“I wanted to get rid of the old pillow cases in my closet,” she said, “and the new dances are about the people who slept on them. They are autobiographical stories and mixed up by passing of time. I asked Meagan Marshall to write narratives based on those memories. They’re embellished and names are changed. So who knows what really happened?”

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Forty years ago, the cutting edge Kronos Quartet was single-handedly redefining the string quartet as a performance medium. Tuesday (March 11) Kronos returned to UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium exhibiting a combination of panache and passion . . .

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Four young Scandinavian musicians, the Danish String Quartet, dazzled UC San Diego’s ArtPower audience with their Friday (Jan. 31) concert of Debussy, Mendelssohn and Abrahamsen at the university’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

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Marshall said she and her husband wanted to create an endowment that would support undergraduate dance students and give them an arena to show the world their talent. “Student productions offer invaluable training for professional careers,” she said. “In San Diego, there are many UC San Diego dance alumni who are leaders, teachers, choreographers, directors, performers and patrons.”

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