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Get The Popcorn Popping: Cinemas Are Now Fully Open

June 17
By Beth Accomando

Angelika Film Center at Carmel Mountain, like all cinemas, reopened Wednesday at full capacity under the new relaxed pandemic guidelines from the state. Here's what to expect.

Percussionist and curator Steven Schick perform...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: To The Earth Festival, Sidro Saturdays, 'The Mango Tree,' Xenos And Art Alive

June 17
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include classical music honoring the planet, a fictional band comes to life, SDMA gets the floral treatment, a new San Ysidro art crawl and a Black playwright's world premiere.

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Fireworks Return To Disney Parks In Latest Lifting Of Rules

June 16
By Associated Press

The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning of July at Disney World in Florida and on the Fourth of July at Disneyland in California.

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'Say It Loud' Celebrates Juneteenth With Local Black Talent

June 16
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Megan Burke

The San Diego Black Artist Collective has put together a week-long festival of art, theater, music and dance celebrating the Black experience to commemorate Juneteenth.

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Can 'In The Heights' Change The Hollywood Landscape?

June 16
By Beth Accomando

“In the Heights” opened last week. It serves up a rare commodity: a big budget Hollywood musical created by a Puerto Rican American, directed by an Asian American and featuring a racially diverse cast. Could this herald a change in Hollywood?

Entertainer Celeste Noel Parker, also know as

The Parker Edison Project: Family Legacy And Culture Handed Down

June 16
Parker Edison

In a new episode of the "The Parker Edison Project" podcast, host Parker Edison explores his family legacy and how something as small as a movie or CD can create a shared culture for a generation. Plus, Parker talks with a larger-than-life artist who was an important part of the soundtrack to his childhood.

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Live Audiences Return To San Diego

June 15
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans

As California lifts pandemic restrictions on crowds and social distancing, San Diego performance venues prepare for a long-awaited return of live audiences.

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OnStage Playhouse Returns To Live Performances With 'Sheepdog'

June 11
By Beth Accomando

OnStage Playhouse reopened last week for in person performances. The play the Chula Vista-based theater company chose for its first live performance in more than a year is "Sheepdog."

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'In The Heights' Makes Some Noise, Spreads Joy On The Big Screen

June 10
By Beth Accomando

Before "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda created "In the Heights," a musical about the largely Dominican neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Now "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu brings it to the screen.

Joy Yvonne Jones, one of the organizers of San ...

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Say It Loud,' Wagner New Play Festival, Young Choreographers And Mainly Mozart

June 10
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks include the launch of a theater-centric Juneteenth festival, brand new plays you can listen to on Spotify, outdoor dance from emerging choreographers and Mozart under the stars.

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