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Kokedama Workshop: Weekday

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Azunakai

Old Globe Presents 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'

Thursday, May 24, 2018 Old Globe Theatre

By The Barrel: Taste Of Baja

Friday, May 25, 2018 Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

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San Diego International Fringe Hit 'Josephine' Returns For Encore Performance

Nov. 15, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Last year "Josephine" won Outstanding Solo Performance and Best Show at San Diego International Fringe Festival. The one-woman dream cabaret pays tribute to singer-dancer Josephine Baker. Now, "Josephine" returns to where it all began, the Spreckels Theatre for one performance this Friday.

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Salvation Army Launches Largest Yearly Fundraiser, While Adult Rehabilitation Center Struggles

Nov. 13, 2017
By Matt Hoffman

The local Salvation Army said it hopes to raise $900,000 from the Red Kettle Program this year, but its Adult Rehabilitation Center is dealing with a lack of non-cash donations.

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Opens Thursday Night At theNAT

Nov. 9, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The 18th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival launches Thursday night with "Oh Lucy" screening at the San Diego Natural History Museum's Kaplan Theater and continues through Nov. 18 at multiple venues.

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John Witherspoon, Public Broadcasting Pioneer, First General Manager Of KPBS, Dies At 88

Oct. 13, 2017
By Amita Sharma, Pat Finn

John Witherspoon, who helped create the Public Broadcasting Act 50 years ago, was KPBS’s first general manager and the first president of the board of National Public Radio, has died.

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Roundtable: DACA Demands, Feinstein's Run, Hep A Continues, La Mesa School Board

Oct. 13, 2017
By Pat Finn

President Trump said he wanted to make a deal with Democrats to save DACA and then seemed to make a deal impossible. Dianne Feinstein will keep running. Hepatitis A keeps making people sick. And the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District appoints a novice to fill a vacant seat.

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San Diego Italian Film Festival Launches 11th Season At MOPA

Oct. 4, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Italian Film Festival launches its 11th season Wednesday night at the Museum of Photographic Arts with the documentary "Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea)."

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One Book Film Series Kicks Off Oct. 3 At Central Library

Sept. 28, 2017
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Central Library hosts a nine-part program, running Tuesdays Oct. 3 through Nov. 28, of diverse films that address the themes of peacemaking, migration, resilience and reconciliation featured in the One Book San Diego 2017 selection “The Sandcastle Girls.”

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Intrepid Theatre's 'Father Comes Home From The Wars' Combines Art And Community Outreach

Sept. 22, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Intrepid Theatre Company is partnering with the San Diego Museum of Man to facilitate school field trips to the museum’s exhibit and a stage show titled, "Race: Are We So Different?"

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'Wild Goose Dreams' Is About Making Connections

Sept. 15, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

"Wild Goose Dreams" had its world premiere earlier this month at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum. The play looks to a pair of displaced people looking to make connections.

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Attorney Elizabeth Lopez Named KPBS Community Hero For Her Work With Asylum Seekers

Sept. 7, 2017
By Linda Ball

The San Diego attorney is recognized for her pro bono immigration work with individuals fleeing persecution.

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Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Embraces The Darkness For 8th Year

Sept. 7, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Every year I pursue my passion for horror by volunteering to work at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. Here’s a preview of the festival that runs Friday through Sunday at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park.

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Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival

Sept. 1, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Women filmmakers face plenty of obstacles trying to break into the mainstream industry. But if you are a female experimental filmmaker you face even more. Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival, showing Saturday at Digital Gym Cinema, tries to carve out a space for those filmmakers.

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Film Geeks SD Pay Tribute To Women Directors Dorothy Arzner And Ida Lupino

Aug. 31, 2017
By Beth Accomando

It’s not often that you have two successful studio pictures directed by women playing in theaters at the same time. Kathryn Bigelow’s "Detroit" has won critical acclaim and Patty Jenkins’ "Wonder Woman" has dominated the summer box office. To complement these two recent examples of female-helmed films, Film Geeks SD will be showcasing a double feature on Friday from pioneering women directors Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino.

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Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' Tells The True Story Of The Algiers Motel Incident

Aug. 4, 2017
By Beth Accomando

Kathryn Bigelow’s new film “Detroit” looks to the tragic events at the Algiers Motel during the 1967 riots in the Motor City. For five days in 1967, Detroit was rocked by violent unrest that would leave 43 dead, hundreds injured, thousands arrested, and neighborhoods burned to the ground.

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Carlsbad Students Get Lesson In Media Literacy On Trip To Greece

July 31, 2017
By Megan Burks

Fifteen students from the Pacific Ridge School traveled to Greece in May to get to the truth of the migrant crisis there.