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Audio Describers Bring San Diego Opera To Visually Impaired

March 6, 2015
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The San Diego Opera provides an underutilized service called audio description. It allows the visually impaired to enjoy an opera performance more fully.  

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

Feb. 27, 2015
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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.

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

Feb. 27, 2015
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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.

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

Feb. 23, 2015
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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, 2015
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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.

'What We Do In The Shadows' Sheds Light On Modern Vampire Life

Feb. 20, 2015
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If the dry absurd humor of the HBO show "Flight of the Conchords" is to your taste then sink your teeth into "What We Do In The Shadows" (opening Friday at Landmark's Ken Cinema) for a tasty new treat.

Midday Movies: Handicapping The 87th Academy Awards

Feb. 19, 2015
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The 87th Academy Awards are this Sunday (red carpet begins at 4 p.m.). Vegas oddsmakers have the independent film "Boyhood" as the favorite with the Clint Eastwood war film "American Sniper" as the extreme long shot. Find out what a pair of San Diego film critics think of this year's Oscar race.

FilmOut Screens John Waters' 'Polyester' In Odorama

Feb. 17, 2015
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John Waters’ film "Polyester" is more than three decades old but it will offend your olfactory senses once again when it screens Wednesday night as part of FilmOut’s monthly film series.

Framing 'Don Giovanni' At The San Diego Opera

Feb. 16, 2015
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San Diego Opera opened "Don Giovanni" over the weekend. Mozart's classic is performed often but this production aims for something both modern and rooted in the 18th century.

'Kingsman' Delivers Action Etiquette

Feb. 13, 2015
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If “50 Shades of Grey” isn’t your cup of tea this Valentine’s weekend, then try “Kingsman: The Secret Service."