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Chicano Park Mural Remembers Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

May 29
By Beth Accomando

Ten years ago San Diego resident Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was brutally beaten and shot with a Taser by border agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He died two days later. Now a mural at Chicano Park pays tribute to his memory and to the continued battle for justice.

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Only Here Podcast: From Border Patrol Agent To Border Activist

May 29
By Kinsee Morlan

In a new episode of "Only Here," Jenn Budd talks about her big perspective shift at the border. She also shares how she had to hit rock bottom before she changed.

$1.25 Million In Funding For San Diego Arts Relief Programs

May 28
By Julia Dixon Evans

The city of San Diego announced two new programs, SD Practice and Park Social, that will provide $1 million to fund and share public art from San Diego artists, plus $250,000 in nonprofit grants will support arts organizations.

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'The Vast Of Night' Riffs On Rod Serling's 'Twilight Zone'

May 28
By Beth Accomando

"The Vast of Night" very consciously taps into the old "The Twilight Zone" TV series to deliver a film about extraterrestrials. The Amazon Original film starts streaming on Friday, May 29.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the San Diego ...

A Dancer On ‘Giselle,’ Forgiveness And A Life Upside Down

May 27
By Julia Dixon Evans

An otherworldly group of women takes their revenge on men in a 19th century ballet, plus get a glimpse into the life of a dancer during quarantine.

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Hillcrest Bakery Bread And Cie Uses Humor To Reopen, Enforce Social Distancing Rules

May 26
By Beth Accomando

Restaurants were allowed to reopen over the weekend but with certain guidelines in effect. Bread and Cie in Hillcrest is using humor to help customers abide by the social distancing rules.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 194: The Global Pandemic Film Primer

May 22
By Beth Accomando

Films from the silents to the present day, from Cambodia as well as the U.S., have been dealing with themes of pandemics for more than a century. Find out how these films deal with more than just disease but also how fear and panic can spread as readily as a virus, and how language can infect people as much as germs.

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PacArts Hosts Online Discussion For 'The Paradise We Are Looking For'

May 22
By Beth Accomando

Pacific Arts Movement is closing out its May Madness celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month on Sunday, May 31 with a live Q&A event with the filmmakers from "The Paradise We Are Looking For."

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San Diego Virtual Weekend Events: Seaport Sessions, Drive-Up Art and Experimental Music

May 21
By Julia Dixon Evans, Maureen Cavanaugh

This weekend's virtual arts and culture offerings include Seaport Sessions, a live music and art pop-up festival, your last chance to see artist Michelle Montjoy's installation through Lux Art Institute's front windows and a curated experimental music session.

In a May 2020 art work in progress by Nassem Na...

The Vinyl-Wrapped Worlds Of Artist Nassem Navab

May 21
By Julia Dixon Evans

One artist explores the way generational trauma shapes the domestic lives of children of immigrants — in an artist residency entirely encapsulated by a pandemic

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