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Navy Seal Veteran Nabs Role In Chris Kyle Biopic 'American Sniper' (Video)

Sept. 1
By Beth Ford Roth
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With Clint Eastwood directing and Bradley Cooper playing the title role, casting directors of the Chris Kyle biopic "American Sniper" were looking for someone to play Kevin Lacz, a Navy SEAL teammate of Kyle's. Just so happens Lacz was available to play the role.

The Unofficial Launch Of Halloween

Sept. 1
By Beth Accomando
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For most people, Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer. But for me, it’s the unofficial launch of the Halloween season.  

'Luann' Comic Strip Creator Premieres New Musical In Vista

Aug. 29
By Beth Accomando
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Greg Evans is the creator of the comic strip 'Luann.' He's also a San Marcos resident who has written three musicals, including “A Boy and a Girl,” which premieres at the Vista Broadway Theater this weekend.

Being Barbarella: Going Behind the Lipstick of 'Diary of a Diva'

Aug. 27
By Beth Accomando
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For the past decade, Barbarella Fokos has been writing her popular column Diary of a Diva for the San Diego Reader. Now she has released her first book, "Diary of a Diva: Behind the Lipstick."

'Sin City' Sequel Delivers Babes, Blood And Beatings

Aug. 22
By Beth Accomando
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Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller collaborate once again to bring the noir world of “Sin City” to the screen, this time for “A Dame to Kill For” (opening in select San Diego theaters on Aug. 22).

Ken Cinema Looks To Films Of ’60s And ’70s

Aug. 22
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Landmark's Ken Cinema kicks off a week of '60s and '70s classic films.

Columnist Marks 10 Years With New Book 'Diary Of A Diva, Behind The Lipstick'

Aug. 21
Midday Edition
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For 10 years, Barbarella Fokos has been writing the popular Diary of a Diva column in the San Diego Reader, now she's put some of her favorite stories in her first book, "Diary of a Diva, Behind the Lipstick."

'Sweat' — Hot Dances For The Hot Summer Nights

Aug. 21
By Beth Accomando
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The dog days of summer have not been conducive to dance in the past but San Diego Dance Theater wants to change that this year. So things are heating up at the White Box Theater this weekend.

SDSU Professor's New Book Is An Experiment In Fiction For The Twitter Generation

Aug. 19
Midday Edition
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KPBS Midday Edition speaks to San Diego State University literature Professor Harold Jaffe about his latest book, a collection of 50- and 100-word stories called "Induced Coma."

Silent Movie Night Features Old School Action At Spreckels Organ Pavillion

Aug. 15
By Beth Accomando, Jodi Breisler
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If you love action films you need to check out the Monday night lineup at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion.

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