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'White Boy Rick' Looks To True Story Of Michigan's Longest Serving Juvenile Drug Offender

Sept. 13
By Beth Accomando

The poster for the new film “White Boy Rick” proclaims: “In 1980s Detroit, Rick Wershe, Jr. was a street hustler, FBI informant and drug kingpin, all before he turned 16.” It's a compelling story but the question is, why this story now?

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InnerMission's 'Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.' Aims To Challenge Audiences

Sept. 6
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

If you want to sit passively in a theater and watch a play then InnerMission’s new production of "Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again." is not for you.

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The Story Of The Brown Family Is The Story Of California

Sept. 12
By Pat Finn

In "The Browns of California," Miriam Pawel explores the family dynasty which produced two governors. During their terms in office, both father and son transformed the state and left an enduring legacy.

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PBS Series Highlights America's 100 Best-Loved Novels

Sept. 11
By Alison St John, Brooke Ruth

"The Great American Read" is celebrating classic novels like "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Frankenstein," and more contemporary titles, like "Gone Girl" and "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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San Diego Rep Opens New Season With Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Fun Home'

Sept. 10
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The San Diego Repertory Theatre's production of "Fun Home" runs September 6-30.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Blues, Ballet And (Hopefully) Hill

Sept. 7
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend you can either indulge in nostalgia with the anniversary of a seminal hip-hop album, or look to the future with a new way of presenting ballet. Plus, a popular blues festival returns.

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¡Que Viva Cine Latino! Offers Outdoor Summer Films In September

Sept. 4
By Beth Accomando

Media Arts Center San Diego kicks off its ¡Que Viva Cine Latino! Outdoor Film Series at the Las Americas Premium Outlets on Wednesday. Here's a preview.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Two Alternative Giants And A Pop Star

Aug. 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This Labor Day weekend brings two giants of alternative rock, one from Mexico City and another from Chicago, plus, a concert by current radio giant Sam Smith.

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Podcast Episode 150: Adapting Shakespeare

Aug. 31
By Beth Accomando

William Shakespeare's plays are more than four centuries old yet they can still captivate an audience and deliver themes that resonate. On today's podcast, I speak with theater and film artists about how to bring the Bard to life for modern audiences. Plus a review at the top of "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich."

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Depression, Suicide Are Themes Of Uplifting Play

Aug. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

A young boy keeps a list of all the things his mother has to live for. And then one day, he finds he needs his own list in "Every Brilliant Thing," presented by Cygnet Theatre.