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Divina Infusino
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California-based Divina Infusino has written about culture, entertainment, arts and travel for The Economist, Rolling Stone, TV Guide and Art Ltd., among many other magazines, and for major daily newspapers and international wire services.

She is the author of DAY TRIPS FROM ORANGE COUNTY, CA: GETAWAY IDEAS FOR THE LOCAL TRAVELER (Globe Pequot Press, 2010) and served as writer and editor on ROCK GODS (Insight Editions/Random House, 2008) and THE LOVE RESPONSE (Ballantine/Random House, 2009).

She has written film and television scripts, provided cultural commentary for a PBS-affiliated radio and has worked as National Editor for, producer for Cox Interactive, User Experience Director for and as content provider for many start ups. She has won national and regional awards for her work. She also writes about mind/body/spirit wellness and edits books.

And yes, since so many people ask, Divina Infusino is my real, given name.

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Before Burning Man, There Was Santa Fe's Zozobra

(14) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 3:57 PM

Just about the time that Burners are packing up their RV's for the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, the citizens of Santa Fe, New Mexico and savvy visitors will be filtering into a refurbished retail complex known as The Railyard. They will grab a pencil and scrap...

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Three Music Festivals to Enjoy with That Cabernet Sauvignon

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2015 | 2:27 AM

Summer music festivals have become a mainstay attraction across much of the U.S., but few celebrate their place of origin like those occurring in Napa Valley, California.

Each of this summer's three major musical fetes enables visitors to enjoy a wide variety of national and international musical talent while...

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SF's Global Green Event Grows Bigger and More Important

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:01 AM

San Franciscans love a little Hollywood stardust, especially when it arrives at their doorstep attached to a pressing cause. Case in point: The celebrity-studded fundraiser for Global Green USA, recently held at the beautiful LEEDS-certified Bently Reserve.

Headlined by Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn and up and comer Vanessa Hudgens,...

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Benefit Raises SF's Feel Good Levels for a Night, but Can It Last?

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 8:35 PM

The recent charity benefit at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall not only staged a lovely show with some stellar performances by big music and Hollywood names, it also extended an olive branch that stretched across current conflicts in San Francisco and beyond.

Except for Bonnie Raitt, who lives in...

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The America's Cup Epic Battle On and Off the Water

(1) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 11:53 AM

The America's Cup finals began on September 7th with defender Oracle Team USA as the underdog with little homeland support, and Emirates Team New Zealand as the seasoned favorite with the hearts of its island nation steadfastly behind them.

It ended on September 25 with the Oracle Team owner...

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Best and Worst of the America's Cup So Far

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 1:17 PM

With the final races of the America's Cup set to begin on Sept. 7 between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand, now is a good time to assess what has worked and what hasn't during the troubled "summer of sailing' that started the July 4 weekend on the...

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America's Cup Needs to Set Sail for Real

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 1:20 PM

So far, the 34th America's Cup, the first one on U.S. shores since 1995, has felt like a test run and a dizzying, confusing one at that.

It opened smoothly enough on July 4 amid international and local fanfare celebrating the arrival of the world's most important sailing competition onto...

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My First Bite of an Apple Shareholders' Meeting: Tastes Like Chicken

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 5:31 PM

Even as I turned into the driveway at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino on early Wednesday morning, Apple's stock shares were slumping in value.

This was my first Apple shareholders meeting. In fact, it was my first time attending any such gathering by any company. But for Apple, this...

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London, The Holidays And The Rolling Stones

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2012 | 9:00 AM

I took off from California to see the Rolling Stones' first 50th anniversary concert, the only one with a confirmed appearance by the band's original bassist, Bill Wyman, and along the way I discovered London at one of its most dazzling times of the year.

The Rolling Stones' kick off...

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Roger Waters Stands up With The Wall

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2010 | 8:35 PM

Amid Pink Floyd's brooding, soaring sound, the noise generated by the band's internal conflicts and the clamor around the group's legendary live shows, beat Roger Waters' political heart.

It grew louder and more articulate in the group's later albums The Wall and The Final Cut and again in Waters' solo...

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The U.K. National Theatre's Phedre Could Change the Reach of Theater -- or Not

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2009 | 6:18 AM

In an era when entertainment and arts can be a few clicks away via a computer or hand-held device, theater remains a local event. You have to be there, in person, in a specific locale, on a specific patch of ground, during a specific time, to experience it.

Theater's real...

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