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San Diego REP And Amigos Del REP Host Third Latinx New Play Festival

Aug. 28, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

San Diego REP and Amigos del REP hold the Third Annual Latinx New Play Festival at the Lyceum Space Theatre this weekend.

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Interactive Art Show Wonderspaces Returns To San Diego With 'In Common'

June 7, 2019
By Kris Arciaga

Entering its third year, Wonderspaces is back in San Diego with 13 new interactive installments that give attendees experiences beyond mere visuals.

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San Diego Women's Chorus Debuts 'Quiet No More'

May 16, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Nicholas McVicker

This weekend the San Diego Women’s Chorus, SDWC, presents "Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall." This San Diego premiere of the newly commissioned work will be presented at Lincoln High School Center for Performing Arts.

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Padres Fans Hopeful About New Season At Opening Day Block Party

March 28, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Kris Arciaga

Baseball fans celebrated San Diego's opening game in San Diego's East Village.

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'Hedwig' Celebrates A 20th Anniversary At Diversionary

March 21, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Twenty years ago John Cameron Mitchell debuted his queer rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Diversionary Theatre tackles the play for the first time and finds the outcast turned rock star has something to say to a new generation.

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From STEM To STEAM: San Diego Science And Engineering Festival Now Includes Art

March 4, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Kris Arciaga

Artists join this year's festival aimed at inspiring kids and adults about STEM education and careers.

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The Studio Door Re-Opens In Hillcrest

March 1, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Four years ago Patric Stillman opened The Studio Door in North Park as a place where art and commerce could intersect. Some setbacks forced him to close the business. But The Studio Door had its grand reopening early last month in Hillcrest.

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Activists Call Out 'Fake Emergency' At San Diego Rally

Feb. 18, 2019
By Jean Guerrero, Kris Arciaga

More than 100 people attended the rally calling President Trump's national emergency declaration a "fake crisis" to fund a border wall.

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The Globe Theatre Delivers Shakespeare Behind Bars

Jan. 25, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe Theatre is using a pair of programs highlighting William Shakespeare to help rehabilitate prisoners and show how theater matters. This month its Globe for All program returns to Centinela State Prison to perform the Bard for inmates.

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Not All The Drama Is On Stage In San Diego Opera's 'Rigoletto'

Feb. 1, 2019
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

San Diego Opera is staging a production of Verdi’s "Rigoletto." But while you might be familiar with the classic tale of love and revenge taking place on stage, you may not know what is going on in the orchestra pit below.

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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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Fern Street Circus Tackles Health Care In New Touring Show 'Pre-Existing Condition'

Oct. 4, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Fern Street Circus is coming up on three decades of performing and will be launching its 2018 Neighborhood Tour tomorrow. Here's a look back on its past and what fuels its social purpose.

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New Exhibit Depicts Struggle, Triumphs Of San Diego's LGBTQ Community

July 13, 2018
By Kris Arciaga

"LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories Of Struggle and Triumphs" is a new exhibit at the San Diego History Center, featuring artifacts, photographs and memorabilia representing both persecution and victories the community experienced.

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'The Tempest's' Prospero Gets Gender Swapped At Globe

June 18, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Actress Kate Burton is probably best known for her film role in "Big Trouble in Little China" and her TV roles in "Scandal" and "Grey’s Anatomy." Currently she stars as Prospera in the Old Globe Theatre’s gender-swapped production of Shakespeare’s "The Tempest."

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'The Squirrels' Invade La Jolla Playhouse

June 15, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

La Jolla Playhouse just opened a new play by Robert Askins called "The Squirrels" and things have gotten a bit squirrelly.

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Wonderspaces Brings Immersive Art Back To San Diego

June 8, 2018
By Kris Arciaga

Wonderspaces returns to San Diego Friday, shining a spotlight on 15 interactive works of art from around the world. The pop-up museum at the B Street Cruise Terminal at the Port of San Diego will run through the summer.

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San Diego Symphony Screens Silent Classic 'The Passion Of Joan Of Arc'

May 17, 2018
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The San Diego Symphony will present Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent classic "The Passion of Joan of Arc" this Saturday as part of its Fox Theatre Film Series. The music collective Luscious Noise will perform live as the film plays at Copley Hall.

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City Heights Youth Garden Helps Grow Job Skills

April 6, 2018
By Kris Arciaga

Students are growing more than vegetables and fruits at Second Chance Youth Garden in City Heights, which offers them a chance to explore careers and develop job skills.

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'Pirates of Penzance' Sets Sail At San Diego Opera

Oct. 13, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Sometimes art emphasizes escape over enlightenment. Such is the case with San Diego Opera’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s "The Pirates of Penzance."

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Eco Learning Lab Gives Fairgoers Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

July 3, 2017
By KPBS News, Kris Arciaga

This year the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar offered a tour of the Eco Learning Lab, which provides hands-on environmental education to the community.

