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San Diego International Fringe Festival

Every year, the San Diego International Fringe brings sensory overload with hundreds of artists performing in a diverse array of shows across multiple venues. Check out the videos below by KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando..

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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 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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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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SD Fringe Preview: 'PIG Talk'

June 7
By Beth Accomando

Asian Story Theater stages "PIG Talk" at the 2019 San Diego International Fringe Festival.

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SD Fringe Preview: 'CRAPSHOOT!'

June 7
By Beth Accomando

Todd Blakesley presents "CRAPSHOOT! or Why I Voted for Trump: A love story" at the 2019 San Diego International Fringe Festival.

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SD Fringe Preview: '420 Highku: The Circular Swirls'

June 7
By Beth Accomando

Steven Peter Sanders mixes poetry and music for his 2019 San Diego International Fringe show "420 Highku: The Circular Swirls."

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SD Fringe Preview: 'Things That Go Bump in the Night'

June 7
By Beth Accomando

Jacqueline Witt of Circus Collective of San Diego talks about the company's new San Diego International Fringe show "Things That Go Bump in the Night."

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SD Fringe Preview: 'Space Force'

June 7
By Beth Accomando

Co-writer and actor Michael Shantz talks about Lonesome Whistle Productions' 2019 San Diego International Fringe entry "Space Force."

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SD Fringe Preview: 'Real[ise]'

June 7
By Beth Accomando

Tangata Circus Company performs "Real[ise]" at San Diego International Fringe as part of a cultural exchange program between Wellington and San Diego.

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San Diego Fringe Festival Hits Lucky No. 7

June 6
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe Festival is in full swing and here are some recommendations.

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San Diego Fringe 2018 Wraps Up With Awards Show

June 21, 2018
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe finished 11 days of "eyeball busting shows" last night with an awards ceremony at the Spreckels Theatre.

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2017 San Diego Fringe Awards

July 3, 2017
By Beth Accomando

San Diego International Fringe Festival closed its fifth year Sunday night with an awards ceremony at the Spreckels Theatre.

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