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IDW Publishing Opens Doors To San Diego Comic Art Gallery

June 6, 2015
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

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.

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

April 1, 2015
By Beth Accomando

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.

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WonderCon Kicks Off Fourth Year In Anaheim This Friday

March 31, 2015
By Beth Accomando

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.

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

March 24, 2015
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico

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.

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

March 23, 2015
By Associated Press

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

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

Dec. 24, 2014
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera, Peggy Pico

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.

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Navy Secretary Revokes Honorary Title For Bill Cosby

Dec. 4, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

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.

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Son of Monsterpalooza: Paying Tribute To Movie Monsters

Sept. 19, 2014
By Beth Accomando

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

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

Sept. 4, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

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.

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

Aug. 13, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

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."

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Robin Williams: Carpe Diem

Aug. 12, 2014
By Beth Accomando

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.

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Robin Williams A Beloved Figure On USO Tours (Video)

Aug. 11, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

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.

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Rants And Raves: Comic-Con 2014

July 29, 2014
By Beth Accomando

The 45th Comic-Con International just ended (sob, sob) and it’s 342 days till the next one (yay!).

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Singing Soldier Paul Ieti Makes Finals Of America's Got Talent (Video)

July 24, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

The judges from the TV talent competition "America's Got Talent" voted unanimously on Wednesday night to send 21-year-old Army Pfc. Paul Ieti to Radio City Music Hall for the show's finals. Ieti, an active-duty soldier, recently returned from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

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James Garner Served In Korean War, Awarded Purple Heart Twice

July 21, 2014
By Beth Ford Roth

James Scott Bumgarner, a.k.a. James Garner, served in the Merchant Marines, the Oklahoma National Guard, and the U.S. Army. Garner was injured in the Korean War and twice awarded the Purple Heart before being discharged in 1952.