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Globe's 'The Twenty-Seventh Man' Finds Inspiration In Soviet History

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh, Katie Schoolov
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For the Globe’s new production of "The Twenty-Seventh Man" (running through March 22), playwright Nathan Englander found inspiration in an incident known as the Night of the Murdered Poets that took place under Stalin’s regime.

South Park Tattoo Shop Becomes Stage For THE TRIP's Latest Production

Feb. 27
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THE TRIP theater company opens "3 Plays In A Tattoo Shop" this weekend at Full Circle Tattoo in South Park. One member of the audience will get tattooed during the performance.

The Cold War Played Out On An Ice Rink In 'Red Army'

Feb. 27
By Beth Accomando
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The documentary "Red Army" — about Soviet era hockey — arrives in San Diego (opening Feb. 27 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas) just as the sport skates back into town. It's a documentary that even non-hockey fans will find riveting.

Leonard Nimoy, Famous As Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies

Feb. 27
By City News Service, Associated Press
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Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. He was 83.

San Diego To Host Major Shakespeare Exhibit

Feb. 26
By Angela Carone, City News Service
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A touring exhibition of the first written collection of Shakespeare plays will make its only California stop in San Diego next year.

Joyce Carol Oates On Writing About Differences Among People

Feb. 26
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Novelist Joyce Carol Oates has written more than 40 novels. She is in San Diego to speak at the 20th Annual Point Loma Nazarene University Writer's Symposium by the Sea.

Handmade Black Dolls Exhibit Offers Insight Into Past And Present

Feb. 26
By Angela Carone
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How important is it for children to have dolls that look like them? An exhibit of handmade black dolls at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park offers some historical insight into this question.

'Short Term 12' Director Destin Cretton Speaks About Art Of Screenwriting

Feb. 25
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San Diego writer-director Destin Cretton, now making feature films in Hollywood, speaks at Point Loma Nazarene University's Writer's Symposium By The Sea.

87th Oscar Show Was Snoozer But 'Birdman,' J. K. Simmons Were Deserving Winners

Feb. 23
By Beth Accomando
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The 87th annual Academy Awards were Sunday night and the top winners were “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” with four awards each. But the show was a rough and bumpy night.

'The Grift' Serves Up Interactive Play At The Lafayette Hotel

Feb. 20
By Beth Accomando and Richard Klein
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If you think going to the theater is a passive activity, think again. Audiences for "The Grift" follow the play through The Lafayette Hotel and are asked to perform tasks along the way.