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Replica San Salvador Ship Nears Completion

May 5
By Katie Schoolov
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Four years into the monumental task, reconstruction of the San Salvador is almost complete. The 200-ton Spanish Galleon brought the first European, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, to San Diego Bay nearly 500 years ago. Now, despite delays, it's expected to launch by the end of May.

Rants And Raves: May the Fourth Be With You

May 4
By Beth Accomando
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Although the original "Star Wars" movie opened on May 25, 1977, the designated day of celebration for the films has become May 4 (over some fan objections) so there can have punny fun with May the Fourth be with you. I went to "Star Wars Celebration VII" last month to gauge fan excitement in the wake of a new movie.

San Diego Opera Settlement With Former Executives Tops $1 Million

May 1
By Angela Carone, Tarryn Mento
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Newly released tax documents show the former head of the San Diego Opera and its chief fundraiser walked away with more than $1 million in a privately negotiated employment settlement.

Local Artist Creates 'Arts Incubator' At The Studio Door

May 1
By Beth Accomando
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The Studio Door in North Park focuses on two things: assisting artists with art-to-market knowledge and creating opportunities that will help artists grow by providing working studio space, an online presence, and curating exhibits.

'Age Of Ultron' Not Quite As Well-Assembled As First 'Avengers' Film

May 1
By Beth Accomando
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Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” thrilled fans but can “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (opening May 1 throughout San Diego) live up to its predecessor? Not quite.

Oscar-Nominated 'Tangerines' Delivers Familiar Anti-War Message With Eloquence

May 1
By Beth Accomando
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Earlier this year, “Tangerines” (opening Friday at Landmark's Ken Cinema) received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. The war it depicts is old but the themes remain relevant.

Poet, Army Veteran Brian Turner Shares War Experience At El Cajon Literary Festival

April 30
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Bosnian and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner shares his memories of war, both his own and through the eyes of others, in his memoir, “My Life as a Foreign Country,” during the Grossmont Literary Arts Festival.

Rants And Raves: Guest Blogger Compares New 'Avengers' With Memories Of The Old Comics

April 30
Ramie Tateishi
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Joss Whedon’s new “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is opening. This prompted my friend and guest blogger Ramie Tateishi to consider how the films have adapted his beloved comics to the screen.

The Vietnam War On Film

April 29
By Beth Accomando
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A look back on 50 years of films from the U.S. and abroad reveals that we are still struggling to come to terms with the divisive Vietnam War.

San Diego Moxie Theatre Presents 'Lesson 443'

April 29
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Formerly known as, "Anatomy of an Accent," this new play is a coming of age story that explores issues about identity and belonging.

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