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Mama’s Day 2016

By on May 9, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Community, Features, Fundraisers & Charities

On the Friday evening before Mother’s Day, the Mama’s Day 2016 event kicked off its’ 26th year at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, the fundraising fete is the season’s must-attend culinary event of the year. The occasion featured over 55 chefs from some of San Diego’s most premium restaurants, hotels, and catering companies, those such as The Marine Room, Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa, Waypoint Public and more. The extraordinary chefs prepared delicious samples for over 600 attendees.

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The Man Who Knew Infinity – Film Review

By on May 7, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

The film, The Man Who Knew Infinity, is a mathematical experience of the cinematic kind. The first to be written (screenplay), directed and produced by Matt Brown, it mingles math with something much more relatable; real life. Giving viewers a glimpse into the struggles and discoveries of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, it’s based on author Robert Kanigel’s 1991 biography of the same title.

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Everybody Wants Some!! – Film Review

By on Apr 29, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

In 1993, Richard Linklater wrote and directed the cult classic Dazed and Confused, which remains as one of the most quintessential high school coming-of-age stories ever told on screen. To duplicate that feeling is nearly impossible as cult classics garner their names from being plucked out of obscurity and attaining a quality to them that just hits the nail on the head. Fast forward and now Linklater is a prominent director who is just coming off the heels of his highly successful and critically acclaimed film Boyhood. In his new film Everybody Wants Some!, the story follows freshman Jake (Blake Jenner) and his first weekend at a fictitious college…

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CubaCaribe Festival 2016

By on Apr 27, 2016 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Community, Dance, Features, Festivals, Photography

The 12th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music ends on Saturday April 30th. This year’s festival CUBA ON MY MIND pays tribute to Cuba’s rich artistic and cultural traditions and their influence around the globe. It’s the only festival in the Bay Area devoted to folkloric and contemporary dance and music of the Afro-Caribbean and its Diaspora. It’s founder, Ramón Ramos Alayo is a Cuban-born dancer, teacher, and choreographer who was selected by the Cuban government to study dance in Santiago de Cuba at age eleven. Each year, the festival presents more than 100 artists in 12 performances plus exhibitions, master classes and lectures on the religion, history and politics of the Caribbean.

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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Trailer Released

By on Apr 25, 2016 in Film

20th Century Fox has released a brand NEW trailer for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and the Four Horsemen. Check out the trailer below.

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Storytelling in Leadership

By on Apr 25, 2016 in Leadership

Storytelling is important in leadership because you can’t just tell your team members to be motivated, be more creative or start being more invested in their job. We use stories to learn, grow, and share our experiences with others. As a leader, you need to be able to use storytelling as a tool to connect people to the organization’s vision. Storytelling is your power to persuade.

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The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth

By on Apr 23, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

The Greatest Monkey Show on Earth presented by Antic in a Drain (as Artist in Residence at Kinetic Arts Center) will make you laugh at times and really uncomfortable the rest. Maitresse Magnificent (Amelia Van Brunt) introduces the audience to Charles the Chimp (Ross Travis). He’s a good little monkey that’s expected to perform on cue for treats. If he’s not on point he’s stunned via a shock collar.

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In Memory of Prince – The World Turns Purple

By on Apr 21, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Music

Icon singer/musician/producer/writer/genius Prince Rogers Nelson was pronounced dead at 10:07 am today, he was only 57 years old . He was found in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The cause of death is still unknown. Many honored him by lighting up in purple in reference to his most iconic album, Purple Rain. President Barack Obama posted a message on Facebook summarizing Prince’s genius.

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Leadership: Walking the Talk

By on Apr 17, 2016 in Leadership

Modeling behavior is necessary for your own well-being as well as those of your team member’s.

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Leadership Quotes by Lexa from CW’s The 100

By on Apr 16, 2016 in Leadership

Lexa, played by Alycia Debnam-Carney on The CW’s The 100, is the commander of the Grounder clans. She’s a skillful Heda (Commander in Trigedasleng) and fearless warrior. She’s as tough as nails who stops at nothing to protect her peoples. Here are three quotes by Lexa to inspire you to greatness:

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The Birth of a Nation – Official HD Trailer Released

By on Apr 15, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Film

The Birth of a Nation will be released in theaters on October 7, 2016. The highly anticipated film created enormous buzz at Sundance winning the Grand Jury Prize for Drama and Audience Award for U.S. Drama. The film is set against the antebellum South and follows the character Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves.

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Who Killed Kurt Cobain? Graphic Novel

By on Apr 12, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Books & Poetry, Features, Music

Iconic singer/songwriter, Kurt Cobain left behind a phenomenal body of work, legions of fans, and a mystery… a final letter addressed to “Boddah.” Award-winning creator Nicolas Otero brings the story of this note to life in the forthcoming original graphic novel WHO KILLED KURT COBAIN? published by IDW Publishing. The announcement was made in the city that Cobain called home, Seattle during Emerald City Comic Con.

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10 Leadership Quotes by Women of Color

By on Apr 10, 2016 in Features, Leadership

Mastering leadership takes time. Being a leader can be challenging, stressful, and lonely at times. For leaders looking for inspiration to get better at what they do and need an occasional reminder that self-care is as important as success, here are ten empowering quotes by women of color:

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Walt Disney: The Man Behind the Mouse

By on Apr 8, 2016 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Features, Film, Museums, Photography, Scene, Travel

The Walt Disney Family Museum opened in the Presidio of San Francisco on October 1, 2009 and was founded by Walt Disney’s eldest daughter, Diane Disney Miller who passed away in 2013. There is no argument that Disney is one of the more recognized brands in the world today. However, his daughter found it disturbing that that’s all it had become in the eyes of many. Her children encountered people that didn’t realize that there was an intricate story behind the Disney name that belonged to a human being, her dad.

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Salvation Mountain – Off the Beaten Path

By on Apr 5, 2016 in Adventures, Arts, Arts & Culture, Attractions, Best of So-Cal, Community, Do, Features, Outdoors, Photography, Travel

A few hours away from San Diego in Niland, Calif. 190 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about an hour and a half from Palm Springs, you will encounter Salvation Mountain.

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Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise – San Francisco

By on Apr 2, 2016 in Adventures, Attractions, Features, Outdoors, Photography, Travel

A great way to learn about San Franciso history is by taking one of the short day cruises offered on the bay. The Bridge-to-Bridge tour operated by Red And White Fleet was not only educational but also romantic. It goes from the Golden Gate Bridge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean all the way to the Bay Bridge in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district and last 90 minutes.

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Club Frontera – Dispelling Tijuana Myths

By on Mar 27, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

The documentary Club Frontera features a unique story that is not just about the rise of a soccer team, but the uniting and showcasing of a city that many have overlooked as unsafe and treacherous.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – Film Review

By on Mar 25, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

In the film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, we are once again brought into the realm of the over-bearing, meddling, and somewhat smothering Portokalos family. Regardless of all their intrusions into the business of every single family member, they remain a close-knit and loving family.

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The Jungle Book – Characters and Actors Side by Side

By on Mar 22, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

In a special photo shoot featuring Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong’o, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito, each actor is paired with their onscreen character.

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Silicon Valley Comic Con – Photos

By on Mar 20, 2016 in Arts & Culture, Features, Photography, Talks, Workshops & Conferences

Silicon Valley Comic Con – Photos

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