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The Imperfect Perfection Of Comic-Con

July 15
By Beth Accomando
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With 600 hours of programming, a quarter mile of exhibit hall and an ever-widening radius of outside activity, Comic-Con is sensory overload and all you can hope to do is taste a tiny sample of the pop culture smorgasbord.

Conan O'Brien Kicks Off 4-Night San Diego Run Of His Show

July 8
By City News Service
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The show will take place at Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego, where Comic-Con International is getting underway.

IDW Publishing Opens Doors To San Diego Comic Art Gallery

June 6
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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Thursday night San Diego-based IDW Publishing opened the doors to the new San Diego Comic Art Gallery. The first exhibit is dedicated to Kevin Eastman, the comic book artist and writer who co-created the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 1984.

'The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode' Turns '80s Sitcom Into A Drag Spoof

April 1
By Beth Accomando
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Playwright Jamie Morris likes to take mainstream American sitcoms and turn them into R-rated gay romps with a male cast in drag. Morris’ “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” had a sold out run at Diversionary Theater in 2012 and returns Thursday night for an encore engagement.

WonderCon Kicks Off Fourth Year In Anaheim This Friday

March 31
By Beth Accomando
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If you were unable to buy tickets for this summer's Comic-Con then you might want to consider WonderCon, Comic-Con's little sister. But don’t hesitate because WonderCon is looking to sell out as well.

'A Growing Passion' Begins Third Season With Focus On Balboa Park

March 24
Midday Edition
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The third season of the KPBS series begins Thursday. The first episode examines the variety of plants, flowers and trees in the gardens of Balboa Park.

University Of San Diego To Honor 'Big Bang Theory' Star Jim Parsons

March 23
By Associated Press
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Emmy Award-winning actor Jim Parsons will be among a dozen honored as outstanding alumni by the University of San Diego.

San Diego Native Tackles Immigration In New Animated Series 'Bordertown'

Dec. 24
Midday Edition
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Chicano cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is on the team working on a new animated comedy sitcom tackling changing demographics and immigration. "Bordertown" debuts on Fox in fall 2015.

Navy Secretary Revokes Honorary Title For Bill Cosby

Dec. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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As sexual assault allegations against famed comedian Bill Cosby mount, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced today the Navy is revoking the title of honorary Chief Petty Officer presented to Cosby in 2011.

Son of Monsterpalooza: Paying Tribute To Movie Monsters

Sept. 19
By Beth Accomando
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With Halloween just around the corner, Son of Monsterpalooza — a convention celebrating movie monsters — was just what I needed last weekend.

From Korea To Denver, Joan Rivers Was A Longtime USO Supporter

Sept. 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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Groundbreaking comedian Joan Rivers died Thursday at the age of 81. Rivers was a longtime supporter of the USO, even being named the 2001 USO of Metropolitan New York’s Woman of the Year.

Army Pfc. Paul Ieti Performs One Direction Ballad On 'America's Got Talent' (Video)

Aug. 13
By Beth Ford Roth
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Did you catch Army Pfc. Paul Ieti's live performance Tuesday night on "America's Got Talent"? The singing soldier attempted to wow the judges with his rendition of the One Direction ballad "You & I."

Robin Williams: Carpe Diem

Aug. 12
By Beth Accomando
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On Monday there was a little less laughter in the world. Actor and comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. on Aug. 11 and Tuesday, the Marin County Sheriff revealed Williams had died of hanging and suicide is suspected.

Robin Williams A Beloved Figure On USO Tours (Video)

Aug. 11
By Beth Ford Roth
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Actor Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide, had visited both Afghanistan and Iraq in 2010 as part of a USO tour to bring entertainment to the troops during the holidays. But it was his visit to Kuwait in 2007, and how his military audience reacted during the retreat ceremony, that may have been the most memorable.

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Finds $1 Million Baseball Trove

Aug. 11
Associated Press
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"Antiques Roadshow" says it hit a home run with a collection of 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia.

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