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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: SDMA+, Swish Projects, 'Taxilandia' And 'From Ashes'

Jan. 21
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts and culture picks include a new Digital WOW production, Amel Janae's solo exhibition, a group show at Thumbprint, and Icelandic contemporary music paired with Ana de Alvear's art.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Short Stories, Christmas Jazz, Tchaikovsky And Americana

Dec. 17, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Get festive while getting a little culture this weekend with local art. Our virtual picks include jazz with the Symphony, a literary story concert, Hershey Felder's updated spin on Tchaikovsky, and an Americana Christmas.

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'News Of The World' Banks On Tom Hanks' Appeal

Dec. 14, 2020
By Beth Accomando

"News of the World" stars Tom Hanks as a Civil War veteran. The film arrives for Christmas and is being packaged as an Oscar hopeful in this pandemic awards season.

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San Diego's Top Holiday Arts Events: 2020 Edition

Dec. 9, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

These holiday performances, programs and exhibitions are stepping up to the pandemic's challenges to deliver traditions in less-than-traditional ways.

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New Book By Encinitas Politicians Explains How To Work With The System To Enact Change

Dec. 9, 2020
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new book by two former Encinitas city officials explains what you need to know to make change. The book is called "Potholes, Parks, and Politics: A guide to getting things done locally (without having to run for office yourself).”

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Shudder Offers A Holly 'Gialli' Christmas

Dec. 3, 2020
By Beth Accomando

If you have already had your fill of holiday cheer then check out Shudder’s month-long Holly Gialli Christmas programming featuring Italian thrillers. The first collection came out Tuesday and more titles will be added in the coming weeks.

Children's Book By San Diego Mayors Raises Funds For Domestic Violence Shelters

Nov. 23, 2020
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The book is the brainchild of a nonprofit organization called the Purple Project, which donates supplies to the shelters. The book is called “Penny’s Adventure in San Diego” and follows the flight of a butterfly around the county, visiting some of San Diego’s most beautiful and beloved landmarks.

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'Leap Of Faith' Takes A Deep Dive Into 'The Exorcist'

Nov. 20, 2020
By Beth Accomando

"The Exorcist" movie is nearly 50 years old yet it still ranks as one of the films that most scares audiences. "Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on 'The Exorcist,'" is a new documentary that explores the making of the film with its director.

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'Journeys North' Takes You 2,650 Miles Along the Pacific Crest Trail

Nov. 10, 2020
By Alison St John

San Diego author and hiker-extraordinaire Barney “Scout” Mann’s novel “Journeys North, The Pacific Crest Trial" takes us from the Mexican border to Canada on a trek that is as much an inner journey as an outer journey.

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'Gaijin' Explores The Experience Of Being An Outsider

Nov. 9, 2020
By Alison St John

The feeling of being an outsider is the theme explored in San Diego writer Susan Sleeper’s story, titled “ Gaijin.”

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'Let Him Go' Tweaks Genre Expectations

Nov. 6, 2020
By Beth Accomando

Larry Watson’s novel "Let Him Go" makes it to the screen in actual cinemas this week with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane in the lead roles.

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10 Political Films To Help You Through 2020

Nov. 5, 2020
By Beth Accomando

With a pandemic, political unrest and a contentious presidential election that may not be fully decided for days if not longer, perhaps you need some escape. Here is a list of the 10 best Hollywood films about politics.

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Spooky San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Halloween Theater, Día De Los Muertos, Wearable Art And Dead Man's Party

Oct. 29, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our picks for this creepiest of weekends: Edgar Allen Poe readings, Shakespeare at SDMA, Teros Gallery's outdoor event, virtual fashion at OMA, spooky organ music, an Oingo Boingo cover band, a community ofrenda and much more.

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Honoring Chicano Park's 50 Year History — And Its Future

Oct. 28, 2020
By Julia Dixon Evans

'La Tierra Mia," Bob Dominguez's new book and photography exhibition features archival photography from Chicano Park's 1970 takeover and onward, including contemporary work by young photographers.

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Disney To Expand Downtown Disney Into California Adventure Park

Oct. 23, 2020
By City News Service

The reopening of businesses along Buena Vista Street, the main drag at the opening of California Adventure, is a sort of expansion of Downtown Disney businesses, which reopened in July.

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