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Diamond Dogs Teases Audiences With Male Burlesque

Nov. 30, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Earlier this week Diamond Dogs held its first ever audition to find new performers for its male burlesque show. Find out what it takes to tease an audience.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Pie, Chili And The Bard

Nov. 30, 2018
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a musical about pie, a neighborhood chili battle with live music, and Shakespeare-style plays made up on the spot.

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'Mandy' Delivers A Small Dose Of Cage Rage

Nov. 29, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Actor Nicolas Cage is known for over-the-top performances in films such as “Wild at Heart” and “Raising Arizona.” His latest film “Mandy” comes to San Diego for a midnight show at the Ken Cinema this weekend. But does it live up to its hype?

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Podcast 155: Stunt Driver Picks Best Car Movies

Nov. 27, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Stunt driver Steve Lepper picks his favorite car movies as well as the best car chases ever put on film.

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Director's Cut Of Lars Von Trier's 'House That Jack Built' Screens One Night Only

Nov. 26, 2018
By Beth Accomando

IFC Films is holding a special one-night screening of the unrated director’s cut of Lars von Trier’s controversial "The House That Jack Built" on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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'Creed II' Respectably Goes The Distance

Nov. 21, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Three years ago, Ryan Coogler reinvigorated the Rocky franchise with "Creed." Now he hands over the sequel to another young African American director for "Creed 2."

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'Transparent' Producer To Discuss Her Work And Its Impact At UC San Diego

Nov. 14, 2018
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Zackary Drucker, a trans woman and multimedia artist, uses her art to give voice to the transgender community.

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A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

Nov. 12, 2018
Beth Accomando / NPR

Lee gave us over six decades' worth of superheroes we could identify with, characters like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, who reacted to superpowered crises in believably flawed, human ways.

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Ken Film Classics Go From Buster To Michael Keaton

Nov. 9, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Landmark’s Ken Cinema kicks off another week of classic tonight with Andrei Tarkovsky's "Andrei Rublev."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: New Films, The Moz And Paula!

Nov. 9, 2018
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Beloved '80s-era musicians return to San Diego this weekend, plus a small film festival brings major releases to Coronado.

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Podcast Episode 154: From Raymond Chow To Current Asian Cinema

Nov. 8, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Legendary Hong Kong producer Raymond Chow died earlier this month. This podcast pays tribute to his legacy with San Diego Asian Film Festival artistic director Brian Hu. Plus we get a preview of the 19th annual festival.

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San Diego Symphony Launches New Season Of Fox Theater Film Series

Nov. 8, 2018
By Beth Accomando

San Diego Symphony kicks off a new season of its Fox Theater Film Series Thursday night with the Buster Keaton classic, "Steamboat Bill, Jr."

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Kicks Off 19th Year

Nov. 8, 2018
By Beth Accomando

The 19th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival serves up a delicious pair of films followed by food for its opening and closing nights.

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'Bohemian Rhapsody' And 'Suspiria' Remake Now Playing

Nov. 5, 2018
By Beth Accomando

Two new films look to the past for material: "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Suspiria."

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Deftones, Swans And 'Wicked'

Nov. 2, 2018
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings major voices in music, from Elphaba in "Wicked" to a festival curated by the Deftones. Plus a grand composer is celebrated.