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Vignettes on Love?

By on Jul 11, 2017 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Theatre & Musicals

The new play Vignettes on Love playing at the Potrero Stage incorporates nine short music videos filmed by Dances with Light and local filmmakers, and music curated by Noise Pop. The play offers a glimpse into the lives of six San Francisco residents who interconnect via long-term friendships and sexual trysts.

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The Beguiled – Film Review

By on Jul 1, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

In her new film, The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola gives audiences a melancholic and poignant tale of a group of women and their need for or perhaps rejection of men in a post-Civil War era.

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A Night With Janis Joplin in San Francisco

By on Jun 17, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

It’s fitting that the American Conservatory Theater is bringing “A Night with Janis Joplin” back to the Bay Area during the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco. It’s estimated that nearly 100,000 artists, misfits, hippies, activist, anyone who was disgusted with current politics, consumerism, or just felt like an outsider united in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

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Rough Night – Film Review

By on Jun 16, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

Rough Night is co-written and directed by Lucia Aniello. The film loosely borrows their plot from the 90’s movie Very Bad Things, the Christian Slater flick where a prostitute is killed at a bachelor party, The Hangover; for obvious reasons, and Bridesmaids for melding in the antics and hilarity of women prepping themselves for their friend’s wedding.

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Metamorphic by Katrín Sigurdardóttir

By on Jun 5, 2017 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Features

New York-based artist and SFAI alumna Katrín Sigurdardóttir (BFA 1990) returns to San Francisco with a new exhibition entitled, Metamorphic. She is also SFAI’s current Harker Award Artist-in-Residence.

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Edward King presented by Central Works

By on May 27, 2017 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

Central Works newest production, “Edward King”, leaves the audience guessing and laughing at the unraveling of a mystery fueled by a bad dream. Edward King (John Patrick Moore) is a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

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SMUT: An Unseemly Story (The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson)

By on May 16, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

Word for Word Performing Arts Company presents their first production of the 2017 Season, SMUT: An Unseemly Story (The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson) by Alan Bennett. The play is directed by Amy Kossow, a founding member of the Z Space Studio and a Charter Member of Word for Word. In The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson (first of the two novella-sized stories in Smut) a recently bereaved widow looks…

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AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER – Official Poster

By on May 10, 2017 in Film

A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

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A.C.T.’s Geary Theater presents Battlefield

By on May 7, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

A.C.T.’S Geary Theater presents Battlefield directed by Peter Brook and longtime collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne until May 21st. The play is based on the “The Mahabharata” considered the longest epic in world literature, it’s approximately eight times as long as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey together.

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George Takei Graphic Novel Coming – IDW Publishing

By on Apr 20, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Books & Poetry

George Takei has signed a book publishing deal with IDW Publishing. The graphic novel will tell the story of Japanese American internment camps during WWII based on his family’s firsthand experience.

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26th Annual Mama’s Day Tasting Extravaganza Fundraiser

By on Apr 13, 2017 in Community, Fundraisers & Charities

The 26th annual Mama’s Day, benefiting Mama’s Kitchen, is scheduled for Friday, May 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine located at 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The fundraising event has always been a favorite of ours. The event features more than 55 chefs from San Diego’s finest restaurants, hotels and catering companies.

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Butterflies & Blooms at The Conservatory of Flowers

By on Apr 9, 2017 in Attractions, Features, Museums, Travel

The Conservatory of Flowers has brought back the exhibit, Butterflies & Blooms. One of the most requested exhibits since its last appearance three years ago; it’s the perfect weekend activity for you and the whole family.

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6 Tax Tips to Get the Most from Your Charitable Contributions

By on Apr 1, 2017 in Business

Tax Day 2017 is Tuesday, April 18. Yup, that’s right around the corner. Don’t forget to deduct your charitable contributions. Check out these 6 tax tips to help you get the maximum benefit from your contributions by Judi Steadman, Director of Individual & Planned Giving, Susan G. Komen San Diego.

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SDLFF Shows Hit After Hit

By on Mar 24, 2017 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Community, Features, Festivals, Film

The San Diego Latino Film Festival featured some wonderful and eye-opening films this year. I had the pleasure of seeing quite a few, here’s a rundown of some of my fave flicks.

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24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival

By on Mar 22, 2017 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Community, Features, Film

The 24th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival just kicked into gear March 16th and will continue to run through March 26th, 2017. The festival is held at two prime movie-going locations, both the Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley and the Digital Gym Cinema in North Park.

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See Hamilton for $10 at SHN!

By on Mar 12, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Theatre & Musicals

Forty-four tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Seat locations vary per performance; some seats will be located in the front row. You can enter the digital lottery two days prior to each performance.

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Years in the Hundreds presented by Central Works

By on Mar 8, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

Central Works opened its 27th Season with Years in the Hundreds by Jesse Potterveld. The story revolves around twin sisters who have lived together for half a century. They are dressed alike and talk about taking turns when it comes to going out in the world because they can’t be seen together. The audience is fed breadcrumbs as to what is going on.

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Table 19 – Film Review

By on Mar 4, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Features, Film

One of the most important details of a wedding is the seating chart. The closer the bride and groom are to the guest, the closer their table is to the action. Now, what happens with guests who sort of know the bride or groom? Those folks get relegated to the back of the room, where no one would notice if they went missing, let alone know if they were having a good time. The film Table 19, is about the ‘forgotten guests’ experiences at a wedding.

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SILENCE! THE MUSICAL

By on Feb 28, 2017 in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

When you think of a musical, you can’t help but imagine a serial killing cannibal singing about female genitalia. Am I wrong? Well, Silence! The Musical will have you thinking differently. Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, has brought this inventive piece to the San Francisco stage. It’s been enjoyed so much that its original closing date of Saturday, February 25 was extended until Saturday, March 18.

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ASSASSINS – Misfits of the American Dream

By on Feb 24, 2017 in Arts, Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre & Musicals

It’s an interesting time to bring Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Assassins, to the stage. A play about people who decided it’s their life’s purpose to kill a president. It took 14 years for the show to be received on Broadway, and went on to win 5 Tony Awards. Still, theatres have often shied away from producing the show with its provocative topic, scenes with gun pointing at the audience and “accidental” stage shootings (blanks, of course) that will leave some audience members rattled.

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