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San Diego Underground Film Festival Strives To 'Deviate From The Norm'

Aug. 20
By Beth Accomando

The San Diego Underground Film Festival celebrates its fifth year with continued expansion.

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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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'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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Musical About Legendary Recording Studios Premieres At San Diego Rep

Aug. 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Celebrated musicians from The Ronettes to The Ramones all recorded songs at Phil Spector's Gold Star Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Those stories are told in a world premiere musical now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

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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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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: From Chamber Music To 'Jailhouse Rock'

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings two high-profile music festivals, one celebrating chamber music and the other highlighting a little bit of everything. Plus relive the music … and dance moves … of Elvis Presley.

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Loud Fridge Theatre Group Makes Debut With 'Straight'

July 25
By Beth Accomando

There’s a new theater company in town and it's bringing the San Diego premiere of the play "Straight" to Tenth Avenue Arts Center’s Forum Stage.

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PigPen Theater Uses Cardboard Puppets, Imagination To Bring Heroic Mouse To Life

July 12
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Kate DiCamillo’s book “The Tale of Despereaux” won the Newberry Medal in 2004 before becoming an animated film from Universal. Now the Old Globe is partnering with PigPen Theater Co. to bring DiCamillo’s book to the stage with the help of cardboard puppets and flashlights.

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Will My Kid Like 'Matilda'? A Guide To Kid-Friendly Arts In San Diego

July 23
By Nina Garin

Is "Matilda" basically just one long, depressing musical, or will kids like it? Check out this guide to kid-friendly arts in San Diego.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Broadway Stars, A Pop Princess And Pride

July 12
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend brings major star power to San Diego — from teen pop royalty to a Marvel hero singing Broadway show tunes. Plus Pride highlights and a look at "Miss Saigon."

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Using Art To Define Home And Shelter

July 9
By Beth Accomando

Sometimes similar themes pop up across media in interesting ways. Take the new film “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and Renee Westbrook’s San Diego International Fringe show “Shelter.” Both explore how we define home and shelter.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Tap Dancing, Hair Metal And Pop Stars

July 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

After the Fourth of July fireworks and barbecues, the weekend brings contemporary dance at the Bernardo Winery, hair metal at Cygnet Theatre and pop star Shawn Mendes.

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Teens Transcend Their Challenges Through Dance

June 28
By Melaina Spitzer

transcenDANCE wants to teach teenagers to dance and take pride in themselves.

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Audrey II Comes To Carnivorous Life In 'Little Shop Of Horrors'

June 26
By Beth Accomando, Roland Lizarondo

Roger Corman's 1960 B-movie "Little Shop of Horrors" became a popular musical in the 1980s. Now it arrives at New Village Arts in Carlsbad with a slightly different look. The carnivorous plant Audrey II is usually a puppet voiced by a man but in this production African American actress and singer Eboni Muse takes on the role.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Arts Events: Shifting Perspectives

June 28
By Jade Hindmon, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about shifting your perspective, whether it’s a new look at the world of Harry Potter, baseball songs interpreted by the symphony, or a modern way of looking at grand European art.

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