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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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Not-So-Silent Short Film Festival Celebrates Women Pioneer Filmmakers

June 21
By Beth Accomando

Vanguard Culture hosts the first of its three Not-So-Silent Short Film Festival on Saturday, June 22, and the focus is on women film pioneers.

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'Last Black Man In San Francisco' Is Cinematic Poetry

June 20
By Beth Accomando

"The Last Black Man in San Francisco" won accolades at Sundance earlier this year. Now it opens in select San Diego theaters and you need to see it.

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Cinema Junkie Podcast 171: Hollywood Black

June 14
By Beth Accomando

African Americans and Hollywood have a long, troubled, and complicated past. I am going to explore that history with Donald Bogle author of the new book "Hollywood Black: The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers" from Turner Classic Movies.

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San Diego Fringe Top Pick: 'An Even Sweeter Pang'

June 14
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe wraps up this weekend but there is one show debuting Friday night at Les Girls and it features Irish singer, dancer and sex worker Kate McGrew.

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Samuel L. Jackson Returns as 'Shaft'

June 13
By Beth Accomando

In 1971 “Shaft” announced a new kind of black screen icon. Hollywood tried to build on the Shaft name in 2000 with Samuel L. Jackson playing Shaft’s nephew. Now Jackson is back with another incarnation of the New York private detective in yet another film simply named “Shaft.”

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SD Fringe Dance Shows: 'Mesa Moves' And 'Get Free'

June 11
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe Festival highlights all kinds of performance. Here are two dance shows worth checking out: "Mesa Moves: Dance Spectrum" and "Get Free."

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SD Fringe Artist Highlight: Ciarlene Coleman, 'Your Best American Girl'

June 11
By Beth Accomando

MaArte Theatre Collective was founded to create space for the Filipino-American experience in the diverse and dynamic culture of San Diego. Its San Diego International Fringe show features Ciarlene Coleman in the one-woman show, "Your Best American Girl."

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SD Fringe Top Pick: 'Shelter'

June 11
By Beth Accomando

We are hitting the halfway point of the seventh annual San Diego International Fringe Festival and some shows are rising to the top like Tangata Circus Company's "Real[ise]" and Renee Westbrook's "Shelter."

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SD Fringe Artist Highlight: Iceland's Huldufugl

June 10
By Beth Accomando

The seventh annual San Diego International Fringe Festival is in full swing with a diverse array of shows available at the festival's new home base of Balboa Park. One unique show, "A Box in the Desert," comes from Iceland and involves virtual reality.

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