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Moxie Theatre Celebrates 15th Season With 'Dance Nation'

Aug. 16
By Beth Accomando

Moxie Theatre is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, and this weekend it is opening a new play by Clare Barron called “Dance Nation.”

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'The Nightingale' Explores Themes Of Violence And Revenge

Aug. 15
By Beth Accomando

Five years ago Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent won acclaim for her first feature “The Babadook.” She now delivers her second film, “The Nightingale.”

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Thumbprint Presents Hitchcock Group Art Show

Aug. 14
By Beth Accomando

Director Alfred Hitchcock is known as the Master of Suspense and his films still inspire artists today, decades after his death. This weekend Thumbprint Gallery presents the Hitchcock Group Art Show at Subterranean Coffee Boutique.

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'All Shook Up' Mixes Elvis And Shakespeare

Aug. 12
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Musical Theatre just opened the jukebox musical "All Shook Up" that pays tribute to Elvis Presley.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 176: Radio Silence's 'Ready Or Not'

Aug. 9
By Beth Accomando

Radio Silence’s "Ready or Not" opens in theaters on Aug. 21. But, KPBS reporter Beth Accomando got to speak with the trio of filmmakers and pranksters about their new film.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Beethoven To Toni Morrison

Aug. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about celebrating the classics. From an exploration of Beethoven’s string quartets, to the history of L.A.’s Gold Star Recording Studios. Plus a popular alternative band returns.

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Catch The New Wave With Tiki Oasis 19

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Tiki Oasis 19 kicked off last night at the Bali Hai and runs tonight through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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'Scary Stories' Aims For Young Audiences

Aug. 8
By Beth Accomando

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell struck delicious terror in the hearts and minds of young readers in the 1980s and 1990s. Now it arrives on the screen under the guidance of Guillermo Del Toro.

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Globe's 'Romeo And Juliet' Is Not Just About Star-Crossed Lovers

Aug. 7
By Beth Accomando

The Globe's artistic director Barry Edelstein has decided to tackle Shakespeare's ever-popular "Romeo and Juliet" for the first time and he has found some new shadings.

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Oceanside Film Festival Runs Wednesday Through Sunday

Aug. 1
By Andi Dukleth, Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Since 2009 the Oceanside International Film Festival has been bringing unique screening experiences to North County. The festival runs Aug. 7 through 11 at the Sunshine Brooks Theater.

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'Hobbs And Shaw' Coasts On Charisma Of Its Stars

Aug. 1
By Beth Accomando

"Fast and the Furious" is expanding its movie franchise by presenting a new film spinning off some supporting characters in lead roles. Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in "Hobbs and Shaw."

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Midsummer Scream Ushers In Halloween Season

July 31
By Beth Accomando

It is 92 days until Halloween. I know this because I am eagerly counting the days. One sign that Halloween season is in full swing is the arrival of Midsummer Scream, a Halloween and haunt convention in Long Beach.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 175: Celebrate National Whistleblowers Day With 'Official Secrets'

July 30
By Beth Accomando

Tuesday is National Whistleblower Appreciation Day and there will be a special screening of the new film "Official Secrets," which opens nationwide next month. Cinema Junkie celebrates with an interview with the film’s director Gavin Hood.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 174: Reflecting On Comic-Con 50

July 26
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con celebrated its 50th show and I celebrated my 41st. I have collected some old archive interviews, plus spoke with longtime attendees and newbies at this year's convention to create a portrait of the pop culture convention over the decades.

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'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' Is Great But Not What You Might Expect From Tarantino

July 26
By Beth Accomando

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” is in some ways his most conventionally structured film. Its title references the epic spaghetti western of Sergio Leone as it looks to a year of upheaval and change in Hollywood, 1969.

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