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Comic Book Artists Stan Sakai And Kevin Eastman At IDW Comic Art Gallery Friday

June 2, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Matthew Bowler

A samurai rabbit and ninja turtles will be meeting up yet again after decades apart for a new IDW comic book coming out in July. To celebrate the reunion, IDW is bringing “Usagi Yojimbo” creator Stan Sakai and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)” co-creator Kevin Eastman together tonight at Comic Art Gallery in Liberty Station.

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Write Out Loud Presents 'Fractured Fairy Tales'

May 25, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Write Out Loud regularly performs at Cygnet Theatre but on Tuesday it will present “Fractured Fairy Tales,” a piece designed to compliment Cygnet’s current production “Shockheaded Peter,” which is a collection of stories about naughty children and misguided parents.

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Ultimate Dinosaurs Stomp Into theNAT

Feb. 27, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

Something big is coming to theNAT, it is Ultimate Dinosaurs, but you will not find the dinosaurs you learned about as a kid. Instead, it is a whole new crop of dinos from the Southern Hemisphere that you may not have seen before.

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San Diego's Diversionary Theater Is Bringing Back Burlesque

Jan. 4, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

For the second year in a row, choreographer Michael Mizerany will present the "In The Va Va Voom Room" burlesque show.

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Podcast Episode 88: Wild And Crazy Steve Martin Gets Serious About Comedy

Aug. 27, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The comic-turned-playwright's latest work, "Meteor Shower," has its world premiere at the Old Globe.

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Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' Has World Premiere At Old Globe

Aug. 16, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe Theatre would like Steve Martin to view its stage as a home for anything he writes. Two years ago it hosted his musical "Bright Star." Now comes the world premiere of his play "Meteor Shower."

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Mike Birbiglia's 'Don't Think Twice' Looks At Improv Comedy

Aug. 11, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Kris Arciaga

The comedian's new film serves up a bit of a history lesson about improv and lays out some rules. It begins a two-week run at Landmark's Ken Cinema on Friday.

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Podcast Episode 85: Mike Birbiglia On Comedy, Improv And Trust

Aug. 6, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Kris Arciaga

Mike Birbiglia's new film "Don't Think Twice" (expanding to more cities on Aug. 12) looks to an improv group experiencing some growing pains.

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Fans Embody Favorite Characters At Comic-Con

July 21, 2016
By Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao, Kris Arciaga

San Diego native Jamie Lee Cortez explains what it’s like to walk around Comic-Con dressed up as a popular character.

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Old Globe's 'Macbeth' Is Bloody, Bold, Resolute

June 29, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Shakespearean tragedy might not have existed if it weren't for the First Folio. So it's fitting that the Old Globe is offering a bold new production of "Macbeth" while a copy of the book is in San Diego during its national tour.

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Podcast Episode 80: 'Macbeth' And The Curse Of The Scottish Play

June 20, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

With the first folio in San Diego this month, Cinema Junkie returns to the Bard for an episode all about "Macbeth."

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'Camp David' Play Goes Behind The Scenes Of Historic Peace Negotiations

May 24, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

The Old Globe stages a new play about the 13 days of intense negotiations that led to the signing of the Camp David Accords.

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Doing The Time Warp With 'The Rocky Horror Show'

March 26, 2016
By Beth Accomando, Kris Arciaga

More than two decades ago, Sean Murray put on a corset and fishnets to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter at the San Diego Rep. Now he directs a new production of "The Rocky Horror Show" at Cygnet Theatre.

Other stories featuring work by Kris Arciaga

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Catholic Bishop Of San Diego Lays Out New Plan To Deal With Sexual Abuse Of Children

Aug. 13, 2019
By John Carroll

San Diego Roman Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy gathered all 2,500 diocesan employees to lay out new policies regarding the sexual abuse of children.

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SDG&E Wants To Nearly Quadruple Its Minimum Charge To Customers

Aug. 12, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The San Diego power company is asking the California Public Utilities Commission for permission to increase its minimum monthly charge from $10 to $38. Critics call it a tactic to keep homeowners from going solar.

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San Diego Tenants Union Fights For Refugees And Other Low-Income Renters

Aug. 14, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

The ongoing housing affordability crisis impacts nearly everyone in California, but few are hit harder than the refugee community.

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Caltrans Permanently Closing Northbound SR-163 Off-Ramp To Friars Road

Aug. 20, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Caltrans is closing an off-ramp in Mission Valley Tuesday night as part of a major transportation project aimed at reducing congestion and making the area’s roads safer.

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SDSU Gets Feedback On Mission Valley Campus Expansion

Sept. 12, 2019
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego State University officials are holding public forums on their proposal for a new stadium, housing and river park on the former Chargers stadium site.