only tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.

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Poet Reg E. Gaines On Being 'The Last Celebrity'

Aug. 28, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Poet, author and playwright Reg E. Gaines will perform an excerpt from his latest work, "The Last Celebrity" this Saturday at Voz Alta Project in Barrio Logan.

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What Pronoun Usage In Books Says About Cultural Shifts

Aug. 22, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

New research from San Diego State University looks at how pronoun usage in books reflects changing gender roles and other cultural shifts over the last century.

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Weekend Preview: Esperanza Spalding, Tango At SummerFest And Big Freedia

Aug. 16, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Gender-bending hip-hop from New Orleans, nuevo tango from Argentina and a musical phenom from Portland, Ore. are all coming to San Diego this weekend.

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Legendary Comedian David Steinberg Takes The Playhouse Stage

Aug. 15, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Celebrated comedian David Steinberg will share his personal stories and reflect on the difficulty and delight of making people laugh in a new one-man show at the La Jolla Playhouse.

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New Play Explores The Darker Side Of Sunny San Diego's History

Aug. 8, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego's rough-and-tumble history inspired a former local writer to pen his first play, "Talking Woman," which will have its first staged reading this Saturday.

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'Chorus Line' Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies At 68

Aug. 7, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska

Celebrated stage and film composer Marvin Hamlisch also served as principal pops conductor for the San Diego Symphony.

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Weekend Preview: Baja Wine Festival, 'God Of Carnage,' SummerFest And More

Aug. 2, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend boasts a wide array of options — from Carlsbad to Baja — for your eyes, ears and bellies to enjoy.

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New Art Show Brings The 'Sights And Sounds' Of Egypt To San Diego

Aug. 1, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Former local artist returns to San Diego with new work inspired by his time living in Alexandria, Egypt. The show opens Saturday at Voz Alta Project in Barrio Logan.

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San Diego Museum Of Art Wants You To Spend The Night

July 26, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska

What happens at 2 am inside a museum? This is your weekend to find out.

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'Zoot Suit' Returns To SD Rep Stage

July 25, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

A modern classic, and the first Chicano play to be presented on Broadway, gets a fresh staging.

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Weekend Preview: Pride, 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,' Ray Davies And More

July 19, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Live music, art documentaries, poolside movies and a neighborhood street fair: hurray for the weekend!

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Moonlight Stage Productions: Building A Lasting Theater Community In Vista

July 18, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

After 32 years as artistic director, Moonlight Stage Productions founder Kathy Brombacher is retiring. But the shows will go on in Vista's beloved outdoor amphitheater and indoor playhouse.

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Son Jarocho: Traditional Mexican Folk Music Lives On In San Diego-Tijuana

July 11, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

An event this Saturday -- on both sides of the border -- celebrates a traditional Mexican folk music.

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Weekend Preview: 'Divine Rivalry,' The Silent Comedy And Walking Urban Food Tours

July 5, 2012
By Alison St John, Angela Carone, Claire Caraska

From new theater productions to live music to walking food tours, there's no excuse to get out and play this weekend.

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Roberta Flack Sings The Beatles

July 4, 2012
By Alison St John, Angela Carone, Claire Caraska

Grammy-winning artist Roberta Flack has a new album out, and is playing two shows with the San Diego Symphony this weekend.

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Fire Up The Grill This Summer

July 4, 2012
By Alison St John, Angela Carone, Claire Caraska

Grilling is an American pastime - on the 4th of July and all summer long. We'll get grilling tips from Sam the Cooking Guy, author of the cookbook "Just Grill This."

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Weekend Preview: 'Blood and Gifts,' Encinitas Foodie Fest And Kevin Nealon

June 21, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Comedy, drama, gluttony and fairies: this weekend has it all.

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'The Sound Of Sax' Fills The Museum Of Making Music

June 20, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new exhibition celebrates the history of the saxophone and its trailblazing role in music.

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Lady Sings The Blues: Meet Nena Anderson

June 13, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

Local singer/songwriter Nena Anderson weaves the blues, jazz, country and Americana into her own infectious blend of modern music with vintage charm.

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New Documentary On Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Out This Summer

June 13, 2012
By Claire Caraska

"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," the Sundance Jury Prize-winning portrait of renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, comes to San Diego theaters in August.

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'Hoodoo Love' Brings The Blues To Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company

June 7, 2012
By Angela Carone, Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new play about a young woman who dreams of being a blues singer opens this month at Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company.

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'Jazz Loft Project' Provides Behind-The-Scenes Look At Jazz Greats

May 30, 2012
By Claire Caraska, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts reveals the sights and sounds of New York's budding jazz scene during the late 1950s-1960s.

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