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San Diego Opera Opens New Season With 'Aida'

Oct. 18
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Opera launches its 2019-2020 season with a well-proven grand opera from Verdi. But this production of "Aida" tries something different.

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Without Walls Festival Showcases 22 Site-Specific Works

Oct. 16
By Beth Accomando

La Jolla Playhouse's Without Walls, or WOW, Festival takes place at Arts District Liberty Station Thursday through Sunday. The site-specific performances are put on by both local and international companies.

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San Diego Italian Film Festival Celebrates 13th Year And New Executive Director

Oct. 15
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Italian Film Festival kicks off its 13th year at the Museum of Photographic Arts with a madcap murder mystery and new leadership. Here's a preview.

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Adobe Chapel Provides Perfect Setting For Poefest

Oct. 11
By Beth Accomando

"Write Out Loud" is hosting another Poefest at the Adobe Chapel in Old Town on Fridays and Saturdays through October.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 180: Dolemite, Eddie Murphy, and Rudy Ray Moore

Oct. 11
By Beth Accomando

Rudy Ray Moore may not be a household name but all that could change with the release of "Dolemite is My Name," Eddie Murphy’s passion project about singer, stand up comic, actor and film producer Rudy Ray Moore.

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Hola Mexico Film Festival Returns To Digital Gym Cinema

Oct. 10
By Beth Accomando

This year's Hola Mexico Film Festival Tour 2019 features nine of Mexico's popular films and art house releases.

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Kurt Cobain's 'Unplugged' Sweater, Guitar Head To Auction

Oct. 9
By Associated Press

The turquoise-bodied left-handed guitar was on display for several years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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OnStage Playhouse Brings 'Carrie: The Musical' Back To Life

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

October is the month of Halloween and OnStage Playhouse in Chula Vista has a production of "Carrie The Musical" to fit the season.

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Celebrity Sonnets And Speeches Focus On Shakespeare's Women

Oct. 7
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Shakespeare Society holds its Celebrity Sonnets at 7:30 p.m., Monday at the Old Globe Theatre.

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Finding 'First Love' In The Midst Of A Violent World

Oct. 4
By Beth Accomando

"First Love" (ends tonight at Landmark's Ken Cinema) is a deliberately deceptive title for the latest film from Japan’s prolific filmmaker Takashi Miike.

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'Joker' As Wannabe Scorsese Movie

Oct. 3
By Beth Accomando

"Joker" hit theaters last week after nabbing the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. This standalone DC origin film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the iconic villain.

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Herbert Sigüenza's 'Bad Hombres/Good Wives' Premiers At San Diego REP

Oct. 2
By Beth Accomando

What do you get when you mix "The Importance of Being Earnest," "The School for Wives," a narco telenovela and lots of banda songs to sing along to? "Bad Hombres/Good Wives" at San Diego REP.

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'Noura' Revisits 'A Doll's House' From A Modern, Multicultural Perspective

Sept. 30
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Master of Fine Arts Program graduate Heather Raffo is having the West Coast premiere of her play “Noura” at the Globe’s intimate theater in the round. She is the daughter of an Iraqi father an American mother, and her play is inspired by Ibsen's "A Doll House" and its earlier Nora.

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Cinema Junkie Episode 179: Author Joe Hill On 'NOS4A2' And Horror

Sept. 27
By Beth Accomando

This past June AMC launched an adaptation of Joe Hill’s novel "NOS4A2" starring Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx and Asleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen. At Comic-Con, AMC announced that the series would be renewed for a second season. So Cinema Junkie digs into the archives for a 2013 interview when Hill stopped by the KPBS studios.

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GI Film Festival Runs Through Sunday With Diverse Lineup

Sept. 24
By Beth Accomando

The fifth annual GI Film Festival San Diego opens Tuesday night and continues through Sunday.

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