Readers Theatre Presents Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play Rabbit Hole

OCEANSIDE–Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and Theatre Arts West team up to present a performance of David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole on May 16. Stripping away sets and costumes, Theatre Arts West’s Readers Theatre takes the audience on a powerful journey through the language of the playwright—allowing the viewer the opportunity […]

UC San Diego Composer Shortlisted For Pulitzer Prize In Music

Lei Liang talks about writing music and taking cues from the high-resolution and multi-spectral imagery of Huang Binhong's landscapes. Photo by Alex Matthews/Qualcomm Institute

LA JOLLA–Xiaoxiang refers to the region in China’s Hunan Province where the rivers Xiao and Xiang intersect. It is also the title of a concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra composed by UC San Diego music professor and Qualcomm Institute composer in residence Lei Liang. The work was one of three finalists for the 2015 […]

Three World Premieres To Debut At Old Globe

SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe announced its 2015-2016 season, including three world premieres, new works, and classics such as Shakespeare. The season will open with the September 16 world premiere of an exuberant dance-theatre musical, In Your Arms, as 10 of America’s best theatrical storytellers join director-choreographer Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) and composer Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime) to create […]

La Jolla Playhouse Launch New Season With Come From Away

LA JOLLA–La Jolla Playhouse unveiled the cast and creative team for its season opener, the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Come from Away is an original, rock-infused world-premiere musical based on the true story of when the isolated town of Gander, Newfoundland […]

North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Off Nights Series Present Occupy The Rice Fields

SOLANA BEACH–Occupy The Rice Fields will be performed one night only on May 5 at 7:30 p.m. at North Coast Repertory Theatre as a part of their “Off Nights” series. In this comedic monologue, Aimee Greenberg travels to Bali in search of the sacred and last of the trance dancers but encounters fake spiritualists, hustlers […]

San Diego Youth Symphony And Conservatory Launch 70th Anniversary With Tour

SDYS Music Director Jeff Edmons

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) launches its 70th anniversary season with a June 18 celebratory concert in Plaza de Panama at Balboa Park. The 7:30 p.m. creates an opportunity for San Diegans to show support for the tour’s message of goodwill and camaraderie as the orchestra leaves for its China Tour, […]

Tales Of The Grim Sleeper: Exploring The Chilling Case Of A Serial Killer

Alleged Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Lonnie Franklin

On July 7, 2010, Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the “Grim Sleeper” murders, which took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007. His arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work, but the accidental result of a computer DNA match linking him to a possible 20 victims. An […]

Organ Festival Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Balboa Park’s Spreckels Organ

Captivating, free concerts under the stars at the Centennial Summer International Organ Festival in San Diego draw huge crowds of music lovers to Balboa Park every summer. Photo: Robert Lang

SAN DIEGO–The Spreckels Organ Society and San Diego Civic Organist Carol Williams will present the Centennial International Summer Organ Festival, an inspiring series of 11 concerts performed by world-class organists, demonstrating the fresh sound of the Spreckels Organ, even after 100 years of ongoing play. The festival runs each Monday evening, June 22 through August […]

Talent To aMUSE Presents Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives features Rhiannon Jones (l) and Sandy Hotchkiss (r).

SAN DIEGO–Talent to aMUSE will present a play, Parallel Lives at the Forum Theatre at Tenth Avenue Arts Center through May 3. Directed by O. P. Hadlock, the play allows two actresses to play men and women struggling through relationships and identity issues, from childhood catechism, to adolescent experimentation, from awkward middle age to redemptive […]

Coastkeeper Celebrates 20 Years Of Service With Benefit Concert

SAN DIEGO–The 4th-annual Ocean Commotion Concert at Campland on the Bay kicks off this month with environmentally conscious bands performing for free to raise money and celebrate San Diego Coastkeeper’s 20 years of protecting and restoring fishable, swimmable, drinkable waters This year’s lineup includes American folk and blues artist Lee Koch; world-renowned reggae, roots and […]