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Commedia Dell'arte And The Roots Of Slapstick

Dec. 19
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov
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Chronos Theatre Group is dedicated to connecting modern audiences with works from around the world and through time. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando previews a workshop on commedia dell’arte to find out how a 16th century Italian comedy style connects with people in the new millennium.

'The Babadook' Tackles Childhood Fears And More

Dec. 19
By Beth Accomando
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If you’ve had all the holiday cheer you can take, then how about a dose of atmospheric Australian horror with “The Babdook” (opening Dec. 19 at the Digital Gym Cinema).

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

Dec. 18
Midday Edition
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Cary Elwes, who played Westley in cult classic film "The Princess Bride," has released a book with a behind-the-scenes look a the making of the film.

Group Of San Diego Students Use Computer Code To Make Art

Dec. 17
By Matthew Bowler
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Pushing past the edge of technology and art — students at High Tech High's Media Art Center learn how to make art one line of computer code at a time.

Welcoming The Final 'Hobbit' Movie With A Mealtime Marathon

Dec. 17
By Beth Accomando and Richard Klein
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The latest installment of “The Hobbit Trilogy” — “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” — boasts that it is “The Defining Chapter.” Well, let’s just say that hopefully it will be the last.

San Diego Artist Could Be Seeing An Extra Dimension Of Color

Dec. 15
By David Wagner
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Scientists are studying Concetta Antico, who might be able to perceive colors invisible to most of us. Through DNA testing, they've determined she has the genes for something called tetrachromacy.

'Wild' Offers Artistically Tame Journey Of Self-Discovery

Dec. 11
By Beth Accomando
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"Wild" is the story of one woman’s journey to find herself and as such, there's a lot of introspection and internal dialogue.

A Comedy Writer Follows The Trail Of One Of The Greatest Art Thefts In History

Dec. 11
By Rebecca Romani
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Filmmaker Joe Medeiros was obsessed by the mystery behind the theft of the Mona Lisa so he made a fun and fascinating documentary. Guest blogger Rebecca Romani interviews the director of "Mona Lisa Is Missing," screening Thursday night.

'Mona Lisa Is Missing' Looks To Art Crime Of The Century

Dec. 11
By Rebecca Romani
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In 1911, someone stole the most famous painting in the world. Director Joe Medeiros finds out why in "Mona Lisa Is Missing," screening Thursday night at La Paloma Theater.

The Blind Boys Of Alabama Coming To California Center For The Arts

Dec. 11
Midday Edition
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Tis the season for holiday music. Finding new music to celebrate Christmas is a true holiday treat. A collaboration between the celebrated gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama and legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, is just that.

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