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Checking In On The California Center For The Arts In Escondido

Sept. 4
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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The California Center for the Arts in Escondido has faced some economic challenges in recent years but it is now rebounding and about to launch its 2015-2016 season.

Ken Screens John Carpenter's Cult Classic 'They Live' Saturday At Midnight

Sept. 4
By Beth Accomando
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Landmark’s Ken Cinema has found success with it’s classic film weeks and midnight movies. This Saturday you can see "They Live" and pay tribute to the late Roddy Piper.

Exhibit Celebrates Lost Architecture Of Movie Box Offices

Sept. 4
By Angela Carone
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The movie box office is a thing of the past. A new exhibit of photographs celebrates their architectural beauty.

Stay Classy: NPR’s Ari Shaprio Sings With Pink Martini At Shelter Island

Sept. 3
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People have heard his dulcet tones delivering the news on KPBS, but longtime NPR journalist Ari Shapiro can also sing. He preforms Thursday night at Humphrey's, as a guest singer of the band Pink Martini.

Writer Explores San Diego’s Best Scenic Drives

Sept. 2
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As a kid growing up in San Diego, Jack Brandais remembers going on Sunday drives. He compiled some of his favorite scenic drives, from the coast to the back country, in a series of Kindle books called Joyride Guru.

What It Takes For Non-Traditional College Students To Succeed In San Diego

Sept. 1
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Roughly 50 percent of San Diego community college students are 25 or older. What does it take for those so-called "non-traditional students" to succeed in college?

Horror Director Wes Craven Dead at 76 Of Brain Cancer

Aug. 30
By Beth Accomando
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Wes Craven died Sunday of brain cancer. He was 76. Here is a piece I wrote back in 2009 when he was producing a remake of his first film, "The Last House on the Left."

Hot Guys And Homophobia Fuel 'Drown'

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando
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"Drown" premiered in San Diego earlier this year at FilmOut where it won six awards including Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack and Outstanding Artistic Achievement. "Drown" (opening Friday at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) is a difficult film to watch but for all the right reasons.

Story Of Murder In San Diego Inspires Book On Forgiveness

Aug. 27
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Azim Khamisa's story of forgiveness after his son's murder inspired journalist Megan Feldman Bettencourt to write a book on the topic. It's called "Triumph of the Heart Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World."

Oscar-Winning Actor George Chakiris Will Appear At 'West Side Story'

Aug. 22
By Beth Accomando
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The 1961 film "West Side Story" screens Monday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Old Globe's Lowell Davies Festival Stage with actor George Chakiris holding a Q&A before the film.

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