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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?

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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.

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San Diego Arab Film Festival Opens, Closes With Palestinian Films

June 3
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Arab Film Festival kicks off in-person and online events this Saturday. It opens with Najwa Najjar's Palestinian drama "Between Heaven and Earth" at the Museum of Photographic Arts.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'The Bridge,' 'Pick Me Last,' 'The Great Indian Kitchen,' 'Harawi' And 'Measurements Of Progress'

May 27
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our weekend arts picks: Malashock Dance outdoors, new Indian film screening with Chitra Gopalakrishnan's exhibition, UCSD MFA closing reception, an AAPI group show, Project [BLANK]'s latest and La Jolla Playhouse's POP Tour.

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Fans Celebrate The Day 'Star Wars' Opened In 1977

May 25
By Beth Accomando

"Star Wars" fans recount memories to celebrate May 25, the day George Lucas' "Star Wars" opened in 1977 and changed the movie landscape forever.

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'A War On Friendly Grounds' Brings Black Military Experience To GI Film Festival

May 19
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

In this year's GI Film Festival, a number of films shine a light on the unique perspective of Black experience in the military.

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'There Is No Evil' Tops List Of New Releases

May 14
By Beth Accomando

Cinemas are open again but the best film available this weekend is only streaming. Here’s what to see and what to avoid.

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GI Film Festival Framed By Diverse Women's Stories

May 13
By Julia Dixon Evans

The 2021 virtual GI Film Festival San Diego highlights stories of the female warrior experience in a six-day event, opening with "The Invisible Project" documentary about women veterans.

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Local Filmmakers Showcased At San Diego International Film Festival

May 12
By Beth Accomando

48HR Film Project and the San Diego International Film Festival have been partnering for years to highlight short films made by local filmmakers. This Friday 48HR short films will be available in a virtual Shorts Fest.

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TCM Classic Film Festival's Second Home Edition Runs Through Sunday

May 3
By Beth Accomando

TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off its second home edition of the pandemic. Charles Tabesh, senior vice president in charge of programming at Turner Classic Movies and a programmer for the festival, previews the event.

San Diego Weekend Arts Events: Bach, Steamrollers, Barrio Art Crawl And Live Rock

May 6
By Julia Dixon Evans

Our San Diego weekend arts picks include four events in one at Bread and Salt, a Bach Collegium online concert, a drive-thru steamroller printmaking exhibition, and Carrie Feller and D.WREX at Sycamore Den.

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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: 'Toward Belonging,' Drive-In Opera LOLs, 'Crying In H-Mart,' And Exhibitions Closing Soon

April 29
By Julia Dixon Evans

This weekend in the arts: A dance film commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse, "The Barber of Seville" drive-in, virtual Mission Creek Festival, Domestic Geographies open house and more art exhibitions closing soon.

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Low Key Pandemic Oscars Yields Some Positive Results

April 26
By Beth Accomando

The 93rd Academy Awards aired Sunday night on ABC and a lot of things were different in this time of pandemic awards shows. Here are the highs and lows.

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Before the Oscars On Sunday Check Out This Top 10 List

April 23
By Beth Accomando

Before you watch the 93rd Academy Awards, check out Cinema Junkie's Top 10 of 2020.